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University of Victoria - Faculty of Law


updated: January 2013
sources: University of Victoria, wiki



The University of Victoria Faculty of Law is a law school at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The school grants J.D., LL.M. and Ph.D. degrees in law.

The school was consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in Canada by Canadian Lawyer Magazine's Report Card on Canadian Law Schools before the magazine reformed the report card to cease ranking schools. It was ranked #1 in Canada for the years 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2005. Maclean's 2008 ranking of Canadian Common Law schools placed the school fifth out of 16.


University of Victoria - Faculty of Law      Location:
     University of Victoria
     Murray and Anne Fraser Building
     McGill Road at Ring Road
     Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
     V8P 5C2
Victoria Law


General Reference

Applications Received over 1000
First Year Law Students Accepted 105
LSAT 163 (2010)
GPA 3.89 (2010)


Admitted Applicant Profile (2010-2011) - source www.law.uvic.ca

 

This grid profiles the first year class admitted in the Regular category for the 2007-2008 academic year. As the profile varies from year to year, it should only be used as an approximate guide in determining an applicant's probability of being admitted.

 

GPA LSAT Percentile Rank
  below 55 55-59 60-64 65-69

70-74

75-79 80-84 85-89 90-94 95-99 Totals
4.00+
-
-
-
-
3
5
8
4
4
6
30
3.9-3.99
-
-
-
-
1
2
6
3
3
4
19
3.8-3.89
-
-
-
-
-
-
2
6
1
2
11
3.7-3.79
-
-
-
-
-
-
7
2
3
5
17
3.6-3.69
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
1
8
2
12
3.5-3.59
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2
2
3.4 & below
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Totals
-
-
-
-
4
7
24
16
19
21
91

 

  • 91 applicants were registered in the Regular category
  • The applicants admitted in the Aboriginal and Special Access categories do not appear in the above profile.

Regular Category:

Average GPA is 3.89 (3.84 last year).
Median GPA is 3.91 (3.83 last year).
Average LSAT is 88 percentile (87 last year).
Median LSAT is 88 percentile (89 last year).

 

Five Year comparison of LSAT Scores and GPA for Matriculants in Regular Category

 

  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  LSAT GPA LSAT GPA LSAT GPA LSAT GPA LSAT GPA
Range
155-175
3.46-4.25
156-173
3.47-4.26
155-173
3.42-4.28
156-173
3.42-4.22
157-175
3.56-4.24
Average
164
3.82
163
3.84
162
3.85
162
3.81
163
3.89
Median
163
3.81
163
3.85
163
3.83
162
3.79
163
3.91

 



Application Deadline (Regular) December 1
Last LSAT Accepted December Test
Application Fee $84.50
Online Application University of Victoria Faculty of Law Online Application
Tuition and Expenses $8,678.08/year (2012-2013) Canadian + $10,763.58 additional student society and activity fees
$1,500 (books)
Regular Admission Requirements
  • present proof of having received, with standing satisfactory to the Faculty of Law, a degree from the University of Victoria or an equivalent degree from a recognized college or university
  • present proof of having completed, with standing satisfactory to the Faculty of Law, at least the first three years (45 units) of a program leading to a degree at the University of Victoria, or the equivalent at a recognized institution
  • allow UVic admissions staff to access your Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score obtained in the last five years; and
  • satisfy such other requirements as may be prescribed from time to time.
Admission Committee Considerations
  • cumulative GPA weighted at 70% and LSAT 30%, extracurricular activities, community involvement, work experience and personal characteristics are also considered
Scholarships/Bursaries/Awards Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships
Admissions Office Faculty of Law, University of Victoria
Murray and Anne Fraser Building, Room 102
McGill Road at Ring Road
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada V8P 5C2
(Courier Address)
Admissions Contact (Phone) (250) 721-8151
Admissions Contact (Email) lawadmss[at]uvic[·]ca


Program Information

Combined Degrees J.D. + M.B.A. Double Degree Program - Bachelor of Laws/Master of Business Administration
J.D. + M.P.A. Double Degree Program - Bachelor of Laws/Master of Public Administration
Exchange Programs Exchange Term Destinations
Transfers Yes
Mature Student No
Part-Student Yes
Special Programs Common law co-operative education
Course Curriculum (1st year) First Year Courses


 

 
 
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