Canadian Law School Programs

Individuals applying for admission to a Canadian law society must hold a law degree earned at a Canadian law school or a Certificate of Qualification issued by the Federation’s National Committee on Accreditation.

Effective 2015, for their graduates to be admitted to law society admission programs, Canadian common law programs must meet the National Requirement that specifies the competencies and skills graduates must have attained and the academic program and learning resources law schools must have in place. Programs are reviewed annually by the Canadian Common Law Program Approval Committee (the “Approval Committee”).

Until a program is operating and has produced its first graduating class, assessment of whether it meets the national requirement is prospective only. To reflect this, a proposed program that would meet the national requirement will be given preliminary approval. Once a new program has received preliminary approval it is subject to the annual review process in the same manner as existing law school programs.

Law schools have the option of following a Program Approval Model (under which the school requires all graduates to meet the National Requirement) or an Individual Student Approval Model (ISAM – under which graduates will be individually assessed to determine whether they meet the National Requirement).

The Approval Committee has determined that the programs in the PDF below meet the National Requirement. The Program Approval Model was followed by almost all schools. Programs approved under the Individual Student Approval Model are indicated with the annotation “ISAM”. Except where otherwise indicated students graduating in 2015 or earlier are eligible for entry into the admission programs in any of the common law jurisdictions.

Law School Program Definitions

Dual Program – combined completion of a J.D./LL.B. plus a J.D./LL.B. from another university.

Joint Program –  combined completion of a J.D./LL.B. plus a degree from another discipline within the same university, either undergraduate or graduate.

One Year Program – a one year J.D./LL.B. for graduates of Canadian civil law programs

Law School Programs pdf (in alphabetical order by name of university)

Law School Programs by Location
To view law school programs by location, on the map below, hover over a dot to view a list of cities with law school programs in that province. Then, select the city where you wish to study. All law school programs in that city will be listed in alphabetical order by law school name. You may then choose to sort the selection by clicking on either JD, Joint, Dual or One-Year in order to view by program type.

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Result list:

Approval Model
ISAM = Individual Student Approval Model
Program = Program Approval Model
  • Program Name
    Program Type
    Language
    City/Town
    Approval Start
    Approval Status
    Approval Model
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    J.D.
    English
    Edmonton
    2015
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.) /Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Joint
    English
    Edmonton
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Juris Doctor (J.D.) (University of Colorado)
    Dual
    English
    Edmonton
    2017
    Approved
    Program
  • Program Name
    Program Type
    Language
    City/Town
    Approval Start
    Approval Status
    Approval Model
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    J.D.
    English
    Vancouver
    2015
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Joint
    English
    Vancouver
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.) / J.D. (University of Hawaii)
    Dual
    English
    Vancouver
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.) / Bachelor of Law (LLB) (Tsinghua University)
    Dual
    English
    Vancouver
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.) / Bachelor of Law (LLB) (University of Hong Kong)
    Dual
    English
    Vancouver
    2017
    Approved
    Program
  • Program Name
    Program Type
    Language
    City/Town
    Approval Start
    Approval Status
    Approval Model
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    J.D.
    English
    Calgary
    2015
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Joint
    English
    Calgary
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Public Policy (MPP)
    Joint
    English
    Calgary
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/J.D. International Energy Lawyers Program (University of Houston)
    Dual
    English
    Calgary
    2017
    Approved
    Program
  • Program Name
    Program Type
    Language
    City/Town
    Approval Start
    Approval Status
    Approval Model
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    J.D.
    English
    Halifax
    2015
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Joint
    English
    Halifax
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Public Administration (MPA)
    Joint
    English
    Halifax
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS)
    Joint
    English
    Halifax
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Health Administration (MHA)
    Joint
    English
    Halifax
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D./Civil Law Upgrade
    One year
    English
    Halifax
    2017
    Approved
    Program
  • Program Name
    Program Type
    Language
    City/Town
    Approval Start
    Approval Status
    Approval Model
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    J.D.
    English
    Thunder Bay
    2016
    Approved
    Program
  • Program Name
    Program Type
    Language
    City/Town
    Approval Start
    Approval Status
    Approval Model
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    J.D.
    English
    Winnipeg
    2015
    Approved
    Program
  • Program Name
    Program Type
    Language
    City/Town
    Approval Start
    Approval Status
    Approval Model
    Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) /Bachelor of Law (LLB) including minor, honours and concentrations
    J.D.
    English
    Montréal
    2015
    Approved
    Program
    Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL)/Bachelor of Law (LLB)/Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Joint
    English
    Montréal
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL)/Bachelor of Law (LLB)/ Master of Social Work (MSW)
    Joint
    English
    Montréal
    2017
    Approved
    Program
  • Program Name
    Program Type
    Language
    City/Town
    Approval Start
    Approval Status
    Approval Model
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    J.D.
    French
    Moncton
    2015
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Public Administration (MPA)
    Joint
    French
    Moncton
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Joint
    French
    Moncton
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Environmental Studies (MES)
    Joint
    French
    Moncton
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.) (for civil law graduates)
    One year
    French
    Moncton
    2017
    Approved
    Program
  • Program Name
    Program Type
    Language
    City/Town
    Approval Start
    Approval Status
    Approval Model
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    One year
    Eng./Fre.
    Montréal
    2013
    Approved
    Program
  • Program Name
    Program Type
    Language
    City/Town
    Approval Start
    Approval Status
    Approval Model
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    J.D.
    English
    Fredericton
    2015
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Joint
    English
    Fredericton
    2017
    Approved
    Program
  • Program Name
    Program Type
    Language
    City/Town
    Approval Start
    Approval Status
    Approval Model
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    J.D.
    English
    Iqaluit
    Preliminary Approval (2017)
    Program
  • Program Name
    Program Type
    Language
    City/Town
    Approval Start
    Approval Status
    Approval Model
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    J.D.
    Eng./Fre.
    Ottawa
    2015
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Joint
    Eng./Fre.
    Ottawa
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Arts (MA), International Affairs
    Joint
    Eng./Fre.
    Ottawa
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Bachelor of Civil Law (LLL)
    Joint
    French
    Ottawa
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences (B.Sc.Soc.) in Political Science
    Joint
    French
    Ottawa
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.), Hon. Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
    Joint
    English
    Ottawa
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/ J.D. (Michigan State or Washington College of Law)
    Dual
    Eng./Fre.
    Ottawa
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Bachelor of Civil Law (LLL), National Program
    One year
    French
    Ottawa
    2017
    Approved
    Program
  • Program Name
    Program Type
    Language
    City/Town
    Approval Start
    Approval Status
    Approval Model
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    J.D.
    English
    Kingston
    2015
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Hon. Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
    Joint
    English
    Kingston
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Joint
    English
    Kingston
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Public Administration (MPA)
    Joint
    English
    Kingston
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Industrial Relations (MIR)
    Joint
    English
    Kingston
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Arts (MA), Economics
    Joint
    English
    Kingston
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.) for Candian Civil Law Graduates (Université de Sherbrooke)
    One year
    English
    Kingston
    2017
    Approved
    Program
  • Program Name
    Program Type
    Language
    City/Town
    Approval Start
    Approval Status
    Approval Model
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    J.D.
    English
    Toronto
    Preliminary Approval (2017)
    Program
  • Program Name
    Program Type
    Language
    City/Town
    Approval Start
    Approval Status
    Approval Model
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    J.D.
    English
    Saskatoon
    2015
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.) French Common Law Option (FLCO)
    J.D.
    French
    Saskatoon
    Preliminary Approval (2017)
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Joint
    English
    Saskatoon
    Preliminary Approval (2016)
    Program
  • Program Name
    Program Type
    Language
    City/Town
    Approval Start
    Approval Status
    Approval Model
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    One year
    Eng./Fre.
    Sherbrooke
    2016
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    One year
    Eng./Fre.
    Sherbrooke
    2012
    End: 2015
    ISAM
  • Program Name
    Program Type
    Language
    City/Town
    Approval Start
    Approval Status
    Approval Model
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    J.D.
    English
    Kamloops
    2015
    Approved
    Program
  • Program Name
    Program Type
    Language
    City/Town
    Approval Start
    Approval Status
    Approval Model
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    J.D.
    English
    Langley
    Preliminary Approval (2012)
    Program
  • Program Name
    Program Type
    Language
    City/Town
    Approval Start
    Approval Status
    Approval Model
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    J.D.
    English
    Toronto
    2015
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Social Work (MSW)
    Joint
    English
    Toronto
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Arts (MA), Criminology
    Joint
    English
    Toronto
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Arts (MA), Economics
    Joint
    English
    Toronto
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Economics
    Joint
    English
    Toronto
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Arts (MA), English
    Joint
    English
    Toronto
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Arts (MA), European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
    Joint
    English
    Toronto
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Political Science
    Joint
    English
    Toronto
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Philosophy
    Joint
    English
    Toronto
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/ Master of Information (MI)
    Joint
    English
    Toronto
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Global Affairs (MGA)
    Joint
    English
    Toronto
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Joint
    English
    Toronto
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Public Policy (MPP)
    Joint
    English
    Toronto
    2017
    Approved
    Program
  • Program Name
    Program Type
    Language
    City/Town
    Approval Start
    Approval Status
    Approval Model
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    J.D.
    English
    Victoria
    2015
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Joint
    English
    Victoria
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Public Administration (MPA)
    Joint
    English
    Victoria
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.) for Canadian Civil Law Graduates
    One year
    English
    Victoria
    2017
    Approved
    Program
  • Program Name
    Program Type
    Language
    City/Town
    Approval Start
    Approval Status
    Approval Model
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    J.D.
    English
    London
    2015
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Science (MSc), Computer Science
    Joint
    English
    London
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Bachelor of Engineering Science (BESc)
    Joint
    English
    London
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Honors Business Administration (HBA)
    Joint
    English
    London
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Joint
    English
    London
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Bachelor of Arts (BA), Kinesiology
    Joint
    English
    London
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Bachelor of Science (BSc), Computer Science
    Joint
    English
    London
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Honors Bachelor of Arts (BA), Media, Information and Technoculture (MIT)
    Joint
    English
    London
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Honors Specialization Bachelor of Arts (BA), Political Science
    Joint
    English
    London
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Science (MSc), Geology or Geophysics
    Joint
    English
    London
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Arts (MA), History
    Joint
    English
    London
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.) / Baccalauréat en droit (Université Laval)
    Dual
    English
    London
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.) / Master of Law (LLM) (University of Groningen)
    Dual
    English
    London
    2017
    Approved
    Program
  • Program Name
    Program Type
    Language
    City/Town
    Approval Start
    Approval Status
    Approval Model
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    J.D.
    English
    Windsor
    2015
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Social Work (MSW)
    Joint
    English
    Windsor
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Joint
    English
    Windsor
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.) / J.D. (University of Detroit Mercy)
    Dual
    English
    Windsor
    2017
    Approved
    Program
  • Program Name
    Program Type
    Language
    City/Town
    Approval Start
    Approval Status
    Approval Model
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    J.D.
    English
    Toronto
    2015
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Joint
    English
    Toronto
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Arts (MA), Philosophy
    Joint
    English
    Toronto
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master in Environmental Studies (MES)
    Joint
    English
    Toronto
    2017
    Approved
    Program
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)/ Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) (Univ. de Montréal)
    One year
    English
    Toronto
    2017
    Approved
    Program
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