Dalhousie University Faculty of Law

Dalhousie University

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Contact/Admissions Information

Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law
Weldon Law Building
6061 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
E-mail: law.admissions@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-2068

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At a Glance

Degrees Offered
  • Juris Doctor (Common Law)
Joint Degrees
  • JD / MBA (Master of Business Administration)
  • JD / MHA (Master of Health Administration)
  • JD / MLIS (Master of Library and Information Sciences)
  • JD / MPA (Master of Public Administration)
Dual Degrees
  • N/A
Speciality Programs/Concentrations
  • Business Law Specialization
  • Health Law & Policy Specialization
  • Marine & Environmental Law Specialization
  • Law & Technology – Informal Concentration
  • N/A

Important Dates
  • Application Open: TBC
  • Deadline for Regular Application: Feb.28
  • Deadline to Write LSAT: Feb. 2015 – for entry in Sept. 2015
Academic Minimums
There are no cut-offs for the J.D. program with respect to these scores.

Application Categories
Regular, Special Status, Mature, Native, Indigenous Blacks and Mi’kmaq (IB&M) Initiative

Application Fee
Applicants pay a $70 fee.

Online Application Form




Personal Statement/Statement of Purpose
A Personal Statement is required.

There is no minimum word/page length.


Letters of Reference
Two (2) letters of reference are required.

If you are currently attending university or have been out of school for 3 years or less, you must provide academic references, otherwise you can submit either personal or employment letters of reference.


If you have written the LSAT multiple times, they will take your highest score.

See the admissions website for further details.


Supporting evidence, where necessary


Approximate Costs Per Year
Tuition & Fees $17,318.56
Ancillary Fees See above
Housing $9695 (includes food)
Books $1200 (includes supplies)

Financial Assistance

Schulich provides student financial assistance in the form of scholarships, awards, prizes, bursaries, emergency funding, and external funding. Please visit their funding page for more information.

First-Year Applicants
Class Size: 170

Number of Students Admitted in 2014 (JD Program): TBC
Number of Applicants in 2015 Academic Year (JD Program): 1200

Range: 152 – 172
Avg.: 163
Median: 164

Range: 3.0 – 4.0
Avg.: 3.7
Median: 4.0

We make every attempt to provide accurate information on academic programs, admissions, finances (i.e. costs), and student information. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.