Admission to the Juris Doctor program requires a minimum of 90 credits of approved university-level study (ie, admission generally no earlier than fourth year). Some example Bachelor programs that could be preparatory or alternative to the Law program are shown below under Example Preparatory Programs. The Law program introduces you to the Canadian legal system, provides you with a solid grounding in legal methods and processes, and prepares you for a career in law. In the first year of the Law program, you will take a fixed set of courses and two electives. In the second and third year, there are few requirements, and you may tailor your program to suit your interests, choosing courses from among the widest array offered at any law school in Canada. This is a three-year degree that usually follows a bachelor’s degree in another field. Some example Bachelor programs that could be alternative or preparatory to the JD program are shown below under
Canada’s first female Prime Minister, Kim Campbell, is a UBC Law alumna.
LAW 120 – Criminal Law and Procedure
LAW 150 – Transnational Law
Canadian Studies, Cultural Studies (Okanagan),First Nations Studies, Indigenous Studies (Okanagan), Interdisciplinary Studies, International Relations (Okanagan), International Relations (Vancouver), Latin – minor, Law & Society – minor, Philosophy (Vancouver), Philosophy (Okanagan), Philosophy, Politics & Economics (Okanagan), Political Science (Okanagan), Political Science (Vancouver), Urban Studies (concentration)