Faculty of Law

Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law offers a dynamic legal education located in the stunning natural beauty of British Columbia's Thompson Valley.

Our three-year JD Program offers students a well-established curriculum taught by an outstanding group of legal academics with the benefit of state-of-the-art facilities in an award winning new law school building that includes bright, modern classrooms and student study spaces. It also houses a brand new law library.

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Students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of initiatives, including a legal information service that provides students with opportunities for serving the community, award winning competitive mooting, an international law journal, and student-run groups and activities. Our students and alumni benefit from dedicated career-related support from our career services office, which is staffed year-round by a full-time professional. The Faculty of Law at Thompson Rivers University is committed to student success and ensuring that students are provided with every opportunity to succeed as future legal professionals.

Studying law at Thompson Rivers University is an exciting opportunity to blaze a trail at one of Canada’s newest law schools. Our students are integrally involved in the process of building this new seat of legal learning and are uniquely positioned to influence the nature and values of a pioneering institution. Our graduates have already achieved success in a wide variety of legal fields, which you can read about on our 'student success' page.

Law News

Law students, faculty publish third volume of journal

TRU Law students and faculty editors-in-chief have produced the third volume of the Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law.

New law faculty member improving access to justice

Andrew Pilliar wants to know why half of all Canadians with a legal issue do not seek legal assistance and what can be done about it.

Oppong Ghana Academy of Arts and Science

Oppong delivers inaugural lecture at Ghana Academy

Dr. Richard Oppong was interviewed following his inaugural lecture at the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, where he is a Fellow.

Why TRU Law?

TRU Law infuses the classic tradition of law and a legal education with a modern, innovative approach. Our three-year Juris Doctor (JD) program, taught in award-winning, state-of-the-art facilities among the stunning natural beauty of Kamloops, British Columbia, offers students a well-established curriculum, with an edge.

Our young faculty are bold and visionary thinkers. They are an accomplished group of scholars and legal professionals with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. They are also purposeful in fostering a friendly and community-oriented atmosphere, cultivating a highly-engaged and driven student body, to advance the legal profession using a combination of conventional and contemporary solutions.

Be traditional, yet original. Be a part of our TRU Law family.

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Law Faculty in Action

Andrew Pilliar on access to justice

Pilliar on access to justice in the aftermath of disaster; national trends on A2J: Jim Harrison Show, Sept. 19, 2017

Jeffrey Meyers weekly politics update

Meyers on Trump on Kim Jong-un at the United Nations General Assembly: Roundhouse Radio Vancouver, Sept. 19, 2017

Ryan Gauthier on sports law

“Competition Law, Free Movement of Players, and Nationality Restrictions”: Oxford Handbook of American Sports Law, Sept. 2017

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Winter 2016 | Spring 2017

“I chose TRU to be a part of a new program that would provide me with interesting challenges and opportunities. The TRU Law faculty strike the right balance of being young and wise, accomplished and practical—their approach is to prepare students for real life situations, in addition to advancing research and the theoretical boundaries of the law.”

- Cole Rodocker, TRU Law JD 2016

Admissions information

Applications for admission completed by November 1, 2016 will be considered for early admissions and given priority consideration for scholarships. However, applications are considered on a rolling basis, and offers may be made in advance of this date. Thus, students are encouraged to submit complete applications as early as possible. Applications will be accepted until the final deadline date of February 10, 2017.

Apply online or by completing our paper application form.

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