Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

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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The opening of TRU Law

The Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, PC, Chief Justice of Canada, celebrates the opening with Jay Michi (JD '14).

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 Faculty in Action

Sykes: Trade ‘upside down’ in Trump’s wake

In this CBC article, Assistant Professor Katie Sykes chimes in on the uncertain state of trade affairs following the US election.

Neudorf published in Alberta Law Review

In his article, Assistant Professor Dr. Lorne Neudorf examines the need for tribunal participation in judicial review litigation.

Heshka publishes chapter on law of extreme sports

Associate Dean Jon Heshka discusses the legal issues in extreme sport in his new book chapter.

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Innovative law course unique in Canada

Katie Sykes' new course will teach students to develop apps that will automate the application of legal knowledge.

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Indigenous law club president wins award

Third-year student Dustin Gagnon, a member of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation, is the recipient of the Aboriginal Lawyers Forum Student Award.

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2016 law awards dole out $80,000

Eighteen students received $80,000 in award money at the annual TRU Law Award Reception.

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