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.

Beverley McLachlin
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.

News & Events

Law faculty member op-ed on aqua-gag

Law faculty member Katie Sykes' op-ed in the Vancouver Sun today examines what she calls misuse of copyright law.

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Law faculty member argues in Supreme Court case

TRU Law faculty member Micah Rankin appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada last month to argue an important case that will help determine how much a sentencing judge can vary from a plea bargain.

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Law faculty receive major national grant

TRU Law faculty members Dr. Chris Hunt, Dr. Lorne Neudorf and Micah Rankin were awarded a major $10,000 research grant from the Foundation for Legal Research.

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