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.

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.

Law Faculty in Action

TRU Community Legal Clinic on Midday show

Supervising lawyer Ted Murray and student clinician Kristen Strilchuk appeared on the Midday show to chat about the TRU CLC.

Schabus on Aboriginal rights at U of C law speaker series

Assistant Professor Nicole Schabus spoke at the Visiting Speakers in Law Program at the University of Calgary.

Rankin on SCC case, integrity of plea-bargaining process

In this radio interview with local news talk show host Jim Harrison, Micah Rankin discusses the impact of his Supreme Court of Canada case.

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Law News

Justice Russell Brown and TRU Law faculty members
Supreme Court Justice praises TRU Law journal

The Honourable Russell Brown of the Supreme Court of Canada is visiting TRU Law this week.

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Geoff Plant, QC.
Former Attorney General imparts wisdom to students

Geoff Plant, former Attorney General of BC, spoke to first-year law students in their Legislation, Administration and Policy class.

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TRU Law Assistant Professor Micah Rankin.
Supreme Court of Canada win for Rankin

TRU Law Assistant Professor Micah Rankin had a British Columbia Court of Appeal decision overturned in the Supreme Court of Canada.

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