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

Dhand op-ed: Charter challenge to BC Mental Health Act overdue

In this Vancouver Sun article, Associate Professor Ruby Dhand explains this case and why BC is currently an outlier.

Hall published in special issue of Alberta Law Review

Associate Professor Margaret Hall discusses theorizing the institutional tortfeasor in this special issue on tort law.

Neudorf published in prestigious Oxford law journal

Assistant Professor Lorne Neudorf recently co-published an article in the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal on judicial review reform.

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Law News

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Law students, faculty publish second volume of journal

A team of law students and their TRU Law faculty editors-in-chief, have published the second volume of the Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law.

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Jon Heshka and James Gill
Profs, grads connect at first-ever law alumni events

About 25 TRU Law alumni from the first three graduating classes gathered in Vancouver to connect at an alumni event.

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Interior BC On Campus Interviews, Sept 12, 2016
Law alum gold medalist interviews students

Taylor-Marie Young, the top graduating student from the first TRU Law class of 2014, interviewed students for her firm at an on-campus interview session.

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