Why TRU Law?

Innovative education

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. Students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of initiatives, including award winning competitive mooting, an international law journal, international exchanges, and student-run groups and activities. 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.

Student involvement

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 achieved success in a wide variety of legal fields.

Our students have had significant input on faculty selection, our growing range of course offerings, the design of the brand new law building, and planning special events including distinguished visiting speakers.

The TRU Society of Law Students (SLS) is TRU Law’s active student group, which organizes a number of exciting events and activities for law students throughout the year such as Orientation Week, golf tournaments, and an annual trip for new graduates.

The 2015/16 President of the TRU Society of Law Students is Corey Davison.  For further information, please visit the SLS website.

Learning environment

TRU Law is a small, new law faculty in a small, friendly community, and with that comes a special emphasis on collegiality, mutual support, and fun along with the hard work. Upper-year students play a critical part in helping their first-year colleagues get oriented and in supporting their academic success.

TRU Law’s new and innovative approach has attracted extremely accomplished, world-class faculty members, and, as a smaller school, students have regular access to professors in and outside of class. All of this makes TRU Law a very special learning environment.

TRU Law's new award-winning building, opened in 2014, includes bright and modern classrooms and student study spaces.  It also houses a brand new state of the art law library.

Community connection

TRU Law also benefits from a very close connection to our community of Kamloops, where we have been shown ongoing support by the bar, the bench, and the wider community. We return the favour by participating in as many opportunities as possible to contribute to the community and volunteer. Last year saw us open a brand-new legal clinic to enhance access to justice and give students an opportunity to get involved in hands-on lawyering.

Living in Kamloops

Living in Kamloops is one of the greatest benefits of attending TRU Law. This is a friendly place, rich in natural beauty, with a low cost of living compared to major urban centres, and one of the kindest climates in Canada. There is access to amazing hiking, golfing, fishing, kayaking and mountain-biking within minutes of the school; world class skiing only 40 minutes away at Sun Peaks resort; and easy access to the stunning scenery of the Shuswap area, the beautiful farms and wineries of the Okanagan Valley, Wells Gray Provincial Park, the Canadian Rockies, and the sophisticated cities of Vancouver, Victoria, and Seattle.

We invite you to read our Dean’s Welcome and to learn more about the JD Program, our admissions process, and the achievements of our current students. We hope that you consider joining us at TRU Law.

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