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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Students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of initiatives, including a Legal Clinic 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 News

Record year for investment in undergraduate research

So far this year, 41 students have been awarded UREAP scholarships for a total investment of $250,000.

TRU Law Access to Justice Week

Access to Justice Week examines reducing barriers

TRU Law embraced Access to Justice Week with events for students and the community to learn about the issues and how to access services.

Harry Chahal

Chahal takes second prize in writing competition

Harry Chahal wins second place prize in the Chief Justice John B. Doolin Writing Competition.

Why TRU Law?

TRU Law infuses the classic tradition of law and a legal education with a modern, innovative approach. Our three-year Juris Doctor (JD) program, taught in award-winning, state-of-the-art facilities among the stunning natural beauty of Kamloops, British Columbia, offers students a well-established curriculum, with an edge.

Our young faculty are bold and visionary thinkers. They are an accomplished group of scholars and legal professionals with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. They are also purposeful in fostering a friendly and community-oriented atmosphere, cultivating a highly-engaged and driven student body, to advance the legal profession using a combination of conventional and contemporary solutions.

Be traditional, yet original. Be a part of our TRU Law family.

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Law Faculty in Action

In its recent decision R v Tsega, 2019 ONCA 111, at para. 28, the Court of Appeal for Ontario cited Professor Hunt’s paper.

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Thompson Rivers University has joined dozens of other legal organizations and agencies to support Access to Justice BC’s Triple Aim goal.

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TRU's Community Legal Clinic has grown by leaps and bounds in the past three and a half years, and there is more to come.

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“I chose TRU to be a part of a new program that would provide me with interesting challenges and opportunities. The TRU Law faculty strike the right balance of being young and wise, accomplished and practical—their approach is to prepare students for real life situations, in addition to advancing research and the theoretical boundaries of the law.”

- Cole Rodocker, TRU Law JD 2016

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CJCCL Vol5

TRU Law is home to the Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law (CJCCL)

The CJCCL is published under the direction of the Faculty Editors-in-Chief, Professors Robert Diab and Chris Hunt and Professor Lorne Neudorf of the University of Adelaide.

Launched in 2015, the Journal aims to fill a gap in the landscape of Canadian legal scholarship by featuring research with a comparative focus, on issues of pressing interest to jurists in Canada and other common law jurisdictions.

The CJCCL has published a range of prominent scholars and jurists on Health Law and Human Rights (2015); the Law of Equity (2016); Problems of Interpretation in International Law (2017); Privacy, Identity, and Control of Data (2018); and Beyond Humanity: New Frontiers in Animal Law (2019).

TRU Law is proud to endorse the Access to Justice Triple Aim

The goal of this approach is to require consideration of three interrelated elements: improving population access to justice, improving the user experience of access to justice, and improving costs as they relate to access to justice.

Endorsement of the Triple Aim means that TRU Law is committeed to a common goal for the justice sector to improve access to justice in BC and to action to pursue that goal.

Canadian Institute for a Justice

International Association of Law Schools

Admissions information

Applications for admission completed by Nov. 1, 2019 will be considered for early admissions and given priority consideration for scholarships. However, applications are considered on a rolling basis, and offers may be made in advance of this date. Thus, students are encouraged to submit complete applications as early as possible. Applications will be accepted until the final deadline date of Feb. 10, 2020.

 

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