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 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 News

TRU researcher named as one of nation’s top new scholars

Dr. Richard Oppong was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Law students brush shoulders with PM

A pair of TRU Law students had the serendipitous opportunity to meet Justin Trudeau at the Nov. 28 federal apology to LGBTQ2 Canadians.

Apps increase access to justice

In their course Designing Legal Expert Systems, TRU Law students created apps that enhance access to justice.

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

Jeffrey Meyers on the latest in American politics

Jeffrey Meyers chats with Jim Harrison on Doug Jones as the first Democrat to win a US Senate seat in Alabama since 1992.

Ryan Gauthier on IOC Russian ban

Dr. Ryan Gauthier speaks on the Jim Harrison show about the IOC banning Russia from competing in the 2018 Olympic Games.

Jeffrey Meyers weekly politics update

Meyers on Trump's appointments to the federal bench: Roundhouse Radio, Nov. 16, 2017.

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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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Admissions information

Applications for admission completed by Nov. 1, 2017 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, 2018.

 

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