The application period for the Fall intake opens September 1, and closes on February 10.
Apply for admission to the first year of TRU Law online.
Applications for admission completed by Nov. 1, will be considered for early admissions and given priority consideration for scholarships. Then, we will consider applications on a rolling basis, and offers will be made prior to the application deadline. Offers will start in November and continue until the class is full. Usually around April or May. Then we will form a waitlist.
Students are encouraged to submit complete applications as early as possible. Applications, along with supporting documents will be accepted until the final deadline date of Feb. 10th.
Online application instructions
- Please see our TRU Law Application Instructions 2024 document for detailed instructions on how to apply.
- Complete an online application through the TRU Apply to a Program website. (Note that you will need to first register for an EducationPlannerBC account). When completing your application, you will need to select "Fall 2024 (Sept-Dec)" for your start date, "Juris Doctor (Law) Applicant" for your application category, "Professional Degree" for your program level, and "Juris Doctor - Law (JD)" for your program.
- The application portal will require you to upload your Personal Statement (also known as the Statement of Interest), Resume/CV, and provide the names of your 2 referees, and your LSAC ID number.
- Please ask your two refererees to email their letters as a PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name (first and last) in the subject line of the email. It is the applicant's responsibility to follow up with their referees to makes sure the letters are sent. We do not contact your referees.
- Remember to request your transcripts to be sent to us directly from your post-secondary institutions either via email (email@example.com, MyCreds) or mail (Admissions, Faculty of Law, Thompson Rivers University, 805 TRU Way, Kamloops, BC, V2C 0C8).
You may select from one of the following three categories of Admission: Regular Applicant, Indigenous Canadian Applicant, or Special Consideration Applicant.
Obtained an undergraduate degree in an approved course of study from a degree-granting institution; or
Successfully completed the first 3 years (minimum 90 credits) or more of an approved course of studies leading to an undergraduate degree from a degree-granting institution (with at least 10 upper-level courses)
Indigenous Canadian Applicant:
If you are Indigenous, you may apply in either the Regular or the Indigenous Canadian applicant category. See the Indigenous Applicants page for more information.
Special Consideration Applicant:
Please provide any circumstances which you wish to have considered by the Faculty of Law Admissions Committee. These circumstances can include disability or special needs, financial disadvantage, age, membership in a historically disadvantaged group, residency in a small and/or remote community, or injuries and illness. The Committee is particularly interested in how these circumstances may have adversely affected your performance in your undergraduate work or on the LSAT. PLEASE NOTE that applicants in this category must still satisfy the basic requirements for admission into the program.
Your application will only be considered for admission when complete; Each application must include the following:
- A completed online application which would include your personal statement/statement of interest, resume/CV, and payment of the application fee.
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. Sent directly from the post-secondary institution (digital or hard copy).
- LSAT score and writing sample on file (please provide your LSAC ID number in your application).
- Two letters of reference (at least one academic if possible) forwarded directly by the referees to the TRU Law Admissions Office via email to firstname.lastname@example.org — please ensure your first and last name appear in the subject line of the email.
- Any other supplemental documents that are required by your selected category of admission, which can be sent to the mail or email address above.
Once you've completed your application:
- 5-10 business days after your application is submitted, you'll gain access to your MyTRU account by receiving your TRU ID number. If you are a returning applicant, your TRU ID number will remain the same, and an email will not be generated. Please reach out if you've forgotten your student number. Be sure to check your MyTRU account periodically for your status. As documents arrive from your post-secondary institutions and we receive your reference letters, your status will go from "Incomplete" to "Complete" and then to "Pending Decision" when it has been sent to the Admissions Committee for review.
- *Please note, adding supporting documents to each applicant file is a manual process and can take several weeks from the time that the documents arrive, to when you see them noted on your MyTRU account. We thank-you for your patience.
- Once the applications are deemed complete, they will be sent to the Admissions Committee for review. You may either be Accepted, Wait Listed, or Declined entry.
- To access your MyTRU account, go to myTRU
- If you have trouble logging in, please contact the IT Service Desk at ITServiceDesk@tru.ca