LSAT Summer Prep Program

Prospective law students from low-income backgrounds may be eligible for a new program at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law that provides free support to students who plan to write the Law School Admission Test.

Generously sponsored by Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, the LSAT Summer Prep Program is available to low-income, high-potential students who qualify according to guidelines established by the Law School Admission Council.

About

The program prepares students to write the October 2021 LSAT and is taught by a current University of Alberta Faculty of Law student.

Running from June 1 until August 27, classes will be held online twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. MT time. The class scheduled for July 1 will be held on Wednesday, June 30, to accommodate the Canada Day holiday.

Participants must commit to attend at least 90% of the classes and attendance will be checked throughout the program. Participation in the U of A’s LSAT Summer Prep Program is capped at 20 students.

The deadline to apply is May 15.

Eligibility

Students must be enrolled in or have completed an eligible undergraduate degree program.

To qualify for the program, students must first apply to the Law School Admission Council for a waiver of the LSAT fee. If they meet LSAC’s eligibility criteria, students may then apply for the Faculty’s prep program. Sign up for an LSAC account and apply for the fee waiver.

How To Apply

Submit application package to law.recruiter@ualberta.ca, including the following:

  1. Completed application form, including a statement of interest (500 words);

  2. Proof you have received or applied for an LSAC fee waiver; and

  3. Transcripts from any post-secondary institutions you have attended; unofficial or student copies of transcripts will be accepted.

Questions? Contact Courtney Wagner, student recruiter, at law.recruiter@ualberta.ca.

Thank you to Borden Ladner Gervais LLP for sponsoring the LSAT Summer Prep Program.

Thanks also to the University of Calgary Faculty of Law and University of Toronto Faculty of Law for their assistance in setting up this program.

Program Benefits

  • Receive wise-advice and comprehensive training on how to excel at the LSAT

  • Gain a deeper understanding of law school admissions and how to fund your law degree

  • Connect with current law students and legal professionals while getting valuable exposure to law school and the profession

  • Access study materials, practice tests and additional study group support.

  • Hear from current law students, professors and practising lawyers

  • Receive ongoing support and mentorship, including optional mentoring with current law students and access to law school admissions staff

Apply Now for LSAC Tuition Waiver

Program Application Form