Each year, the Faculty of Law accepts 20 students into the Internationally Trained Lawyer Pathway.


  • JD, LLB Education or Equivalent Degree

    Applicants must hold a JD, LLB or equivalent degree from the University of Alberta or an institution recognized by the University of Alberta

  • English Language Proficiency

    Applicants with first languages other than English may meet the English Language Requirements based on the university they have attended or the country in which they reside (some conditions may apply). Additionally, they may meet the English Proficiency requirement by completing one of the following English language tests and meeting the minimum scores required.

    TOEFL Exam: A total score of 100 with a minimum of 25 in each section (Internet-based)

    IELTS Academic Exam: Minimum score of 7.0, minimum score on each band 5.0

    PTE Academic Exam: Minimum score of 68, or the EAP 550 course offered by the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension

    Duolingo English Test: 115 for English Language Proficiency with nothing below 95, 125 for Spoken Language Proficiency with nothing below 105

    Prospective students are encouraged to contact the NCA Coordinator as soon as possible for further advising on meeting the English Language Proficiency requirement, as specific methods of document submission will apply.



Applications for the Internationally Trained Lawyer Pathway must be submitted online through the UAlberta Launchpad. Applications open March 1, 2021 at 12PM (noon) MST. Please contact Jennifer Ha, NCA Coordinator at for further details.

A $125 non-refundable application fee for new students is required, $75 for former University of Alberta students (who took at least one undergraduate class).

Application Status

Successful applicants will be notified by email when accepted for admission.

Students must confirm acceptance by paying a $5,000 tuition deposit.

Students who are not offered admission will be added to the waitlist in the order in which the application was received. Applications will be considered for admission only if all requirements are fulfilled.