Students who are attending another Canadian law school may apply as Transfer Students or Visiting/Letter of Permission students. The number admitted under this category varies from year to year.
In deciding which applicants to admit, the admissions committee will assess both the reasons the student wishes to attend the Faculty and the student's potential to succeed.
University of Alberta Law does NOT accept transfers from law programs outside of Canada. Any applicants currently attending law school in a foreign jurisdiction who wish to attend the Faculty must apply for entrance as a first-year regular applicant. If they are admitted, the vice-dean will review the law work completed by the applicant and determine what, if any, credit will be given. Students with a law degree from outside of Canada can refer to our Internationally Trained Lawyer Pathway.
All post-secondary transcripts, including Winter Term results, sent directly from the issuing institution(s) to the Faculty of Law Admissions Office. Applicants must also submit an official transcript with their final grades from first-year law (sent directly to the Faculty of Law Admissions Office from your law school).
A chronological resumé, including your educational background and work experience.
A personal statement explaining why you wish to transfer to the University of Alberta Faculty of Law.
Letter of Reference
One academic letter of reference from a law professor.
Letter of Permission
A letter of permission from your dean/associate dean of law.
All the documentation required for Transfer / Visiting students (resume and letters of reference/ letters of permission but NOT transcripts), should be emailed in PDF form to firstname.lastname@example.org.