LSAT Summer Prep

Prospective law students from low-income backgrounds may once again be eligible for the LSAT Summer Prep Course at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law. This 12 week virtual course provides free support to students who plan to write the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).

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 (LSAC).


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

Running from June 4 until August 25, classes will be held online twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 - 8 p.m. (MDT). Participants must commit to attend at least 90% of the classes. Attendance will be checked throughout the program. Students should also be prepared to devote 2-5 hours each week to self-study and/or practice exams. Participation in the U of A’s LSAT Summer Prep Program is capped at 20 students.


Students must be enrolled in or have completed an eligible undergraduate degree program. You do not need to be a University of Alberta student or alumni.

Applicants to the program must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person.

To qualify for the program, students must first apply to the Law School Admission Council for a waiver of the LSAT fee. This waiver must be approved in order to be eligible for the program (note that applications can still be submitted if a decision on the waiver has not yet been made). If they also 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

The online application form will open on March 1, 2024, and will close on May 1, 2024.
For your application, you are required to submit the following:
  1. Completed application form;
  2. Proof you have received or applied for an LSAC fee waiver;
  3. Transcripts from any post-secondary institutions you have attended; unofficial or student copies of transcripts will be accepted; and
  4. Statement of Interest (maximum 500 words)
    • What makes you a strong candidate to obtain a legal education?
    • What do you want to do with your law degree?
    • Are there any obstacles to achievement (academic, personal, financial, etc.) you have faced?

Questions? Contact Sarah Aloisio, student recruiter/funding advisor, at

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

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


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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