Law School Admission

Before you are accepted to the NLC Summer Program, you must be accepted conditionally or unconditionally into a Canadian law school. Law schools usually require applicants to have completed at least two full years of university education or to have a full undergraduate degree. In some exceptional cases, law schools accept mature students with substantial work experience. Most law schools also require law applicants to write the LSAT (test scores range from 120-180). Details about the LSAT and other law school information can be found at

Apply to as many law schools as you can as early as possible before the deadlines. Generally, deadlines range between November and February, and law schools accept their students as late as April or May. 

Students may be admitted into law school based only on their LSAT score and grade point average, or they may be admitted through a discretionary admissions category, in which law schools consider the student’s work experience, age, and background in addition to LSAT scores. Aboriginal students may be accepted conditionally—on the condition that they successfully complete the NLC Summer Program. If you are accepted conditionally, your marks and performance in the NLC Summer Program will determine your admission into law school.

Because the NLC Summer Program starts in May, the sooner you apply to law school, the sooner you’ll hear back about your admission, and the sooner you can arrange for a summer in the program.