Admissions requirements

Enrolment in first year is limited to approximately 92 students.

UNB Law StudentsThe number of applicants each year greatly exceeds these 92 seats with over 715 applications received for the 2016-2017 academic year.

The selection process is highly competitive and many qualified applicants are not accepted.

Students are urged to apply as early as possible as applicants are considered for admission and scholarships in order of submission.

The deadline for admission application is March 1st and no applications are accepted after this date. 

Details can be found in the admissions handbook (PDF).

Minimum requirements

In order to be considered for admission, applicants must have one of the following qualifications:

  • a degree from a recognized Canadian university; or
  • a degree from a non-Canadian university acceptable to UNB Law; or
  • at least three years (or equivalent) of full-time academic study at a recognized Canadian university; or
  • experience, maturity, and outstanding qualities that indicate an ability to undertake the study of law successfully.

An applicant with three or more years of university study must have attained a minimum grade point average in university level academic courses of 2.7 or better on a 0-4.3 scale, as calculated in accordance with the Admissions Policies. Please note 2.7 is a minimum GPA, and is not competitive for admission purposes as the average is 3.8 on a 4.3 scale.

The LSAT (Law Services Admissions Test) is required for all admissions categories.  Althougth there is no minimum LSAT required, students with an LSAT score below 150 are unlikely to be admitted.

Applicants who have failed their most recent year of study in their law program or who are by reason of academic misconduct ineligible to continue in their own program or who provide false or misleading statements on their application are ineligible for admission to UNB Law.