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Western University, Faculty of Law

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Last updated February, 2020

Academic Information

Course Information

  • Course Offerings
  • Law students should apply to Western Law and will not be able to take courses outside the Faculty of Law. 
  • Commerce students should apply to Richard Ivey and will not be able to take courses outside the School of Business.
  • Students applying to Western University will not be allowed to take courses at Richard Ivey School of Business or at the Faculty of Law.

Semester Dates

  • Academic Year: September - May
  • Fall Term: September - December
  • Winter Term: January - May (The Winter term consists of an intensive one month term in January followed by the Spring term. Students participating in the winter must enrol in both terms).
  • Important dates

Course Load and Minimum Unit Requirements

Course Load Requirement: 14 to 16 credit hours per term, 29 to 31 credit hours per year.

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Accommodation and the Cost of Living


Estimated Cost of Living

2020-2021: CAD 7,500 to 9,000 per semester (includes accommodation, meals, utilities, insurance, local transport, books/supplies, personal expenses).

Additional Information

Student Visa and Insurance

Student Visas and Insurance information

Government of Canada

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Exchange Experiences

You may also want to read the Western Exchange Experiences and Richard Ivey Exchange Experiences.

The University, City and Region

The University

Western Law Students & FacultyThe Faculty of Law at Western was founded in 1959. Academic excellence is at the heart of Western Law and it starts with our professors. Western Law is proud of the fact that it is among those Canadian law schools having the largest proportion of faculty with earned doctorates. Western’s full-time faculty members are exceptional classroom teachers, have won prestigious teaching awards, provide expert opinions to the media, and have received national and international recognition for their research. Western Law’s professors push students to think critically, teach them to argue cogently and instill in them a solid understanding of the law.

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The City of London and Region

Western Law BuildingKnown as the 'Forest City', London is located at the forks of the Thames River in south-western Ontario, halfway down the Toronto-Detroit corridor. London is a multi-faceted city that is nationally recognised in the areas of medicine, education, the arts, sports and business. There are many musical, seasonal and cultural festivals during the year, including Snowiest, Lighting of the Lights, Sun fest International Music Festival, London Balloon Festival, International Blues Festival, Pumpkin Harvest Festival and many more...

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Further Information

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