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LAW – UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA (PRE-PROFESSIONAL TRANSFER)

Degrees Available

  • Bachelor of Arts

Intake: 

Fall & Spring

Campus: 

Lethbridge

Program Description

About the Law (University of Alberta) Pre-professional Transfer program

Students at uLethbridge may prepare themselves to apply for admission to a number of professional programs offered at other institutions. Law at the University of Alberta is one of those programs. Students can gain the courses and experience to apply to Law by pursing a Bachelor of Arts at uLethbridge in a major of the student's choice. The University of Lethbridge recommends that a student should possess knowledge from such disciplines as Economics, History, Philosophy, and Political Science. While a pre-Law background in the pure sciences should not be seen as a disadvantage, the oral, literary, and analytical skills developed in the humanities and social sciences provide an excellent foundation for a career in Law. Examples of majors that may be of interest include:

  • Economics
  • English
  • Finance
  • History
  • Human Resources and Labour Relations
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Admission to the University of Alberta Law program is by quota and is competitive. Students may apply to Law after completing 30 courses, however students may have to complete 30 courses or their degree to be competitive. Admission to Law is not solely based on the courses completed and the GPA obtained, academic and extracurricular involvement at the University of Lethbridge is strongly recommended. This can include applied studies, co-op work terms and volunteering.


Possible Careers

Some careers include:

  • Lawyer
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Executive
  • Trademark Attorney
  • Management consultant

Program Planning

View uLethbridge Program Planning Guides.

Sample Classes:

  • Philosophy 3404 - Philosophy of Law
  • Economics 1010 - Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Economics 1012-Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Logic 1000 - Critical Thinking
  • Political Science 2210 - Canadian Politics and Government
  • Sociology 3510 - Crime and Delinquency
  • Management 3010 - Management Law
  • Management 3860 - Law and Institutions of International Trade
  • Psychology 4880 - Advanced Social Psychology
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