List of law schools in Canada

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This is a list of law schools and law faculties in Canada.

Canada is mostly a common law jurisdiction. However, the province of Quebec uses the civil law system for private law matters. As a result, Quebec's French-language law schools are exclusively civil law schools.

Schools teaching civil law[edit]

Province (city) School Type Founded
Ontario (Ottawa) University of Ottawa, Faculté de droit civil Public 1953
Quebec (Montreal) McGill University, Faculty of Law Public 1848
Quebec (Montreal) Université de Montréal, Faculté de droit Public 1892
Quebec (Montreal) Université du Québec à Montréal, Département des sciences juridiques Public 1969
Quebec (Sherbrooke) Université de Sherbrooke, Faculté de droit Public 1954
Quebec (Quebec City) Université Laval, Faculté de droit Public 1852

Schools teaching common law[edit]

Province (city) School Type Founded
Alberta (Edmonton) University of Alberta, Faculty of Law Public 1912
Alberta (Calgary) University of Calgary, Faculty of Law Public 1976
British Columbia (Kamloops) Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Law Public 2011
British Columbia (Vancouver) University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law Public 1945
British Columbia (Victoria) University of Victoria, Faculty of Law Public 1975
Manitoba (Winnipeg) University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law Public 1885
New Brunswick (Moncton) Université de Moncton, École de droit Public 1978
New Brunswick (Fredericton) University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Law Public 1892
Nova Scotia (Halifax) Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law Public 1883
Ontario (Thunder Bay) Lakehead University, Faculty of Law Public 2013
Ontario (Kingston) Queen's University, Faculty of Law Public 1957
Ontario (Ottawa) University of Ottawa, Faculty of Common Law Public 1953
Ontario (Toronto) University of Toronto, Faculty of Law Public 1949
Ontario (London) University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law Public 1959
Ontario (Windsor) University of Windsor, Faculty of Law Public 1967
Ontario (Toronto) York University, Osgoode Hall Law School Public 1889
Quebec (Montreal) McGill University, Faculty of Law Public 1968
Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) University of Saskatchewan, College of Law Public 1912

Schools offering dual degrees or choice of system[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "National Program at U of Ottawa". University of Ottawa. June 24, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Programme de droit canadien". University of Ottawa. Dec 20, 2011.