Applications - Undergraduate Combined Programs

Western Law currently offers two undergraduate combined-degree programs with other faculties at Western:

  • HBA/JD (Business)
  • BESc/JD (Engineering)

To see the formal requirements for the program you are interested in, please visit Western's Academic Calendar

Students in these programs complete both degrees in six academic years instead of the seven years that would be required if the degrees were completed separately, as follows: 

Years 1-3 First three years of undergraduate program
(for Business students: first two years of undergraduate program and HBA 1)
Year 4 Law 1
Years 5-6 Law 2 & 3 and Year 4 of the undergraduate degree
(for Business students: HBA 2)

Students apply to these programs directly to the Faculty of Law (instead of using the Ontario Law School Application Service) by May 1 after their third year of undergraduate study.

Required documents can be mailed to the Law Admissions office or emailed as a PDF file to lawapp@uwo.ca. The application fee of $100.00 may be paid by cheque or money order payable to The University of Western Ontario, or by credit card online using PurplePay

Please mail documents and the application fee to:

Western University Faculty of Law
Josephine Spencer Niblett Law Bldg.
1151 Richmond St.
London, ON N6A 3K7
Attention: Admissions Office, Room 222

Application documents required:

  1. Signed application form.
  2. Résumé.  (Include entries since high school only.)
  3. A Personal Statement of up to 7000 characters (including spaces).  There are two parts to the Personal Statement.  Please refer to this form for specific instructions and attach your statement to it.
  4. Official transcripts of all non-Western post-secondary grades sent directly to the Admissions Office by the issuing institution.
  5. Two reference letters, one of which must be academic (note: HBA/JD applicants must submit an academic reference from one of their HBA1 professors).  Reference letters are to be sent directly to the Admissions Office by your referees, either by mail or email to lawapp@uwo.ca.  A Confidential Assessment Form must be attached to each reference letter.
  6. A copy of your LSAT Score Report and a copy of your LSAT Writing.  (We will retrieve these documents directly from LSAC on your behalf using your LSAC account number, as provided on the application form.)

If you are experiencing an extraordinary or unusual challenge relating to COVID-19 that you would like us to consider, you may submit an additional paragraph in your personal statement (not to exceed 1000 characters), with supporting documentation where applicable (e.g., medical). 

Law School Admission Test

The Law School Admission Test is required for all applicants to first-year law. For all combined programs June LSAT scores (written after the third year of undergraduate study) are accepted for Fall admission. However, applicants are encouraged to write the LSAT earlier if possible given the nature of the rolling admissions process. A score above the 80th percentile is considered a competitive score for applicants to combined-degree programs. Applicants can create an account with the Law School Admission Council and register for the LSAT online at www.lsac.org.