Applications - Combined Undergraduate Programs
Western Law offers several combined undergraduate degree programs with other faculties and departments at Western:
- HBA/JD (Business)
- BESc (Engineering)/JD
- BSc (Computer Science)/JD
- BA (Kinesiology)/JD
- Honors BA MIT (Media, Information and Technoculture)/JD
- Honors Specialization BA (Political Science)/JD
**Please note that the Faculty of Law expects the 2018/19 academic year to be the final intake for our combined programs with Computer Science, Information and Media Studies, Kinesiology, and Political Science, such that only students beginning at Western University in the Fall of 2015 (or earlier) will be eligible to apply for those four combined programs.
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 (in lieu of using the Ontario Law School Application Service) by May 1 after their third year of undergraduate study.
Application documents required:
- Signed application form.
- 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.
- Official transcripts of all non-Western post-secondary grades sent directly to the Admissions Office by the issuing institution.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
- A copy of your LSAT Score Report (Candidate Item Response Report) and a copy of your LSAT Writing Sample.
(If you are writing the LSAT in June of the year in which you are seeking Fall entry it would be acceptable to forward the original email notification from LSAC to email@example.com, as soon as it is received, followed by a paper copy or scanned copy of the actual Score Report to confirm the information in the LSAC email.)
- Application fee of $100.00. (Please make the cheque payable to The University of Western Ontario.)
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 of 160 or above is considered a competitive score for applicants to combined programs. Applicants can create an account with the Law School Admission Council and register for the LSAT online at lsac.org.