Applications - Combined Undergraduate Programs

Western Law currently offers two combined undergraduate degree programs with other faculties and departments 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

**Please note that the 2018/19 academic year was 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) were eligible to apply for these 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 (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 must be paid by cheque or money order payable to The University of Western Ontario. 

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 (Candidate Item Response Report) and a copy of your LSAT Writing Sample.  (If you are writing the LSAT in June of the year you are seeking Fall entry you must forward the original email notification from LSAC to lawapp@uwo.ca, as soon as it is received, followed by a paper copy or scanned copy of the actual Score Report and LSAT Writing Sample to confirm the information in the LSAC email.)

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 of 160 or above 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.

At this point in time we have no information that would suggest the June LSAT will be cancelled.  Therefore, if your plan is to write in June, you should continue to prepare as if the June test will be proceeding.  The deadline to apply for the June test is April 24, 2020.  See www.lsac.org for more information.  If the June test were to be cancelled, then we would accept a July 2020 score for this application cycle.  We will continue to monitor the situation and update this page as new information becomes available.