Recruitment Events

All our recruitment events for prospective students in the Fall of 2020 will be held virtually.  Our Admissions team looks forward to connecting with you about our admission process and the programs and unique opportunities at Western Law.

Please check back regularly for updates, as we continue to add events as dates are confirmed.  You can also learn more about our program and the application process by reviewing the information on our website.

Western Law: Applicant Information Webinars

Please join us virtually for our information sessions catered to our different applicant categories, as well as our annual application workshop.  Prior to attending these webinars we suggest visiting our Frequently Asked Questions webpage and 2021-2022 Prospectus for an informative overview of our admissions process and what Western Law has to offer.

Indigenous Applicants
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration required (register here).

In this webinar you will learn about our Indigenous applicant category, our application review process, and a general overview of what Western Law has to offer to Indigenous students.  Hear from our professors who teach, research, and specialize in Indigenous legal issues.

Moderator:   Danielle Lacasse (Assistant Dean, Admissions & Recruitment)
Panelists:  Professor Frankie YoungProfessor Michael CoyleProfessor Elizabeth Steyn, and Jeffrey Warnock, Adjunct Professor (Aboriginal and Indigenous Law) & LLM Candidate

Mature Applicants
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Registration required (register here).

Mature applicants are defined as candidates with at least five years of non-university experience since leaving high school, and at least two years of university education.  In this webinar, you will learn about our application review process for mature candidates.  You will also hear about the student experience from a professor who attended Western Law as a mature student and from two current law students who joined Western Law after successful careers in other fields. 

Moderator:  Danielle Lacasse (Assistant Dean, Admissions & Recruitment)
Panelists:  Professor Suzanne Chiodo, Law Student Lindsay Buchanan, Law Student, Patrick Frost

Access Applicants
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Registration required (register here).

Access applicants are those whose undergraduate academic performance was affected by a proven disadvantage that may include cultural, socio-economic, medical or physical barriers, or a learning disability.  This webinar will provide more details about this applicant category, including what we look for in candidates, how we review applications, and how you can best support your access claim.  We will also provide answers to common questions as well as those you anonymously submit. 

Presenters:  Danielle Lacasse (Assistant Dean, Admissions & Recruitment) and Stacy Chambers (Admissions & Recruitment Associate)

Law School Application Workshop:   Putting Your Best Foot Forward!
Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Registration Required (register here).

Are you planning to apply to law school in this cycle or the next?  This webinar will cover the “nuts and bolts” of the application process, how Western Law will review your application, and how to prepare an application that highlights your strengths.  The session will include “Do’s and Don’t’s” for the personal statement, autobiographical sketch, and letters of reference.  Before attending, we recommend you explore our Frequently Asked Questions for a general overview.

Presenters:  Danielle Lacasse (Assistant Dean, Admissions & Recruitment) and Stacy Chambers (Admissions & Recruitment Associate)

External Recruitment Events

University of Toronto Prelaw Society - "Digital Hour" Law School Presentation
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

University of Toronto - Graduate & Professional Schools Virtual Showcase
Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:30am
Visit the UofT Career Centre for more information and to register online.

Law School Admission Council (LSAC) - 2020 Law School Digital Forums
Saturday, September 26, 2020 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Wilfred Laurier University - Law and Society Students' Association Law School Forum
Monday, September 28, 2020 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm
See poster here more information and links to register.
Note: Open to students outside of Laurier University.

University of Toronto Victoria College - Law School Admission Panel
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
With Alberta, Lakehead, and McGill Faculties of Law.

York University - Virtual Graduate & Professional Studies Expo (GPSE)
Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 11:00am - 3:00pm
Register online here.

University of Waterloo Legal Studies Society - Law School Admission Zoom Meeting
Monday, October 5, 2020 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm 

McMaster Pre-Law Society - Law School Admissions Week Zoom Conference 
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm 

Virtual Further Education Fair - Conestoga College, University of Guelph, University of Waterloo & Wilfred Laurier University 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Western University - Graduate & Professional School Fair
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 10:00am - 2:00pm
Register online here.

McMaster University - Online Further Education Fair 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 11:30am - 2:30pm