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Combined Degree Program

The Dual JD Program with the University of Alberta Faculty of Law and the University of Colorado Law School

1.  Program Overview

Students who successfully complete the program shall receive a JD degree from Colorado and a JD degree from Alberta.  The joint program involves four years of full-time study. Two years (consecutive) are spent at Colorado and Alberta. Students may begin the program at either law school.  Students must complete the compulsory course requirements for each program, subject to any exemptions granted by the Dean. Optional courses must be formally approved by program authorities to count for credit toward both programs.  To earn both degrees, students must complete [120] credit hours of course work, or the equivalent of forty 3-credit courses. This will involve the equivalent of eight terms with a normal load of five courses per term. 

2.  Eligibility

Admission to the program is open to the following students:

(a) Students applying for admission to Colorado or Alberta;

(b) Students who have been admitted to Colorado or Alberta and are in the first year program at either law school.

3.  Application Procedure

The application procedure has two components:

(1) Students must complete all of the application procedures and pay all requisite fees for students applying to the law degree programs at both Colorado and Alberta.  That is, students must apply to and be admitted by BOTH law schools to participate in the Dual Degree Program.

(2) Students must complete and submit the Election to Participate in the Dual Degree Program form.  This form must be submitted along with other application documents to each law school.

That is, students must apply to and be admitted by BOTH law schools to participate in the Dual Degree Program.

There are no special application procedures for the Dual Degree Program other than the submission of the Election to Participate form, besides the application procedures that apply to all applicants to either law school.  Students who have been admitted to either Colorado or Alberta (current first year students) are required to apply only to the law school to which they have not been admitted. They must complete and submit the Election to Participate in the Dual Degree Program form to both law schools.

Students applying to enter the Dual Degree Program do not have any privileged admissions status. They must meet the applicable admissions standards for each law degree program, and must be granted offers of admission through the ordinary admission processes by the ordinary admissions authorities.

4.  Deadlines

Students applying for admission to both Colorado and Alberta must comply with the admissions deadlines set by each institution. The Election to Participate in the Dual Degree Program form must be submitted with other admissions material.

For information concerning the Colorado admissions procedure and deadlines, see:

http://www.colorado.edu/law/admissions/

For information concerning the Alberta admissions procedure and deadlines, see:

http://www.law.ualberta.ca/prospectivestudents/llbprogram/admissions/

5.  Fees

Dual Degree Program students will pay full tuition and other mandatory and required fees established for students to the University of Alberta while attending Alberta and to the University of Colorado while in Colorado. 

For information concerning Colorado fees, see: http://www.colorado.edu/law/about/factsfigures.htm

For information concerning Alberta fees, see: http://www.law.ualberta.ca/prospectivestudents/llbprogram/financialinformation/  

For more information contact:

University of Colorado Law School
UCB 403, Room 103
Boulder, CO80309
Tel: (303) 492-7203
Fax: (303) 492-2542
lawadmin@colorado.edu

University of Alberta Faculty of Law
Admissions Office
Room 128 Law Centre
Edmonton, AB, T6G 2H5
Tel: (780) 492-5587
Fax: (780) 492-4924
admissions@law.ualberta.ca

For more detailed program information, please click here.