Halifax, Nova ScotiaLOCATION
Estd 1818Established Year

The Dalhousie Law School also known as Schulich School of Law was established in 1883. It is a public law School which is located at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The Dalhousie Law School offers undergraduate program such as Juris Doctor (JD) Programs and graduate programs such as Master of Laws (LLM) and The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees.

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Why Dalhousie Law School?

Few of the reasons why students can choose Dalhousie Law School are stated as follows-


  • Ranked 6th as best common law school in Canada, by Maclean’s         
  • Ranked in top 3 Canadian law schools, Corporate Knights’ 2011 Knight Schools Survey
  • Ranked 74th among 100 in the world, Times Higher Education (THE)
  • 1st Canadian Law School awarded ‘The Emil Gumpuert’ Award by the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Ranks 3rd in Faulty hiring, 5th in Supreme Court clerkships, seventh in Faculty Journal citations, 8th in Elite Firm hiring and 12th in National reach

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Key Features

  • One of the world’s best law schools
  • Oldest common law school in Canada
  • Largest law school in Canada

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What Students say about Dalhousie Law School?

  • Rich and Life Shaping Experience as a Faculty
  • Histories and Cultures are enormously rich
  • Students are spportive

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Number of Students per Staff14.9
Students Ratio of Females to Males55:45
% of International Student20%
Total Number of Students18,824
Number of Undergraduate Students14,833
Number of Graduate Students3,991
Tuition Fee (Undergraduate Programs)CAD $4,249 - CAD $7,634
Tuition Fee (Graduate Programs)CAD $3,947 - CAD $6,665
Test Scores AcceptedTOEFL, IELTS, MELAB,PAEL

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Campuses and Residence

The campus is located at Weldon Law Building.Following are the features of the Campus-

Campus Features-

  • Classrooms
  • Seminar Rooms
  • Faculty and Administrative offices
  • Lounge space for Student and Staff
  • Library
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Parking facilities

On Campus

On Campus Residence provides students with safety.

There are two Residence namely -

  • Halifax Campus
  • Truro Campus

Traditional Residence includes -

  • Gerard Hall
  • Howe Hall
  • LeMarchant Place
  • Mini Res
  • Risley Hall
  • Shireff Hall

Non Traditional Residence Includes -

  • Glengary Apartment
  • Graduate House

Housing Facilities

  • Wifi, TV, Telephone
  • Front Desk
  • Laundry Services
  • Food and Dining
  • Cleaning, garbage facilities
  • Repair facilities
  • Fun Activities

Meal Plans

Type of ResidenceAvailability
Traditional ResidenceMandatory
Non Traditional ResidenceOptional

Benefits of Living On Campus

  • Close to Classes, friends
  • Athletic facilities closeby
  • Meals are available
  • No monthly bills to pay (included in fees)

Off Campus Residence

Student who are staying outside the campus can locate the residence at following locations -

  • Halifax Peninsula South
  • Halifax Peninsula North
  • Dartmouth

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Programs, Faculties and Divisions

Dalhousie Law College offers below programs -

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduation includes below courses-

JD Programs

  • JD/MBA (Masters of Business Administration)
  • JD/MPA (Master of Public Administration)
  • JD/MLIS (Master of Library and Information Studies)
  • JD/MHA (Master of Health Administration)
  • JD/MJ (Master of Journalism)

Course Duration -3 years

Graduate Programs

Graduation courses includes below courses -

  • LLM (Master of Laws) Programs
  • PhD Programs
  • Master of Electronic Commerce (MEC)
  • Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs

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All you need to know about Application Process


  • TOEFL (90), IELTS (6.5), MELAB (81), CAEL (70), CanTEST (4.5), Pearson Test of English (61), Cambridge English-Advanced (180)
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Study Permit

How, when and where to apply?

Follow below steps to apply –

  • Create User Profile at the portal
  • Complete and submit the application form
  • Send application form through online or mail to office address
  • Submit supporting documents at Office

Application Fee

Undergraduate StudentCAD $70
Graduate StudentCAD $100

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Cost and Expenditures

Tuition Fee

Fee Schedule Terms


Application Due Date

FallSeptember 18, 2018
WinterJanuary 19, 2019
SummerMay 22, 2018

Canadian Undergraduate Students

CourseTuition Fee
Undergraduate Student (Fall)CAD $4,690 - CAD $5,983
Undergraduate Student (Winter)CAD $4,249 - CAD $7,634
Undergraduate Student (Summer)CAD $4,180 - CAD $7,565

Canadian Graduate Students

CourseTuition Fee
Graduate Student Full time (Fall)CAD $3,947 - CAD $6,665
Graduate Student Part time (Fall)CAD $1,090 - CAD $5,660
Graduate Student Full time (Winter)CAD $3,169 - CAD $6,224
Graduate Student Part Time (Winter)CAD $990 - CAD $5,219
Graduate Student Full Time (Summer)CAD $3,069 - CAD $4,842
Graduate Student Part Time (Summer)CAD $1,024 - CAD $1,232

International Student

International Student need to pay Differential Fee along with the term fee as of Canadian Students-

Differential Fee for Full Time StudentsCAD $4,755 per term
Differential Fee for Part Time StudentsCAD $317 per billing hour

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Incidental Fee

Full time StudentsCAD $162 per term
Part time StudentsCAD $45.05 per term
Summer Full time StudentsCAD $107.55 per term
Summer Part time StudentsCAD $45.05 per term

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Residential Fee

Traditional Residence 

Traditional Residence consist below residential halls -

Gerald Hall

Type of RoomFallWinterTotal
Super SingleCAD $3,865.62CAD $4,009.38CAD $7,875
SingleCAD $3,765CAD $3,905CAD $7,670
DoubleCAD $3,313.44CAD $3,436.56CAD $6,750

Mini Res

Type of RoomFallWinterTotal
SingleCAD $3,833.72CAD $3,976.28CAD $7,810

Shirreff Hall

Type of RoomFallWinterTotal
SingleCAD $3,833.72CAD $3,976.28CAD $7,810
DoubleCAD $3,387.06CAD $3,512.94CAD $6,900

Howe Hall

Type of RoomFallWinterTotal
SingleCAD $3,838.72CAD $3,981.28CAD $7,820
DoubleCAD $3,392.06CAD $3,517.94CAD $6,910
Bunk DoubleCAD $2,439.86CAD $2,530.14CAD $4,970
Fountain House (Single)CAD $4,128.30CAD $4,281.70CAD $8,410
Fountain House (Double)CAD $3,676.74CAD $3,813.26CAD $7,490

Risley Hall

Type of RoomFallWinterTotal
SingleCAD $4,128.30CAD $4,281.70CAD $8,410

LeMarchant Place

Type of RoomFallWinterTotal
Single roomCAD $4,459.61CAD $4,625.39CAD $9,085

Non Traditional Residence

Type of ResidenceType of RoomFallWinterTotal
Glengary ApartmentBachelor Single RoomCAD $4,638.30 CAD $3,936.42CAD $4,811.70 CAD $4,811.70CAD $9,450 CAD $8,020
Graduate HouseSingleCAD $3,879.98CAD $4,025.02CAD $7,905

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Scholarships and Financial Aids

Dalhousie Law School offers Scholarship, Bursaries and Awards which is awarded by the Student Finance Committee.


  • 40 annual Schulich Scholarships
  • Average CAD $12,228 each
  • The J. William E. Mingo Memorial Scholarship for International Students
  • One year Scholarship of CAD $25,000 annually to graduate students.

Other Scholarship includes-

  • Estate of Etherlind Bling Scholarship
  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Scholarship
  • The Advocates Society Indigenous Law Awards
  • The Torey Family Scholarship Fund
  • Ellorient, Donald and Hugh Fraser Memorial Scholarship


Bursaries Awarded to students are as follows –

  • Prudence Watson Memorial Bursary
  • Class of 1958 Bursary in Law
  • The R.T. Donald Memorial Bursary
  • J. Gordon Fogo Bursary
  • William and Frances Wickwire Bursary in Law


Awards offered for Indigenous and Aboriginal are as follows-

  • Athena Bell Colpitts Scholarships
  • Jack and Barbara Prince Bursary

How to Apply?

To Apply for Scholarships and bursaries, follow below steps –

  • Go to
  • Complete an electronic Application Form
  • Submit the supporting documents for the application at the Reception Office


Deadline for submitting application form is October 10 at 3.30 PM.

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Work while you Study

At Dalhousie Law School, the Career Development Office (CDO) helps student guide for employment goals.

On Campus

Provide career development services such as-

  • On Campus Interviews
  • One on one Career Counselling
  • Resume and Cover letter review
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Reference service
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Career Fairs
  • Interview guidance

Off Campus

 Provides various tools to find employment like –

  • Articling Positions
  • Summer jobs
  • Clerkships
  • Part-time work during law school
  • Online Platform ‘MySchulichLaw’ to view job posting

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Alumni Network

Alumni Benefits

The Dalhousie Law School provides below benefits to the alumni –

  • Alumni Benefit Cards
  • Manulife Financial Insurance Discounts
  • MBNA MasterCard Discounts
  • TD Insurance Moleche Monnex Discounts
  • Career Development Programs
  • Email for Life
  • 15% discount on Continuing Programs
  • 10% discount on Summer Accommodations

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Notable Alumni

Some of the notable Alumni of Dalhousie Law School are as follows –

  • Rt. Hon. Richard Bedford Bennett (1893) – 11th Prime Minister of Canada
  • Rt. Hon. Joe Clark – 16th Prime Minister of Canada
  • Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney – 18th Prime Minister of Canada
  • Hon. Edmund Leslie Newcombe – Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
  • Ronald St. John MacDonald – law professor and international law expert

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