The Faculty of Law recognizes that members of First Nations, Inuit and Métis are not adequately represented within the legal profession and therefore strongly encourages applications from these groups. Aboriginal candidates may be admitted unconditionally, or subject to the successful completion of the Program of Legal Studies for Native People at the University of Saskatchewan. Upon successful completion of the program, credit will be given for Property Law.
A competitive candidate in the Aboriginal category will have an overall average of B+ (78% / 3.3 GPA) and an LSAT score above the 60th percentile. Applicants are also required to provide proof of status. A minimum of three years of full-time (or equivalent) undergraduate university study is required.
Financial assistance is available for Métis and Non-Status Indians through the Department of Justice Canada's Legal Studies for Aboriginal People Program.
Further information about Aboriginal Law Studies at Western.http://law.uwo.ca/future_students/indigenous_initiatives.html