uCalgary, TRU sign law school agreement

June 1, 2010

On Monday, leaders of the University of Calgary's law school and Thompson Rivers University signed a partnering agreement to establish Canada's first new law school in over 30 years. The licensing agreement will provide TRU with an existing common-law curriculum that will enable the law school to begin teaching its first class of about 60 students in fall 2011. TRU's law school will adapt uCalgary's curriculum, making some changes to account for differences in provincial legislation existing on either side of the Rocky Mountains. Upon completion of the program, graduates will earn a TRU Juris Doctor (JD) degree that recognizes the collaboration with uCalgary. uCalgary News