The requirements for admission to the practice of law vary from province to province. Consequently, a student wishing to practice law in any province other than Ontario should contact the Secretary of the appropriate Law Society before applying to the Faculty of Law at Western.
In Ontario, the Licensing Process of the Law Society of Upper Canada ensures that candidates have demonstrated that they possess the required competencies at an entry level in order to provide legal services effectively and in the public interest. The licensing process for lawyer candidates consists of two mandatory requirements:
1. Licensing Examinations: including a Barrister and a Solicitor examination
2. Articling term (10 months), including completion of an online Professional Responsibility and Practice ("PRP") Course.
Requirements for the practice of law in Ontario are set by the Law Society of Upper Canada, and may be obtained from the Secretary of the Law Society, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto, M5H 2N6, or www.lsuc.on.ca.