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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Choosing a pre-law program

Interested in pursuing a career in law? There are many important occupations in the legal field available to you, most notably becoming a lawyer. Your first step to becoming a lawyer is earning  an undergraduate degree. 

Many law schools will accept a three or four year degree in any area of study. When it comes to choosing a pre-law program, pick an area of study that invites you to think deeply and expansively about law. This will give you a competitive edge by ensuring your law school application stands out. A thorough understanding of law will set you up for success in law school classes.

At Ontario Tech, we also offer several programs with courses, topics and skills-development that complement a career in law. These programs explore the role law plays in shaping our world, and teach you how to advocate for social justice: 

Hear from Ontario Tech alumni Lauren Wade on how our Legal Studies program prepared her for law school:

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Pre-law degree support at Ontario Tech

While studying at Ontario Tech, you’ll have support along the way to help you achieve your career goals. Some of the resources available at our university to help you while earning your pre-law degree include:

Your path to becoming a lawyer

After choosing your pre-law program of study, you’ll want to research which law school you want to attend after you graduate. You can choose to study law anywhere in the world, but remember to familiarize yourself with the admission requirements of your top choice. 

If you want to stay in Ontario, check out this overview of the admissions requirements for Ontario law schools. Typically, you’ll need to: 

Want to learn more about how Ontario Tech can help you on your path to becoming a lawyer? Connect with us today to learn more about our programs, applying and more!

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