Law School Admissions Info
The Black Student Admissions Process (BSAP) was introduced for the Fall 2021 admissions cycle in collaboration with and in response to the UCalgary Chapter of the Black Law Students’ Association (BLSA) Calls to Action released in June 2020. Specifically, in response to one of those Calls to Action calling for admission reform to encourage and increase the number of BIPOC applicants to the law school. UCalgary Law acknowledges the emotional labour the UCalgary Law BLSA has put in to the Calls to Action and is committed to working with our BLSA to address the existence and impact of systemic racism in the law school admission process and our larger society. The BSAP is one of the ways we as a Faculty will act to bring about meaningful change.
The BSAP is an optional opportunity for applicants who self identify as being of Black African descent, or multi-racial students identifying with their Black ancestry that provides space and visibility for Black applicants to speak about their lived experience and the barriers they have overcome. It is intended to address the under representation of Black students within our law school and the larger legal community and lessen the systemic barriers that exist that lead to the under-representation of Black law students and, consequently, Black lawyers.