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Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario

Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario

June 05, 2009 10:55 ET

Special Admission Process Announced for Former CF Personnel at University of Western Ontario Law School

LONDON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 5, 2009) - The Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario is pleased to announce a program to facilitate the admission into law school of Canadian Forces (CF) personnel released for medical reasons. Western Law will provide both a simplified application process and special consideration for admission.

"Canadians continue to be generous in their support of our men and women in uniform," said the Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway. "Our ill and injured have made sacrifices for this nation, at home and overseas, and this program recognizes these sacrifices, and the commitment of our Canadian Forces members."

Prospective candidates for the Western Law admissions program will ordinarily have had at least two years of university or the equivalent. They will also be required to successfully complete the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) together with an admission essay.

"We are delighted to offer this opportunity to people who have served our country," added Ian Holloway, Dean of Western Law. "Our experience with law students who have served in the Canadian Forces has been universally positive. Military applicants bring to the school not only intelligence and a sense of responsibility, but also a degree of determination and a commitment to teamwork that makes them ideal law students and ideal members of the legal profession."

"The Canadian Forces are honoured to accept this generous opportunity that Western Law School is giving to servicemen and women," said Major-General Walter Semianiw, the Chief of Military Personnel, in Ottawa. "I think the life experience, maturity and sense of responsibility that our members have gained would aid them well in the field of law. Western Law is to be commended for its support of the Canadian Forces. The school is setting an example for others to follow."

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