Law Students


We know what it takes to build a successful career in law. Let us connect you with savvy professionals, the latest legal developments and much more. We’re happy to invest in YOU.

Law school students can enjoy everything we have to offer, including legal updates, networking and a wide range of other services – both at the national and provincial/territorial levels.

Law students pay the incredible rate of just $20 per year for membership in the CBA – an average savings of more than $600 per year.  



Access the highflyers. Get your foot in the door of preferred law firms. Membership lets you network among several Sections that profile your area of interest, such as Young Lawyers, Business Law, Intellectual Property Law and more. You can also attend professional development events and the annual CBA Legal Conference at a reduced rate, and meet leading lawyers who share your common interests.

For students at the University of Calgary and the University of Edmonton, we offer enrollment in the Law Student Section for only $10 a year. Membership in the Law Student Section gives you benefits such as the online Alberta Legal Directory, access to other Section meetings via webcast, participation in the Alberta Branch mentorship program and more.



Keep informed on the latest trends affecting the legal profession through our many thought provoking publications, including CBA National  magazine. You’ll also get full online access to the Canadian Bar Review. This frequently cited and internationally respected publication is a must-have resource for any law student. Quickly search more than 90 years’ worth of articles, book reviews and case comments from the best academic legal journal in Canada. You can also keep up-to-date on events at the Alberta Branch through our quarterly publication Law Matters and through our monthly email newsletter The Legal Brief.


Online Resources

CBA PracticeLink, our online resource library, covers real-world practice issues that sometimes aren’t taught in law school. Pick up exclusive articles and ideas geared specifically to students and new lawyers


Member Savings

CBA members receive member preferential pricing on most CBA products, services and activities. Members also get exclusive CBA Preferred Supplier savings for products and services related to the legal profession, such as office supplies, financial products, transportation and online services. Preferred supplies include Rogers Wireless Communications, Avis Budget Car Rental and Starwood Hotels and Resorts.


Professional Development

Stay on the leading edge of your profession by attending our Canada-wide quality professional development programs at our student rate. Select among convenient options, including online or in-person, two-day, one-day or half-day seminars, lunch sessions, CDs or DVDs, web conferences, written materials and more. 


Visit the Alberta branch offerings page for additional benefits from your provincial or territorial branch office.

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You are eligible for membership if you’re enrolled full-time at a recognized Canadian law school and have not been called to a Canadian Bar. Student membership is also open to Canadian citizens studying at a recognized foreign law faculty and to National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) students.