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Law
School
Total
Applicants
First Year
Enrolment
Average
LSAT
Average
GPA
Tuition Application
Deadline
Application
Fee
Dalhousie U1,7001751603.7$13,378Feb 28$70
McGill U1,3951821623.7$4,050.21*Nov 1$100
Queen's U2,6901651613.7$16,125Nov 1$90**
U of A1,5001751623.7$11,548.94Nov 1$115
UBC2,1491841663.8$11,003.52Dec 1$83.50
U of C1,4871071603.57$13,000Nov 1$100
U of M1,2001081623.90$9,600Nov 1$125
UNB989921593.8$9,407Mar 1$125
U of O(E) 3,600,
(F) 400
(E) 300,
(F) 80
Not Available3.7$15,355.56(E) Nov 1,
(F) Feb 1
$90**
U of S1,1901261603.46$10,648Feb 1$125
U of T1,9151941673.9$29,614Nov 1$90**
UVic1,3091101633.88$9,754.66Dec 1$84.50
UWO2,7001751623.7$16,709Nov 1$90**
UWindsor2,731211Not AvailableNot Available$15,854Nov 1$90**
York U3,1362991633.93$21,454Nov 1$90**

*  The cost of tuition for McGill University is based on the student's residency. Out of Province Residents tuition = $8,060.91
** The law school application fee for this school is $90 plus the OLSAS Application service fee of $195
(E) refers to the English LL.B program offered at the University of Ottawa
(F) refers to the French LL.B program offered at the University of Ottawa








Dalhousie University

Schulich School of Law
6061 University Avenue
Halifax, NS  B3H 4H9 
Telephone: (902) 494-3495  Fax: (902) 494-1316 
law.dal.ca | Email: law.admissions@dal.ca

 

Regular Application and Admissions Criteria

The admission committee assesses applicants based on the combination of LSAT score and Grade Point Average (GPA). LSATs written prior to June 1991 will not be considered.

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • Applicants applying without a degree must have a minimum of three years post–secondary study leading to a degree after junior matriculation or two years of study towards a degree after senior matriculation
  • Application deadline – February 28 or November 30 for early consideration and scholarship consideration
  • Highest LSAT scores used
  • Supporting documents – official transcripts sealed and signed by educational institution and two letters of reference
  • Interviews may be required
  • Application fee – $70
  • Rolling admission
  • Other admission categories: special status applicants, mature applicants, Indigenous Blacks and Mi'kmaq applicants, and native applicants


Regular Applicant Profile and Enrolment

  • Average LSAT score – 160
  • Number of applicants in 2012 – 1,700
  • Average GPA – 3.7
  • First-year enrolment – 175


Strengths and Special Programs

  • Marine and Environmental Law
  • Business Law and Legal Aid clinical experience
  • Exchanges to Quebec, Singapore, US, Australia, and Europe
  • Indigenous Blacks and Mi'kmaq (IB&M) Initiative
  • Health Law exchange programme with Loyola University in Chicago
  • Health Law and Policy Programme
  • Constitutional and Public Law
  • Law and Technology Institute
  • Combined degrees – LL.B/MBA; LL.B/MP; LL.B/MLIS; and LL.B/MHSA
  • The Vrije University Amsterdam Exchange Programme


Tuition and Expenses

  • Estimated full-time tuition and fees – $13,378.00
  • Additional textbook and course materials expenses – $1,000
  • Extensive need-based and merit scholarships available
  • Financial aid available





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McGill University

Faculty of Law, Undergraduate Admissions Office 
3644 Peel Street,  Room 418,  New Chancellor Day Hall 
Montreal, QC   H3A 1W9 
Telephone: (514) 398-6602   Fax: (514) 398-8453 
www.mcgill.ca/law | Email: undergradadmissions.law@mcgill.ca

 

Regular Application and Admissions Criteria

McGill University uses a holistic approach to accepting students into the law program. The LSAT is not required but will be considered if written. LSATs written before June 2008 are not accepted.

  • A minimum of two years of university studies, or a diploma of collegial studies DCS from CEGEP
  • Application deadline – November 1
  • Multiple LSAT scores are averaged
  • LSAT not required but must be disclosed if written
  • Applicants are expected to read text in both English and French
  • Supporting documents – personal statement, two letters of reference, two official transcripts, two recent passport–size photos, and a resume
  • Application fee – $100
  • November and December LSAT tests will be considered for final evaluations
  • Other admission categories: mature applicants, exchange students, advanced standing, CEGEP, and Quebec French Baccalaureate


Regular Applicant Profile and Enrolment

The following table summarizes the applicant profile for McGill University’s law program:

Average
GPA

LSAT Percentile

0 – 39

40 – 59

60 – 74

75 – 99

A+

Acceptance
Unlikely

Acceptance
Possible

Acceptance
Possible

Acceptance
Likely

A  

Acceptance
Unlikely

Acceptance
Possible

Acceptance
Possible

Acceptance
Likely

A- 

Acceptance
Unlikely

Acceptance
Possible

Acceptance
Possible

Acceptance
Likely

B+

Acceptance
Unlikely

Acceptance
Unlikely

Acceptance
Possible

Acceptance
Possible

B  

Acceptance
Unlikely

Acceptance
Unlikely

Acceptance
Unlikely

Acceptance
Unlikely

B-

Acceptance
Unlikely

Acceptance
Unlikely

Acceptance
Unlikely

Acceptance
Unlikely

The above table was obtained from the Law School Admission Council.

  • 2011 average LSAT score – 162
  • Number of applicants in 2012 – 1,395
  • 2011 class average GPA – 3.7 (84%)
  • First-year enrolment – 182


Strengths and Special Programs

  • Integrated B.C.L and LL.B with options of Advanced Undergraduate Studies such as Minors Program, Majors Program and Honours Program, and Legal Methodology Program
  • Institute of Air and Space Law
  • Institute of Comparative Law
  • Centre for Medicine
  • International Exchanges
  • Joint degree options: MBA/Law and Law MSW
  • Ethics and Law

Tuition and Expenses

  • Estimated tuition and fees – $4,050.21 (Quebec students), $8,060.91 (Non-Quebec Canadian students), $33,311.01 (International students)
  • Additional textbook and course material expenses – $1,000
  • Scholarships, bursaries, and financial aid available





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Queen's University

Faculty of Law, Macdonald Hall, Room 200 
128 Union Street
Kingston, ON   K7L 3N6 
Telephone: (613) 533-2220   Fax: (613) 533-6611 
law.queensu.ca | Email: llb@post.queensu.ca


Regular Application and Admissions Criteria

The admission committee assesses applicants based on the combination of LSAT score and Grade Point Average (GPA). Applicants applying to Ontario law schools must submit their applications to the OLSAS. LSATs written before June 2008 are not accepted.

  • A minimum of three years at a recognized university; a four-year degree is strongly preferred
  • Application deadline – November 1
  • Multiple LSAT scores averaged for initial sorting of applications
  • Highest LSAT score used for admission decision
  • OLSAS application service fee – $195
  • Queen’s University application fee – $90
  • Supporting documents – autobiographical sketch, three reference letters, personal statement, and academic transcripts
  • Consideration is given to trends, exceptional grades, and explanatory material submitted
  • February LSAT scores will be the last accepted for September admission
  • Rolling admissions
  • Other admission categories: access applicants, mature, disadvantaged, disabled, and Aboriginal applicants


Regular Applicant Profile and Enrolment

The following table summarizes the applicant profile for Queen’s University law program:

Average GPA

LSAT Percentile

75 – 84

85 – 90

91 – 99

A+ (90 – 100)

Acceptance Likely

Acceptance Likely

Acceptance Likely

A (85 – 89)

Acceptance Likely

Acceptance Likely

Acceptance Likely

A- (80 – 84)

Acceptance Possible

Acceptance Likely

Acceptance Likely

B+ (78 – 79)

Acceptance Possible

Acceptance Possible

Acceptance Likely

B + (76 – 77)

Acceptance Unlikely

Acceptance Possible

Acceptance Possible

The above table was obtained from the Law School Admission Council.

  • Average LSAT score – 161 or 84th percentile
  • Number of Applicants in 2012 - 2,690
  • Average age - 23
  • Average GPA (cumulative undergraduate average) – 3.7 (82%)
  • First–year class size – 165


Strengths and Special Programs

  • Clinical Correctional Law
  • Family Law
  • Participation in Legal Aid
  • International Law Spring Program
  • Exchange programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East
  • International Law Certificate Program
  • Combined J.D. programs – J.D./Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts (Economics)/J.D., Master of Industrial Relations/J.D., Master of Public Administration/J.D., Common/Civil Law Joint Degree Program

Tuition and Expenses

  • Estimated full-time tuition and fees – $16,125
  • Additional textbook expenses – $1,843
  • Ancillary fees – $1,120
  • Scholarships, bursaries, and financial aid available





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University of Alberta

Law Centre, Room 128, Admissions Office 
Edmonton, AB  T6G 2H5 
Telephone: (780) 492-3115   Fax: (780) 492-4924
www.law.ualberta.ca | Email: admission@law.ualberta.ca

 

Regular Application and Admissions Criteria

The admission committee assesses applicants based on a combination of LSAT score and Grade Point Average (GPA). LSATs written before December 2007 are not accepted.

  • Undergraduate degree or a minimum of three years towards a degree from an accredited institution
  • Application deadline – November 1
  • Supporting document deadline – February 1
  • Part-time study requests deadline – July 1
  • Part-time study is limited to five percent of first-year spots
  • Multiple LSAT scores averaged
  • Supporting documents – two official transcripts sealed and signed by educational institution
  • Application fee – $115 for new applicants, $75 for current or former U of A students
  • December of the previous year is the last LSAT writing acceptable for September admission
  • Other admission categories: mature applicants, Aboriginal applicants, international applicants, part–time study, and visiting and transferring applicants


Regular Applicant Profile and Enrolment

The following table summarizes the applicant profile for the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law program:

  152-153
154-155
156-157 158-159 160-161 162-163
164-165 166-167 168-169
170-171  172-173 174-178  Total
4.0 1 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8
3.9 0 6 3 7 5 7 3 3 2 1 0 0 37
3.8 0 0 4 13 10 7 2 3 1 0 0 0 40
3.7 0 0 0 5 6 4 6 2 1 0 0 0 24
3.6
0 0 0 0 3 3 2 1 1 2 1 0 13
3.5 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 3 0 0 1 1 14
3.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 1 0 7
3.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 7
3.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
3.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Total 1 7 8 28 25 25 19 20 9 5 4 1 152

The above table was obtained from the Law School Admission Council.

  • Average LSAT score – 162
  • Total applicants in 2012 – 1,500
  • Average GPA – 3.7
  • First-year enrolment – Maximum 175


Strengths and Special Programs

  • MBA/LL.B
  • The International Ombudsman Institute
  • The Canadian Forum on Civil Justice
  • The Health Law Institute
  • The Alberta Law Reform Institute
  • The Centre for Constitutional Studies
  • Opportunity to complete exchange programs
    in Copenhagen, Denmark; Granada, Spain;
    and Madrid, Spain

Tuition and Expenses

  • Estimated full-time tuition and fees (eg. student society and activity fees) – $11,548.94
  • Additional textbook and course material expenses – $1,250 (estimate)
  • Scholarships, program prizes, awards, and bursaries are available





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University of British Columbia

Faculty of Law
1822 East Mall
Vancouver, BC   V6T 1Z1 
Telephone: (604) 822-6303   Fax: (604) 822-8108 
www.law.ubc.ca | Email: admissions@law.ubc.ca

 

Regular Application and Admissions Criteria

The admission committee assesses applicants based on the combination of LSAT score and Grade Point Average (GPA). LSATs written before October 2008 are not accepted.

  • Undergraduate degree or a minimum of three years towards a degree from an accredited institution
  • Application deadline –  December 1
  • Final official transcripts deadline – June 1
  • Highest LSAT score used
  • The LSAT and GPA are weighed equally
  • Supporting documents – personal statement, two official transcripts sealed and signed by educational institution
  • Application fee – $83.50
  • Other admission categories: discretionary, First Nations, and transfer and advanced standing


Regular Applicant Profile and Enrolment

The LSAT and GPA are weighed evenly; therefore, applications will be more competitive with a high LSAT and GPA score. Examples of applicants accepted into the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law include:

  • LSAT = 99th percentile, GPA = 68%
  • LSAT = 165, GPA = 78%
  • LSAT = 155, GPA = 86%
  • LSAT = 164, GPA = 82%

Applicants with high GPA scores and low LSAT scores or high LSAT scores and low GPA scores are still competitive applicants. However, having strong scores for both the GPA and LSAT will ensure an applicant’s acceptance into law school.

  • Average LSAT score – 166
  • Lowest GPA accepted with an LSAT score in the 99th percentile – 68%
  • Average GPA – 3.8 (83%)
  • Total applicants in 2012 – 2,149
  • First-year enrolment – 184


Strengths and Special Programs

  • J.D. and J.D./MBA
  • Asian Legal Studies and MAPPS Program
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Law
  • National Centre for Business Law
  • First Nations Legal Studies Program
  • Exchanges in Canada, the United States, Asia, Europe, Australia, and South Africa
  • Program on Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Constitutional Law and Human Rights
  • Competitive Mooting Program
  • Feminist Legal Studies


Tuition and Expenses

  • Estimated full-time tuition and fees – $11,003.52
  • Additional student fees – $880
  • Additional cost of textbooks – $1,600
  • Scholarships, bursaries, and financial aid are available





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University of Calgary

Faculty of Law
2500 University Dr., N.W.
Calgary, AB  T2N 1N4 
Telephone: (403) 220-4155   Fax: (403) 220-5110
www.law.ucalgary.ca
 | Email: law@ucalgary.ca

 

Regular Application and Admissions Criteria

The admission committee assesses applicants based on the combination of LSAT score and Grade Point Average (GPA). LSATs written before December 2008 are not accepted.

  • A minimum of two years of post-secondary study leading to a degree
  • Courses to be considered must be completed prior to December 31 in the year the application is made
  • Application deadline – November 1
  • Supporting documentation deadline – February 1
  • Multiple LSAT scores averaged
  • No formal weighing of criteria. GPA, LSAT, maturity, communication skills, extra-curricular activities, work experience, and community involvement are all considered
  • Supporting documents – official transcripts sealed and signed by educational institution, three letters of reference (at least two academic), and a statement of interest
  • Application fee – $100, $130 for international applicants
  • LSAT must be written before November 1 in the year the application is made
  • Other admission categories: transfer students, letter of permission, and Aboriginal applicants


Regular Applicant Profile and Enrolment

The following table summarizes the applicant profile for the University of Calgary’s law program:

GPA 4.0 scale

LSAT Scores in Percentiles

0 – 6

7 – 12

13 – 24

25 – 39

40 – 59

60 – 74

75 – 89

90 – 97

98 – 99

Total

3.75+

0

0

0

0

4

7

19

6

1

37

3.50 – 3.74

0

0

0

0

2

8

27

6

1

44

3.25 – 3.49

0

0

1

0

0

3

10

8

0

22

3.00 – 3.24

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

0

3

2.75 – 2.99

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

2.50 – 2.74

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2.25 – 2.49

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2.00 – 2.24

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Below 2.00

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

0

0

1

0

6

19

57

21

3

107

The above table was obtained from the Law School Admission Council

  • Average LSAT score – 160
  • Average LSAT percentile – 78th percentile
  • Number of applicants in 2012 – 1,487
  • Average age – 26
  • Average GPA – 3.57
  • First-year enrolment – 107


Strengths and Special Programs

  • MBA/LL.B
  • Natural Resources
  • Energy and Environmental Law (NREEL)

 

Tuition and Expenses

  • Estimated full-time tuition and general  fees – $13,000
  • Additional textbook and course materials expenses – $1,800
  • Minority scholarships and financial aid available





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University of Manitoba

Faculty of Law, 303 Robson Hall
224 Dysart Road
Winnipeg, MB   R3T 2N2 
Telephone: (204) 474-9773   Fax: (204) 474-7580 
law.robsonhall.ca/ | Email: um-law@cc.umanitoba.ca

 

Regular Application and Admissions Criteria

The admission committee assesses applicants based on the combination of LSAT score and Grade Point Average (GPA). LSATs written before June 2009 are not accepted.

  • A minimum of two years of post–secondary study leading to a degree
  • Application deadline – November 1
  • Highest LSAT score used
  • LSAT and GPA are weighed 50/50
  • Application fee – $125
  • November and December LSAT tests will be considered for final evaluations
  • Supporting documents – official transcripts and completed application form
  • LSAT tests on or before October will be considered for an early offer
  • Other admission categories: Aboriginal applicants, mature applicants


Regular Applicant Profile and Enrolment

The following table summarizes the applicant profile for the Index Score Category only for the University of Manitoba’s law program for the 2012/2013 school year.

LSAT Scores from 120–180

GPA 4.0 Scale

3.75+

3.50 – 3.74

3.25 – 3.49

1.00 – 3.24

Applied

Offers

Applied

Offers

Applied

Offers

Applied

Offers

151 – 154

68

2

45

0

29

0

22

0

155 – 159

162

41

81

0

28

0

20

0

160 – 164

130

111

76

15

28

0

14

0

165 – 169

42

42

28

27

16

5

9

0

170 – 180

10

10

2

2

1

1

5

4

Total

412

206

232

44

102

6

70

4

The above table was obtained from: http://law.robsonhall.ca/jd/admission-to-first-year/index-score-regular-category/lsat-statistics-table

  • Average LSAT score – 162
  • Number of applicants in 2012 –  1,200
  • Average GPA (4.50 scale) – 3.90
  • First-year enrolment – 108


Strengths and Special Programs

  • Practical Focus
  • Clinical, Criminal, Family, Administrative Law,
    and Advocacy Programs
  • Experience Available at Legal Aid Manitoba
  • Small Business Law Clinic
  • Legal History Project
  • Flexible Half-Time program
  • Legal Research Institute               

Tuition and Expenses

  • Estimated cost for 2013/2014 full-time tuition fees – $9,600
  • Additional textbook and course material expenses – $2,500
  • Scholarships, bursaries, and financial aid available





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University of New Brunswick

Law Admissions Office, P.O. Box 44271 
Fredericton, NB   E3B 6C2 
Telephone: (506) 453-4693   Fax: (506) 458-7722 
www.law.unb.ca
 | Email: lawadmit@unb.ca

 

Regular Application and Admissions Criteria

The admission committee assesses applicants based on the combination of LSAT score and Grade Point Average (GPA). LSAT scores on a 120 – 180 scale are required. The June 2012 LSAT score will not be accepted.

  • A degree from a recognized Canadian university, or a degree from an acceptable
    non-Canadian university, three years (or equivalent) full–time academic study at a recognized Canadian university, or experience, maturity, and outstanding qualities
  • Application deadline – March 1
  • Highest LSAT score used
  • Early application strongly recommended
  • Application fee – $125
  • Supporting documents – personal statement, resume, and academic transcripts
  • Applicants must take the LSAT no later than February of the year in which they apply for admission
  • Rolling admission
  • Other admission categories: discretionary and Aboriginal

Applicants are initially selected using an admission index, which is calculated using 40 percent of the applicant’s LSAT and 60 percent of the applicant’s GPA. The following table illustrates applicants' marks converted to their equivalent GPA.    

University of New Brunswick’s Admissions Index

Letter Grade

A+

A

A-

B+

B

B-

C+

C

C-

D

F

Grade Point (4.3 scale)

4.3

4.0

3.7

3.3

3.0

2.7

2.3

2.0

1.5

1.0

0.0

The above table was obtained from http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/law/_resources/pdfs/admissionsguide.pdf


Regular Applicant Profile and Enrolment

  • Average LSAT score – 159 (students with an
    LSAT score below 150 are unlikely to be
    admitted)
  • Number of applicants in 2013 – 989
  • Average GPA (4.3 scale)  – 3.8
  • First-year enrolment – 92


Strengths and Special Programs

  • Strong core curriculum
  • Centre for Property Studies
  • Joint LL.B/MBA program
  • Admission with advanced standing to the LL.B
    program for candidates who have completed a
    minimum of two years towards a common law
    degree from a non–Canadian law school

Tuition and Expenses

  • Estimated full-time tuition and fees – $9,407
  • Additional textbook and course material expenses – $1,500
  • Scholarships, bursaries, and financial aid available 





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University of Ottawa

Admissions Officer Geneviève Hogan – Rancourt, Room 237 
Faculty of Law, Fauteux Hall
57 Louis Pasteur Street 
Ottawa, ON  K1N 6N5 
Telephone: (613) 562-5794   Fax: (613) 562-5124 
www.commonlaw.uottawa.ca
| Email: comlaw@uottawa.ca

 

Regular Application and Admissions Criteria

The admission committee assesses applicants based on the combination of LSAT score and Grade Point Average (GPA). Applicants applying to Ontario law schools must submit their applications to the OLSAS. LSATs written before June 2007 are not accepted.

  • A minimum of three years at a recognized university; a four-year degree is strongly preferred
  • Application deadline – November 1
  • Application for French program – February 1
  • LSAT not required for French program
  • Highest LSAT score used
  • Supporting documents – personal statement, resume, and academic transcripts
  • OLSAS application service fee – $195
  • University of Ottawa application fee – $90
  • Consideration given to applicants with extra–curricular activities, community work, unique linguistic or cultural factors, personal challenges, etc.
  • Rolling admission
  • Other admission categories: special circumstances applicants, mature applicants, Aboriginal applicants, and access applicants


Regular Applicant Profile and Enrolment

The following table summarizes the historical applicant profile for the University of Ottawa’s law program.

 

University of Ottawa Applicant Profile

Year

Total Spots Available

Total Applications

Admission Offers

Average GPA of Registrants

2001

140

1605

481

79%

2002

140

1855

454

80%

2003

140

2176

387

80%

2004

200

2733

686

81%

2005

200

3159

670

81%

2006

200

3456

617

83%

2007

200

3495

605

83%

2008

230

3598

605

83%

2009

280

3469

721

83%

The above table was obtained from http://www.commonlaw.uottawa.ca/en/admissions/full-page-content-admissions/admissions-criteria.html

  • The school does not set a minimum LSAT score required of applicants. The weight given to the LSAT will vary according to the other elements in each applicant’s file
  • Average GPA –  3.7 (83%)
  • First-year enrolment – 300 in the English program, 80 in the French program
  • Number of applicants in 2012 – 3,600 for the English program, 400 for the French program

Strengths and Special Programs

  • LL.B (in English or French) and LL.B (in French)
  • Human Rights Research and Education Centre
  • Joint LL.B programs – LL.B/MBA, LL.B/MA, and LL.B/JD
  • Federal Tribunals Practice
  • Legal Drafting
  • Foreign Affairs and International Trade
  • Concentrations in Social Justice, Environmental Law, International Law, and Law and Technology


Tuition and Expenses

  • Estimated full-time tuition and fees – $15,355.56
  • Additional textbook and course material expenses – $1,100
  • Scholarships, bursaries, and financial aid available 





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University of Saskatchewan

College of Law
15 Campus Drive 
Saskatoon , SK  S7N 5A6 
Telephone: (306) 966-5874   Fax: (306) 966-5900 
usask.ca/law | Email: doreen.petrow@usask.ca

 

Regular Application and Admissions Criteria

The admission committee assesses applicants based on the combination of LSAT score and Grade Point Average (GPA). LSATs written before June 2008 are not accepted.

  • A minimum of two years of study (60 credits) at university or equivalent
  • Applications are accepted beginning October 15
  • Application deadline – February 1
  • Highest LSAT score used
  • Admission is determined based on merit, taking into account your academic record, your Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score, and any special circumstances.
  • Supporting documents – official academic transcripts from all academic institutes attended and a personal statement
  • Application fee – $125, only payable by money order
  • Slight preference given to Saskatchewan residents and residents of provinces and territories that do not have a law school
  • February LSAT scores will be the last accepted for September admission
  • Other admission categories: special applicants and Aboriginal applicants

Regular Applicant Profile and Enrolment

  • Average LSAT score – 160
  • Number of applicants in 2012– 1,190
  • Average GPA – 3.46
  • First–year enrolment – 126


Strengths and Special Programs

  • Campus Legal Services Clinic
  • Native Law Centre
  • Chair on Human Rights
  • Exchange programs with American, European and Mexican law schools
  • Joint LL.B programs – B.Comm./LL.B

 

Tuition and Expenses

  • Estimated full-time tuition and fees – $10,648
  • Additional textbook and course material expenses – $2,200
  • Scholarships, bursaries, and financial aid available
  • First–year applicants are automatically considered for most entrance scholarships upon acceptance





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University of Toronto 

Faculty of Law
84 Queen's Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5
Telephone:(416) 978-0210  Fax:(416) 978-7899
www.law.utoronto.ca | Email:law.admissions@utoronto.ca

 

Regular Application and Admissions Criteria


The admission committee assesses applicants based on the combination of LSAT score and Grade Point Average (GPA). Applicants applying to Ontario law schools must submit their applications to the OLSAS. LSATs written before June 2009 are not accepted.

  • A minimum of three full years of academic study towards a degree from a recognized university or equivalent
  • All courses must be completed no later than the end of May in the year of entry
  • Application deadline – November 1
  • Highest LSAT score used
  • Supporting documents – official academic transcripts and personal statement
  • OLSAS application service fee – $195
  • University of Toronto application fee – $90
  • February LSAT scores will be the last accepted for September admission
  • Other admission categories: mature applicants, Aboriginal applicants, and half-time applicants

 
Regular Applicant Profile and Enrolment

 The following table summarizes the applicant profile for the University of Toronto's law program:

Average GPA

LSAT Percentile

75 – 84

85 – 90

91 – 99

A+

Acceptance Possible

Acceptance Likely

Acceptance Likely

A

Acceptance Possible

Acceptance Likely

Acceptance Likely

A-

Acceptance Unlikely

Acceptance Possible

Acceptance Possible/Likely

B+

Acceptance Unlikely

Acceptance Unlikely

Acceptance Unlikely

The above table was obtained from the Law School Admission Council.

  • Median LSAT score - 167
  • Number of applicants in 2012 - 1,915
  • Almost all first-year applicants accepted have a four-year university degree
  • Median GPA – 3.9 (86.5%)
  • First-year enrolment – 194
  • Approximately five applicants per year are accepted without a four-year university degree


Strengths and Special Programs

  • International Human Rights Clinic
  • Distinguished Visiting Professors Program
  • International Exchanges
  • Public Interest Advocacy
  • Centre for Innovation Law and Policy
  • Pro Bono Activities
  • Bridge Program
  • Work Abroad Programs
  • Legal Aid Clinic
  • Combined degree programs in Philosophy, Politics, Criminology, Economics, Environmental Studies, English, Information Studies, Social Work, and International Relations


Tuition and Expenses

  • Estimated full-time tuition and fees (first year) – $29,614
  • Scholarships, bursaries, and financial aid available





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University of Victoria

Law Admissions Office Faculty of Law
P.O. Box 2400, STN CSC
Victoria, BC   V8W 3H7
Telephone: (250) 721-8151  Fax:(250) 721-6390
 www.law.uvic.ca | Email: lawadmss@uvic.ca

 

Regular Application and Admissions Criteria

The admission committee assesses applicants based on the combination of LSAT score and Grade Point Average (GPA). LSATs written before December 2008 are not accepted.

  • University degree or minimum three years of undergraduate study
  • Application deadline – December 1
  • Highest LSAT score used
  • GPA is weighted 70 percent and LSAT score is weighted 30 percent
  • Supporting documents – official academic transcripts and completed application form
  • Application fee – $84.50
  • February LSAT scores will be the last accepted for September admission
  • Other admission categories: special access applicants, Aboriginal applicants, and law co–op


Regular Applicant Profile and Enrolment

  • Average LSAT score – 163 (88th percentile)
  • Number of applicants in 2012 – 1,309
  • Average GPA – 3.88
  • First-year enrolment – 110


Strengths and Special Programs

  • Co-op Law Program
  • International Exchanges available in Australia, The Netherlands, Ireland,
    New Zealand, and South Africa
  • LL.B/MAIG; LL.B/MBA; LL.B/MPA; LL.B/B.C.L
  • Clinical Term Program


Tuition and Expenses

  • Estimated full-time tuition and fees – $9,754.66
  • Additional textbook and course material expenses – $1,500
  • Scholarships, bursaries, and financial aid available





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University of Western Ontario

Faculty of Law  – The Josephine Spencer Niblett Building
London, ON   N6A 3K7
Telephone: (519)661-3347 Fax:(519) 661-2063
www.law.uwo.ca | Email: lawapp@uwo.ca

 

Regular Application and Admissions Criteria

The admission committee assesses applicants based on the combination of LSAT score and Grade Point Average (GPA). Applicants applying to Ontario law schools must submit their applications to the OLSAS. LSATs written before June 2009 are not accepted.

  • A minimum of three years of undergraduate studies; four-year honours degree preferred
  • Application deadline – November 1
  • All LSAT scores will be reviewed, but only the highest will be used for admissions purposes
  • Minimum LSAT score considered: 155
  • Minimum GPA considered: 3.0
  • Competitive average GPA for last two years of study: 3.7
  • Supporting documents – official academic transcripts and personal statement
  • OLSAS application service fee – $195
  • Western's application fee – $90
  • Employment history, extra–curricular activities, and references required
  • Rolling admission
  • Other admission categories: access applicants, Aboriginal applicants, Canadian Forces Access, and mature applicants


Regular Applicant Profile and Enrolment

The following table summarizes the applicant profile for the University of Western Ontario's first-year law program:

University of Western Ontario 's Applicant Profile

Registered Applicants

Average Age

Average GPA

Average LSAT

175

25

3.7

162

The above table was obtained from the Law School Admission Council.

  • Average LSAT score – 162 (86th percentile)
  • Number of applicants in 2012 – 2,700
  • Average GPA – 3.7 (A -, 84%)
  • First-year enrolment – 175


Strengths and Special Programs

  • Areas of concentration in Business, Intellectual Property, Criminology, Information and Technology, and Taxation
  • Concurrent programs
  • Extended-time LL.B program
  • International Law Internship Program
  • Sport Solution, assistance to amateur athletes
  • Diplôme de Français Juridique
  • Exchanges with Laval University, Quebec, Schools in the U.S., Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, India, and Hong Kong
  • LL.B/MBA

Tuition and Expenses

  • Estimated full-time tuition and fees  – $16,709 + ancillary fee of approximately $1,014.80
  • Estimated additional expenses – $1,500
  • Scholarships, bursaries, and financial aid available





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University of Windsor

Faculty of Law
401 Sunset Ave.
Windsor, ON N9B 3P4
Telephone: (519) 253-3000 ext.2925   Fax:(519) 973-7064
www.uwindsor.ca/law & www.uwindsor.ca/dualjd/  
Email: uwlaw@uwindsor.ca

 

Regular Application and Admissions Criteria

The admission committee assesses applicants based on the combination of LSAT score and Grade Point Average (GPA). The University of Windsor and the University of Detroit Mercy have collaborated to offer the first joint American/Canadian law degree program.  Students complete 104 credits in three years and successful graduates receive both their Canadian & American Dual J.D. Program. LSATs written before June 2005 are not accepted.

  • A minimum undergraduate degree from a recognized university for the J.D./Canadian & American dual J.D. program
  • Application deadline (J.D.) – November 1
  • Application deadline (Joint Canadian and American Dual J.D. program) – April 15
  • Canadian & American Dual J.D. program requires the completion of an undergraduate degree by the beginning of August in the year of entry.
  • All LSAT scores are considered

 

  • Work experience, community involvement, personal accomplishments, career objectives, and personal considerations are also considered.
  • OLSAS application service fee – $195
  • University of Windsor application fee – $90
  • Rolling admission
  • February LSAT scores will be the last accepted for September admission
  • Other admission categories: advanced standing applicants, Aboriginal applicants, and visiting student applicants

 

The University of Windsor's Applicant Evaluation:

  • OUAC/OLSAS application
  • University of Windsor personal profile
  • All official transcripts
  • Two letters of reference (one academic and one non-academic)
  • J.D. or J.D./J.D. application form for applicants applying to this program


Regular Applicant Profile and Enrolment

  • Number of  applicants in 2012 – 2,731 (J.D.) and 635 (J.D../J.D.)
  • First-year enrolment – 211 (J.D.) and 60 (J.D./J.D.)
  • The academic performance is based on awards and prizes, the content, and level of degree(s) or diploma(s) completed


Strengths and Special Programs

  • J.D./LL.B Program (Full-time, 3 years)
  • Half-time program (Part-time, 6 years)
  • Integrated MBA/LL.B Program
  • Social Justice Fellowship Program
  • Internships in Conflict Resolution
  • Community Legal Aid (CLA)
  • Clinical Practice and Law program
  • Intellectual Property Law Institute (IPLI)
  • Advanced Business Law Seminar
  • Université du Québec à Montréal Student Exchange
  • Northwest Territories Clerkship program
  • University of Windsor Mediation Service

Tuition and Expenses

  • Estimated full-time tuition and fees – $15,854
  • Canadian & American Dual J.D. students must also pay tuition to the University of Detroit Mercy Law School
  • Estimated textbook expenses – $2,000 per year
  • Estimated living expenses – $900 per month
  • Scholarships, bursaries, and financial aid available





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York University

Osgoode Hall Law School
4700 Keele Street
North York, ON M3J 1P3
Telephone: (416)736-5030 Fax: (416) 736-5736
www.osgoode.yorku.ca | Email: admissions@osgoode.yorku.ca

 

Regular Application and Admissions Criteria

The admission committee assesses applicants based on the combination of LSAT score and Grade Point Average (GPA). Applicants applying to Ontario law schools must submit their applications to the OLSAS. Only LSATs written during the last five years will be accepted (June 2007).

  • A minimum of three years (60 credits) of undergraduate studies from a recognized university
  • Application deadline – November 1
  • Applications available in August
  • Highest LSAT score used
  • Supporting documents – official academic transcripts required and one academic reference recommended
  • OLSAS application service fee – $195
  • York University application fee – $90
  • Rolling admission
  • Other admission categories: access applicants, Aboriginal applicants, mature applicants, and special applicants


Regular Applicant Profile and Enrolment

 The following table summarizes the applicant profile for York University's first-year law program:

Average GPA

LSAT Percentile

75 – 84

85 – 90

91 – 99

A+

Acceptance Likely

Acceptance Likely

Acceptance Likely

A

Acceptance Possible

Acceptance Likely

Acceptance Likely

A-

Acceptance Possible

Acceptance Likely

Acceptance Likely

B+ (high)

Acceptance Possible

Acceptance Possible

Acceptance Likely

B+ (low)

Acceptance Unlikely

Acceptance Possible

Acceptance Possible

The above table was obtained from the Law School Admission Council.

  • Average LSAT – 163
  • Number of applicants in 2012 – 3,136
  • Majority of applicants possess a three or four-year university degree
  • Average GPA – 3.93
  • First-year offers – 571
  • First-year enrolment for regular category – 299
  • Average student age – 24


Strengths and Special Programs

  • Largest Common Law School in Canada
  • Intensive Clinical Education Programs in Criminal Law, Immigration and Refugee Law, Poverty Law, First Nations Governments, Community and Legal Aid Services Program, Advanced Business Law Workshops, and other programs.
  • Centre for Public Law and Public Policy
  • Centre for Refugee Studies
  • Mooting and Osgoode Hall Law Journal
  • Combined degrees with NYU (J.D./LL.B)
  • Faculty of Environmental Studies (LL.B/MES), Schulich School of Business (LL.B/MBA), and Université de Montréal, Civil Law Program
  • Curricular Streams in Tax, International, and Litigation
  • Institute for Feminist Legal Studies
  • Active Student Government (Legal & Literary Society and Student Caucus) and many other clubs and organizations
  • International Exchanges


Tuition and Expenses

  • Estimated full-time tuition and fees – $21,454 + ancillary fee of approximately $890
  • Estimated textbook expenses – $1000
  • Scholarships, bursaries, and financial aid available





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