Juris Doctor (JD) Program Admissions
How to apply:
- Application to Osgoode's JD Program is completed online through the Ontario Law School Application Service (OLSAS) at www.ouac.on.ca/olsas
Application deadline dates for entering in Fall 2013:
- November 1, 2012– JD, JD/MA (Philosophy), JD/MBA, JD/MES
- May 1, 2013 – Second-year transfers; second/third-year visiting students (Letter of Permission); National Committee on Accreditation
- Ontario Law School Application Service (OLSAS) Fee for 2012-13: $195, plus a law school application service fee of $90 for each law school selection
- Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Fee: $162
Osgoode costs & financial aid:
- Annual tuition for 2012-13: $20,564.28 plus ancillary fees of $890.68
- In 2012, Osgoode's Financial Assistance Program provided JD students with more than $3 million in financial assistance. About 88 percent of students who applied for bursaries received funding.
- We receive approximately 3,000 JD applications a year and accept 290 students into our first-year JD Program.
- 84% of Osgoode students come from Ontario; 14% from other parts of Canada; 1% from outside Canada
- 21% have a graduate degree
- Student/faculty ratio: 15:1
- Average class size: 70 students; 15-20 for seminars
- Fifty-nine full-time faculty
- About 150 adjunct faculty
- Faculty work in and across multiple disciplines, encouraging broad debate and critical perspectives, and are active internationally
- Numerous research centres and units and projects showcase faculty engagement
- Courses: Approximately 120 upper-year courses and seminars offered
- In addition to the three-year JD Program, the following joint degree programs are offered:
- JD/MBA, with York's Schulich School of Business;
- JD/MES, with York's Faculty of Environmental Studies;
- JD/MA (Philosophy), with York's Department of Philosophy;
- Civil Law Degree Program, with Université de Montréal.
- Twelve clinical education and intensive programs available in second and third year
- All students participate in public interest activities.
- Largest in the country and one of the most highly regarded in North America
- Offers research-intensive, full-time programs leading to either a Master of Laws (LLM) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree
Osgoode Professional Development
- Operates out of its own centre in downtown Toronto
- Offers numerous specialized part-time Professional LLM Programs that run on varying cycles as well as Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses and Certificate programs
- Osgoode has more than 14,000 alumni who are leaders in law firms, corporations, public interest, business, government, the judiciary, and academics in Canada and around the world
- The Law Library is the largest in the Commonwealth, with extensive holdings in the legal literature of Canada, Great Britain, United States and other common law countries. Its Special & Retrospective collection of historic Canadian and British legal materials is unmatched in Canada.
- The Law Library provides access to a large and growing range of on-line databases.
- The Communications Office provides a range of services to media requesting information on the Law School, its faculty, students and programs. The Office also publishes a Media Guide to faculty experts.
- Osgoode hosts a large number of events every year. The Osgoode Events Calendar provides access to all upcoming events.