Quick Facts

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, 2013– JD, JD/MA (Philosophy), JD/MBA, JD/MES
  • May 1, 2014 – Second-year transfers; second/third-year visiting students (Letter of Permission); National Committee on Accreditation

Application fees:

  • Ontario Law School Application Service (OLSAS) Fee for 2013-14: $195, plus a law school application service fee of $90 for each law school selection
  • Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Fee: $165

Osgoode costs & financial aid:

  • Annual tuition for 2013-14: $21,592.48 plus ancillary fees of $908.78
  • In 2013, Osgoode's Financial Assistance Program provided JD students with more than $3 million in financial assistance.  About 87 percent of students who applied for bursaries received funding.

JD acceptance:

  • 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, units and projects showcase faculty engagement



JD Program

Graduate Studies

  • 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

Law Library

  • 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.

Media Information

  • 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.