Application Components

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Applications are due November 1 of each year for the following September. All applications are completed online through the Ontario Law School Application Service (OLSAS), a not-for-profit centralized application service for applicants to all of the Ontario law schools.

Application Documents

To be complete, your application package must include the following:

1. Ontario online application form

This form, available through the online OLSAS application, provides basic information about you and your application.

2. Personal Statement and Supplemental Information

The purpose of the Personal Statement is to provide the Admissions Committee with personal information that will assist them to make an informed and thoughtful decision about your application.  More information about the Personal Statement can be found here.

3. Letters of Reference

At least two letters of reference are required and we strongly recommend that at least one be an academic reference.  Letters of reference are confidential and must be submitted by the referee directly to OLSAS. You should select referees who have extensive personal knowledge of you and can make statements concerning your:

  • Character
  • Personal qualities
  • Academic capabilities
  • Performance in an employment and/or volunteer capacity
  • Special circumstances, if applicable

4. Transcripts

Official transcripts are required for all post-secondary institutions attended and must be submitted by the registrar directly to OLSAS.  More information about transcripts can be found here.

5. A valid LSAT score

All applicants to the first-year program are required to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).  Osgoode considers your highest result as reported by the Law School Admission Council and will accept LSAT scores for the past five years.  You must complete the LSAT no later than February of the year you intend to start.  For test dates and registration, please visit the Law School Admission Council.

6. Language Proficiency documents (where applicable)

Proof of English language proficiency is required unless English is your first language or you have completed a minimum of one-year full-time study at an accredited post-secondary instruction in a country (or institution) where English is the official language of instruction.  More information about English language proficiency examinations can be found here.

7. Financial Statement

If you wish to be considered for entrance scholarships or for our early bursary notification program you must complete the financial statement as part of your application.