Application Process

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Applications are due on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 4:00pm. Programs place considerable weight on the written applications, so we encourage you to set aside time to work on your applications. There is currently no maximum number of programs to which you can apply, but we recommend that you identify those that you are most interested in and limit your applications to a maximum of four (4). Some programs interview students, and you will hear from them if you are to be interviewed. Offers go out on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 and acceptances are due by noon on February 21, 2020.  While you will have until noon on February 21 to accept an offer, we would encourage you to accept or decline your offer as quickly as possible so that in the event you will be declining, an offer can be made to a student on the waitlist.

Step 1 – Review Osgoode’s Clinics and Intensives

Start by reading the description of each of Osgoode’s Clinical and Intensive Programs.

Step 2 – Attend the Clinical Fair and Information Session – Fall  & Winter

It is critical for any interested student to attend the Clinical Education Fair and Information Session.  These events provide a complete overview of all the clinical and intensive programs as well as the application and selection process.  It will also provide you with an opportunity to meet the Program Directors and ask any questions you may have.

The Fair will be held in the Fall term and the Information Session will be held in the Winter term.

IMPORTANT DATES

Fall Clinical Education Fair October 23, 2019 at 12:30-2:00 PM
Applications Open December 2019
Clinical and Intensive Information Session January 15, 2020 at 12:30-2:00 PM
APPLICATION DEADLINE January 24, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Application Review & Program Interviews January 24 – February 12, 2020
First round of Placement Offers February 18, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Deadline to Accept/Decline Offer of Placement February 21, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Second round of Placement Offers As declines are received

Step 3 – Complete an Application

Click here to DOWNLOAD a copy of the Clinical Application Guide

As part of your application, you will need to provide:

  • a resume/CV
  • an unofficial copy of your law school transcript (a screenshot or printout is fine) or grade report and, if you wish, an undergraduate transcript or grade report
  • some programs require a cover letter, a writing sample and/or reference letters. Please review the program and eligibility requirement for each program.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications can be opened, edited and saved until the deadline.

The deadline for applications is Friday, January 24, 2020 at 4:00 pm.

For questions about the application process please contact the Experiential Education Office: ee@osgoode.yorku.ca.