Our admissions policy seeks to identify a diverse and outstanding group of students whose academic abilities, varied achievements and sustained engagement will positively contribute to the Law School, legal profession and community.
We encourage applicants to identify barriers they face in seeking to enter the legal profession. Osgoode has a proud record of opening doors to communities traditionally under-represented in the legal profession.
When reviewing applications we do not apply any weighting or formula but rather review all components of the application holistically. We consider strength in:
- Post-secondary academic achievements
- LSAT scores
- Varied life/non-academic experiences and achievements
- Sustained social and intellectual engagement
- Overcoming challenges
- Written and oral communication
We do not set minimums for cumulative GPA and LSAT scores, but successful applicants typically have a CGPA of A- or better and an LSAT score in the 80th percentile or better.
The Admissions Committee is composed of faculty, staff and students, and is responsible for setting assessment guidelines that shape final admission decisions.
Interviews Although applications are assessed primarily based on written documentation, the Admissions Committee may in some cases invite applicants to be interviewed as part of the selection process. Applicants may not request a personal interview.
Timing of Decisions Offers are made on a rolling basis from early December until June. Most offers are made in January or February.