You will be welcomed into a vibrant, intellectual and inclusive community.
Our unwavering commitment to diversity of people and perspectives creates an environment that will broaden your outlook and foster personal growth. Your Osgoode experience will be enriched by the close connections you make with your classmates, many of whom will become your lifelong friends.
Through publishing data from our Annual Entering Class Survey, we not only reflect a commitment to transparency but also one to accountability. We look forward to tracking the evolution of Osgoode’s student body and over time this data will allow us to establish clear benchmarks and goals with respect to accessibility and inclusion. While these numbers reflect important values about how law school ought to reflect the broader community, and are a source of genuine pride, they also demonstrate that there is important work left to do to make the Law School truly inclusive.View the latest Entering Class Survey.
Opportunities for meaningful interaction and engagement exist through numerous student-led activities:
- Student Government
- The Legal and Literary Society (Legal & Lit) was founded in 1876 and is responsible for coordinating and funding the numerous professional, athletic, social and extracurricular activities at Osgoode. Legal and Lit is the primary student government of the Law School, and works in collaboration with Student Caucus to provide student services to help keep our Law School one of the most prestigious in Canada.
- Student Caucus the student government in charge of overseeing academic affairs
- Shape the debate by writing for:
- Develop and explore interests, social issues and different cultures through Legal & Lit’s over 50 student clubs and organizations including:
- Showcase your talent at Mock Trial, our famous annual musical revue.
Engage with the Community at Large
While individually diverse, we are a group united in our passion for leadership and service. We believe so strongly in connecting with and supporting the surrounding community that it is embedded in our curriculum. Through our 40-hour volunteer public interest graduation requirement, you will contribute to access to justice, identify areas of interest, meet mentors and potential employers, and engage with community members in a variety of settings.
For example, you might choose to:
- Provide free legal services to those in need and support projects dedicated to access to justice and law reform through Pro Bono Students Canada
- Deliver law-related educational programming and act as a mentor to high school students from low-income neighbourhoods with the Law In Action Within Schools (LAWS) program
Our Experiential Education page has other opportunities to explore.