These FAQs will guide you to learn more about admissions.
In order to be admissible, all applicants, with the exception of mature students, must have completed the equivalent of three years of full-time undergraduate studies at a recognized university (equal to 90 credits), in any field, prior to beginning law school. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete their undergraduate degree at a recognized university before beginning law school.
We do not require any specific undergraduate background. Our students have undergraduate degrees in every discipline - science, humanities, engineering, arts, mathematics, sociology, business, political science, fine art, commerce. Our student body benefits from diverse perspectives and skills!
Applications are evaluated by reviewing all of the Application Components that comprise the OLSAS file. We take into consideration your academic performance, LSAT score and writing sample, reference letters, personal statement, and autobiographical sketch. We also review any supporting documentation you provide with your application.
Most successful candidates have at least an 80% or A- average and LSAT score of at least 158. However, we do not impose cut-offs for the CGPA or LSAT score. We review files holistically, and weakness in one are may be compensated for by strengths in other areas.
Your CGPA is calculated by combining the final grades obtained during every university undergraduate semester and dividing the total number of grade points by the total number of credits. Every year will count, as well any undergraduate level courses you may have taken as a special student. Grades obtained during graduate studies, college or Cégep will not be included in your CGPA.
You are not required to undertake credential evaluations by World Education Services, since you were simply on exchange. However, we will require a copy of your transcript from the exchange institution.
Unless the grades you received while on exchange are indicated on your home institution transcript (and have been converted to your home institution scale), they will not be used in the calculation of your CGPA. These will count towards your total number of units.
The LSAT is a mandatory component of an application to any of our English Common Law programs. The LSAT assesses many of the skills that are needed for legal reasoning, and a high score is an asset.
As the LSAT is not available in French, it is not required for applications to our French Common Law programs.
The Faculty strongly recommends that applicants write the LSAT by November of the current admissions cycle, and it must be written by January at the latest. Without a valid LSAT report, an application is incomplete and will not be evaluated.
We will review your application based on your highest valid LSAT score. LSAT scores are valid for five years from the date of your test.
Yes, the Faculty of Law has a special application categories. Consult the How to Apply page for additional information.
Your file might be evaluated at any time once it is complete. We appreciate your patience as we review more than 3000 applications. Once a decision has been reached, your uoZone account will be updated.
You can access information on the status of your application via the uoZone student portal. We strongly recommend that you consult your uoZone account early and often, as we use it to communicate important information to our applicants. Changes in your status may appear in uoZone before they appear on OLSAS.
If you receive an offer of admission, please read the terms of your offer letter carefully. Different deadlines apply at different stages of the admission cycle.
It can take a couple of days for the information to be updated on your uoZone account. If OLSAS has received all of your documents, the Faculty will as well.
If you still see the "Incomplete" message after a few days, please contact us.
There are different ways in which you can submit your deposit. Log into your uoZone account, select the “Current applications” tab and click on “Learn more about payment methods”. This page : Methods of payment: university fees will provide information regarding the different methods of payments, including details on how to submit the $500 non-refundable deposit.