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Juris Doctor

 3 years
 full time
 on campus
 Course Based

Field of Study

Offered by     Osgoode Hall Law School

$ 27,420 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • Juris Doctor at York University is offered as a 3-year teaching program.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis.
  • The law degree has two different roles. It is an academic discipline worthy of study in its own right as well as a necessary preliminary for entry to the legal profession.
  • It is a fascinating subject, with a great tradition and dynamic future.
  • In this program, students have to successfully complete 36 credits in the 1st year program and complete a minimum of 60 credit hours over 2nd and 3rd years.
  • Students are required to complete 40 hours of law-related, public interest work over their three years at Osgoode.
  • In either 2nd or 3rd year, each student must successfully complete a praxicum designated course. A praxicum is a course, seminar, or program that integrates legal theory with practice.  
  • Students are required, in each of their 2nd and 3rd year, to successfully complete a seminar, course, or faculty-supervised research paper.
  • The entrance scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need and the range is from a few thousand dollars up to most prestigious renewable awards at $30,000 over 3 years.
  • Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, one of the world’s leading law faculties, is committed to setting the standard for excellence in and pushing the boundaries of legal scholarship and legal education. 
  • Students may have job opportunities as professors, Consultants, etc with an average salary of around 68,000 USD per year.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Doctorate
Duration3 years
Fees$ 84,501 for 3 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Winter (Deadline - Jan 10)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
Offered byOsgoode Hall Law School
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must have to complete a minimum of 3 years of study (90 credits) at a recognized university in a program leading to a degree of the year of admission.
  • Students must have a strong academic record (masters degree preferred) and significant related professional experience.
  • Students with less than 3 years of universitycan apply if they have demonstrated through the length and quality of their non-academic experience, and ability to successfully complete the JD Program.
  • Students must have proof of English language proficiency is required.
  • Students must have to submit an LSAT score.

Work Experience:

Students must have a minimum of 5 years of non-academic work experience.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a master's degree with first-class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a 3-year UG degree with a first-class from a NAAC-accredited institution.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

The above requirements are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission. The admissions committee will consider all evidence in the file and decide. To know more about the requirem….Read More

Required Document List

Following Documents are required to attend this program:

  • Online application form: Students have to submit an online application form at the official website.
  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Statement of Purpose: An essay or other written statement written by the student.
  • All post-secondary transcripts: Students have to submit all official documents containing student’s grades. Thus, post-secondary transcripts refer to undergraduate, graduate, medical school, law school, or other higher education transcripts.
  • Three academic or professional references: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.
  • Proof that students have enough money to support themselves during their stay in Canada.
  • Students must have a copy of law degree transcripts and any post-law degree transcripts or, if students do not have a law degree, a copy of all university and/or college transcripts

Application Deadline

Jan 10

Scores Required

109 / 120

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3
Tuition fees$27420$27420$27420
Other fees$747$747$747
Total fees$28167$28167$28167

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 4,441
Food$ 3,750


Times Higher Education 2020

Ranked #66/ 151

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Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Trillium Scholarship $28,961 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships Variable Yes 03 Jan, 2021
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
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VISA & Work Study


  • Student VISA authorizes students to study in Canada legally.
  • International students will receive their Student VISA in the form of a paper document which will usually be attached to the passport at the Canadian port of entry.
  • Temporary Resident Visas (TRVs), commonly called Entry Visas, are to be obtained by foreign nationals who require visas to enter Canada, while Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) allows foreign nationals from visa-exempted countries to enter Canada without a visa.

Work Study


  • The student must have a valid study permit for the period of employment.
  • Students should meet the specific skills and experience requirements set by the sponsoring department.


  • All students are permitted to accept one Work-Study position only per program period.
  • Non-degree students (i.e. visiting students, students on a LOP) are not eligible for Work-Study.
  • Students are not eligible to hold a work-study position in the same term in which they are holding an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (or equivalent).

Salary Rate:

  • Hourly rates vary with the nature of the job, the scope of responsibilities, and work experience.
  • The salary range will be indicated on the job posting and/or students will be advised by the employer during the interview.
  • Work/study students are paid by their hiring department through York's payroll system.
  • Student Financial Services does not pay students and cannot make adjustments to pay.

Career and Placement after Course

The opportunities available after completing this program are: 

  • Professor
  • Consultant
  • Advisor
  • Judge
  • Arbitrator
  • Lawyer

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