North York, OntarioLOCATION
Estd 1889Established Year
  • Osgoode Hall Law School belongs to York University.
  • Largest law school in Canada
  • Offers JD degree, LLM and PhD programs
  • Extended Time Program JD- reduces courses to half the required course load for students with conditions such as Pregnancy, family obligations, etc.
  • Paid public interest summer internships for law students with financial needs
  • LSAT prep course for prospective law students with financial needs
  • Macleans magazine ranking- #1 law school in canada


Type of collegeLaw school
No. of faculty60
Total no. of students in JD program900
Total no. of students in graduate program106
Total no. of student intake1,381
No. of campus2
Programs offered
  • Full time
  • Part time
LocationToronto, Ontario, Canada
Official websitehttp://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/

About campus and Housing plans

  • 2 campuses- Osgoode Hall Law School and Osgoode Professional Development Program
  • Location- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Comfortable, soothing and affordable stays for students
  • Offers furnished bachelor and one-bedroom townhouse suites
  • 40 restaurants and food stalls in the campus
  • 24 hour security and Go safe escort program

Other facilities

WifiWidescreen Television
Centrally located laundryAccess to seniors
  • Applications available from May to June for August/September session
  • Allocation on first come first serve basis

Know your program

List of programs offered are:

Juris Doctor Program
Graduate Program in Law
Professional Development
NCA Exam Prep Program for International students
Clinics and Intensive Programs
Administrative law
Business Associations
Commercial Law
Environmental law
International Taxation
Family Law
LLM Degrees
PhD in Law

About Graduate program-

  • LLM degree and Doctoral degree
  • Research LLM- full time
  • Professional LLM- for experienced professionals; full time and part time options.

Specializations in

  • Professional LLM Degree
Full time coursesPart time courses
Canadian common lawAdministrative law
International business lawBusiness law
Tax lawIntellectual property law and many more
  • Options for Internationally Trained Lawyers- some of these are available both full time and part time
Canadian Common Law
International Business Law
Tax Law

About Professional Development Program

  • Offers both degree and non-degree programs

About NCA Exam Prep Program

  • For internationally qualified lawyers planning to write NCA exam in next 12 months
  • Study material is available online for students

Clinics and Intensive Program

Business Law Intensive
Criminal Law Intensive
Investor Protection Clinic
Environmental Justice and Sustainability Clinical Program
Mediation Intensive Program

All you need to know about your application process


For international students:

TestMinimum score required
  • Computer based- 250
  • Paper based- 600
  • TWE component- 5
IELTS7.5 out of 9
CAEL – Canadian Academic English Language AssessmentOverall score 70 with no component score less than 60
York English Language Test (YELT)Band1

For domestic students in JD program:

  • Completed at least 3 full years of degree from a recognised University
  • At least 26 years of age
  • Minimum of 5 year of non- academic experience
  • Highest LSAT scores or past five years of LSAT scores are also acceptable

For LLM and PhD program:

  • Complete academic record and minimum average grade B
  • Potential of the applicant’s research proposal outline
  • Previous academic writing and qualifications
  • Letters of reference

Documents required for LLM and PhD

  • Transcripts
  • Writing sample
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • CV
  • Research proposal
  • Supplementary information form

Documents required for JD program-

  • Application form
  • Supplemental information
  • Letter of reference
  • LSAT scores
  • Transcripts
  • English language proficiency document
  • Financial statement

How when and where to apply?

Application date for LLM and PhDFebruary 14, 2018 for both domestic and international students
Application feeCAD 100
Application date for JD program for first yearNovember 1 of each year
Application dates for upper yearMay 1 of each year
Ontario Law School Application FeeCAD 200 + CAD 90 for application service fee of each law school
Law school application test feeCAD 170

Steps to apply:

  • Apply online via York University Graduate Admission Page
  • Pay the application fee online
  • Application will be verified in three business days
  • After acceptance access MyFile portal
  • Upload all documents to the portal

Tuition Fee

Tuition fee for programsDomestic studentsInternational students
For JDCAD 26,245.78CAD 27,112.04
For professional LLMCAD 25,338.60CAD 38,380.71


ProgramTuition fee
Research LLM/PhDCAD 5,563.02
Research LLM InternationalCAD 19,602.99
Research PhD InternationalCAD 18,777.99
  • Single course- CAD 475
  • Bundle of five courses- CAD 2,295


Refund amountDeadline
Full refundIn 10 business days, before start of course or earlier
40% refundBefore 2nd day of course
No refundsSecond day of course or later

Scholarships and Financial Aids

External scholarshipFor students who are a part of osgoode or are applying to be a part of itBased on a student’s merit and financial need and also application package
Financial Awards and Scholarship Competitions for International StudentsFor non-domestic studentsBased on a student’s merit and financial need and also application package
Funding for PhD studentsProvides York Graduate Fellowship for full time domestic and international scholars in their first year
  • For domestic PhD- CAD 22,500
  • For international PhD- CAD 33,500
International student entrance scholarshipFor students applying to a full-time LLM courseCAD 5,000
The Professor Marilyn L. Pilkington AwardFor Canadian citizens. It is awarded annually that is each fall termOn the basis of merit and financial needs
Entrance scholarshipAll the students who have applied to the law school by November 1 and have completed the financial statement are automatically eligible for itUp to CAD 30,000 over three years


  • For LLM students with financial needs.
  • Application accepted once every fall, winter and summer.
  • Eligibility- must have completed at least one term of study

List of few awards and funding available in above mentioned categories are:

York graduate funding
Provincial scholarship
Tri-council and other Canadian scholarship
International student award opportunities


  • 14,000 alumni
  • Alumni gold key award, Mentor of the year, award of excellence etc.
  • Here is a list of some notable alumni-
  • John Robert Cartwright, former Chief Justice
  • Peter Cory, former Puisne Judge and former Chancellor of York University
  • Roy McMurtry, Chief Justice of Ontario, Attorney General of Ontario, Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
  • Charles Terrence Murphy, Judge at Ontario Superior Court, President of North Atlantic Assembly


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