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OSGOODE HALL LAW SCHOOL, NORTH YORK, ONTARIO

North York, OntarioLOCATION
SchoolSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1889Established Year
  905Enrollment
York UniversityParent College

Osgoode Hall Law School: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Osgoode Hall Law School is the law school of York University located in Toronto, Ontario, Canda. The School was originally established in the year 1889 i.e 131 years ago with it’s motto Per Jus Ad Justitiam which means Through Law to Justice in English. The School is home to Law commission of Ontario and has a strong Alumni background which include three Canadian Prime ministers, 10 Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada and many more.

Osgoode Hall Law School offers programs under Juris Doctor(JD) degree which focuses on exploratory education then comes the graduate Law program which includes L.L.M and Phd is one of the oldest and largest law program in the North America. School also offers degree and non-degree programs under Osgoode professional Development for not only Legal professionals but also Non- Law professionals.

Osgoode Hall Law School Rankings

  • According to 2018 rankings of QS world university rankings Osgoode Hall Law school is positioned at 51st to 100th top law schools in the world.
  • Maclean’s has been ranking Osgoode Law School since 2007 and has ranked the school 2nd amongst Canadian Law schools for the years 2011,2012 and 2013 consecutively.
  • Times Higher Education Ranked the University in 44th position in “Times Higher Education World University Rankings” table for law subjects in the year 2018.
  • LLM Guide has ranked Osgoode Hall Law School in 3rd position in the Top 10 LLM Programs in Canada.
  • Powerscore ranked Osgoode Hall Law School 2nd in Common Law School Ranking Canada in 2020.
  • Ranked 4th in Top 10 Law Schools in Canada by University Magazine in the year 2018.
  • Ranked 6th in Top 10 Law School in Canada by University Magazine in the year 2019.

Highlights

Type of CollegeLaw 
Year of Establishment1889
Campus SettingUrban
Total Enrollment960
Total Programs offeredJuris Doctor, Graduate Law program(L.L.M,Phd), Professional Development Program
Financial AidAvailable in the form of Scholarship
No. of Campuses 2
Language of InstructionEnglish
University Websitehttps://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/
Intake SeasonApplications available from May to June

Programs offered at Osgoode Hall Law School

Juris Doctor Program
Graduate Program in Law
Professional Development 
Administrative Law
Commercial Law
Environmental Law
NCA Exam Prep Program for International students
Clinics and Intensive programs
Taxations 
Trademark
Copyrights
Business associations

Osgoodés Graduate Law program

The courses that are offered under the Graduate law program are:

LLM Degree

Research LLM: Full time academic funded program is a research-based and faculty-supervised program.

Professional LLM: This program offers both part time and full time options for experienced professionals. This program is theory and practice dependent which has no thesis requirement.

Doctoral Degree: Going for a Doctoral degree in Law is considered as an advanced degree that requires intensive and comprehensive research and is considered suitable for students looking for an Academic position.

Specializations

Professional LLM :

Full Time CoursesPart time Courses
Canadian Common LawConstitutional Law
International Business LawCriminal Law
Tax LawBusiness Law and many more

Professional Development Program

This program offers both Degree and Non Degree programs for Lawyer, Non-Law professionals,firms and Organizations.

Residential Facilities at Osgoode Hall law School

The School provides a convenient, affordable and comfortable home away from home for its students. Furnished bachelor and one bedroom townhouse suites are just located across the street in the award winning Passy Gardens housing complex.

Every suite is equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, bed, working station and a large closet. The suites here are allocated on the basis of first come first serve and are available with various other amenities :

  • Wide screen TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Proximity to Class and Restaurants
  • Adjacent to a Football Field
  • 24 hour security
  • Centrally located laundry facilities
  • Recreational facilities
  • Easy access to On-campus subway stop

Osgoode Hall Law School Campus

Osgoode Hall Law School Campus

The School is situated in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The campus offers welcoming places to interact and unwind as well as modern places for learning for its students. The campus is having around 40 restaurants and food kiosk options available for students. The Ignat Kaneff building symbolizes as the heart of the campus which is a place with amenities such as a student lounge, family room and a reflection room.

As, the campus is situated in toronto which is Canada’s largest legal market which allows students for affording opportunities to get themselves a place with dynamic firms,top experts and specialized networks.The campus also has a Student government which includes the The Legal and Literary society and student caucus responsible for all professional, athletic, social and extracurricular activities at Osgoode.

The School also gives opportunity to write for Obiter Dicta i.e the students newspaper and for various other Journal and Ipilogue. The campus also has a network of 50 student clubs and organizations to develop and explore all the interests, social issues and diversity in cultures.

Admission Process

International students who want to seek admissions at Osgoode Hall Law School can follow the below-mentioned application details:

How to Apply: For JD Program students can apply via the Ontario Law School Application Service. For graduate programs students can apply via the individual program page.

Application Fee: The application fee is $130 CAD.

Application Deadline: The application deadline for JD Program is November 1st.

Basic Admission Requirements:

  • Original Transcripts
  • Completed Application
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Resume/CV
  • Writing Sample
  • Recommendation Forms
  • Supplementary Form
  • LSAT Score (for JD Program)

English Proficiency Requirements

International students who want to study in Canada need to submit a proof of English proficiency to be eligible to seek admissions at Osgoode Hall Law School. The required minimum scores of English Proficiency Exams are mentioned-below:

English Proficiency TestRequired Minimum Score
TOEFL iBT102-109
TOEFL CBT263
IELTS - Academic Type7.5 overall

Cost of Attendance

JD Program

The tuition and fee for JD program are mentioned-below:

ExpenseDomesticInternational
Tuition$24,802.26$34,819.64 
Ancillary Fees$1064.48$1064.48
Total$25,866.74$35,884.12
  • The Ancillary fees is the culmination of essential and non-essential supplementary fees.
  • Registration deposit of $450 has to be paid by the first year students before the deadline specified in the Admission Offer Letter.
  • The two installments in which the tuition has to be paid is mentioned-below:

Fall - Due on the first day of the class

Winter - January 10

Graduate Programs

The estimated tuition and fee per term for graduate programs at Osgoode Hall Law School is mentioned-below:

CategoryFee (per term)
Domestic full-time PhD and LLM $1,707.33 
International full-time LLM$6,546.82 
International full-time PhD$6,271.82

Scholarships & Financial Aid International Students

Osgoode Hall Law School offers several scholarships for international students to afford their study in Canada. International students who show financial hardship can also avail application fee waiver by writing to admissions@osgoode.yorku.ca. Students should write to the admission office well in advance of the November 1st deadline.

The university offers different financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants and bursaries for different streams and programs offered by the university.

Financial Aid for JD Program

Students wanting to avail of financial aid must submit a Financial Statement with their application form by November 1st. The financial statement is available at OSLAS application. The various financial aid available for JD program is mentioned-below:

  • Entrance Scholarships: Students who have submitted the financial statement along with their application form before the deadline are automatically considered for the entrance scholarships. The scholarships are granted to students with an excellent academic record and a need for financial assistance.
  • Early Bursary Notification Program - Based on the financial statement provided by the students, the university notifies the students if they are eligible for applying to regular bursary for the fall bursary program. Students can then apply for the Fall Bursary Program and avail their financial aid.
  • Income-Contingent Loan Program (ICLP) - Students who want to avail Income Contingent Loan Program or ICLP need to submit the financial statement and Supplemental ICLP along with their application form. Based on the information provided by the students, the university selects certain students and grants them bursaries and loan funding to pay their entire tuition fee for their period of study at the law school.

For Graduate Programs

The university offers several scholarships for international students to cover their expenses at the university. The scholarships and their value are tabulated below:

ScholarshipNumber of AwardsValue of Scholarship
Anne Simone Graduate Student International Conference Award1$1,000
Arman and Denise LaBarge Graduate Scholarship in Multiculturalism1$8,000
Barbara Crow Graduate Student Leadership Awards-$1,000
Howard Daugherty International Graduate Award in Neotropical Conservation3 awards$10,000
Joyce and Fred Zemans Scholarship 3 awards$3,333
Kent Haworth Archival Research Fellowship1$1,365
Manulife Graduate Scholarships2$10,000
Provost Dissertation Scholarship6$22,500
Sherill Cheda Graduate Scholarship$8,000
Susan Mann Dissertation Scholarship9$22,500

Alumni Network

Osgoode’s has more than 14000 alumni which consist of a lot of notable Alumni and Alumni awards:

  • Dianne Martin Medal for social justice through Law
  • Alumni Gold Key Awards
  • Award of Excellence
  • Mentor of the Year

Some Notable Alumni:

  • Prime Ministers(William Lyon Mackenzie King and Arthur Meighen)
  • John Robert Cartwright, Former Chief Justice of Supreme court Canada
  • Sir Edward Wentworth Beatty, President of Canadian Pacific Railway
  • Robert Elgie, Ontario Minister of Labour
  • And many others

Placement

For Student placement and training Osgoode has a Career Development Office (CDO) which is responsible for summer jobs, part time work, clerkship, academia and permanent work. The CDO forms a network between the employer, alumni and students.

The services provided by the CDO are :

  • Job Postings
  • Career Advice
  • Interview preparation
  • Clerkship Application support
  • Workshops, Panels & Special Events
  • Resume and Cover letter review
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$ 20,1491st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Jan 15

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  100  |  IELTS  7.5
$ 15,1121st YEAR
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2 YEARS

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Feb 05

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$ 26,9131st YEAR
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$ 15,1121st YEAR
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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  100  |  IELTS  7.5
$ 15,1121st YEAR
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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  109  |  IELTS  7.5
$ 15,1121st YEAR
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2 YEARS

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  109  |  IELTS  7.5

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Osgoode Hall Law School Overview

Institution TypePublic
AffiliationYork University
Student Population905
Application Cost$130
Average Cost of Attendance$15,112 / Year

Admission & Dates

Fall Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

May 01

Application Results

Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
IELTS-7.5- -
TOEFL-100- -

Osgoode Hall Law School Acceptance Rate

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program86.0%
Total Applicants294
Total Enrolled252
Graduate
Graduate Programs14.0%
Total Applicants272
Total Enrolled38

Osgoode Hall Law School Enrollment

Enrollment
Undergraduate Enrollment252
Graduate Enrollment38

Attendance Cost

$15,112

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$10,074 / Year
Post Graduate Program$15,112 / Year

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Program Wise Accreditations
Law ProgramsFederation of Law Societies of Canada
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