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.
|Type of College||Law|
|Year of Establishment||1889|
|Total Programs offered||Juris Doctor, Graduate Law program(L.L.M,Phd), Professional Development Program|
|Financial Aid||Available in the form of Scholarship|
|No. of Campuses||2|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Intake Season||Applications available from May to June|
|Juris Doctor Program|
|Graduate Program in Law|
|NCA Exam Prep Program for International students|
|Clinics and Intensive programs|
The courses that are offered under the Graduate law program are:
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.
Professional LLM :
|Full Time Courses||Part time Courses|
|Canadian Common Law||Constitutional Law|
|International Business Law||Criminal Law|
|Tax Law||Business Law and many more|
Professional Development Program
This program offers both Degree and Non Degree programs for Lawyer, Non-Law professionals,firms and Organizations.
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 :
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.
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:
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 Test||Required Minimum Score|
|IELTS - Academic Type||7.5 overall|
The tuition and fee for JD program are mentioned-below:
Fall - Due on the first day of the class
Winter - January 10
The estimated tuition and fee per term for graduate programs at Osgoode Hall Law School is mentioned-below:
|Category||Fee (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|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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:
The university offers several scholarships for international students to cover their expenses at the university. The scholarships and their value are tabulated below:
|Scholarship||Number of Awards||Value of Scholarship|
|Anne Simone Graduate Student International Conference Award||1||$1,000|
|Arman and Denise LaBarge Graduate Scholarship in Multiculturalism||1||$8,000|
|Barbara Crow Graduate Student Leadership Awards||-||$1,000|
|Howard Daugherty International Graduate Award in Neotropical Conservation||3 awards||$10,000|
|Joyce and Fred Zemans Scholarship||3 awards||$3,333|
|Kent Haworth Archival Research Fellowship||1||$1,365|
|Manulife Graduate Scholarships||2||$10,000|
|Provost Dissertation Scholarship||6||$22,500|
|Sherill Cheda Graduate Scholarship||2||$8,000|
|Susan Mann Dissertation Scholarship||9||$22,500|
Osgoode’s has more than 14000 alumni which consist of a lot of notable Alumni and Alumni awards:
Some Notable Alumni:
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 :
|Average Cost of Attendance||$15,112 / Year|
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
|Undergraduate Programs||$10,074 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$15,112 / Year|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Law Programs||Federation of Law Societies of Canada|
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