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Law school rankings ontario

Written by Matthew G. Scott

In 2007, for the first time, Macleans issued rankings of Canadian Law Schools. An article was published on TLS to that effect, along with the attached ranking system. A year later, Macleans refined the process with the goal of improving the accuracy of their rankings. A new category, Faculty Hiring, was added as an attempt to also give some weight to how many graduates of the various law schools end up as Professors.

In refining the process, Macleans relied on Professor Brian Leiter, who worked for the University of Texas at Austin Law School, where for many years he has criticized the U.S. News and World Report rankings methodology as using data that is open to manipulation and in some cases, even if the data is accurate, irrelevant.

Using his advice, the ranking system currently evaluates both common and civil law schools on five considerations split between two main categories, namely graduate quality (50%) and faculty quality (50%). The graduate quality section can be further subdivided into four main areas of interest, Elite Firm Hiring (20%), National Reach (10%), Supreme Court Clerkships (10%) and Faculty Hiring (10%); while the latter is solely based on Faculty Journal Citations. All of the data used to compute these categories is publically available, and more on these categories can be found below.

Explanation of Categories:

Graduate Quality - Elite Firm Hiring:
Measure is worth 20% of a schools ranking, relied on the Lexpert list of the leading Canadian law firms and Vault’s list of the leading New York firms. On each firm’s website, the number of associates from each school was counted, divided by the size of each school’s first-year class, as outlined on the Law School Admission Council website.

Graduate Quality - National Reach:
Worth 10% of the ranking, this value was derived from the elite firm hiring, except, in this case it was calculated using how many of each school’s graduates were hired from leading firms other than the top three firms to hire graduates from school. In effect, the point of this measure was to attempt to measure the extent to which leading firms outside of a school’s region hire its graduates, since students prefer a degree that is marketable across the country.

Graduate Quality - Supreme Court Clerkships:
The final measure, worth 10% of the ranking, is derived from the number of Supreme Court clerks hired over the past six years, and the number from each school. As there are only twenty-seven of these positions each year and they are generally drawn from the nation’s top students, it is one of the competitive positions open to graduates.

Graduate Quality – Faculty Hiring:
This new indicator, worth 10% of the ranking, is an assessment of how many of the law schools alumni go on to become professors at law schools around the country. More emphasis is placed on individuals who teach at schools other than their alma-mater.

Faculty Quality - Faculty Journal Citations:
Weighted at 50% of the rankings, the number of tenure and tenure-track faculty was counted at each school, excluding adjunct faculty, emeritus professors and etc. Each professor’s citation count in Quicklaw’s database of 33 Canadian legal journals was then tallied, and added to the school’s total citation count. This value was then divided by the number of professors at each school. Additionally, unlike in 2007, the ranking now considers international citations as well.

Why Other Things Were Not Considered:
Macleans decided not to consider factors such as clinics, courses, styles and approaches because in the opinion of Professor Leiter, these considerations do not “really compensate for the scholarly excellence of faculty and professional opportunities.”

Editors Note:

Before proceeding to the rankings, it is important to note that unlike in the United States, where Law School rankings are fairly common; this has never taken hold to the same extent in Canadian society. Although it is true that there are rankings done for the vast majority of university programs in Canada, these rankings do not always mesh with either public perception or actual hiring prospects. Consequently, the importance of going to a school ranked “1st” v. “5th” might be largely irrelevant.

When determining where to go to school in Canada, some considerations that are very important are the region you wish to work, the programs offered by the school and the quality of life that you will have wherever you attend. You would be ill-advised to choose to attend a school in Ontario simply because it is ranked 1 spot higher than school in British Columbia if you have no intention of working in Ontario, for example. Thus, while the rankings do serve as a useful tool, they should not be the sole basis for any decisions.

Additionally, the Common Law Rankings - Overall and the Civil Law Rankings - Overall have been updated as of September 15th, 2011. Please note that the rest of the information herein is drawn from the Macleans rankings article published on September 11th, 2008.

Common Law Rankings - Overall

Overall Ranking
(change in ranking)
Graduate Quality
Elite Firm Hiring
Graduate Quality
National Reach
Graduate Quality
Supreme Court Clerkships
Graduate Quality
Facurly Hiring
Faculty Quality
Faculty Journal Citations
Rank Change School Rank Change Rank Change Rank Change Rank Change Rank Change
1. (0) Toronto 1 (0) 7* (-2) 2 (0) 1 (0) 1 (0)
2. (+1) Osgoode 11 (+1) 1* (+2) 8 (-1) 8 (-2) 2 (-1)
3. (+1) UBC 4* (0) 3* (+3) 4* (+6) 6 (+3) 4 (-1)
4*. (-2) McGill 8 (-6) 9 (-9) 1* (0) 2 (+1) 6 (-2)
4*. (+4) Queen's 12 (-3) 3* (0) 7 (+3) 3* (+1) 3 (+5)
6. (0) Dalhousie 9* (+2) 7* (+5) 4* (+2) 3* (-1) 7 (0)
7. (-2) Victoria 13 (0) 6 (-5) 4* (0) 7 (0) 5 (0)
8. (+1) Alberta 3 (+2) 3* (+3) 9* (+1) 9* (+1) 9 (-1)
9. (+3) Western 9* (-1) 1* (+1) 12* (+2) 9* (-1) 10* (+3)
10. (+2) Saskatchewan 6* (-3) 13 (+2) 9* (-4) 5 (+6) 13 (+1)
11*. (-1) Calgary 6* (+3) 11 (+3) 12* (-5) 15* (-2) 10* (-2)
11*. (-4) Ottawa 14 (0) 11 (-2) 3 (0) 12* (-1) 8 (-2)
13. (-3) Manitoba 2 (+4) 15 (-6) 12* (+2) 12* (+4) 14 (-2)
14. (-2) New Brunswick 4* (+3) 16 (-3) 9* (+1) 11 (-7) 15 (-1)
15. (0) Windsor 15 (0) 10 (+1) 12* (+4) 12* (+1) 12 (-1)
16. (0) Moncton 16 (0) 14 (+2) 16 (-9) 15* (-2) 16 (0)

* Indicates a tie.

Civil Law Rankings - Overall

Overall Ranking
(change in ranking)
Graduate Quality
Elite Firm Hiring
Graduate Quality
National Reach
Graduate Quality
Supreme Court Clerkships
Graduate Quality
Faculty Hiring
Faculty Quality
Faculty Journal Citations
Rank Change School Rank Change Rank Change Rank Change Rank Change Rank Change
1. (new) McGill
1 (new) 2 (new) 1 (new) 1 (new) 1 (new)
2. (-1) Montréal 2 (-1) 1 (0) 2* (-1) 2 (-1) 2 (-1)
3. (-1) Ottawa 4* (-2) 3 (-1) 2* (0) 4 (0) 3* (-1)
4. (-1) Laval 3 (0) 6 (-3) 5 (-3) 3 (-1) 3* (0)
5. (0) Sherbrooke 4* (0) 4* (-1) 6 (-4) 5* (-1) 5* (0)
6. (-2) UQAM 6 (-1) 4* (+1) 2* (0) 5* (+2) 5* (-1)

* Indicates a tie.

Note that UQAM = Université de Québec à Montréal.

Common Law - Categorical Rankings

Elite Firm Hiring National Reach Supreme Court Clerkships Faculty Hiring Faculty Journal Citations
Rank Change School Rank Change School Rank Change School Rank Change School Rank Change School
1. (+1) Toronto 1. (+4) Victoria 1. (0) McGill 1. (new) Toronto 1*. (0) Toronto
2. (+1) McGill 2. (2) Western 2. (0) Toronto 2. (new) Dalhousie 1*. (+1) Osgoode
3. (+3) Saskatchewan 3*. (-1) Osgoode 3. (0) Ottawa 3. (new) McGill 3. (+7) UBC
4. (+4) UBC 3*. (+8) Queen's 4. (0) Victoria 4*. (new) Queen's 4. (-1) McGill
5. (+8) Alberta 5. (-3) Toronto 5. (+2) Saskatchewan 4*. (new) New Brusnwick 5. (+3) Victoria
6. (-1) Manitoba 6*. (+3) UBC 6. (-1) Dalhousie 6. (new) Osgoode 6. (-3) Ottawa
7. (-6) New Brusnwick 6*. (0) Alberta 7*. (0) Osgoode 7. (new) Victoria 7. (0) Dalhousie
8. (-1) Western 8. (-1) McGill 7*. (+7) Calgary 8. (new) Western 8*. (-2) Queen's
9*. (+1) Queen's 9*. (-8) Ottawa 7*. (0) Moncton 9. (new) UBC 8*. (-2) Alberta
9*. (-1) Calgary 9*. (+4) Manitoba 10*. (-3) UBC 10. (new) Alberta 8*. (+6) Calgary
11. (-7) Dalhousie 11. (-2) Windsor 10*. (+2) Queen's 11*. (new) Ottawa 11. (-3) Windsor
12. (-1) Osgoode 12. (-5) Dalhousie 10*. (-3) Alberta 11*. (new) Saskatchewan 12. (+1) Manitoba
13. (-1) Victoria 13. (+2) New Brunswick 10*. (-5) New Brunswick 13*. (new) Calgary 13. (+1) Western
14. (+1) Ottawa 14. (-1) Calgary 14*. (-2) Manitoba 13*. (new) Windsor 14*. (-4) Saskatchewan
15. (+1) Windsor 15. (-3) Saskatchewan 14*. (0) Western 13*. (new) Moncton 14*. (+2) New Brunswick
16. (-2) Moncton 16. (0) Moncton 16. (-2) Windsor 16. (new) Manitoba 16. (-4) Moncton

* Indicates a tie.

Civil Law - Categorical Rankings

Elite Firm Hiring National Reach Supreme Court Clerkships Faculty Hiring Faculty Journal Citations
Rank Change School Rank Change School Rank Change School Rank Change School Rank Change School
1. (0) Montréal 1. (+3) Montréal 1. (+1) Montréal 1. (new) Montréal 1. (0) Montréal
2. (0) Ottawa 2. (-1) Ottawa 2*. (-1) Ottawa 2. (new) Laval 2. (+2) Ottawa
3. (0) Laval 3*. (+2) Laval 2*. (0) Laval 3. (new) UQAM 3. (-1) Laval
4. (0) Sherbrooke 4. (0) Sherbrooke 4*. (+2) UQAM 4*. (new) Ottawa 4. (+1) UQAM
5. (0) UQAM 5. (-3) UQAM 4*. (+2) Sherbrooke 4*. (new) Sherbrooke 5. (-2) Sherbrooke

* Indicates a tie.

Note that UQAM = Université de Québec à Montréal.

 

Note: While Canadian law school rankings have not become as contentious as they are in the United States, they should only act as a guide and the final determination of what law school is best for you should be determined by a personal visit.



Canadian Common Law Schools - Information Related to Attending

School Tuition (Domestic) Tuition (International) % Women Full Time Faculty Primary Degree Special Notes
Alberta 10,000 20,000 52% 34 LL.B None
UBC 9,363 18,749 52% 40 LL.B None
Calgary 11,080 Unknown 51% 21 LL.B None
Dalhousie 12,464 Unknown Unknown 42 LL.B None
Manitoba 8,500 Unknown 45% 23 LL.B None
McGill ,036 to ,945 13,082 54% 34 LL.B/BCL Bilingualism Required
Moncton 4,955 Unknown 54% 12 LL.B French
New Brunswick 8,646 Unknown 52% 20 LL.B None
Ottawa 10,707 24,800 64% 50 LL.B LL.B/LL.L, LL.B/J.D.
Queens 10,452 20,376 47% 29 LL.B Moving toward J.D.
Saskatchewan 7,293 Unknown 51% 20 LL.B None
Toronto 18,662 28,191 49% 57 J.D. None
Victoria 7,721 20,903.1 60% 34 LL.B None
Western Ontario 10,609 23,666 48% 34 LL.B None
Windsor 10,708 16,237 57% 33 LL.B LL.B/J.D.
Osgoode Hall (York) 5,466 11,933 52% 56 LL.B LL.B/J.D.

Common Law - Application Information

School Application Fee Median LSAT Median GPA Applications First Year Class Size Application Deadline Overall Ranking
Alberta 100 160 3.6 1,250 175 November 1st 7th
UBC 80 163 3.74 1,683 208 February 1st 9th
Calgary 0-0 158 3.55 930 100 November 1st 15
Dalhousie Unknown Not Listed Not Listed 1,400 163 November 30th 6th
Manitoba -100 158 3.8 697 252 November 1st 11th
McGill 80 160 3.77 1,516 246 November 30th 2nd
Moncton 39 Not Required 2.8 85 39 March 31st 16
New Brunswick 50 158 3.7 870 89 March 1st 12*
Ottawa 75 No Minimum 3.67+ 3,450 200 November 1st 4th
Queens 75 162 3.67 2,346 165 November 1st 5th
Saskatchewan 75 157 3.6 900 117 February 1st 10th
Toronto 75 167 3.8 1,900 190 November 1st 1st
Victoria 50 163 3.85 1,038 108 February 1st 8th
Western Ontario 75 160 3.7 2,400 161 November 1st 12*
Windsor 75 Not Listed Not Listed 1,813 200 November 1st 14
Osgoode Hall (York) 75 160 3.8 2,397 302 November 1st 3rd




Canadian Law School Rankings

Canada: University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Canada: University of Alberta Faculty of Law

Canada: Dalhousie Law School

Canada: McGill University Faculty of Law

Canada: University of Ottawa Faculty of Law

Canada: Osgoode Hall Law School (York University)

Canada: Peter A. Allard School of Law

IE Law School- Northwestern Law Executive LLM Program

IE Law School- Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Practice

Legal Education in the United Kingdom

Out of Province Residents tuition = $8,928.19
** The law school application fee for this school is $90 plus the OLSAS Application service fee of $195
*** Average is the Median CGPA
(E) refers to the English LL.B program offered at the University of Ottawa
(F) refers to the French LL.B program offered at the University of Ottawa






Dalhousie University

Schulich School of Law
Weldon Law Building
6061 University Avenue – PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2

T: 902-494-3495 E: [email protected]
W: www.dal.ca/faculty/law.html

Regular Application and Admissions Criteria

The admission committee assesses applicants based on the combination of LSAT score and Grade Point Average (GPA).

Regular Applicants

Deadline: February 28

Degree of Bachelor of Arts, Science, Commerce, or equivalent
OR
Three full years’ study after junior matriculation or two full years after senior matriculation of a course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts, Science, Commerce, or equivalent

- Will not accept LSAT scores from June for the class starting in September. Will only accept LSAT scores within the last five years.
- Supporting documents – official transcripts sealed and signed by educational institution and two letters of reference
- Interviews may be required
- Rolling admission
- Other Admission Categories: Special Status applicants, mature applicants, Indigenous Blacks, Mi’kmaq, and Native applicants

Tuition and Expenses

Estimated Full-time Tuition

$18,215.06

Textbook and Course Materials

$1,250

Application Fee

$70

- Extensive need-based and merit scholarships available
- Financial aid available

Current Applicant Profile

Average LSAT Score

161-164

Number of Applicants in 2015 1,200+

Average GPA

3.7

First-year enrolment

170


Strengths and Special Programs

- Marine and Environmental Law
- Business Law
- Legal Aid clinical experience
- Exchanges to Quebec, US, Australia, Europe, and Asia
- Indigenous Blacks and Mi’kmaq (IB&M) Initiative
- Health Law exchange programme with Loyola University in Chicago

- Health Law and Policy Programme
- Constitutional and Public Law
- Law and Technology Institute
- Combined degrees – JD programme, new combined programme JD/MJ
- The Vriie University Amsterdam Exchange Programme






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Regular Application and Admissions Criteria

Regular Applicants

Deadline: November 1

- First round offers are sent in January, the rolling admission until class is full
- No minimum LSAT score
- Highest LSAT score is used
- Applicants must take the LSAT no later than February 2017
- Minimum 3 years of full-time undergraduate study from a recognized university
- Academic standing of B+/75% with an A-/80% average in final two years
- Supporting documents: two letters of reference, one academic, or non-academic and personal statement
- Other Admission Categories: mature applicants, aboriginal applicants, access applicants


Tuition and Expenses

Estimated Full-time Tuition

$16,865.13

Textbook and Course Materials

$600 - $1000

Application Fee

$290

- Extensive need-based and merit scholarships available
- Financial aid available

Current Applicant Profile

Number of applicants in 2014 1,000

First-year enrolment

60






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Regular Application and Admissions Criteria
McGill University uses a holistic approach to accepting students into the law program.

Applicants applying to Ontario law schools must submit their applications to the OLSAS. LSATs must have been written in the past five years.

Regular Applicants

Deadline: November 1

- A minimum of three years at a recognized university; a four-year degree is strongly preferred
- Multiple LSAT scores averaged for initial sorting of applications
- Highest LSAT score used for admission decision
- Supporting documents: autobiographical sketch, no more than three reference letters, personal statement, and academic transcripts
- Consideration is given to trends, exceptional grades, and explanatory material submitted
- February LSAT scores will be the last accepted for September admission
- Other Admission Categories: access, mature, disadvantaged, disabled, and Aboriginal applicants


Tuition and Expenses

Estimated Full-time Tuition

$17,524

Textbook and Course Materials

$1,830

Application Fee

$290

Ancillary Fees

$1,170

- Financial aid available
- Scholarships and Bursaries available

Current Applicant Profile

Average LSAT Score

160

Number of applicants in 2015 2,351
First-year class size 200

Average GPA

80%

23Average Age

23


Strengths and Special Programs

- Clinical Correctional Law
- Family Law
- Participation in Legal Aid
- International Law Spring Program
- Exchange programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East

- International Law Certificate Program
- Combined J.D. programs: J.D./Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts (Economics)/J.D., Master of Industrial Relations/J.D., Master of Public Administration/J.D., Common/Civil Law Joint Degree Program






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Regular Application and Admissions Criteria

Regular Applicants

Deadline: November 30

- Undergraduate degree or a minimum of three years towards a degree from an accredited institution
- February LSAT scores will be the last accepted for September admission
- Highest LSAT score used
- Rolling admission
- Supporting documents: official transcripts, personal statement, 3 letters of reference (2 academic, one non-academic)
- Other Admission Categories: Aboriginal, and special consideration


Tuition and Expenses

Estimated Full-time Tuition

- Canadian Students: $18,548.22
- International Students: $34,957.44

Textbook and Course Materials

$2,000

Application Fee

$108.24

Ancillary Fees

- Fall: $821.33
- Winter: $573.33

- Financial aid available
- Scholarships and Bursaries available

Current Applicant Profile

Average LSAT Score

166

Average GPA

3.8 (83%)

First-year enrolment

180


Strengths and Special Programs

- J.D. and J.D./MBA
- Asian Legal Studies and MAPPS Program
- Environmental and Natural Resources Law
- National Centre for Business Law
- First Nations Legal Studies Program

- Exchanges in Canada, the United States, Asia, Europe, Australia, and South Africa
- Program on Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Constitutional Law and Human Rights
- Competitive Mooting Program
- Feminist Legal Studies






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Regular Application and Admissions Criteria
The admission committee assesses applicants based on the combination of LSAT score and Grade Point Average (GPA).

Regular Applicants

Deadline: December 1

- Undergraduate degree or a minimum of three years (90 credits) towards a degree from an accredited institution
- Highest LSAT score used
- The LSAT and GPA are weighed equally
- Supporting documents: personal statement, two official transcripts sealed and signed by educational institution
- Other Admission Categories: discretionary, First Nations, transfer, and advanced standing

Tuition and Expenses

Estimated Full-time Tuition

$11,448

Textbook and Course Materials

$1,810

Application Fee

$88

Ancillary Fees

$1,116

- Financial aid available
- Scholarships and Bursaries available

Current Applicant Profile

Average LSAT Score

166

Average GPA

3.8 (83%)

First-year enrolment

180


Strengths and Special Programs

- J.D. and J.D./MBA
- Asian Legal Studies and MAPPS Program
- Environmental and Natural Resources Law
- National Centre for Business Law
- First Nations Legal Studies Program nt Degree Program

- Exchanges in Canada, the United States, Asia, Europe, Australia, and South Africa
- Program on Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Constitutional Law and Human Rights
- Competitive Mooting Program
- Feminist Legal Studies






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Regular Application and Admissions Criteria
The admission committee assesses applicants based on the combination of LSAT score and Grade Point Average (GPA).

LSATs written before June 2011 are not accepted.

Regular Applicants

Deadline: November 1

- A minimum of two years of post-secondary study leading to a degree
- Highest LSAT score used
- LSAT and GPA are weighed 50/50
- December LSAT tests will be considered for final evaluations
- Supporting Documents: official transcripts and completed application form
- LSAT tests in or before December will be considered for an early offer
- Other Admission Categories: Aboriginal applicants, mature applicants


Tuition and Expenses

Estimated Full-time Tuition

$10,663

Textbook and Course Materials

$3,000

Application Fee

$90

- Scholarships available
- Financial aid available

Current Applicant Profile

Average LSAT Score

161

Average GPA

3.92

Number of applicants in 2015 800-1000

First-year enrolment

106


Strengths and Special Programs

- Practical Focus
- Clinical, Criminal, Family, Administrative Law, and Advocacy Programs
- Experience Available at Legal Aid Manitoba

- Small Business Law Clinic
- Legal History Project
- Flexible Half-Time program
- Legal Research Institute






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Regular Application and Admissions Criteria
The admission committee assesses applicants based on the combination of LSAT score and Grade Point Average (GPA). LSAT scores on a 120-180 scale are required. The June 2015 LSAT score will not be accepted.

Regular Applicants

Deadline: March 1

- A degree from a recognized Canadian university, or a degree from an acceptable non-Canadian university, three years (or equivalent) full-time academic study at a recognized Canadian university, or experience, maturity, and outstanding qualities.
- Highest LSAT score used
- Early application strongly recommended
- Supporting Documents: personal statement, resume, and academic transcripts
- Applicants must take the LSAT no later than February of the year in which they apply for admission
- Rolling admission
- Other Admission Categories: discretionary and Aboriginal


Tuition and Expenses

Estimated Full-time Tuition

$9,837

Textbook and Course Materials

$858

Ancillary Fees

$125

- Financial aid available
- Scholarships and Bursaries available

Current Applicant Profile

Average LSAT Score

158

Average GPA

3.7

First-year enrolment

92

Number of applicants in 2014 735

Strengths and Special Programs

- Strong core curriculum
- Centre for Property Studies
- Join LL.B/MBA Program

- Admission with advanced standing to the LL.B program for candidates who have completed a minimum of two years towards a common law degree from a non-Canadian law school






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Regular Application and Admissions Criteria

The admission committee assesses applicants based on the combination of LSAT score and Grade Point Average (GPA). Applicants applying to Ontario law schools must submit their applications to the OLSAS.

LSATs written before June 2012 are not accepted.

Regular Applicants

Deadline: February 1

- A minimum of two years of study (60 credits) at a university or equivalent
- Applications are accepted beginning October 15
- Highest LSAT score used
- Admission is determined based on merit, taking into account your academic record, your Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score, and any special circumstances
- Supporting documents: official transcripts from all academic institutes attended and a personal statement
- Slight preference given to Saskatchewan residents and residents of provinces and territories that do not have a law school
- February LSAT scores will be the last accepted for September admission
- Other Admission Categories: special circumstances applicants and Aboriginal applicants


Tuition and Expenses

Estimated Full-time Tuition

$13,060.89

Textbook and Course Materials

$2,500

Application Fee

$125

- Scholarships available
- Financial aid available
- First-year applicants are automatically considered for most entrance scholarships upon acceptance

Current Applicant Profile

Average LSAT Score

159

Average GPA

3.34

Number of applicants in 2015

1,004

First-year enrolment 126

Strengths and Special Programs

- Campus Legal Services Clinic
- Native Law Centre
- Chair on Human Rights

- Exchange programs with American, European, and Mexican law schools
- Joint LL.B programs – B.Comm./LL.B






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Regular Application and Admissions Criteria

The admission committee assesses applicants based on the combination of LSAT score and Grade Point Average (GPA). Applicants applying to Ontario law schools must submit their applications to the OLSAS. LSATs written before June 2011.

Regular Applicants

Deadline: November 1

- A minimum of three full years of academic study towards a degree from a recognized university or equivalent
- All courses must be completed no later than the end of May in the year of entry
- Highest LSAT score used
- Supporting documents: official academic transcripts and personal statement
- February LSAT scores will be the last accepted for September admission
- Other Admission Categories: mature applicants, and half-time applicants


Tuition and Expenses

Estimated Full-time Tuition

$33,104.86

Textbook and Course Materials

$1,100

Application Fee

$90

- Scholarships available
- Financial aid available

Current Applicant Profile

Average LSAT Score

166

Average GPA

3.9 (86.1%)

Number of applicants in 2015 2,040

First-year enrolment

120

- Almost all first-year applicants accepted have a four-year university degree
- Approximately five applicants per year are accepted without a four-year university degree

Strengths and Special Programs

- International Human Rights Clinic
- Distinguished Visiting Professors Program
- International Exchanges
- Public Interest Advocacy
- Centre for Innovation Law and Policy
- Pro Bono Activities
- Bridge Program

- Work Abroad Programs
- Legal Aid Clinic
- Combined degree programs in Philosophy, Politics, Criminology, Economics, Environmental Studies, English, Information Studies, Social Work, and International Relations






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University of Victoria

Faculty of Law
Murray and Anne Fraser Building, Room 102
Victoria, BC, V8W 2Y2

T: 250-721-8151 E: [email protected]
W: www.uvic.ca/law/

Regular Application and Admissions Criteria

The admission committee assesses applicants based on the combination of LSAT score and Grade Point Average (GPA). Personal statements may also be used in the admission process.

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