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University of Toronto - Faculty of Law

updated: January 2013
sources: University of Toronto, wiki

Established in 1887, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law is one of the oldest professional faculties at the University of Toronto. The Faculty of Law is particularly renowned in the areas of corporate law, international law, law and economics, and legal theory.

The median undergraduate GPA of students accepted into the J.D. program is 3.85, and the median Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score is 168, making the law school one of the most selective in North America.

The Faculty of Law offers its students Canada's most extensive internship program in pro bono work and international human rights law, and supports a range of legal clinics staffed by students as well as practitioners.

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law      Location:
     University of Toronto
     Faculty of Law
     84 Queen's Park Cres.
     Toronto, ON
     M5S 2C5
Flavelle House

General Reference

Applications Received 2200
First Year Law Students Accepted 190
LSAT 168 (median)
GPA 3.85 or 85.9% (median for 2010-2011)

Admitted Applicant Profile (2010-2011) - source LSAC.org


Applicant Profile

University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Table applies to regular applicants.

UGA LSAT Percentile Rank Group
  75-85 86-90 91-99

Since it is not possible to predict with precision the probability of admission using numerical indices alone, the grid profile should be used cautiously.

A = Acceptance Likely
P = Acceptannce Possible
U = Acceptance Unlikely


Application Deadline (Regular) November 1
Last LSAT Accepted February Test
Application Fee $195 + $90/school (through OUAC)
Online Application Ontario Universities' Application Centre - Ontario Law Schools
Tuition and Expenses approx $27,420/year (2012-2013) Canadian
approx $35,980/year (2012-2013) International
$1,100 (books)
Regular Admission Requirements

  • successfully completed three years of an approved course leading to a degree at a recognized university (or equivalent), no later than the end of May in the year of entry
  • almost all of the students have completed a four-year degree, very few applicants have been admitted without a four-year undergraduate degree

Admission Committee Considerations
  • excellent academic records, very high LSAT scores, and worthy non-academic accomplishments
  • greatest weight to applicant's cumulative undergraduate academic record and LSAT score
  • non academic achievement
  • response to disadvantage due to adverse personal or socio-economic circumstances or to barriers faced by cultural (including racial or ethnic) or linguistic minorities
  • motivation and involvement in academic and non-academic activities
  • impact of temporary or permanent physical disabilities
  • work experience
  • graduate study
  • outstanding accomplishment in a non-academic activity
  • 2011-2012, average bursary
    for students who received
    assistance was $10,138

Complete List of Scholarships and Bursaries

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Faculty of Law
University of Toronto
84 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2C5

Program Information

Combined Degrees Business: JD/MBA
Criminology: JD/MA
Economics: JD/MA
Economics: JD/PhD
English: JD/MA
Russian and East European Studies: JD/MA
Global Affairs: JD/MGA
Information Studies: JD/MI
Philosophy: JD/PhD
Political Science: JD/PhD
Public Policy: JD/MPP
Social Work: JD/MSW
Aboriginal Studies: JD/Certificate in Aboriginal Legal Studies
Environment: JD/Certificate in Environmental Studies
Jewish Studies: JD/Collaborative Program in Jewish Studies
Gender Studies: JD/Certificate in Sexual Diversity and Gender Studies
School Composition & Population Close to 60 full-time faculty members

600 undergraduate and graduate students (giving it a student-faculty ratio of approximately 10:1)
Transfers Yes
Mature Student Yes
Part-Time Student Yes
Centres The David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights
The Centre for the Legal Profession
The Centre for Innovation Law and Policy (CILP)
The Capital Markets Institute (CMI)
Special Programs Legal clinics:
  • Downtown Legal Services
  • Advocates for Injured Workers
  • The Centre for Spanish-Speaking Peoples
  • The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic
  • International Human Right Clinic
  • Health Equity and Law Clinic
  • Consitutional Advocacy Clinic

International Human Rights Program

  • Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC)
  • June Callwood Program in Aboriginal Law
  • Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS)
  • Health Law and Policy Group
  • International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Program


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