Law (Osgoode Hall Law School)

About Program Degrees Offered and Application Requirements

Osgoode is one of Canada's oldest and most prestigious law schools, with a reputation for academic excellence.

We provide graduate students with an opportunity to work with outstanding professors who are pursuing original research. We have a large and varied Faculty, innovative research centres, a broad range of graduate courses and Canada's finest research law library.

As a student in our master's or doctoral program, you will become a member of a stimulating and supportive intellectual community and have opportunities for teaching experience.

If you are interested in improving law practice skills you may be interested in Osgoode Professional Development (OPD).

Note: International applicants to the PhD Graduate Program in Law at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University are asked to call the Graduate Program Secretary, at 416-736-5046 before submitting an application. Canadian citizens or landed immigrant applicants do not need to call. If you have an immigration letter with a file number you are considered a landed immigrant applicant.

LLM

Program Description

Program Components (including coursework)
  • Course work AND
  • Thesis
Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 1 year(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    February 8, 2017 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
    IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 1
    YUELILevel 6 with Distinction
    MELABOverall score of 85, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC
    Minimum CAE ScoreB
    Number of Recommendations Required
    2
    What You Need to Apply
    Other Requirement(s)
    • Full-time LLM
      • Resumé or CV
      • 2 writing samples
      • 2 references
      • Statement of Interest
      • Transcripts
      • Supplementary Information Form
    • PhD:
      • Resumé or CV
      • 2 writing samples
      • 2 references
      • Statment of Interest
      • Transcripts
      • Supplementary Information Form
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Graduate Program in Law

    4044 Ignat Kaneff Building
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Graduate Program in Law

    4044 Ignat Kaneff Building
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    LLM-MRP

    Program Description

    Program Components (including coursework)
    • Course work AND
    • Major research paper
    Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 1 year(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    February 8, 2017 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
    IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 1
    YUELILevel 6 with Distinction
    MELABOverall score of 85, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC
    Minimum CAE ScoreB
    Number of Recommendations Required
    2
    What You Need to Apply
    Other Requirement(s)
    • Full-time LLM
      • Resumé or CV
      • 2 writing samples
      • 2 references
      • Statement of Interest
      • Transcripts
      • Supplementary Information Form
    • PhD:
      • Resumé or CV
      • 2 writing samples
      • 2 references
      • Statment of Interest
      • Transcripts
      • Supplementary Information Form
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Graduate Program in Law

    4044 Ignat Kaneff Building
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Graduate Program in Law

    4044 Ignat Kaneff Building
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    PhD

    Program Description

    Program Components (including coursework)
    • Course work AND
    • Dissertation proposal AND
    • Dissertation oral examination
    Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 4 year(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    February 8, 2017 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
    IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 1
    YUELILevel 6 with Distinction
    MELABOverall score of 85, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC
    Minimum CAE ScoreB
    Number of Recommendations Required
    2
    What You Need to Apply
    Other Requirement(s)
    • Full-time LLM
      • Resumé or CV
      • 2 writing samples
      • 2 references
      • Statement of Interest
      • Transcripts
      • Supplementary Information Form
    • PhD:
      • Resumé or CV
      • 2 writing samples
      • 2 references
      • Statment of Interest
      • Transcripts
      • Supplementary Information Form
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Graduate Program in Law

    4044 Ignat Kaneff Building
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Graduate Program in Law

    4044 Ignat Kaneff Building
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3