Law (Osgoode Hall Law School)

Law (Osgoode Hall Law School)

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

The Research Graduate Program (PhD & LLM) provides research-focused graduate students with an opportunity to be supervised by outstanding professors who are pursuing original research. We have a large and varied Faculty, innovative research centres, a range of available funding, a broad range of graduate courses and Canada's finest research law library.

The Research LLM is a full-time research-intensive degree that requires students to complete either a thesis or major research paper.  The PhD is an advanced degree involving extensive, research-intensive study, suitable for students who aim for an academic position.

In addition to the Research Graduate Program, Osgoode Professional Development offers a different set of full and part-time Professional LLM programs that bridge theory and practice. These are ideal for Canadian or international lawyers and law graduates who want to explore a new area of law or improve professional skills. For further information on these programs, please visit the Osgoode Professional Development site or email admissions-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca.

Note: The Graduate Program in Law at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University accepts a very limited number of international applicants. Please refer to the program website for more details before submitting an application.

 

Degrees Offered


LLM


Program Length (Full-time)

1 year(s)


Program Component(s)

  • Course work
  • AND Thesis
  • OR Major research paper


Minimum Required GPA

B


Fall Entry

  • Full-time

Deadline - Fall (Domestic Applicants Only)

2022-02-15

Deadline - Fall (International Applicants Only)

2022-01-15

English Proficiency Requirement

Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Distinction
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with distinction
CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC
Minimum CAE ScoreB
Duolingo125
PTE Academic76

PhD


Program Length (Full-time)

4 year(s)


Program Component(s)

  • Dissertation


Minimum Required GPA

B


Fall Entry

  • Full-time

Deadline - Fall (Domestic Applicants Only)

2022-02-15

Deadline - Fall (International Applicants Only)

2022-01-15

English Proficiency Requirement

Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Distinction
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with distinction
CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC
Minimum CAE ScoreB
Duolingo125
PTE Academic76

Additional Admission Requirements

Required Forms

What You Need to Apply

Number of Recommendation(s)

  • 2 recommendation(s)

Other Requirements

  • Full-time LLM
    • Resumé or CV
    • 1 writing sample
    • 2 references
    • Statement of Interest (Research Proposal)
    • Transcripts
    • Supplementary Information Form
  • PhD:
    • Resumé or CV
    • 1 writing sample
    • 2 references
    • Statement of Interest (Research Proposal)
    • Transcripts
    • Supplementary Information Form

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Common Questions:

Depending on the graduate program, York University graduate funding can be designed to cover most of your tuition, offer employment and/or Faculty enhanced funding awards. In addition, each York University graduate student is eligible to receive up to $2000 in funding to support research/scholarly activity through the Academic Excellence Fund. Funding packages are not designed to cover the cost of rent, utilities, transportation, or food.
Absolutely. Please indicate in your statement of interest you are not seeking a funding package. To note, you will be responsible for not only funding the cost of your degree, but also the cost of living in the Greater Toronto Area for the length of your degree.
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