Canadian law schools 2021: Resources if you’re considering whether — and where — to become a lawyer

A comprehensive list of law school programs in Canada

Canadian law schools 2021: Resources if you’re considering whether — and where — to become a lawyer

For more up to date information see Canadian law schools 2021/22: Resources if you're considering whether, and where, to become a lawyer.

There are seemingly endless considerations when it comes to going to law school — how much can I spend? Can I afford to spend 4 years out of the workforce? Do I want to stay close to home or go far away? How much does “brand” really matter when it comes to what school you put on your resume?

To help aspiring lawyers inform their law school admissions decisions, Canadian Lawyer has compiled a list of all 24 law schools in Canada, including their tuition figures, key faculty members, joint degree programs and licensure requirements in the respective provinces.

University of Alberta – Faculty of Law

Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Law Degrees:  

  • Juris Doctor (JD) 
  • Master of Laws (LLM) 
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Law (PhD) 
  • Internationally Trained Lawyer Pathway 

Tuition Rates:  

  • Juris Doctor (JD): $14,300.00 (2020/2021) 
  • Master of Laws (LLM) 
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Law (PhD) 
  • Internationally Trained Lawyer Pathway: $30,000 (2020/2021)

Notable Faculty Members:  

  • Timothy Caulfield 
  • Peter Sankoff 
  • Joanna Harrington 

Other Information: 

This law school is committed to teaching familiarity with an understanding of Indigenous Law. This is done with faculty scholars who have expertise in this area (Hadley Friedland, Darcy Lindberg, Joshua Nichols); through the Wahkhotowin Law and Governance Lodge which is a partnership with the Faculty of Native Studies; and through experiential learning initiatives like their Wahkohtowin Project course, an on-the-land course that explores Cree law, governance, philosophy and spirituality through traditional activities. 

They launched a Coding in Law course in January 2020 which teaches students how to automate routine legal services.

Their JAG Externship is the first course in Canada to allow law students to work in the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Armed Forces

University of British Columbia – Peter A. Allard School of Law

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Law Degrees:

  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Master of Laws (LLM)
  • Master of Laws (Common Law) (LLM CL)
  • Master of Laws in Taxation (LLM in Taxation)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Law (PhD)

Tuition Rates:

  • Juris Doctor (JD): $12,800 (2020/2021)
  • Master of Laws (LLM)

Notable Faculty Members:

  • Catherine Dauvergne
  • Cristie Ford
  • Margot Young

Other information:

The law school offers a wide range of experiential learning opportunities, such as legal clinics that provide students with hands-on learning experiences with real clients, moots and exchange opportunities. The law school’s program has a strong focus on Indigenous legal studies. In terms of financial assistance, the law school offers approximately $1,000,000 in bursaries.

University of Calgary – Faculty of Law

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Law Degrees:

  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Public Policy (JD/MPP)
  • Master of Laws (LLM) – Thesis-based
  • Master of Laws (LLM) – Course-based
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Sustainable Energy Development
  • Certification in Common Law in French in partnership with the University of Ottawa

Tuition Rates:

  • Juris Doctor (JD): $14,600 for new Canadian students and $14,400 for continuing Canadian students in 2020/2021

Notable Faculty Members:

  • Nigel Bankes
  • Jennifer Koshan
  • Kathleen Mahoney

Other Information:

University of Calgary launched their Black Students Admission Process this fall.

The law school offers its International Energy Lawyers Program in partnership with the University of Houston. Other unique courses and programs in the law school include the following: Crisis Communications for Lawyers, Marketing and Client Development, Indigenous Legal Traditions, the Institute for the Future of Law Practice Program, Decision Making – Alberta Utilities Commission and Indigenous Business Law.

The law school also offers learning experiences seeking to engage students through technology and innovation.

Information about the demographic makeup of the class of 2023 may be found here.

Dalhousie University – Schulich School of Law

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Law Degrees:

  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Health Administration (JD/MHA)
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Information (JD/MI)
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Public Administration (JD/MPA)
  • Master of Laws (LLM)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Law (PhD)
  • Master of Digital Innovation (MDI)

Tuition Rates:

  • Full-time law students (not LLM or PhD): $20,493.86 (2020/2021)

Notable Faculty Members:

  • Camille Cameron
  • Elaine Craig
  • Jocelyn Downie

Other Information:

More information about the law school can be found here.

Lakehead University – (Bora Laskin Faculty of Law)

Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario

Law Degrees:

  • Juris Doctor (JD)

Tuition Rates:

  • Juris Doctor (JD): $17,967.06 for first year (2020/2021)

Notable Faculty Members:

  • Ryan Alford
  • Mariette Brennan
  • Frances E. Chapman

Other information:

The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law (BLFL) centres its program on three mandates:

1. Aboriginal and Indigenous law

2. Natural resources and environmental law

3. Sole or small firm practice, with an Integrated Practice Curriculum (IPC)

The law school implemented mandatory courses in Aboriginal and Indigenous laws even before the Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

The law school is committed to making a difference, providing access to justice and leading the way for northern communities, and in partnership with First Nations communities and Indigenous organizations, provide access to legal education for Indigenous students. All students are required to take three mandatory Aboriginal and Indigenous Law courses covering topics relating to perspectives of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and how these perspectives can shape and inform the legal system, Aboriginal rights under the Common Law, Constitution and relevant legislation, and Indigenous culture and traditions. These courses provide students a mix of theory and experience-based learning opportunities.

Through the BLFL's student legal clinic, Lakehead University Community Legal Services, students gain hands-on experience by offering free legal services to low-income residents of Northwestern Ontario.

The BLFL only accepts 65 students a year, ensuring that students receive an intimate and personalized legal education that can allow them to thrive and become practice-ready by the time they graduate.

In accordance with its commitment to access and equity for a diverse student body, 99 per cent of students in the JD program have at least one under-represented characteristic, while over 90 per cent have multiple under-represented characteristics.

Université Laval – Baccalauréat en Droit

Location: Quebec City, Quebec

Law Degrees:

  • Certificate of Law
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Doctor of Laws (LLD)
  • Master of Laws (LLM) in Business Law
  • Master of Laws (LLM) in Environmental Law, Sustainable Development and Food Security
  • Master of Laws (LLM) in Fundamental Rights
  • Master of Laws (LLM) in International and Transnational Law
  • Master of Laws (LLM) in Notarial Law

Tuition Rates:

Quebec resident students

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB):  $1,777.80
  • Master of Laws (LLM): $1,777.80
  • Doctor of Laws (LLD): $1,777.80

Canadian students excluding Quebec

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB):  $4,559.55
  • Master of Laws (LLM): $4,559.55
  • Doctor of Laws (LLD): $4,559.55

International Students

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB):  $11,369.40
  • Master of Laws (LLM): $11,369.40
  • Doctor of Laws (LLD): $11,369.40

Notable Faculty Members:

  • Marie-Claire Belleau
  • Fannie Lafontaine
  • Sophie Lavallée

As a francophone leader on the North American scene, UL’s Law Faculty trains competent and responsible jurists, able to respond creatively to the challenges posed by the evolution of law and society. Having at heart the promotion of social justice and sustainable development, this law school enrolls every year around 400 students from all continents. Through general and specific programs, the law school offers both theoretical and hands-on learnings such as Legal Clinical courses (international criminal justice and business start-up), moot courts (Gale, Laskin, Mignault, Rousseau, Cassin, Pictet, etc.) and externships of all kinds. At the graduate level, students may enroll in a research-oriented LL.M., carrying out their own project on most topics.

University of Manitoba – Robson Hall Faculty of Law

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Law Degrees:

  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Master of Laws (LLM)
  • Master of Human Rights (MHR)

Tuition Rates:

  • Juris Doctor (JD): Domestic: $12,000 (2020/2021), International: $27,900
  • Master of Laws (LLM): Domestic: $2,670.38 (2020/2021), International: $5,874.90
  • Master of Human Rights (MHR): Domestic: $3,112.50 (2020/21), International: $6,847.50

Notable Faculty Members:

  • Donn Short
  • Karen Busby
  • Darcy MacPherson

McGill University – Faculty of Law

Location: Montreal, Quebec

Law Degrees:

  • Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL/JD)
  • BCL/JD and Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • BCL/JD and Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Master of Laws (LLM) in General Law – Thesis or Non-Thesis
  • Master of Laws (LLM) in Air and Space Law – Thesis or Non-Thesis
  • Master of Laws (LLM) in Environment – Thesis or Non-Thesis
  • Master of Laws (LLM) in Bioethics – Thesis-based

Doctoral program

  • Doctor of Civil Law - Law
  • Doctor of Civil Law - Comparative Law
  • Doctor of Civil Law - Air and Space Law

Tuition Rates:

Quebec residency

  • BCL/JD: $4,919.25 (2020/2021)
  • LLM: $2,637.15
  • DCL: $2,637.15

Non-Quebec Canadian:

  • BCL/JD: $10,482.75
  • LLM: $5,418.90
  • DCL: $2,637.15

International:

  • BCL/JD: $48,885.75
  • LLM: $11,059.35
  • DCL: $10,139.70

Notable Faculty Members:

  • François Crépeau
  • Geneviève Saumier
  • Colleen Sheppard

Other information:

Same as before

Université de Moncton – Faculté de Droit

Location: Moncton, New Brunswick

Law Degrees:

  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Master of Laws (LLM)
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration (JD-MBA)
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Public Administration (JD-MAP)
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Environmental Studies (JD-MEE)
  • Diplôme d'études en common law (DECL)

Tuition Rates:

$6,423 (and other miscellaneous fees)

Notable Faculty Members:

  • Malaïka Bacon-Dussault
  • Nicolas Lambert
  • Robert L. LeBlanc

Other Information:

Same as before

Université de Montréal – Faculté de Droit

Location: Montreal, Quebec

Law Degrees:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) in North American Common Law
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Master of Laws (LLM)
  • Master of Laws (LLM) in Comparative Common Law
  • Master of Laws (LLM) in Comparative Private Law
  • Master of Laws (LLM) in Notarial Law
  • Business Law in a Global Context (LLM)
  • Master of Electronic Commerce (MEC)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Law (PhD)

Tuition Rates:

Quebec students

  • Masters: $1,195 per session
  • PhD: $1,195 per session

Non-Quebec Canadian students

  • Masters: $3,701 per session
  • PhD: $3,701 per session

International students

  • Masters: $8,186 per session
  • PhD: $7,348 per session

Notable Faculty Members:

  • Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens
  • Catherine Régis
  • Gilles Trudeau

University of New Brunswick – Faculty of Law

Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick

Law Degrees:

  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor (MBA/JD)

Tuition Rates:

  • Juris Doctor (JD): $13,559.00 per year for Canadian students, $23,776.50 for international students

Notable Faculty Members:

  • John Kleefeld
  • Anne Warner La Forest
  • Karen Pearlston

University of Ottawa – Common Law

Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Law Degrees:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) in English
  • Juris Doctor (JD) in French
  • Juris Doctor (JD) – National Program
  • Master of Laws (LLM)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Law (PhD)
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Arts (International Affairs) (JD-MA)
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration (JD-MBA)
  • Juris Doctor and Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences with Specialization in Political Science (JD-BSocSc)
  • Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Commerce (Commercial Sciences) (JD-BCom)
  • Programme de droit canadien (JD and LLL)
  • Canadian-American Dual Juris Doctor (JD) Program
  • Certificate of Common Law in French

Tuition Rates:

Info found here.

Notable Faculty Members:

  • Constance Backhouse
  • Nathalie Des Rosiers
  • Stewart Elgie

Other information:

The common law program in French admits around 80 new students per year. Taking the LSAT is not a requirement for acceptance.

The law school offers numerous opportunities for active learning, including legal clinics, law mentorship programs, legal writing programs, moot courts, internships, a law practice program and a pro bono national student network program.

University of Ottawa – Droit civil

Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Law Degrees:

  • Licence en droit (LLL)
  • Licence en droit civil et B.sc.soc. spécialisé en développement international et mondialisation (LLL/DVM)
  • Licence en droit civil et Maîtrise en administration des affaires (LLL/MBA)
  • Certificat général en droit
  • Maîtrise générale en droit (LLM)
  • Doctorat en droit (PhD)
  • Programme National (JD/LLL)
  • Programme de droit Canadian (JD/LLL)

Tuition Rates:

Info found here.

Notable Faculty Members:

  • Céline Castets-Renard
  • Ghislain Otis
  • Katherine Lippel

Other information:

Not provided

Université du Québec à Montréal – Faculté de science politique et de droit

Location: Montreal, Quebec

Law Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Law
  • Certificate in Social and Labour Law
  • Bachelor’s in international Relations and International Law
  • Master’s in Law

Short programs

  • Labour and Social Protection Law
  • Human Rights

Specialized graduate diplomas (DESS)

  • Labour and Social Protection Law
  • Human Rights

Doctoral

  • Doctor of Law (PhD)

Tuition Rates:

Quebec residency

  • Bachelor of Law: $1,659.91
  • Master’s in Law: $1,293.05
  • Doctorate of Law (PhD): $1,293.05

Non-Quebec Canadian students

  • Bachelor of Law: $4,441.66
  • Master’s in Law: $ 3,379.36
  • Doctorate of Law (PhD): $1,293.05

Notable Faculty Members:

  • Laurence-Léa Fontaine
  • Daniel Mockle
  • Hélène Piquet

Other information:

Same as before

Queen’s University – Faculty of Law

Location: Kingston, Ontario

Law Degrees:

  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Juris Doctor (BCom/JD)
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
  • Master of Economics and Juris Doctor (MA(Econ)/JD)
  • Master of Public Administration and Juris Doctor (MPA/JD)
  • Master of Industrial Relations and Juris Doctor (MIR/JD)
  • Civil Law and Common Law Combined Program
  • Master of Laws (LLM)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Law (PhD)
  • Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Services Management
  • Certificate in Law (Online)

Tuition Rates:

Notable Faculty Members:

  • Mark Walters
  • Nicholas C. Bala
  • Ardi Imseis

Other information:

Same as before

Ryerson University – Faculty of Law

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Law Degrees:

  • Juris Doctor (JD)

Tuition Rates:

  • Domestic: $21,168 (OSAP eligible) (plus ancillary and related fees)

Notable Faculty Members:

  • Sari Graben
  • Avner Levin
  • Hilary Evans Cameron

Other information:

The law school has adopted a holistic approach to admissions in that it considers the best two years in terms of the applicant’s GPA. An online interview is an additional feature. 

Ryerson Law students will gain contemporary skills and experience beyond traditional legal contexts, enabling them to navigate diverse paths to legal practice and expand access to justice. Graduates will embrace an entrepreneurial mindset both to better serve their clients and to innovate the legal profession itself.
The first year of the program includes a co-teaching model that includes working lawyers to meld theory and practice in each subject area. Special focus on current and future technologies that are relevant to legal service. In year two, the curriculum includes two-week modules which couples morning lectures with hands-on mentorship in small student "firms" in the afternoon.  The final year of the program includes a professional placement with coursework focusing on key interest areas.

Information on scholarships offered by the law school may be found here.

University of Saskatchewan – College of Law

Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Law Degrees

  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Master of Laws (LLM)
  • Certification in Common Law in French

Certificate and Combined Degree Programs:

  • Certification in common law in French (CCLF) in partnership with the University of Ottawa
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Juris Doctor (BComm/JD)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration and Juris Doctor (BBA/JD)
  • Juris Doctor and Masters of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
  • Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctor (BA/JD or BSc/JD)
  • Bachelor of Arts (four-year) and Juris Doctor

Tuition Rates

  • Juris Doctor (JD): $15,048, plus fees of $536
  • Master of Laws (LLM)

Notable Faculty Members:

  • Ron C.C. Cuming
  • Glen Luther
  • Dwight Newman

Other information: 

The law school has committed to annually reserving two seats in JD program for Indigenous students from Newfoundland and Labrador.

The law school offers a number of unique financial aid opportunities, including a scholarship for applicants self-declaring as LGBT persons, funded by alumni and married couple Brad Berg and Brian Rolfes. The law school also has the Nicole L. Thornbury Memorial Bursary, for students graduating from a Newfoundland high school, and the J. Barrie Thomson Scholarship, for students interested in the field of agriculture.

Special programs provided by the law school include the Kwayeskastasowin Setting Things Right course, the Nunavut Law Program and the Dean’s Forum on Dispute Resolution and Access to Justice. The Dean’s Forum gives students the chance to interact with important stakeholders in the justice system to discuss access to justice issues.

The law school’s Ariel F. Sallows Chair in Human Rights is the first endowed chair of human rights in any law school across Canada.

The law school hosts the McKercher Lecture Series which is open to the public. This year's edition of the series is being held online and has focused on the topic of "Re-Envisioning Policing in Canada".

Université de Sherbrooke – Faculté de droit

Location: Sherbrooke, Quebec

Law Degrees:

First Cycle - Bachelor of Laws

  • Baccalauréat en droit – cheminement général
  • Baccalauréat en droit – cheminement coopératif
  • Baccalauréat en droit avec diplôme en common law et droit transnational (Juris Doctor)
  • Droit et sciences de la vie
  • Droit-MBA régime coopératif

Second Cycle - Course Type

  • Droit et politiques de la santé
  • Prévention et règlement des différends
  • Maîtrise en droit notarial
  • Common law et droit transnational
  • Droit international et politique internationale appliqués
  • Maîtrise en pratique du droit criminel et pénal
  • Microprogramme en médiation environnementale

Multifaculty programs

  • Maîtrise en environnement
  • Maîtrise en médiation interculturelle

Second Cycle - Research Type

  • Maîtrise en droit (LLM)
  • Maîtrise en droit et politiques de la santé
  • Maîtrise en environnement

Third Cycle - Doctorate

Tuition Rates:

Quebec residency

  • First Cycle: $1,705 per term
  • Second Cycle: $1,705 per term
  • Third Cycle: $1,705 per term

Non-Quebec Canadian students

  • First Cycle: $4,485 per term
  • Second Cycle: $4,485 per term
  • Third Cycle: $4,485 per term

Notable Faculty Members:

  • Mathieu Devinat
  • Geneviève Dufour
  • Louis Marquis

Thompson Rivers University – Faculty of Law

Location: Kamloops, British Columbia

Law Degrees:

  • Juris Doctor (JD)

Tuition Rates:

  • Juris Doctor (JD): $10,038.60 (2020/2021)

Notable Faculty Members:

  • Ruby Dhand
  • Seán Patrick Donlan
  • Craig E. Jones

Other info:

Same as before

University of Toronto – Faculty of Law

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Law Degrees:

  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Master of Laws (LLM)
  • Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD)
  • Master of Studies in Law (MSL)
  • Global Professional Master of Laws (GPLLM)
  • Collaborative Specialization in Bioethics (CSB)
  • Collaborative Specialization in Global Health (CSGH)
  • Collaborative Program in Jewish Studies
  • Collaborative Graduate Specialization In Sexual Diversity Studies
  • Collaborative Program In Women and Gender Studies (CWGS)
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Social Work (JD/MSW)
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Public Policy (JD/MPP)
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Global Affairs (JD/MGA)

Tuition Rates:

  • LLM: $9,280 
  • SJD: $6,210 
  • MSL: $9,280 
  • GPLLM: $33,570 

Other Information:

The Faculty is recognized as a world leader in scholarship and thought leadership, operating on a globally competitive scale with a brand that represents innovative research in law and economics and legal theory. The Faculty’s students are hired by the top employers in Canada, New York, and London. Each year, approximately 95% of our JD students secure articling jobs. This hire rate is by far the best in the country and reflects the high opinion the legal professional holds for our students and the University of Toronto’s Law program. 

U of T Law values the diversity of its JD class (PDF). The school has made considerable efforts to recruit students from all over Canada, from a wide range backgrounds and perspectives, and offers a robust financial aid program, strictly based on financial need and not based on merit. The law school’s Post-Graduation Debt Relief Program is likewise unique, as the first and one of the few financial aid programs that supports law graduates in low-paying careers for up to ten years after graduation.

University of Victoria – Faculty of Law

Location: Victoria, British Columbia

Law Degrees:

  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Joint Indigenous Degree (JD/JID)
  • Master of Laws (LLM)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Law (PhD)

Tuition Rates:

Notable Faculty Members:

  • John Borrows
  • Jamie Cassels
  • Deborah L. Curran

Other information:

The law school’s Joint Indigenous Degree program is the first of its kind in the world. In the academic year 2018–2019, 55.5 per cent of students in the JD/JID program were Indigenous and 88.8 per cent were female.

The school prides itself in offering some of the lowest tuition fees in Canada. It also offers multiple scholarships and bursaries. Between its JD and JID programs, on average, the law school met around 90–95 per cent of its students’ financial needs.

The UVic Law Centre is the longest-running student law clinic in the country. Other legal clinics include the law school’s Environmental Law Clinic, Business Law Clinic and Indigenous Law Research Unit.

University of Western Ontario – Western Law

Location: London, Ontario

Law Degrees:

  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Graduate Diploma in Mining Law, Finance, and Sustainability (GDip)
  • Master of Laws (LLM)
  • Master of Studies in Law (MSL)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Law (PhD)

Combined-degree undergraduate programs:

  • Honours in Business Administration and Juris Doctor (HBA/JD) 
  • Bachelor of Engineering Science and Juris Doctor (BESc/JD) 

Combined-degree graduate programs:

  • Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA) 
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Science (Geology or Geophysics) (JD/MSc) 
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Arts (History) (JD/MA) 

Combined-degree programs with exchange partners:

  • Western / Université Laval Joint Program 
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Laws (JD/LLM) in partnership with the University of Groningen in the Netherlands 

Tuition Rates:

  • Juris Doctor (JD): $20,151 (2020/2021)
  • LLM: $3,456/term full-time
  • MSL: $3,456/term full-time

Notable Faculty Members:

  • Chi Carmody 
  • Erika Chamberlain 
  • Randall Graham 

Other information:

The law school offers a number of noteworthy programs, class options and experiential learning opportunities, including the following: 

  • Certification in Global Sustainability for JD candidates 
  • Specialization in Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction for students in graduate programs 
  • Courses in Mining Law 
  • International Summer Law Internship Program 
  • Extended-time program, where the JD program can be done part-time 
  • Sport Solution Clinic, the only sports law clinic offered by a law school in North America, as well as other legal clinics 
  • The Torys LLP Business and Law Pre-Eminent Scholars Series 
  • Internship opportunities 

The law school is also dedicated to mindfulness within the legal profession. 

Information about the law school’s entrance scholarships may be found here, while recent information about the law school’s class profiles may be found here.

University of Windsor – Windsor Law

Location: Windsor, Ontario

Law Degrees:

  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Canadian and American Dual Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
  • Juris Doctor and Master of Social Work (JD/MSW)
  • Master of Laws (LLM)

Tuition Rates:

  • Juris Doctor (JD): $9654.26 (2020/2021)
  • Dual JD: $9654.26 (2020/2021)
  • Master of Laws (LLM): $3315.60 (2020/2021)

Notable Faculty Members:

  • Christopher Waters 
  • William E. Conklin
  • Jasminka Kalajdzic

Other information:

With a focus on access to justice and transnational law, Windsor Law prides itself in being “one of the most diverse law schools in Canada” with about 50 per cent of students speaking a second a language, and about 50 per cent of students being racialized students. 

The law school offers unique clinical and experiential learning opportunities through various legal clinics and research centres, including the Indigenous Legal Orders Institute. The law school’s Class Action Clinic, which is the first of its kind in North America, recently expanded to meet growing demand.

More information about the law school’s programs, admissions process and student organizations may be found here.

York University – Osgoode Hall Law School

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Law Degrees:

  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Master of Laws (LLM) – Research
  • Master of Laws (LLM) – Professional
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Law (PhD)

Joint Degrees:

  • JD/MBA with the Schulich School of Business at York 
  • JD/MES with the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change at York 
  • JD/MA in Philosophy with the Department of Philosophy at York 
  • JD/LLB (Civil) with the Faculté de droit - Université de Montréal, Universite de Montreal 

Tuition Rates:

  • Juris Doctor (JD): $25,799.86/year (including ancillary fees)
  • Research LLM & PhD (Domestic) $5,128.41 per year
  • Research LLM (International): $19,646.88 per year
  • PhD (International): $18,821.88 per year
  • Professional LLM (Domestic): $7,601.58/term 

Notable Faculty Members:

  • Stephanie Ben-Ishai 
  • Allan C. Hutchinson 
  • Obiora Chinedu Okafor 

Other information:

JD students may receive financial assistance through the bursary program or through the income contingent loan program as well as awards, scholarships and prizes. Some of the many experiential learning opportunities include a vast array of clinical programs, a mooting program and internship opportunities. Demographic information on the student body may be found here.

As for LLM and PhD students, eligible students may avail of the Osgoode Graduate Student Awards. Demographic information on students in the graduate program may be found here.

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