University of Ottawa Law

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Contacts

Website: http://www.commonlaw.uottawa.ca

Phone: (613) 562-5800 ext.3270

Admissions e-mail: comlaw@uOttawa.ca

Program Information

Programs Leading to common law JD degree

1. English Common Law

  • accepts approximately 200 entering students


2. French Common Law

  • accepts approximately 50-60 entering students


3. National Program

  • admits approximately 60 Canadian civil law graduates for a one year common law program


  • 3 years in length (except National Program)


  • Academic performance is a critical factor in the selection process.
  • Also considers: extracurriculars and community involvement during university studies; outstanding qualities or achievements in previous careers; linguistic or cultural factors; overcoming challenges such as a disability or financial difficulties

Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Minimum 3 years of undergraduate study or have completed 90 credits (any discipline), however; a complete undergraduate degree is recommended.


  • Required Courses: none

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GPA

  • Average accepted GPA 2009: 3.7 (83%)
    • A successful applicant has an average GPA of A-

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LSAT

  • The University does not set a cut-off LSAT score.
  • Must be taken no later than February (but recommended by December)
  • If taken more than once, the highest LSAT score is taken into consideration

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Supporting Documents

  • All documents must be sent directly to OLSAS and not the university.
  • Personal statement - outline applicant's reasons for studying law at Ottawa U, interests, personal and professional achievements etc. (Written as if it were an interview)
  • Autobiography - include verifiers
  • Personal Information - date of birth etc.
  • 2 reference forms: At least one must be an academic source, but two academic sources is preferred
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended


  • NO late applications accepted

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Timeline

  • Early Aug: Online applications are available
  • Nov 1: Deadline for completed OLSAS application

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Tuition 2013-2014

  • Tuition - $15,463.70 + fees
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available.

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