Admissions

Welcome to the University of Toronto Faculty of Law admissions web pages.  

At the University of Toronto, we offer one of the world’s outstanding legal educations. To be a student at our law school is to join a strong  community of the finest law teachers and scholars, and the most promising law students in Canada. Our program challenges students to think broadly and deeply about the law, prepares them to excel in the fields of their choice, and provides them with the competitive opportunities that only a top-ranked program can offer.  In return, we rely on our students to carry on the traditions of excellence and service that have earned this Faculty its place among the top legal educations in the world. 

The JD Program

The JD (Juris Doctor) program provides the fundamental education required to pursue a career in law. The JD program is a second-entry program, meaning that applicants must have already completed some years of undergraduate education in order to apply. Almost all of our successful applicants have completed an undergraduate degree by the time they begin the JD program.

Find out more about JD Admissions.

The Graduate Program

The graduate program offers Masters-level (LLM, GPLLM, MSL) and Doctorate-level (SJD) programs for those wishing to pursue further in-depth studies in law. Applicants for the LLM or the SJD must have completed degrees in law before starting the program.

Find out more about graduate admissions.

Professional Legal Education

The Faculty of Law's professional legal education programs (the Internationally Trained Lawyers Program, the Global Professional Masters of Law, Executive Legal Education, and the Centre for the Legal Profession) offer legal education for lawyers and others who are currently in the workforce.

Find out more about our professional legal education programs.

National Committee on Accreditation Options

Applicants with law degrees from other countries or a civil law degree from the province of Quebec who are seeking to qualify to practice law in a common law province in Canada will consult the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) to establish their requirements. The Faculty of Law provides three different options to help NCA students meet these requirements.

Find out more about NCA options.

Youth Outreach

The Faculty of Law provides a variety of programs aimed at high school and undergraduate students interested in law, in particular those from backgrounds that are under-represented among our students and in the legal profession.

Find out more about our youth outreach programs.