Program Details   

 

UofT's Law School Access Program offers: 

  • Comprehensive LSAT preparation and training for the September 2014 exam date
    • Taught by an experienced LSAT instructor
    • Includes all study materials and practice tests, and additional study group support
    • All program participants will receive a waiver of all LSAT test and registration fees

  • Law school admissions and financial aid info and support
    • The admissions process and the impact of your LSAT and GPA
    • How to draft an effective personal statement; how to choose the right law school
    • How to finance your legal education
  • Exposure to law school and the legal profession
    • Opportunities to hear from current law students and practicing lawyers
    • Optional trips to courtrooms, legal clinics, and law firms
  • Ongoing support and mentorship
    • Optional mentoring with current law students
    • Ongoing access to individual advice from admissions staff

Eligibility

  • Graduates of the LAWS high school program at 6 Toronto area high schools will be given special consideration for this program, but must still apply for the program.  Please indicate previous LAWS participation on the application form.

For all other applicants who are not LAWS high school program graduates:

  • Undergraduate student currently in 3rd or 4th year, OR relatively recent university graduate 
  • Fully committed to writing the September 2014 LSAT for admission to law school starting in September 2015;
  • Minimum cumulative (all years of study to date combined) undergraduate average of 78%; and
  • Commitment to attending at least 90% of the weekly evening lectures. Attendance will be taken weekly.

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE 2014 PROGRAM HAS NOW PASSED. 

INTERESTED AND QUALIFIED UNDERGRADUATES SHOULD CHECK BACK HERE IN SPRING 2015 FOR OUR PROGRAM NEXT YEAR!

 

 What previous program participants said:

“What I liked most about the program was the positive space it provided for all of us to share our experiences/ advice throughout the LSAT and Law School process. This positive space was facilitated through the welcoming classrooms of the Faculty of Law and the candid exposure to members of the Faculty of Law administration. I think that the extra resources that were provided to us truly make the program unique and remarkable. I can definitely acknowledge that many of these additional resources have given me a comprehensive understanding of what my journey will entail.”

 “What I liked most about the prep program was its initiative to bring together students of similar backgrounds who have been historically disadvantaged in terms of higher education. The Program exposed us to the culture of law school and the legal profession in a way that many of us perhaps would have never gotten a chance to experience.  What I believe to be a major deterrent factor to low-income students’ attending law school is their lack of insight into the entire process. However, the prep program gave us this insight by introducing us to every step of the process - from the law school application process to meeting with established lawyers.”

Success Stories

For more information about this program, please email  <law.admissions@utoronto.ca>