Rebecca Barclay Nguinambaye J.D. (UofT) 2021, Novalee Davy J.D./M.B.A. (UofT) 2022, Solomon McKenzie J.D. (UofT) 2019, Marie Kiluu-Ngila J.D. (UofT) 2019
Rebecca Barclay Nguinambaye J.D. (UofT) 2021, Novalee Davy J.D./M.B.A. (UofT) 2022, Solomon McKenzie J.D. (UofT) 2019, Marie Kiluu-Ngila J.D. (UofT) 2019

The University of Toronto Faculty of Law (UofT Law) believes that legal education should be accessible to talented students from all segments of Canadian society.


 

Black Future Lawyers (BFL)

BFL is a collaboration between UofT Law, our Black Law Students Association, members of our Black alumni community, and the broader legal profession. Funded by UofT’s Provost’s office and UofT Law, BFL offers supports and engagement opportunities to Black undergraduate students who aspire to go to law school and become lawyers. BFL’s goal is to increase the number of Black students who attend UofT Law.

  • BFL’s programming for Black undergraduate students includes:
  • Mentoring and job shadowing with Black lawyers, judges and articling students
  • Invitations to attend special workshops, lectures and other events at UofT Law
  • Admissions and financial aid info sessions for Black students
  • Our annual Black Future Lawyers conference
  • Access to our free LSAT prep course, where eligible
  • And more…
     

Participate in BFL

Sign up to participate as a BFL undergraduate student, volunteer to mentor students, or volunteer as a job shadowing host.

Donate to BFL

We welcome and appreciate your financial support of Black future lawyers, please donate today.


UofT Black Student Application Process (BSAP)

With the goal of increasing Black law student representation at UofT Law, BSAP provides an optional application stream for Black JD candidates, regardless of participation in BFL or their admission categories (general, mature, indigenous).

BSAP applicants will have their personal statements reviewed by members of the Black community, including our staff, students, faculty and alumni.

You must meet the same LSAT and academic requirements for admission that we seek from all candidates. BSAP does not have a designated quota for admission.

To be considered for BSAP, apply to a UofT JD first-year or transfer program by our standard deadlines and procedures, and also:

  1. Select the BSAP option in the School Submissions section of the OLSAS application form
  2. Submit a BSAP Essay highlighting why you chose the BSAP stream

 

BSAP Essay

2,500 characters (maximum), in plain text, including punctuation and spaces.

The BSAP essay is part of the OLSAS application form, and is not submitted as a separate document by upload or hardcopy. The text is entered on the application form directly.

In addition to the mandatory Personal Statement and the Optional Essay, Black Student Application Process candidates must submit a BSAP Essay.

The BSAP essay offers a unique additional opportunity to describe your strengths and accomplishments, vision for your own legal education, and to tell your story. There is no template to follow to express and describe yourself.  Sample topics include describing why you chose the BSAP stream, writing on an issue that you feel is important to the Black community or sharing your motivations and inspirations. Whether or not you choose to use or reference any of those topics, you should relate what you write about to a legal issue and/or the study/practice of law.