LAWS youth in front of the Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law believes that law school should be accessible to talented students from all segments of Canadian society. Our vision is a legal profession that represents the communities that lawyers serve. 

We also believe that law schools have an important role in supporting students from underrepresented communities to gain admission to law school. That's why we've invested in developing innovative programs to encourage young people to consider a career in law. 

Programs for Youth

  • LAWS (Law in Action Within Schools) 
    Launched in 2005, LAWS is a comprehensive law and justice themed high school engagement program that supports local youth who face personal and systemic barriers to achieving their full potential at high school and in accessing postsecondary education. 
  • Law School Access Program (LSAP) 
    LSAP is U of T’s free LSAT preparation course for high-potential, low-income undergraduate students and recent university graduates. 

  • See Yourself Here 
    Each year over 200 high school and undergraduate students from the GTA come to the law school to hear from law students, lawyers and other legal professionals about how to pursue a career in the law. The event is designed specifically for students who identify with communities that have been historically underrepresented in the legal profession. 

  • Black Future Lawyers Conference
    Every year, U of T Law hosts a one-day conference for currently enrolled Black undergraduate students at ANY university. The goal is to provide participants with information and different viewpoints to help them make an informed decision about being a lawyer, how to get into law school, and how to thrive when they are there.
  • Faculty of Law Youth Summer Program 
    The YSP is the law school’s summer camp for high school students that delivers seven week-long modules that provide a unique exposure to the practice of law. Modules include criminal law, law and politics, international law, corporate law, entertainment law and trial advocacy. 

  • Indigenous Youth Summer Program
    Indigenous high school students from across Canada come to U of T’s Faculty of Law for a week to learn about Canadian law and Indigenous legal traditions.

Information for Youth

  • The Law & You (PDF)
    This pamphlet provides a basic introduction to the law and how to become a lawyer

  • So, You Want to Become a Lawyer
    This web page provides a detailed explanation of the process of applying to law school, getting a law degree and becoming a lawyer

  • Frequently Asked Questions
    Answers to questions frequently asked by high school students
  • Law School Admission
    Find out detailed information about the requirements for admission to the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and about the many programs and opportunities offered by our school.

  • The Career Development Office
    Find out more about the wide variety of work opportunities available with a career in law.

"See yourself here": Law school life

Hear from our students about life outside the Faculty of Law, how to explore your passions through the many extracurricular programs and clubs, and how to make life-long friends among a diverse, talented and fun student body.