LSAP Class of 2016

The LSAP class of 2016 farewell celebration at the Borden Ladner Gervais LLP law firm in downtown Toronto

Free LSAT Preparation and more ...

UofT Law offers a free LSAT preparation course for high-potential, low-income undergraduate students and recent university graduates. The program is held once a year, from May to the end of August, in order to enable participants to prepare for the LSAT test in the Fall (September/October). Classes are held twice a week during the evening. All participants must commit to attend at least 90% of the lectures, attendance will be checked throughout the program.

2017 Program Specifications

Application Deadline:
CLOSED March 31, 2017 
Selection notification:
tentatively April 20, 2017 
Program Duration:
tentatively May 8 - August 17, 2017
Days:
Mondays and Thursdays.
Where a holiday falls on a Monday, the class will be held the day after, on Tuesday
Times:
5:00 - 6:00 pm, optional homework review
6:00 - 8:00 pm, mandatory instruction time and review
Locations:
Downtown Toronto: at the UofT Law School and at the co-sponsor law firm.
Fees:
$0.  Free for participants 
Class size:
approximately 30

 LSAP Features 

  • Comprehensive preparation and training for the LSAT test in the Fall in September/October.
    • 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 information and support, including information about:
    • 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
  • Ongoing support and mentorship
    • Optional mentoring with current law students
    • Ongoing access to individual advice from law school admissions staff

Success 

Alvin YauI was very fortunate to join the LSAP in the summer of 2014. I learned all about what it means to be a law student, what exactly a lawyer does and can do, and how the UofT Law community will help students succeed in pursuing that vocation.

Students admitted to this free program received free LSAT study resources and prep classes, fee waivers for the LSAT exam and the OLSAS law school application. Moreover, we learned from and met many great members of the UofT Law community who helped us throughout the summer leading up to the LSAT test dates.

This program gave me and my peers the skills, insight, and confidence to do well in the LSAT and in our law school applications. It motivated me to follow through with the law school application process and it has helped me and many of my classmates to attain a legal education. This program ensured that students of a similar background and passion for legal advocacy can pursue that vocation in spite of financial hindrances.

I always felt so welcomed at the UofT Law community while I was an LSAP student and that feeling remains strong today.

Alvin Yau
BBA, York University
2018 JD candidate, UofT Law


Eligibility

You are fully committed to writing the September 2017 LSAT for admission to start law school in Fall 2018 and you satisfy (1) or (2):

  1. You are a graduate of the LAWS high school program at six Toronto area high schools. 
    and you are:
      • currently an undergraduate student in 3rd or 4th year
        OR
      • a recent university degree graduate (within the past two years) 

    Special consideration will be given to LAWS graduates for selection to the LSAP.

    OR

  2. You are not a graduate of the LAWS program, and you satisfy ALL of the following:
    • Your official immigration status in Canada is citizen, permanent resident, protected person or convention refugee.
       
    • You are:
      • currently an undergraduate student in 3rd or 4th year
        OR
      • a recent university degree graduate (within the past two years)

Apply for LSAP

GRADUATES OF THE LAWS PROGRAM

  1. Complete the online 2017 LSAP Application Form. Applications have closed.
     

  2. Submit the Supporting Documents
     
    • Academic transcripts: one up-to-date copy for each post secondary institution attended/attending
    • A current Resume
    • A Personal Statement (250-500 words)
       

ALL OTHER APPLICANTS 

  1. Complete the online 2017 LSAP Application Form. Applications have closed

  2. Submit the Supporting Documents 
  • Proof of immigration status in Canada
     
  • Proof of low family income:
      • A copy of the government forms confirming that you are a recipient of the 2016-17 Canada Student Grant for Persons from Low Income Families through a provincial government student assistance program. For example, the OSAP Funding Summary, see sample.
         
      • Applicants who are not recipients of the 2016-2017 Canada Student Grant for Persons from Low income Families must instead submit 2015 Income Tax Notices of Assessment for each of their parents or guardians (see above, "Eligibility").

  • Academic transcripts: one up-to-date copy for each post secondary institution attended/attending
     
  • A current Resume
     
  • A Personal Statement (250-500 words)

Help

Please contact the JD Admissions Office
email:  law.admissions@utoronto.ca
phone: 416-978-3716