Thursday, November 8, 2018

Each year, since 2015, the Faculty of Law has been able to get a clear picture of our first-year JD students, thanks to a self-reporting survey used to gather information about the diversity of the new cohort, and to match students with peer mentors.

This fall, we have 213 students in first year, out of 2,388 who applied. And for the fourth consecutive year, that number of applications to the JD program has gone up— 8% over last year and up 15% compared to 2015-16.

Our cohort remains as bright and accomplished as ever, with a median GPA of 3.9 (out of a 4.0 scale) and a median LSAT score of 166, or 93rd percentile.

We have more students of colour, up 2 percentage points, more female students and more students who were born outside of Canada, up 6 percentage points. In this new student cohort, 60% have parents or guardians who were born outside of Canada.

Top five reasons for selecting @UTLaw? High academic quality, calibre of student cohort and faculty, career opportunities, variety of courses and clinic opportunities and student financial aid and services.

Check out our infographic for further interesting information, or if you really want to drill down into the numbers, view our latest statistics here:

The University of Toronto Faculty of Law is one of only three law schools that gathers this demographic information and posts it online, to continue to foster conversations and efforts around increasing the diversity of the legal profession.

2018 1L class profile