Admission Requirements Law School Canada

Admission Requirements Law School Canada

Admission requirements to law school in Canada vary from one institution to another and may also change over time. You should contact the schools that interest you for their current requirements.

Undergraduate or bachelor’s degree

  • Undergraduate or bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0/4.0 (unless there is an acceptable transfer program)
  • Minimum LSAT score: 160 (unless there is an acceptable transfer program)
  • Minimum TOEFL score: Test of English as Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFL iBT) 80 overall; or paper-based test 577; or computer-based test 213. For Canadian applicants, the minimum IELTS band score required for admission is 6 overall with no subtest less than 5. For non-native English speakers, the minimum GMAT score required for admission is 47; or GRE general test 159+ Verbal and Quantitative combined score*. If you have taken both tests within the past five years then you must submit all results.* MCAT minimum score varies by medical school program’s discretion and can range from 9 to 19 out of 26 total possible points on each section.* PMP certification requires a passing grade on all four parts of the exam: knowledge, planning & scheduling, cost management, quality management (testing optional), process improvement & innovation (testing optional), human capital development (testing optional).

Admission test

The LSAT is a standardized test that assesses your ability to reason and to draw conclusions based on the information provided. The LSAT consists of five 35-minute sections, each containing one or more types of questions: reading comprehension, analytical reasoning (logic games), and three different types of logical reasoning.

The test is administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). It’s offered four times per year in February, June, October/November and December.

The LSAT is a multiple choice test with two possible answers for each question; only one answer can be correct. The LSAC recommends using only pencils for taking the exam because “pencils allow an eraser to be used when needed.” You must show up to take this test without any electronic devices such as phones or watches—the proctor will provide you with a clock during breaks if needed!

Personal statement

Your personal statement should be no longer than 500 words and should let the admissions committee know what you hope to achieve through your law degree. It’s important that you demonstrate a clear understanding of what a legal career entails, so make sure you do some research into what lawyers do and how they approach solving problems.

One thing that Canadian law schools are looking for in their applicants is commitment to the field, so be sure to talk about your interest in the law or any other reasons why this career path appeals to you. You may also want to mention your experience taking math, science or philosophy classes if applicable for whatever program you’re applying for (e.g., engineering).

Written work, references, interview and application fee

  • Written work: You will be asked to submit a personal statement and a letter of recommendation.
  • References: A reference can be your past boss, professor or mentor.
  • Interview: The interview is usually conducted by a panel of law school representatives. The interview can last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour and 15 minutes, depending on the number of applicants in your cohort that day (usually between five and seven). The interview will likely focus on questions about why you want to become an attorney, how you plan on balancing family life with being a lawyer and what makes you unique as an individual who wants to study law.
  • Application fee: There is a one-time application fee when submitting your application for admission into law school Canada.

Language requirements (if applicable)

  • English proficiency
  • If you’re applying to a Canadian law school, you must pass an English-proficiency test. Some schools require you to have taken the LSAT (Law School Admission Test) or a similar standardized test in English. Check with your desired program for more information.
  • Other requirements (if applicable)
  • What type of degree do you need? Most Canadian law schools accept applicants with undergraduate degrees from universities around the world. However, most schools also require that you take some prerequisites before beginning your legal studies: either a bachelor’s degree or two years of full-time study at university level. Check with your desired program for more information on prerequisites and their specific admission requirements.* How to check your English proficiency

You need a bachelor’s degree and must take the LSAT.

Admission Requirements

You need a bachelor’s degree and must take the LSAT.

There are a lot of law schools in Canada, but the top ones require you to have a bachelor’s degree. If you want to apply for admission to one of these schools, make sure that you have completed at least three years of studies and graduated with a GPA above 3.0 (or equivalent). You also need to take an admission test such as LSAT or ULSACAT (University of London School of Advanced Civil and Criminal Law Studies Admission Test). In addition, there are personal statement requirements and other criteria based on your background such as nationality or race.

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