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Because the application deadlines and requirements vary by program please select the program you’re interested in for more information on how to apply.

Application Deadline

Term Application Deadline
Winter 2017 Applications are now closed.
Fall 2017 Application Window Not Yet Open– General Deadline: April 12, 2017. Deadline for international students applying to a full-time program to complete their file for scholarship consideration: February 28, 2017.

We encourage you to submit your documents as early as possible as the admissions committee meets on a regular basis and may be in the position to make early offers of admission.

Late applications will not be considered.

Steps to Apply:

1. Online Application: Application Form and Fee

Submit your application using York University’s Graduate Studies online application. A non-refundable application fee of $100 CAD is required, payable by Visa or MasterCard.

On the ‘Goal of Study’ section, select:

  • Term in which your program is scheduled to begin (Fall or Winter)
  • Part Time Studies or Full Time Studies*
  • “I wish to study toward a degree.”
  • Under the “Degree Selection” list a pop-up box will appear. Enter LLM in the “Search all Columns” box on the top right corner. Then select Canadian Common Law

*Note that Full-Time applications are only accepted during the Fall term

2. Upload Application Documents to MyFile

Within approximately two business days of the submission of your online application form you will receive an e-mail containing your student/application number. Use your student number and date of birth to log into your application on MyFile and begin uploading your documents.

All application documents must be received two weeks after the application deadline, however we encourage you to submit all required documents as soon as possible after receiving a student/application number. The admissions committee review files on an ongoing basis and may make early offers of admission where files are complete.

Required Non-Academic Documents:

  • Current Resume / CV
    • If you have been called to the bar please indicate the year and jurisdiction
  • Personal Statement
    • Your personal statement should discuss your interest in the program and how your past studies and related professional experience have prepared you for the program (maximum 500 words in length).
  • Writing Sample
    • An academic or professional piece of written work that demonstrates your academic ability.
  • Two References
    • References may be academic or professional. You can either provide your referee details via MyFile and a reference form will be sent to them via e-mail or you can give them our Recommendation Form.
  • The LLM Supplementary Form

3. Transcripts

Transcripts from every post-secondary institution you have attended are required.

You can upload “unofficial” transcripts through MyFile. Transcripts provided in this way are sufficient for the initial assessment of your application.

You may receive a decision of conditional admission based on uploaded “unofficial” transcripts. At that time (or as soon as final transcripts are available) you must send one final (indicating degree conferred) official transcript for every postsecondary institution you have attended.

If you do not have access to “unofficial” transcripts, you may submit official transcripts by mail to the address below:

By Mail By Courier

York University
Office of Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box GA2300
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
CANADA M3J 1P3

York University
Office of Graduate Admissions
W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
CANADA M3J 1P3

Please note given the high volume of transcripts the office of Graduate Admissions receives, it typically takes about 10-15 business days for transcripts to be matched to your application. We strongly encourage you to submit your transcripts early.

Important notes about transcripts:

  • If transcripts are in another language, an official English translation is required.
  • If the name on your transcript differs from the legal name that you currently use, please make sure that you include your former name on your application form.
  • If you have taken courses at York University, we will obtain transcripts on your behalf. Please provide your York student number with the application and ensure that you have no outstanding fees, as such status will block the release of your transcript.
  • To be considered “official”, it must be evident that you have had no direct access to the transcripts. Transcripts must come directly from, and bear the seal of, the issuing institution. If the institution issues transcripts directly to you, the envelope must be sealed by the institution and remain sealed until opened by York University to be considered official.
  • Photocopied or faxed transcripts are not considered to be official.
  • Transcripts from other credential evaluation services are considered “unofficial”.
  • Original transcripts submitted become the property of York University and cannot be returned.

4. Proof of English Language Proficiency

If your first language is not English, you must supply proof of language proficiency as set out in the table below. You may be exempted from this requirement if you have completed at least two years of full-time study at an accredited university where English is the only official language of instruction at the university (not at the program level only).
For more information about language requirements click here.

5. Check your Application Status

On MyFile you can:

  • check your application status (and accept your offer if you’ve been admitted)
  • check whether your application documents have been received

Application Deadline

Term Application Deadline
Summer 2017 General Deadline: April 12, 2017
Deadline for international students applying to a full-time program to complete their file for scholarship consideration: February 28, 2017.

We encourage you to submit your documents as early as possible as the admissions committee meets on a regular basis and may be in the position to make early offers of admission.

Late applications will not be considered.

Steps to Apply:

1. Online Application: Application Form and Fee

Submit your application using York University’s Graduate Studies online application. A non-refundable application fee of $100 CAD is required, payable by Visa or MasterCard.

On the ‘Goal of Study’ section, select:

  • Term in which your program is scheduled to begin (Summer)
  • Full Time Studies
  • “I wish to study toward a degree.”
  • Under the “Degree Selection” list a pop-up box will appear. Enter LLM in the “Search all Columns” box on the top right corner. Then select ‘International Business Law’

2. Upload Application Documents to MyFile

Within approximately two business days of the submission of your online application form you will receive an e-mail containing your student/application number. Use your student number and date of birth to log into your application on MyFile and begin uploading your documents.

All application documents must be received two weeks after the application deadline, however we encourage you to submit all required documents as soon as possible after receiving a student/application number. The admissions committee review files on an ongoing basis and may make early offers of admission where files are complete.

Required Non-Academic Documents:

  • Current Resume / CV
    • If you have been called to the bar please indicate the year and jurisdiction
  • Personal Statement
    • Your personal statement should discuss your interest in the program and how your past studies and related professional experience have prepared you for the program (maximum 500 words in length).
  • Writing Sample
    • An academic or professional piece of written work that demonstrates your academic ability.
  • Two References
    • References may be academic or professional. You can either provide your referee details via MyFile and a reference form will be sent to them via e-mail or you can give them our Recommendation Form.
  • The LLM Supplementary Form

3. Transcripts

Transcripts from every post-secondary institution you have attended are required.

Please note given the high volume of transcripts the office of Graduate Admissions receives, it typically takes about 10-15 business days for transcripts to be matched to your application. We strongly encourage you to submit your transcripts early.

You can upload “unofficial” transcripts through MyFile. Transcripts provided in this way are sufficient for the initial assessment of your application.

You may receive a decision of conditional admission based on uploaded “unofficial” transcripts. At that time (or as soon as final transcripts are available) you must send one final (indicating degree conferred) official transcript for every postsecondary institution you have attended.

If you do not have access to “unofficial” transcripts, you may submit official transcripts by mail to the address below:

By Mail By Courier

York University
Office of Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box GA2300
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
CANADA M3J 1P3

York University
Office of Graduate Admissions
W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
CANADA M3J 1P3

Important notes about transcripts:

  • If transcripts are in another language, an official English translation is required.
  • If the name on your transcript differs from the legal name that you currently use, please make sure that you include your former name on your application form.
  • If you have taken courses at York University, we will obtain transcripts on your behalf. Please provide your York student number with the application and ensure that you have no outstanding fees, as such status will block the release of your transcript.
  • To be considered “official”, it must be evident that you have had no direct access to the transcripts. Transcripts must come directly from, and bear the seal of, the issuing institution. If the institution issues transcripts directly to you, the envelope must be sealed by the institution and remain sealed until opened by York University to be considered official.
  • Photocopied or faxed transcripts are not considered to be official.
  • Transcripts from other credential evaluation services are considered “unofficial”.
  • Original transcripts submitted become the property of York University and cannot be returned.

4. Proof of English Language Proficiency

If your first language is not English, you must supply proof of language proficiency as set out in the table below. You may be exempted from this requirement if you have completed at least two years of full-time study at an accredited university where English is the only official language of instruction at the university (not at the program level only).

For more information about language requirements click here.

5. Check your Application Status

On MyFile you can:

  • check your application status (and accept your offer if you’ve been admitted)
  • check whether your application documents have been received

Application Deadline

Term Application Deadline
Winter 2017 General Deadline: October 26, 2016 – Applications are now available
Note: Only part-time applications are accepted in Winter
Summer 2017 Application Deadline is April 12, 2017.

We encourage you to submit your documents as early as possible as the admissions committee meets on a regular basis and may be in the position to make early offers of admission.
Keep in mind that not every specialization has start dates each term.

Late applications may be considered subject to space availability. Please contact admissions-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca to inquire about the possibility of submitting an late application.

Steps to Apply:

1. Online Application: Application Form and Fee

Submit your application using York University’s Graduate Studies online application. A non-refundable application fee of $100 CAD is required, payable by Visa or MasterCard.

On the ‘Goal of Study’ section, select:

  • Term in which your program is scheduled to begin (Fall, Winter, Summer)
  • Part Time Studies or Full Time Studies*
  • “I wish to study toward a degree.”
  • Under the “Degree Selection” list a pop-up box will appear. Enter LLM in the “Search all Columns” box on the top right corner. Then select your desired program specialization

*Note that Full-Time applications are only accepted during the Fall term

2. Upload Application Documents to MyFile

Within approximately two business days of the submission of your online application form you will receive an e-mail containing your student/application number. Use your student number and date of birth to log into your application on MyFile and begin uploading your documents.

All application documents must be received two weeks after the application deadline, however we encourage you to submit all required documents as soon as possible after receiving a student/application number. The admissions committee review files on an ongoing basis and may make early offers of admission where files are complete.

Required Non-Academic Documents:

  • Current Resume / CV
    • If you have been called to the bar please indicate the year and jurisdiction
    • If you are an internationally trained lawyer and are currently pursing NCA accreditation please indicate this on your CV
  • Personal Statement
    • Your personal statement should discuss your interest in the program and how your past studies and related professional experience have prepared you for the program (maximum 500 words in length).
    • If you are applying to the general law program indicate your areas of specalization in your personal statement.
  • Writing Sample
    • An academic or professional piece of written work that demonstrates your academic ability.
  • Two References
    • References may be academic or professional. You can either provide your referee details via MyFile and a reference form will be sent to them via e-mail or you can give them our Recommendation Form.
  • The LLM Supplementary Form

3. Transcripts

Transcripts from every post-secondary institution you have attended are required.

You can upload “unofficial” transcripts through MyFile. Transcripts provided in this way are sufficient for the initial assessment of your application.

You may receive a decision of conditional admission based on uploaded “unofficial” transcripts. At that time (or as soon as final transcripts are available) you must send one final (indicating degree conferred) official transcript for every postsecondary institution you have attended.

If you do not have access to “unofficial” transcripts, you may submit official transcripts by mail to the address below:

By Mail By Courier

York University
Office of Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box GA2300
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
CANADA M3J 1P3

York University
Office of Graduate Admissions
W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
CANADA M3J 1P3

Please note given the high volume of transcripts the office of Graduate Admissions receives, it typically takes about 10-15 business days for transcripts to be matched to your application. We strongly encourage you to submit your transcripts early.

Important notes about transcripts:

  • If transcripts are in another language, an official English translation is required.
  • If the name on your transcript differs from the legal name that you currently use, please make sure that you include your former name on your application form.
  • If you have taken courses at York University, we will obtain transcripts on your behalf. Please provide your York student number with the application and ensure that you have no outstanding fees, as such status will block the release of your transcript.
  • To be considered “official”, it must be evident that you have had no direct access to the transcripts. Transcripts must come directly from, and bear the seal of, the issuing institution. If the institution issues transcripts directly to you, the envelope must be sealed by the institution and remain sealed until opened by York University to be considered official.
  • Photocopied or faxed transcripts are not considered to be official.
  • Transcripts from other credential evaluation services are considered “unofficial”.
  • Original transcripts submitted become the property of York University and cannot be returned.

4. Proof of English Language Proficiency

If your first language is not English, you must supply proof of language proficiency as set out in the table below. You may be exempted from this requirement if you have completed at least two years of full-time study at an accredited university where English is the only official language of instruction at the university (not at the program level only).

For more information about language requirements click here.

5. Check your Application Status

On MyFile you can:

  • check your application status (and accept your offer if you’ve been admitted)
  • check whether your application documents have been received

OsgoodePD’s Single Course Enrollment (SCE) offerings provide the opportunity to take graduate level courses from OsgoodePD without committing to a master’s degree program. If you want to explore a new area of law, fulfill your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements or if you’re interested in satisfying your NCA requirements, SCE might be the right option for you.

For more information about single course enrollment and for a list of available courses, please click here.


Application Deadlines

A new application is required for each term you apply.

Term Application Deadline
Summer 2016 March 15, 2016
Fall 2016 July 15, 2016
Winter 2017 October 5, 2016

Note: Late applications will not be considered for courses within the Canadian Common Law specialization. However, depending on space, late applications may be considered for courses within other specializations. Please contact admissions.

The application process and admissions requirements vary depending on which SCE option you are perusing:

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Single Course Enrollment – With Assessment
Canadian Common Law Courses

How to Apply:

Step 1: Submit Online Application: Application Form and Fee

Submit your application using York University’s Graduate Studies online application. A non-refundable
application fee of $100 CAD is required, payable by Visa or MasterCard.

On the ‘Goal of Study’ Section of the Online Application:

  • Term in which your program is scheduled to begin.
  • Select ‘Part Time Studies’
  • “I wish to enroll as a visiting student”
  • Click ‘Faculty’ (this opens a pop up box) and select ‘LAW’

Step 2: E-mail Application Documents to OsgoodePD Admissions

E-mail your required documents (listed below) to international-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca. Please submit all
documents in PDF format:

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Single Course Enrollment – With Assessment – All Other Courses

How to Apply:

Step 1: Submit Online Application: Application Form and Fee

Submit your application using York University’s Graduate Studies online application. A non-refundable
application fee of $100 CAD is required, payable by Visa or MasterCard.

On the ‘Goal of Study’ Section of the Online Application:

  • Term in which your program is scheduled to begin.
  • Select ‘Part Time Studies
  • “I wish to enroll as a visiting student”
  • Click ‘Faculty’ (this opens a pop up box) and select ‘LAW’

Step 2: E-mail Application Documents to OsgoodePD Admissions

E-mail your required documents (listed below) to admissions-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca. Please submit all
documents in PDF format:

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Single Course Enrollment – Without Assessment (Audit)

How to Apply:

Submit the Application for Single Course Enrollment (Audit) Application and a current CV via e-mail
to admissions-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

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Contact LLM Admissions

Internationally-Trained Lawyers or Law Graduates:
International Admissions & Programs Coordinator
416-736-5182
international-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Canadian Lawyers and Professionals:
Admissions Assistant
416-673-4670
admissions-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

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