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Admission Requirements

Admissions to LLM specializations at OsgoodePD are competitive. The Admissions Committee reviews each applicant’s file as a whole and takes into consideration academic background, professional work experience and ‘fit’ for the program. The below represents the minimum admissions requirements for graduate degree programs – meeting these criteria does not guarantee admission.

If you’re interested in Single Course Enrollment details, you can find them here.

Academic Background

Specialization Degree Type Minimum Grade Point Average
Canadian Common Law Degree in law from outside of Canada

OR a Bachelor of Civil Law from a Canadian University

Overall B (75%) average (or equivalent)

The committee will consider applicants with a lower GPA provided they have 5 years or more of relevant professional experience.

General Law LLB or JD Degree Required
All other Specializations LLB or JD Degree

OR Strong academic record (Masters Degree Preferred) + Significant related professional experience

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 in a country (or institution) where English is the only official language of instruction.

Language Proficiency Requirements for All Specializations (Excluding International Business Law)

Test Type Test Score Website Email
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Paper Based 625 (with minimum of 5 on TWE) TOEFL website toefl@ets.org
TOEFL – Computer Based 263 TOEFL website toefl@ets.org
TOEFL – iBT (Internet Based) 102-109 TOEFL website toefl@ets.org
IELTS 7.5 overall and 7.0 in reading and writing IELTS website ed@britcoun.org
YELT – York English Language Test Band 1 YELT website yelt@yorku.ca
YUELI – York University English Language Institute Level 9 with Distinction YUELI website yueli@yorku.ca

Language Proficiency Requirements for International Business Law

Test Type Test Score Website Email
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Paper Based 600 (with minimum of 5 on TWE) TOEFL website toefl@ets.org
TOEFL – Computer Based 250 TOEFL website toefl@ets.org
TOEFL – iBT (Internet Based) 94-101 TOEFL website toefl@ets.org
IELTS 7.0 IELTS website ed@britcoun.org
YELT – York English Language Test Band 3 YELT website yelt@yorku.ca
YUELI – York University English Language Institute Level 9 with Honours YUELI website yueli@yorku.ca

Required Application Documents

For detailed instructions on submitting application documents, head to our How to Apply Page.

  • Current Resume / CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Writing Sample
  • Two References
  • The LLM Supplementary Form
  • Transcripts: You are required to provide transcripts from every post-secondary institution you have attended.

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Looking to improve your legal English language writing skills? Ready to Apply? Start the YorkU application process