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Apply for your OsgoodePD Professional LLM in 3 steps.

Below you’ll find information on applying to LLM Degree programs through the York University application portal. We encourage applicants to apply early to our LLM programs as the OsgoodePD Admissions Committee meets regularly to review completed files.

If you’re interested in applying for Single Course Enrollment, you can find instructions on how to apply here.

Step 1: Complete and Submit your Online Application Form

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

‘Goal of Study’

On the ‘Goal of Study’ section, select:

  • The term in which your specialization is scheduled to begin
  • 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.
  • Select the specialization you wish to apply to

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

Step 2: Wait for Application Confirmation

After you’ve submitted your online application we’ll be in touch within 3-5 business days to provide you with your student/application number so that you can proceed to the next steps.

Step 3: Upload your Supporting Application Documents and Order/Upload your Transcripts

Once you’ve received your application number, you can begin to upload your supporting application documents via Myfile, mail your transcripts, and (if applicable) submit language test scores.

> Required Supporting Application Documents

The application documents listed represent the minimum requirements for graduate degree programs – submitting these documents does not guarantee admission.

  • Current Resume / CV

    > If you have been called to the bar please indicate the year and jurisdiction

  • Writing Sample

    > An academic or professional piece of written work that demonstrates your academic writing ability - critical thinking, research, analysis of at least 5 pages;
    > If you are submitting a longer document (i.e. a dissertation) submit an excerpt of approximately 20 pages;
    >If you don’t have a suitable writing sample write a brief analytical comment on a legal topic that is of interest to you (preferably related to the specialization of which you’ve applied)

  • Two References

    > References may be academic or professional. You can either provide your referee details via in Myfile, and a reference form will be sent to them via e-mail or you can give them our Recommendation Form. Recommendation forms must be sent directly from the referee

  • The LLM Supplementary Form

    > Complete our Supplementary Form: 2-3 business days after you have received notification of your student number and Myfile access from York University, we will send you an email providing you a link to our supplementary form to complete.

  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (if required)
    See the Language Proficiency section on our Admissions Requirements page for more information

    > If you don’t have an area to upload your test results in Myfile, you can e-mail them to our International Admissions Department. Be sure to include your student number, Term and Program!

  • Transcripts

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

Transcripts

For the purposes of your initial application, you can either send your official transcripts (mailing address below) or upload copies of transcripts through Myfile. Uploaded transcripts are sufficient for the initial assessment of your application. However, your admission will be conditional pending till the receipt of official final transcripts.

Mailing Address for Official Transcripts


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


  • To be considered, ‘official’ 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 ‘final’, transcripts must indicate that your degree has been has been conferred
  • If transcripts are in another language (and your University does not issue translated copies), an official English translation by a certified translator is required. Translations by a certified translator must be received at York University Graduate Admissions (see address above) in envelopes sealed by the certified translator.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Now What?

The Osgoode Review Committee meets regularly to review only completed files. The committee will be in contact with you if they require further details to support your application.

If you’re contacted for more information:

A member of the Admissions department will contact you via email to provide documents as soon as possible. If during this process, you have any questions, please contact the Admissions department.

Once a decision is issued:

Our Admission team will be in contact via email to provide you with the details and the next steps in your application process.


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