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Admission Requirements

OsgoodePD Recruitment Team

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Admission to LLM specializations is competitive. At OsgoodePD, we can help you navigate the process.

The Admissions Committee reviews each applicant’s completed file and take into consideration academic background, professional work experience and ‘fit’ for the program. The below represents the minimum requirements for admission consideration to our 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

> Language Proficiency

Specialization Degree Type Minimum Grade Point Average
Graduate Diploma

Undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree

AND a minimum of five years’ related professional experience

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.

Canadian Common Law

Degree in law from outside of Canada

OR a Bachelor of Civil Law from a Canadian University

All other Specializations

LLB or JD Degree

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

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> Language Proficiency

If your first language is not English, you must show you have an acceptable level of English by completing a language proficiency test.

If you have completed at least ONE year of full time study at an accredited university where English is the ONLY official language of instruction at the institution level (not only the program level), you will not be required to provide a language test.

COVID-19 Update

Please note: Due to COVID-19, and difficulties scheduling test dates we would like to inform you that:

  • TOEFL is offering testing online


  • York University English Language Institute is offering their AP program online.
  • Duolingo Language testing

*We are also investigating other options and will update our website as those become available.

** Those admitted to the LLM who require language test results will be conditionally admitted based on satisfying the requirement with official results received 1 month prior to starting the program.

Language Proficiency Requirements for All Specializations (As of Winter 2020)

Test Type Test Score Website Email
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Paper Based

*MyBest Results is not accepted for this requirement

600 (with minimum of 5 on TWE) TOEFL website

University Code 0894

TOEFL – Computer Based

*MyBest Results is not accepted for this requirement

263 TOEFL website

University Code 0894

TOEFL – iBT (Internet Based)

*MyBest Results is not accepted for this requirement

102-109 TOEFL website

University Code 0894

IELTS – Academic Type 7.5 overall and 7.0 in reading and writing IELTS website ed@britcoun.org
YUELI – York University English Language Institute IALE – with distinction

GSPP – With Distinction

AP – Level 9 with Distinction

YUELI website yueli@yorku.ca
CAEL – Canadian Academic English Language Assessment Overall score of 70 with no component score less than 60 CAEL website info@cael.ca
Certificate in Foundations for Graduate Legal Studies Pass with Honours Certificate Website international-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca
Duolingo (up to and including Winter 2022 admission) 125 Duolingo Website englishtest-support@duolingo.com 

*MyBest Results is not accepted for this requirement

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