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Program Summary

Osgoode is one of Canada's oldest and most prestigious law schools with a reputation for academic excellence.

The Graduate Program (PhD & LLM) provides research-focused graduate students with an opportunity to be supervised by outstanding professors who are pursuing original research. We have a large and varied Faculty, innovative research centres, a range of available funding, a broad range of graduate courses and Canada's finest research law library.

The Research LLM is a full-time research-intensive degree that requires students to complete either a thesis or major research paper.  The PhD is an advanced degree involving extensive, research-intensive study, suitable for students who aim for an academic position.

In addition to the Research Stream Graduate Program, Osgoode Professional Development offers a different set of full and part-time Professional LLM programs that bridge theory and practice. These are ideal for Canadian or international lawyers and law graduates who want to explore a new area of law or improve professional skills. For further information on these programs, please visit the Osgoode Professional Development site or email admissions-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca.

Note: International applicants to the Graduate Program in Law at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University are invited to contact the Graduate Program Secretary at gradlaw@osgoode.yorku.ca before submitting an application


Program Description

LLM

Application Deadline(s)
March 15, 2019 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
Program Components (including coursework)
  • Thesis
Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 1 year(s)
  • Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time program

    LLM-MRP

    Application Deadline(s)
    March 15, 2019 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    Program Components (including coursework)
    • Course work AND
    • Major research paper
    Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 1 year(s)
  • Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time program

    PhD

    Application Deadline(s)
    March 15, 2019 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    Program Components (including coursework)
    • Dissertation AND
    • - AND
    • Dissertation oral examination
    Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 4 year(s)
  • Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time program
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Number of Recommendations Required
    2
    What You Need to Apply
    Other Requirement(s)
    • Full-time LLM
      • Resumé or CV
      • 1 writing sample
      • 2 references
      • Statement of Interest (Research Proposal)
      • Transcripts
      • Supplementary Information Form
    • PhD:
      • Resumé or CV
      • 1 writing sample
      • 2 references
      • Statement of Interest (Research Proposal)
      • Transcripts
      • Supplementary Information Form

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3


    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
    IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
    YUELILevel 9 with Distinction
    MELABOverall score of 85, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC
    Minimum CAE ScoreB
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Number of Recommendations Required
    2
    What You Need to Apply
    Other Requirement(s)
    • Full-time LLM
      • Resumé or CV
      • 1 writing sample
      • 2 references
      • Statement of Interest (Research Proposal)
      • Transcripts
      • Supplementary Information Form
    • PhD:
      • Resumé or CV
      • 1 writing sample
      • 2 references
      • Statement of Interest (Research Proposal)
      • Transcripts
      • Supplementary Information Form

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3


    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
    IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
    YUELILevel 6 with Distinction
    YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with distinction
    MELABOverall score of 85, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC
    Minimum CAE ScoreB
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Number of Recommendations Required
    2
    What You Need to Apply
    Other Requirement(s)
    • Full-time LLM
      • Resumé or CV
      • 1 writing sample
      • 2 references
      • Statement of Interest (Research Proposal)
      • Transcripts
      • Supplementary Information Form
    • PhD:
      • Resumé or CV
      • 1 writing sample
      • 2 references
      • Statement of Interest (Research Proposal)
      • Transcripts
      • Supplementary Information Form

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3


    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
    IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
    YUELILevel 6 with Distinction
    YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with distinction
    MELABOverall score of 85, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC
    Minimum CAE ScoreB