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Key Facts about Canadian Common-Law Law Schools

This information was reported by the common-law law schools in fall 2014; thus, the figures may have changed. The reader is cautioned against making direct comparisons of complex information limited to chart form. Be sure to go beyond this chart if you wish to inform yourself adequately about a particular school. Symbols and footnotes are explained at the bottom of the page.

Key Facts About Enrollment, Tuition, and Applications (All currency in Canadian dollars)

Law School Fall 2014 Enrollment/Student Body Tuition Applications
  Full-Time Part-Time % Women Full-Time Part-Time Fee Deadline for Fall Admission
Alberta 525 7 43 $15,995 pc $1252 11/1
Bora Laskin1 60 0 50 $15,594
+ annual fees
n/a $901 11/1
British Columbia 560 23 48 $11,4483 $357.75 pc $86.50 12/1
Calgary 346 4 56 $15,585
+ annual fees
pc $1004 11/1
Dalhousie 500 8 50 $17,318.56 $10,056.02 $70 11/30, 2/28
Manitoba 297 8 42 $10,300 $5,300 $90;
$120 (visa students)
11/1
McGill / McGill (French) 661 20 53 $4,1255 pc $102.20 11/1
New Brunswick 265 0 49 $9,837 n/a $125 3/1
Osgoode1 905 n/a 50 $22,672 n/a $901 11/1
Ottawa1 / Ottawa (French)1 1,137 55 62 $16,772.40 $721.06 pc $901 11/16
Queen's1 555 5 53 $17,5247 $564.36 pc $901 11/1
Saskatchewan 374 10 49 $12,015 $400.50 pc $125 2/1
Thompson Rivers 287 0 51 $19,828.28 n/a $104.04 11/1, 2/10
Toronto1 607 10 51 $30,2307 $15,1157 $901 11/1
Victoria 375 15 55 $9,2098 $614 pc $90.25 1/15
Western University1 525 4 48 $18,421 $3,684 c $901 11/1, 5/19
Windsor1 657 5 64 $17,109.7810 $5,90010 $901 11/111

Key Facts About Faculty and Programs

Law School Faculty Programs
  Total Full-Time Total Part-Time Joint Degrees Graduate Law Study Summer Courses Academic Support
Alberta 32 65 Y Y   Y
Bora Laskin1 7 6        
British Columbia 44 91 Y Y Y Y
Calgary 23 38 Y Y   Y
Dalhousie 44 75 Y Y   Y
Manitoba 27 40   Y   Y
McGill / McGill (French) 45 53 Y Y Y Y
New Brunswick 17 20 Y     Y
Osgoode1 58 125 Y Y   Y
Ottawa1 / Ottawa (French)1 71 111 Y Y   Y
Queen's1 28.5 54 Y Y Y Y
Saskatchewan 27 0 Y Y   Y
Thompson Rivers 17 16       Y
Toronto1 60 90 Y Y   Y
Victoria 31 25 Y Y Y Y
Western University1 33 43 Y Y   Y
Windsor1 30 47 Y     Y

Key Facts: Symbols and Footnotes

c—per # of courses registered
pc—per credit
n/a—not available
Y—yes
  1. Please see Important Information for Applicants to Ontario Law Schools for more information regarding the application process and additional application service fees.
  2. $115 for new applicants; $75 for readmission
  3. Tuition for domestic students starting first year in JD program in 2014/15 is $357.75 per credit—$11,448 for first year and $10,732.50 for each of second and third year. Note that the tuition for upper years can vary. International Students—$754.30 per credit. Tuition and fees subject to change.
  4. $100 for standard applications; $130 for international applications
  5. $4,125 (Quebec students); $8,493 (non-Quebec Canadian students); $35,074 (international students)
  6. Application deadline to the French language program is February 1
    La date limite pour faire demande au programme de langue française est le 1er Février
  7. Represents first-year tuition
  8. Subject to change
  9. Deadline for upper-year applicants
  10. Includes compulsory fees
  11. Application deadline to the Canadian & American Dual JD Program is April 15 of year of entry

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Apr 17, 2014, 14:56 PM

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