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 Canadian Official Guide

Key Facts about Canadian Common-Law Law Schools

This information was reported by the common-law law schools in fall 2010; 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

Law School Fall 2010 Enrollment/Student Body Tuition Applications
  Full-Time Part-Time % Women Full-Time Part-Time Fee Deadline for Fall Admission
Alberta 515 4 39.9 $11,500 c $115A2 11/1
British Columbia 542 11 52 $10,135.46 $337.84 pc $80 2/1
Calgary 307 4 50 $12,500 $980 c $1306 11/1
Dalhousie 501 7 N/A $12,515 $8,629 $70 11/30 2/28
Manitoba 300 15 50 $9,500 $4,600 $125 11/1
McGill / McGill (French) 621 19 54 $7,349 pc $85 11/30
New Brunswick 230 N/A   $9,032 N/A $50 3/1
Osgoode1 310 N/A 50 $17,631 N/A $90 11/1
Ottawa1 / Ottawa (French)1 1,075 48 61 $14,003.37 $448.96 pc $90 11/14
Queen's1 467 14 46 $13,170 $2,634 c $90 11/1
Saskatchewan 293 7 51 $8,766.82 $269 pc $125 2/1
Toronto1 600 13 50 $23,508 $11,754 $90 11/1
Victoria 345 10 55 $9,3933 $545.18 pc $75 12/1
Western University1 511 6 46 $15,472 N/A $90 11/1
Windsor1 604 4 57 $13,4107 $5,4507 $90 11/15

Key Facts about Faculty and Programs

Law School Faculty Programs Library
  Total Full-Time Total Part-Time Joint Degrees Graduate Law Study Summer Courses Academic Support Full-Time Staff Volumes and Equivalents
Alberta 34 65 Y Y Y Y 3 390,000
British Columbia 47 85 Y Y   Y 10 300,000
Calgary 58 18 Y Y   Y 4 201,000
Dalhousie 41 50 Y Y   Y 12 290,908
Manitoba 27 40   Y   Y 3 282,000
McGill / McGill (French) 39.5 33 Y Y Y Y 4 200,000
New Brunswick 17 15 Y     Y 7.5 160,000
Osgoode1 53 104 Y Y   Y 18 675,000
Ottawa / Ottawa1 (French)1 62 120 Y Y   Y 62 200,800
Queen's1 31 49 Y Y   Y 2.5 150,000
Saskatchewan 27 3 Y Y   Y 6.5 160,000
Toronto1 64 81 Y Y   Y 6 270,000
Victoria 34 38 Y Y Y Y 13 518,450
Western University1 44 42 Y Y   Y 8 272,000
Windsor1 33.5 47 Y     Y 3 352,773

Key Facts: Symbols and Footnotes

c—per # of courses registered
N/A—not applicable
pc—per credit
Y—yes
  1. Important Information for Applicants to Ontario Law Schools
  2. $115 for non-Alberta; $75 for current and former Alberta
  3. Subject to change
  4. Application deadline to the French language program is February 1, 2011.
    La date limite pour faire demande au programme de langue française est le 1er Février.
  5. Application deadline to the Canadian and American Dual-JD Program is April 15 of year of entry.
  6. $100 for standard applications; $130 for international applications
  7. Includes compulsory fees

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