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A. Application Procedure
All Ontario law school applications are processed through the Law School Application Service (OLSAS). On-line applications will be available after July 1 at:

Ontario Law School Application Service
Ontario Universities' Application Centre
170 Research Lane
Guelph, Ontario
N1G 5E2
Telephone: 519-823-1940
Fax: 519-823-5232
E- mail:

The completed common application form must be received by OLSAS on or before November 1 11:59 pm EST for first year and on or before May 1 11:59 pm EST for second or third year for studies commencing the following September. The processing fee and application fee must accompany the application. For admission in 2006 the fee will be as follows: Ontario Law School Application Service (OLSAS) processing fee of $175.00 plus an institutional levy of $75.00 for each law school selection.

B. Documentation, Forms

General and Discretionary category candidates will complete a common application form and a personal statement.

The personal statement allows candidates to expand on information provided on the application form. It provides a better opportunity for candidates to explain fully how they think they have excelled, not only in academics but in other areas. The basic premise is that excellence can be demonstrated in a number of different ways and that the ability to excel in a non-academic area may show characteristics that allow the Admissions Committee to predict success in law studies. Similarly, the fact that a candidate has overcome a significant disadvantage (whether economic, physical, cultural, or other) and achieved significant success, may also provide evidence of those same characteristics.

Applicants must furnish full particulars of all previous university study, including any previous legal study, and of any interruption of their academic program. Official transcripts must be sent directly from each university attended by the applicant to OLSAS.

Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
The LSAT is required for all applicants to first year. Online registration at

C. What are Your Chances?

Competition for places in all years is intense; there may be as many as twenty applicants for each candidate accepted.

The first year class size is 160-165. The class will be a mix of students with two, three or more years of undergraduate education plus a number of applicants from the Discretionary categories (up to one-quarter of the class). The Admissions Committee decides annually the best mix for the coming year, to reflect the General Statement of Policy outlined above.

Academic success is a major factor in each decision, with proven excellence in other areas being highly significant.

Applicants will be informed in writing of the decisions of the Admissions Committee. No applicant should rely upon oral communications in any way.

Admissions are made up to the first day of classes in September although most will be made before mid-May.

D. Inquiries

For further information on the admission policies and prodecures, please contact the admission office.

Mailing Address

Faculty of Law
Josephine Spencer Niblett Building
The University of Western Ontario
London, ON N6A 3K7

Telephone: 519-661-3347

In Person Faculty of Law

Josephine Spencer Niblett Building
The University of Western Ontario

Email Address:

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