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University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law


updated: January 2013
sources: University of Ottawa, wiki



The University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, sometimes colloquially known as U of O Law, is the law school of the University of Ottawa, located in Ottawa, Ontario. The University of Ottawa Law School is one of Canada's most influential, having produced lawyers throughout French and English Canada since the 1950s.

It is the largest law faculty in Canada and is divided into two sections: a Civil Law and a Common Law section. A member of the G-15 Law Schools, it is the only bilingual and bijudicial school in North America offering both Civil and Common Law degrees in the two official languages. The faculty is very highly rated and maintains close links with the legal community in both Quebec, Ontario and abroad.


     Location:
     University of Ottawa
     Fauteux Hall
     57 Louis Pasteur Street
     Ottawa, ON, Canada
     K1N 6N5
Victoria Law


General Reference

Applications Received 3469 (2009)
First Year Law Students Accepted 280 (2009)
LSAT No Data or Not Applicable
GPA 83% (2009)


Admitted Applicant Profile (2010-2011) - source www.commonlaw.uottawa.ca

 

Year Places Available Applications Received Offers of Admission Average GPA of Registrants
2001
140
1605
480
79%
2002
140
1855
454
80%
2003
140
2176
387
80%
2004
200
2733
686
81%
2005
200
3159
670
81%
2006
200
3456
614
83%
2007
200
3532
599
82.8%
2008
230
3598
605
83%
2009
260
3469
721
83%

 



Application Deadline (Regular) November 1
Last LSAT Accepted February Test
Application Fee $195 + $90/school (through OUAC)
Online Application Ontario Universities' Application Centre - Ontario Law Schools
Tuition and Expenses Common Law $13,391.33/year
National Program $12,656,66/year
International Students $29,829.44/year (2010-2011)
Regular Admission Requirements

  • must be in at least their third year of undergraduate studies (having completed 90 credits or 30 half-courses prior to beginning law school)
  • LSAT
  • personal statement
  • two reference forms
Admission Committee Considerations
  • Significant achievements in extracurricular activities and community involvement while attending university; outstanding qualities or achievements in previous careers; linguistic, cultural or other factors that add to an applicant's overall academic achievement; and personal success in overcoming challenges such as a disability or financial hardships.
Scholarships/Bursaries/Awards Scholarships & Bursaries
Admissions Office Fauteux Hall
57 Louis Pasteur St.
Ottawa, ON
K1N 6N5
Admissions Contact (Phone) 613-562-5800
Admissions Contact (Email) comlaw@uottawa.ca


Program Information

Combined Degrees The National Program J.D./LL.L.
Joint Canadian/American Degree Program four years to receive American J.D. and Canadian J.D.
The Telfer School of Management J.D.-M.B.A. Program
The International Affairs Joint Degree includes M.A. from Carleton University's Normal Paterson School of International Affairs and law degree
The Programme de Droit canadien is a three-year program to obtain J.D./LL.L (bilingual required)
The Joint B.A./J.D. program includes a B.A. in Political Science and a J.D. in 6 years (French exclusive)
Transfers Yes, 2nd year of J.D. program only from students who have successfully completed the first year of the J.D. program in a Canadian Common Law School/No international transfers
Mature Student Yes
Part-Time Student Yes
Centres

Human Right Research and Education Centre
Centre for Law, Technology and Society
Centre for Trade Policy and Law
CGA Tax Research Centre
Emerging Dynamic Global Economies Network (EDGE)

Special Programs Law Students' Association
Student Legal Services
Alberta Law Review
Peer Mentoring Program
Course Curriculum (1st year) Your First Year


 

 
 
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