Common Questions: Law (OLSAS)

What do I do if I don’t have enough space to include the details of an activity in the Autobiographical Sketch section of the application?

Applications: Law (OLSAS) Categories: During Application

The Autobiographical Sketch is meant to give the law schools a brief overview of what you have been doing since you left high school. If the law schools want more information than what you have been able to provide for any specific activity, they will contact the verifier for that activity.

What is the deadline date for supporting documents for upper year applicants?

Applications: Law (OLSAS) Categories: Before Applying

The deadline date is May 1 for all law schools except for Osgoode and Queens, which have a deadline of June 30.

What is the difference between a provisional and a firm acceptance?

Applications: Law (OLSAS) Categories: After Applying

A provisional acceptance means that you can indicate that you want your applications to other programs to remain active. All provisional acceptances automatically become firm in early July (date TBA). A firm acceptance means that you will be removed from the wait lists of all other choices on your application.

What should I include in the Sketch/School Submissions/Verifiers sections?

Applications: Law (OLSAS), Medical (OMSAS) Categories: During Application

Applicants must decide for themselves which information to include in the autobiographical sketch, the individual school submissions, and the verifiers list. We are unable to advise you on the sketch, as the universities want to see how applicants choose to present their information. Please use your own discretion. Note: Changes and/or corrections to the autobiographical…

Where do I complete the personal statements/submissions for the law schools?

Applications: Law (OLSAS) Categories: During Application

Once you have selected your law school choices, you can click “School Submissions” and then the specific university to complete your submission. The school submissions for Osgoode and Windsor do not have an essay format, you are required to answer specific questions instead.