OLSAS – About

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The Ontario Law School Application Service (OLSAS) is a not‑for‑profit, centralized application service for applicants to the 7 Ontario law schools.

OLSAS was developed by admissions personnel at these schools and is operated by the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), which is a division of the Council of Ontario Universities.

Its purpose is threefold:

  • to facilitate the Ontario law schools application process,
  • to reduce duplicate applications, and
  • to save time and resources for the applicants and the institutions.

Each law school is completely autonomous in reaching admission decisions. OLSAS only provides the application processing service and only processes applications for admission to Ontario law schools. For information about law schools outside of Ontario, contact the law schools directly.

There is 1 common application and 1 set of academic documents used to apply for admission to the Ontario law schools.

Ensure that you are using the correct application.

Reminders

The application is a lengthy process. The amount of time required depends on the number of schools you apply to. Allow 5 to 25 hours to prepare your application.

OLSAS will process and forward applications to all requested law schools, regardless of your qualifications or the completeness of your application. There are no refunds.

Each Ontario law school has its own admission requirements, and reserves the right to determine whether degrees granted by postsecondary institutions are suitable for the purpose of admission. Be aware of these variations and be sure you qualify for consideration before submitting your applications to OLSAS.

Note: The OUAC and the law schools reserve the right to amend this information at any time. Review this information before applying to ensure you access the most current information.

The law schools and OLSAS do not endorse or support presentations or publications other than their own. Up‑to‑date information should be obtained directly from the schools’ admissions offices or their websites.

Go to the OLSAS application.

Read more about the OUAC.

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