Apply for admission by November 1, 2019
Frequently Asked Questions
Ryerson's law program has received preliminary approval from three different accreditation bodies — the Quality Assurance Council, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada (FLSC), and the Law Society of Ontario. The latter passed a resolution to license Ryerson graduates. Internally, the program has been reviewed and approved by the Ryerson Senate, which approved both the Juris Doctor program and the creation of a Faculty of Law, and the Ryerson Board of Governors, which also approved the establishment of the Faculty of Law.
Based on these preliminary approvals, we are excited to be opening our doors to the first cohort of students in September 2020. Like all common law programs in Canada, with either full or preliminary FLSC approval, the Ryerson JD program will be subject to the FLSC annual review process. A law program that is compliant with the National Requirement will be eligible for full program approval only once it graduates, or is about to graduate, its first class.
GPA is calculated using an applicant’s best two years of their undergraduate degree program at a full course load (eg. 20 one-semester courses or equivalent).
Due to the holistic application assessment we do not plan any specific cutoff requirements for GPA. We will be taking into account LSAT scores and GPA, as well as the personal statement, other application materials and an online video interview.
Yes, all applicants must include their LSAT score in their applications. We do not plan any specific cutoff requirements for LSAT, but will rather be looking at files holistically (taking into account both LSAT and GPA, as well as your personal statement, application materials and an online video interview).
Ryerson offers two categories for admission - General and Indigenous - and welcomes applications from mature students to both categories, as applicable.
Full-time tuition fees for fall 2020 are:
- Canadian citizens and permanent residents - CDN $21,168*
- International students - CDN $31,168*
*Plus ancillary and related fees. Subject to approval by Ryerson’s Board of Governors.
Our program is currently structured as a full-time program, over three years, and part-time participation is not available.
At this time, the JD program will only be offered in-person and full-time at Ryerson.
At this time, we will only be offering a JD program.
An excellent command of spoken and written English is essential for success in law school. If an applicant’s first language is not English and their post secondary education is/was in a language other than English, proof of English-language proficiency may be required.