Graduate from high school

  • Complete your high school education
  • Ensure you have taken the required high school courses to gain admission into a degree program

Attend University & choose: 

  • Any degree program, there are no prerequisite programs
  • A program that interests you
  • A program that allows you to excel

Write the LSAT

  • Law School Admission Test
  • Test includes reading comprehension, analytical reasoning and logical reasoning
  • Held multiple times a year
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Apply to law school

  • November 1 deadline to enter the following September for all Ontario law schools
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Attend & complete law school

  • In Canada, the Juris Doctor (JD) typically takes 3 years to complete
  • There are opportunities to combine your degree with other Masters level programs

Become licensed to practise law

  • Write the Barrister & Solicitor examinations
  • Gain practical experience working under the supervision of a licensed lawyer
  • Get called to the Bar - You’re  licensed to practise!

Your inside look at law school


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