A. Application Procedure

All Ontario law school applications are processed through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC). Application forms will be available after July 1, 2000, from:

The Ontario Universities' Application Centre
650 Woodlawn Road West
P.O. Box 1328
Guelph, Ontario
N1H 7P4
Telephone: 519- 823-1940
Fax: 519- 823-5232
E- mail:
WWW: http://ouacinfo.ouac.on.ca

The completed common application form must be received at OUAC on or before November 1, 2000, 4:30 pm EST for first year and on or before May 1, 1998, 4:30 pm EST for second or third year. Late applications will not be considered. The processing fee and application fee must accompany the application. For admission in 2001 the fee will be as follows: Ontario Law School Application Service (OLSAS) processing fee of $150.00 plus an institutional levy of $50.00 for each law school selection.

B. Documentation, Forms

Regular and Special category candidates will complete a common application form and a personal statement.

The personal statement allows a candidate to elaborate on information referred to on the application form. It provides a better opportunity for candidates to explain fully how they think they have excelled, not only in academics but in other areas. The basic premise is that excellence can be demonstrated in a number of different ways and that the ability to excel in a non-academic area may show characteristics that allow the Admissions Committee to predict success in law studies. Additionally, the fact that a candidate has overcome a significant disadvantage (whether economic, physical or other) and achieved significant success, may constitute further evidence of those same characteristics.

Applicants must furnish full particulars of all previous university study, including any previous legal study, and of any interruption of their academic program. Official transcripts must be sent directly from each university attended by the applicant to OUAC.

C. What are Your Chances?

Competition for places in all years is intense; there may be as many as twenty applicants for each candidate accepted.

The number of positions available in second or third year fluctuates yearly, but averages 10 in total.

The first year class size is 150. The class will be a mix of students with two, three or more years of undergraduate education plus a number of applicants from the Special category (up to one-quarter of the class). The Admissions Committee decides annually the best mix for the coming year, to reflect the General Statement of Policy outlined above.

Because the applicant pool changes yearly, it is difficult to predict what the competitive requirements will be in a particular year.

Academic success is a major factor in each decision, with proven excellence in other areas being highly significant.

Applicants will be informed in writing of the decisions of the Admissions Committee. No applicant should rely upon oral communications in any way.

Admissions are made up to the first day of classes in September although most will be made before mid-June.

D. Inquiries

For further information on the admission policies and prodecures, please contact the admission office.

Mailing AddressStudent Services Office Faculty of Law Josephine Spencer Niblett Building The Unviersity of Western Ontario London, ON N6A 3K7

In Person Faculty of Law Room 100 Josephine Spencer Niblett Building The Unviersity of Western Ontario

Email Address: lawapp@julian.uwo.ca

World Wide Web: http://www.uwo.ca/law

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