Menu Option #3 Law/Medical School
Who should go: The most obvious answer being those who either
wish to be lawyers or doctors. Law school graduates will receive
a bachelor of laws (LLB) and after writing their Ontario Bar
Association exam will be able to practice law in the province.
Medical students will receive a doctor of medicine (MD) and
will be able to practice their profession wherever they are
What you need to do: The minimum requirements for law school
are two years of undergraduate study at university. Also, applicants
must write the Law School Admissions Test in order to qualify
and must complete the general application (Ontario Law School
Application) and the individual profile forms for each law
school -all of which are available at www.ouac.on.ca.
Similarly, medical school hopefuls and consequently university
graduates, must write the Medical College Admissions Test to
be considered as applicants and must complete the Ontario Medical
School Application. Also, applicants must have references submit
Confidential Assessment Forms to the medical schools to which
they are applying. Information about these requirements can
be obtained on the OUAC Web site.
Where you can go: There are six Ontario law schools: Osgoode
Hall Law School (York University), the University of Ottawa,
Queen's University, the University of Toronto, Western and
the University of Windsor.
The following universities have medical schools: McMaster
University, the University of Ottawa, Queen's University, the
University of Toronto and Western.
Cost of applying: The cost of law school applications is $175
for the OLSA application with an additional fee of $50 per
school, as well as the cost of transcripts.
The OMSA application costs $175 as well as a supplemental
fee of $75 per school and the cost of transcripts.
Out of province information: Students can go through various
exchange programs nationally and internationally through law
and medical schools. Also, it is possible to attend out of
province or out of country schools if desired, but be sure
to check any requirements that may be needed to practice in
Ontario or Canada.
Scholarship information: When applying to law school, forms
for both scholarships and financial assistance are available.
Individual medical schools can be contacted for scholarship
and financial assistance.
Deadlines: Law school documents are due Nov. 3. Medical school
applications are due Oct. 20.