What, Like It's Hard?


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Autumn is in the air: leaves are falling, Starbucks just brought back the PSL, and the admissions cycle for Ontario law schools is now open. For the over 4,000 students who annually apply to Ontario law schools through the Ontario Law Schools Application Site (OLSAS), this means completing admissions essays and a biographical ‘sketch,’ taking the law school admissions test (LSAT), and gathering academic and character references.

The process can be confusing, stressful, and, at times, completely overwhelming. The Varsity spoke to admissions committees of several law schools and current students pursuing their Juris Doctor (JD) degrees about the admissions experience and the steps involved.