The Faculty of Law reviews all applications carefully.

Track your application

We make every effort to provide you with a response as quickly as possible and appreciate your patience. We ask that you consult your uoZone account frequently, as we communicate important information to applicants through this tool. This information includes status changes and checklist updates.  Using this tool will ensure that you have the most current information about your application. Policies prevent our office from discussing your status over the phone.

Remember to apply for admission scholarships and bursaries!

The Faculty of Law, Common Law Section has many admissions bursaries that are offered exclusively to eligible prospective students. To be considered for these bursaries you must complete the Admission Bursary – English JD Program / Bourses d’admission – Programme J.D. Français application, which is available in the Online Scholarships and Bursaries tool. For further information on dates and deadlines, be sure to visit our Financial Aid and Bursaries website.

Pay your tuition deposit

As outlined in your offer of admission, in order to save your spot in the program, you are required to pay a $500 tuition deposit by June 1st, 2024. The $500 deposit is required regardless of whether you have Accepted Firmly or Accepted Provisionally. The deposit will go toward your fall tuition, and can be paid in any way you would normally pay a tuition fee. Please consult the University's Methods of Payment page for a full list. If you do not pay your tuition deposit by this deadline, you are at risk of losing your space in the program. Those who are admitted after June 1st must pay this deposit as soon as possible upon accepting their offer of admission.


The health and safety of all members of our community is our top priority.

We will continue to monitor government and public health directives as well as expert advice and we will remain vigilant to protect ourselves and the people around us through overlapping safety measures.

Experts agree that vaccination provides the best protection against illness, hospitalization, and death. Therefore, we strongly encourage all members of our community to receive every dose for which they are eligible.

Please consult the University of Ottawa Covid19 page. If you have any questions, feel free to email [email protected]

Requesting to defer your offer of admission

The Common Law Section is able to grant a limited number of one-year deferrals. To request a deferral, admitted students should email the Admissions Committee at [email protected] no later than July 1st, 2024.  Unfortunately, we will be unable to consider requests placed after this date. Students seeking a deferral should clearly lay out the grounds for their request, providing supporting documentation if available.

If you receive late admission and you need to seek a deferral, please be advised that deferrals are unlikely to be granted at this stage, as we need to finalize our first-year class. 

Requesting a switch to half-time studies

If you have received an offer of admission from us, and are unable to study full-time, you can apply to complete your studies on a half-time basis. You will be required to demonstrate special circumstances that could be accommodated by studying on a half-time basis.

Take a faculty tour!

To request a faculty tour, please contact the Admissions team at [email protected]