Admissions

Admission Criteria

The University of Toronto Faculty of Law, one-year executive Global Professional Masters of Law program attracts lawyers and professionals from a range of industries, including a variety of for-profit businesses, the public sector, not-for-profit organizations, research institutes and hospitals, and start-ups. The Faculty is looking for high achieving, diverse students who work in the law or whose jobs require them to engage with the law, legal issues and lawyers. We select applicants whose professional and academic experience, interests and interpersonal skills will enable them to contribute to the dynamic classroom experience we offer.

Minimum admissions requirements
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General Admissions requirements common to all concentrations

Applicants may apply to any concentration regardless of whether they have a law degree:

  • Bachelor or Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD) degree with a minimum mid-B standing from a recognized university, or equivalent.
  • Bachelor’s degree in any other discipline with a minimum mid-B standing from a recognized university, or equivalent.

Language Requirements

Applicants who earned their undergraduate degree in a language other than English are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS assessment.

Admission Documents

  • Academic Transcripts
  • Resume
  • Two reference letters 
  • Personal Statement

Work Experience

A minimum of three years of full-time work experience is required.

A minimum of two years of full-time work experience is strongly preferred, but not required.

A minimum of two years of full-time work experience is strongly preferred, but not required.

A minimum of three years of full-time work experience is required.

To learn more about the composition of our current cohort, please review our infographic or student biographies.

How do I learn more about the program?

Our personalized admissions process is structured so as to provide you with several opportunities to learn about, and engage with, the program, so that you can make an informed decision about whether the Global Professional Master of Laws is right for you..

If you are interested in learning more about the program, please take advantage of one of the following opportunities to do so:

  1. Submit your resume to gpllm@utoronto.ca and one of the members of our team will be in touch to discuss your experience, career goals and motivation for pursuing a graduate legal education;
  2. Join one of our regular online webinars by signing up here;
  3. Register to have coffee with our Assistant Director, Recruitment and Admissions here to discuss the program; or

  4. Attend a Class and meet our current students by signing up here.

Application Process

Applications to the GPLLM are processed on a rolling basis and submitted through the School of Graduate Studies online application system.

Applicants are asked to submit the following documents:

  • Official transcripts from every degree granting institution attended;
  • Current resume;
  • Two letters of reference (professional or academic);
  • Statement of Interest; and
  • If you completed your undergraduate degree in a language other than English, a TOEFL or IELTS score. Contact us to find out if this is necessary in your circumstances.

Once your application is complete, the Admissions Committee will review your file and respond to you within a couple of weeks.

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