Academic Pathways

How Do I Become a Lawyer

Tip Sheet

Read our tip sheet for more detailed information about the educational steps and registration requirements to be a lawyer in Ontario.

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Quick Facts

  • Unlike admission requirements for other degrees, JD programs generally do not have a minimum GPA or LSAT score listed. Instead, JD admissions are based on the applicant pool year to year.
  • An undergraduate degree with a major in law (or similar discipline) is not an admission requirement. Applicants have degrees from a range of disciplines.
  • To register with the Law Society of Ontario, you must complete experiential training and two examinations.

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