New admissions policy at Osgoode Hall Law School in Canada

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University in Canada recently instituted a new admissions policy for 2008-2009. On the Law School Web site, they have posted the Admissions Committee Report from February 2007. The report details the justification for the new admissions policy and reproduces the admissions criteria used by evaluators and admissions officers. The admissions criteria include academic scores, equity considertions and other factors, such as work experience, leadership and contribution to community. The report makes for interesting reading and a revealing insight to legal education in Canada. Here is additional proof that law schools around the world are struggling with ways to expand the admissions process beyond numeric considerations.

Osgoode Hall Law School Admissions Committee Report (Feb. 2007)

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