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Class and Alumni Profiles

Our 2020 admitted class*

  • 1,423 applicants
  • 182 admitted students
  • 18% were admitted directly from CEGEP
  • 22% had completed graduate studies before starting law studies
  • 24 is the average age
  • 37% belong to a visible or racialized minority
  • 25% self-identify as part of the LGBTTQ+ community
  • 9% are first-generation university students
  • 4% self-identify as Indigenous
  • 53% have English as a first language
  • 30% have French as a first language
  • 17% indicated “other” as a first language
  • 22 mother tongues spoken
  • 81 cities of birth in 26 countries are represented
  • 23 are dual citizens

Highlights of the 2019-2020 student body

  • 702 students
  • 84 LLM students
  • 4 students were selected to clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada
  • 48 students participated in a competitive moot
  • 21 students went on Human Rights Internships in the summer of 2019
  • Over $239,000 granted in entrance scholarships
  • 200 bursaries and prizes with a total value of $144,000 were awarded

Our alumni

  • 8,451 alums around the world
  • 112 countries of residence
  • 79% reside in Canada
  • 9% reside in the USA
  • 12% reside elsewhere 
  • 75% practice law
  • 25% have pursued other careers

*The class profile is determined through an anonymous incoming class survey. The survey results give us a better understanding of the makeup of our incoming class and helps us to assess and adapt our recruitment and outreach efforts.

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