Recruitment and Admissions

Students in front of the Supreme Court of Canada


The Ottawa Advantage

The University of Ottawa offers unique advantages thanks to its location in the National Capital, home to the Supreme Court of Canada, the federal government, many NGOs, and a thriving high-tech community.

Moreover, our proximity to downtown Ottawa provides our students with access to a wide variety of law-related internship and practicum opportunities across many diverse fields, in government departments and beyond.

Ottawa also offers wonderful opportunities to enjoy nature with nearby cycling paths, ski resorts, hiking in the Gatineau Hills, and the longest skating area in the world -- the Rideau Canal.

We invite you to explore our website, including information about our programs, financial aid, the admissions criteria, and how to apply. While we do not offer evaluative interviews, we are happy to offer tours of our facilities and answer general questions about the admissions process. Please contact us for more information.

Open House 2021


Welcome! - Adam Dodek 


How Law School Prepared me to Lead Collaboratively in a Diverse World- Annamie Paul 


Imagining an equal society for all - Natasha Bakht


Destroying the Caroline - Craig Forcese


"I agree": uOttawa at the forefront of contract law in a digital age - Marina Pavlović


Who Belongs to the Universe of Our Universal Health Care? - Yin-Yuan Chen


Vulnerable: The Law, Policy and Ethics of COVID-19 - Vanessa MacDonnell


Important dates

November 1st - Deadline for applications to first year English programs.

March 1st - Deadline for applications to first year French programs.

May 1st - Deadline for applications to upper year programs (tranfers, letters of permission, NCA applicants, National Program).



Contact Us

If after reviewing our website you still have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Tel.: 613-562-5800 ext.3270
Fax: 613-562-5124

Because staff are currently working from home, we are easiest to reach via email.



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