When choosing between offers, I reviewed diversity info from Queen's, Western, and Osgoode. I believe you can easily find them by googling "class profile law" and the name of the school. I'm on mobile or else I'd dig them out now.
UltraVires also had some UofT data in addition to the UofT Law published class profile.
One issue I remember was a questionable and inconsistent definition of "low income". I believe they generally use it to define below 70k family income, which is high and comfortably middle class IMO.
To the OP, I see your original question: Do you need to be rich to practice law?
I just graduated from an Ontario school where tuition was just north of 20k/year. Do you need to be rich to practice law? probably not but being rich certainly fucking helps.. A LOT. OP, I came from an upper-middle class household. Had some savings before law school and those were all gone by the time 1L was finished.
My parents and OSAP helped me fund the rest. I graduated debt free. I recognize this is a great position to be in and I acknowledge my immense privilege in this regard considering that some of my classmates are 100k+ in debt.
Quite frankly, I don't think the Ontario schools give a shit about their students. The tuition is out of control and unjustifiably high. The schools will claim to be all about mental health and access to justice but this is just a facade. Some schools out west have modest tuition compared to Ontario schools and this could be an option for some people, although, it is still advised that you go to a school where you want to practice.
Its a personal decision whether or not you attend, but be mindful of the debt you might have to take on.
@BQ - I have serious issues with the methodology of that information from Osgoode. But it is at least interesting and I did say I'm genuinely interested in this stuff. Personally, I'd rather look at things like the educational attainment of parents (which is also there) rather than concentrate on the self-reported and incredibly subjective question of whether someone comes from a low-income family or community. But it's there, and it's interesting.
You did say you compared across multiple schools. Got anything for anywhere else?
Ok, here are some self-reported numbers.
And, anecdotally, I actually relocated and attended UBC instead of U of T. Because that was the only way I could work my way through law school. And no one requested information about my socioeconomic status when I got there.