OsgoodePD - Osgoode Hall Law School - York University

Introduction

About OsgoodePD

Osgoode Professional Development is a world leader in law school lifelong learning. Part of Osgoode Hall Law School, one of the oldest and best law schools in Canada, we offer credit and non-credit programs for Canadian and international lawyers, paralegals, professionals, and firms and organizations.

Our Continuing Legal Education programs range from one-hour briefings to conferences and short courses taught by practising lawyers and a range of experts in other disciplines. For in-depth study of a particular legal subject or to sharpen your skills, consider one of OsgoodePD’s Certificate programs for lawyers or professionals. You can also customize your own group program to deliver the in-depth, practical training your employees or team require.

OsgoodePD’s flagship academic programs include a course-based Professional LLM degree with 14 different specializations taught on campus or through distance learning by Osgoode’s award-winning professors, senior practitioners, judges and policymakers. The International Business Law LLM and Canadian Common Law LLM programs are designed specifically for internationally-trained lawyers. If a degree isn’t your goal, you can choose from a selection of LLM courses offered each year as single courses.

Most of our courses and programs are offered on-site and through the convenience of distance education using webcast and video streaming. OsgoodePD is also pleased to offer Programs On Demand, a selection of previously offered and exclusive on-demand courses available whenever your schedule permits.

No matter what your learning journey, it will be backed by OsgoodePD’s unwavering commitment to quality, accessibility and customer service. Osgoode Professional Development operates at the heart of Toronto’s business core at Yonge and Dundas Streets, steps away from the city’s subway line, financial district and government offices.

Acknowledgement of Indigenous Peoples and Traditional Territories

York University recognizes that many Indigenous nations have longstanding relationships with the territories upon which our campuses are located that precede the establishment of York University. We acknowledge our presence on the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of New Credit, the Huron-Wendat, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Métis Nation of Ontario.

Make History With Us

Osgoode has been shaping the future of legal education since 1889.

As Canada’s largest and most diverse law school, Osgoode has earned a global reputation for attracting talented students and top-tier faculty.

We prepare tomorrow’s leaders through our unmatched range of courses and innovative approach to teaching that integrates legal theory and experiential learning. Our passion for community engagement, an unparalleled student experience, service to society, thought-leading scholarship, and accessibility in all of its many forms is what defines our values and our commitment to breaking new ground in legal education.

Create your future and make history with us.

Our Leadership

Innovation in Legal Education

Innovation is our hallmark. Building on our already strong foundation, we constantly strive to develop new courses, programs and other initiatives that foster Osgoode’s superior legal education.

Shaping the Public Debate

Osgoode’s thought leaders push boundaries and exert influence in academic scholarship, national and international policy-making, domestic and international jurisprudence, law reform and public debate.

Diversity and Inclusion

Osgoode is a diverse and supportive community that takes seriously its professional and ethical obligation to serve the public.

Justice and Community

A significant component of Osgoode’s commitment to community engagement supports access to justice, whether through the Osgoode Public Interest Requirement (OPIR), Osgoode’s 19 clinical and intensive programs, and our faculty’s many research contributions to the access to justice field.

Our History

At the opening of Osgoode Hall Law School in 1889, Principal William Reeve expressed his hope: “…that we will all, both teachers and students, bend our energies to make a success of the new law school.”

For over 125 years, Osgoode’s mission has been the pursuit of academic and professional excellence and justice through law. We have led some of the most important innovations in Canadian legal education. Visit the Osgoode History website to learn more.

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Programs

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Certificate

Certificate in Foundations for Graduate Legal Studies

Campus Full time 2 weeks September 2019 Canada Toronto

This program is primarily designed for graduates of law degree programs from outside Canada who are interested in pursuing graduate legal studies in Canada. [+]

Winter 2018 Applications - Closed

Applications are now closed for the Winter 2018 intake of the Certificate in Foundations for Graduate Legal Studies.

This program is designed to provide you with the foundation you need for successful graduate legal study. Students in this program

study the foundations of Canadian public and private law in an interactive class setting learn and practise common law legal, analytical and writing skills by building from simple to more complex problems and documents, with opportunity for small group and individual feedback and tutoring lay the foundation for successful performance in LLM courses and in your future legal career Who is this Program for? ... [-]

Online NCA Exam Prep

Online Full time 12 months September 2019 Canada Toronto

You should take this program if you already have your NCA assessment or your assessment results are pending and you plan to write your NCA exams in the next 12 months (any of the next three NCA exam sittings.) [+]

Planning to sit your NCA exams? OsgoodePD can help you prepare. Online NCA Exam Prep

Designed for Internationally trained lawyers who have their NCA Assessment or are planning to write their NCA exams in the next 12 months.

OsgoodePD’s NCA Exam Prep Program is specifically designed for internationally qualified lawyers and law graduates planning to write any or all of the National Committee on Accreditation’s five mandatory examinations:

Foundations of Canadian Law Canadian Constitutional Law Canadian Administrative Law Canadian Criminal Law Professional Responsibility Who is this Program for?

You should take this program if you already have your NCA assessment or your assessment results are pending and you plan to write your NCA exams in the next 12 months (any of the next three NCA exam sittings.)... [-]


LLM

LLM in Canadian Common Law

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Canada Toronto + 1 more

This exciting program provides foundational training in Canadian common law to internationally trained lawyers and law graduates. Whether you have a common or civil law degree from outside Canada [+]

Program Overview

The LLM in Canadian Common Law provides the opportunity to take core courses in Canadian common law topics taught at the graduate level along with a wide range of elective options. The core courses are specifically designed to meet the requirements of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada's National Committee on Accreditation (NCA). Students in the Canadian Common Law specialization benefit from both academic and career support to assist in their transition to the Canadian legal marketplace.

Note: Completing the Professional LLM in Canadian Common Law does not automatically entitle you to practice law in Canada or to be admitted to the Bar of a Canadian province or territory. Consult the NCA or your provincial/territorial law society for more information.... [-]


LLM in International Business Law

Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 Canada Toronto

This one-year, full-time specialization is designed to give lawyers and professionals from around the world advanced training in international business law. [+]

Program Overview

This one-year, full-time specialization is designed to give lawyers and professionals from around the world advanced training in international business law. The award-winning faculty teaches the latest developments in international trade law, international finance, international business transactions, taxation of cross-border transactions and other related topics. The specialization provides students with knowledge in critical, core international business law courses while allowing you the opportunity to pursue your academic interests through electives.

Who is this Specialization for?

Law graduates, preferably with legal practice experience, related work experience or a demonstrated interest in international business law.... [-]


LLM in Tax Law - Full Time

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Canada Toronto

Knowledge of tax law is essential to any business environment, and the study of this legal specialization is intellectually fascinating. The Professional LLM in Tax Law offers students an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the policies, principles and the internal logic of tax laws in Canada and internationally. [+]

Program Overview

Knowledge of tax law is essential to any business environment, and the study of this legal specialization is intellectually fascinating. The Professional LLM in Tax Law offers students an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the policies, principles and the internal logic of tax laws in Canada and internationally. It covers all aspects of tax law from the most basic rules underlying traditional personal tax planning principles to current developments in the sophisticated design of financial instruments. Courses are taught by a diverse range of highly qualified scholars and practitioners, all of whom are leaders in their areas of practice.

Who is this Specialization for? Law graduates with legal work experience or a strong demonstrated an interest in tax law. Professionals without a law degree who have at least five years of work experience directly related to tax (such as accounting, finance, trusts) who wish to add a strong advanced foundation in tax law to their professional profile. Specialization Structure ... [-]

Part-time Professional LLM in Labour Relations and Employment Law

Campus Part time 2 years August 2019 Canada Toronto

The Professional LLM in Labour Relations and Employment Law gives students the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the theory, policies, and principles that underlie labour and employment law. Students will develop the skills to consider, at an advanced level, the social, economic and political forces shaping this dynamic field today. [+]

Program Overview

Osgoode's two-year, part-time Professional LLM in Labour Relations and Employment Law gives students the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the theory, policies, and principles that underlie labour and employment law. Students will develop the skills to consider, at an advanced level, the social, economic and political forces shaping this dynamic field today.

Who is the Specialization for?

Law graduates with legal work experience in the labour and employment field.

Professionals without a law degree who have excellent academic credentials and significant and senior-related professional experience.

Specialization Structure

Designed to meet the needs of working professionals located across Canada and abroad, Labour Relations and Employment Law courses are available via video conferencing and are structured as either weekly evening sessions or 3-day intensives. The Labour Relations and Employment Law specialization is a cohort-based specialization where courses progressively build upon one another. New students are only accepted into the specialization once every three years – the next specialization start is Fall 2018. Students can complete their degree requirements exclusively through coursework or through a combination of coursework and a Major Research Paper.... [-]


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Address 1 Dundas Street West Suite 2602, P.O. Box 42 Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Z3
M5G 1Z3 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Website https://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/