Osgoode offers the broadest range of programs available in Canada for internationally trained lawyers. Whether you are looking to specialize with a professional graduate degree or start the process of qualifying to practise common law in Canada, there’s a learning option to suit your needs. From full-time professional graduate degrees to non-credit courses to help you prepare for the NCA Exams, Osgoode has your development goals in mind.
Students will complete their studies in two locations: at Osgoode Hall Law School on the York University campus, and at Osgoode Professional Development in downtown Toronto. This gives students access to the full range of campus services, and downtown Toronto amenities.
Osgoode's Internationally Trained Lawyers Day (OITLD)
Join us on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 for a unique opportunity for lawyers and law graduates from around the world, the accreditation and licensing bodies, and legal associations devoted to internationally trained lawyers to connect, network and celebrate internationally trained talent in Canada.
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Full-Time Professional LLMs
LLM in International Business Law
Osgoode's Professional LLM in International Business Law is one-year, full-time specialization is designed to give lawyers and professionals from around the world advanced training in international business law. Award-winning faculty teach 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.
LLM in Canadian Common Law
Osgoode's Professional 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).
LLM in Taxation Law
Osgoode's Professional LLM in Taxation 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.
LLM in General Law
Focus your studies in the areas you’re passionate about. Osgoode's Professional LLM in General Law offers students a catalogue of more than 100 graduate level courses and 13 areas of specialization, where you’ll be sure to design a degree that will help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
Want to deepen your knowledge in a specific area of law? Are you on the road to accreditation, or looking for preparatory programs to help you succeed in future graduate studies? Osgoode’s selection of non-degree offerings provide you with the knowledge and theory you need to achieve your professional development goals.
Part-Time Professional LLMs
With 15 specializations, you have the option to customize a program of study to suit your needs. Specially designed for lawyers, executives and experienced professionals wanting to develop their expertise in a particular area of law, our part-time LLMs complement your busy schedule and can be completed while working full-time, via distance learning. This technology brings professionals located outside of Toronto into the classroom, with just a click.
Canadian Common Law
Criminal Law and Procedure
Energy and Infrastructure Law
General Law - Part-Time
Intellectual Property Law
Labour Relations and Employment Law
Privacy and Cybersecurity Law
Tax Law - Part-Time