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About Study Abroad Summer Program, Summer Course - at Osgoode Professional Development, York University

Broaden your horizons with a 3-week summer program

Broaden your horizons and professional opportunities by learning about Canadian business law and related legal terminology.

What You’ll Learn

  • The foundations of tort and contract law as they relate to doing business with Canadians
  • How businesses are formed under Canadian law
  • The duties and rights of directors and shareholders
  • The major laws governing Canadian business operations
  • How to understand sophisticated contract language in English
  • How to draft legal and business documents in Canadian legal style

Experience the City of Toronto

Join us for this exciting summer program and benefit from all that Toronto and Osgoode have to offer. While you’re here, we’ll discover some great events and attractions, including:

  • Toronto Sightseeing Excursion
  • Blue Jays Game
  • Toronto Island
  • Toronto Tour of Legal Sites of Interest and Law Firm Visit
  • Niagara Falls
  • Toronto Beaches Festival
  • Shakespeare in High Park
  • Toronto Cultural Fest

Learn more about Study Abroad Summer Program, Summer Course - at Osgoode Professional Development, York University

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Entry requirements

Who Should Apply?

  • Law students who are over 18 years of age and have taken a business law or corporate law course in their home jurisdiction
  • Recent law graduates interested in learning about Canadian business law and legal English

Fees, Funding and Scholarships at Osgoode Professional Development, York University

International Student Entrance Awards

Osgoode entrance awards are open to international students applying to a full-time LLM program. To be considered for this award, applicants to the program must submit the award application form and provide the contact information for a reference who can speak to their academic potential, in addition to submitting the documents required for the Professional LLM admission application.

The deadline for Fall entry award applications is January 15 or April 15, for Winter entry.

OsgoodePD International Entrance Award of Excellence
Applications for this award are open to international students applying to a full-time LLM program who have at least five years of post-graduate professional legal experience and demonstrate excellent academic potential. The award is valued at $30,000 (which is paid out in three installments over the three terms of the program). A total of six awards (three to students starting in the Fall term and three to students starting in the Winter term) will be granted each year. 

OsgoodePD International Entrance Award of Merit
Applications for this award are open to international students applying to a full-time LLM program who have at least two years of post-graduate professional legal experience and demonstrate excellent academic potential. The award is valued at $10,000 (which is paid out in three installments over the three terms of the program). A total of twelve awards (six to students starting in the Fall term and six to students starting in the Winter term) will be granted each year. 

The Professor Marilyn L. Pilkington Award
Professor Marilyn L. Pilkington, the Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School from 1993 to 1998 and founder of Osgoode Professional Development, established this award to be given to a student pursuing studies in the LLM program. The award will be granted annually (each Fall term) to a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, protected person, resident of Ontario, on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. Preference will be given to a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. Applications for the Professor Marilyn L. Pilkington are made through the Osgoode Professional Development bursary application.

Visit our Financial Assistance page for more information.

Student reviews of Osgoode Professional Development, York University

Find out what students say about Osgoode Professional Development, York University

Student

Maria Estela Anaya Reyes LLB, LLM (International Business Law), Derivatives Documentation Negotiator, BNP Paribas CIB

"My classmates provided a very multicultural environment in class and out of it, and were happy to share their experiences and offer guidance. Since they were going through different stages of their careers themselves, the richness of their in-the-field experiences was outstanding."

Student

Francisco Rojas LLB, LLM (Canadian Common Law), Counsel, RBC

"The Professional LLM in Canadian Common Law was valuable in a number of ways. Firstly, the program provides students with the necessary knowledge, tools and career support for learning Canadian common law and preparing to enter the Canadian legal marketplace. Secondly, every student’s background and legal work experience gives rise to engaging conversations and the opportunity to learn from one another. Finally, the professors are practitioners and well-versed in their respective areas, which provides a valuable in-depth learning experience from academic, theoretical and practical perspectives."

Student

Juan Carlos Diaz JD, LLM (Taxation Law), Current Student, Osgoode Professional Development (Canadian Common Law LLM)

"The program's emphasis on both domestic and international tax aspects has been instrumental in broadening my horizons as a tax law practitioner. It equipped me with a versatile skill set, enabling me to navigate the intricacies of tax laws across different jurisdictions and offer valuable insights to clients with diverse needs. One of the most significant benefits of the program was the exposure to real-world scenarios and practical case studies. This experiential learning approach honed my problem-solving abilities and decision-making skills, making me a more effective and confident tax professional."

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