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.

Top reasons to study here

  • Most of our courses and programs are offered on-site and through the convenience of distance education using webcast and video streaming.
  • OsgoodePD is pleased to offer Programs On Demand, a selection of previously offered and exclusive on-demand courses available whenever your schedule permit.
  • You can customize your own group program to deliver the in-depth, practical training your employees or team require.

About

History

Founded by Dean Marilyn Pilkington in 1995 with the Professional LLM in ADR, OsgoodePD’s programs have grown and evolved. And they will continue to evolve, to provide thoughtful and practical lifelong learning to lawyers, professionals and, executives with legal obligations or risks in their jobs.

Education

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 LLMprograms 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.

Research

Osgoode is a driving force in legal research. 

With an impressive history of scholarship, Osgoode is regarded as one of the world’s top law faculties for excellence in research. The School is strongly connected to the legal profession, government and other law schools both nationally and internationally. With one of the largest full-time faculty complements of any Canadian law school, Osgoode is a hub of intellectual activity. Osgoode professors and students are active in taking their research out into the world. Putting this research into action often results in public policy changes, and benefits to the local and broader community.

Career

Osgoode Hall Law School graduates are in high demand. They are employed at many of the country’s largest, mid-sized, and boutique law firms. Many have gone on to begin their own practices in diverse areas of law. Our graduates have clerked for the Supreme Court of Canada, and in a range of federal courts of appeal and trial courts. Many alumni serve the public by working in legal aid clinics and non-profit organizations and through a variety of other public sector employers.

Services

ICT services

Osgoode offers computing services to support students with computing needs, and enhanced teaching and learning.