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Make the most of your summer this year!

Experience a top-ranked city, while kickstarting your legal career at one of the oldest, largest and most distinguished law schools. 

Discover some of the great events and attractions the city has to offer:

• 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

Next intake: Summer 2025

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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.

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3 Week Summer Programs for International Students and Lawyers

Broaden your horizons with a 3-week summer program.

Governance Through Law

Students will take two courses on topics of interest within the special expertise of Osgoode Hall Law School faculty under the umbrella theme of “Governance Through Law”.

Course 1:
A General View: The Rule of Law

Instructor: Professor François Tanguay-Renaud

This course aims to introduce students to the ideal of the rule of law at both domestic and international levels: its value, limitations, relationship with distinct (related or countervailing) social aspirations, as well as possible costs, benefits, and moral/legal defenses for those who choose to ignore or defy it. The teaching will be based on a core of leading theoretical texts on the subject, comparative domestic and international case law, as well as relevant video documentaries and written journalistic pieces. The course is divided in six modules, each addressing broad aspects of the rule of law problématique: (1) The meaning and value of the rule of law in stable and transitional societies, (2) the rule of law and emergencies, (3) the rule of law and the obligation to obey the law, (4) the rule of law and international law: the Nuremberg Legacy, (5) the rule of law, corporations, and democracy, and (5) moral and legal defenses for disobedience.

Course 2:
Legal Ethics Across Borders

Instructor: Dr. Emanuel Tucsa

Ethics, access to justice and professionalism—locally and globally—have increasingly become foundational topics of attention over the past several years at all levels of the justice community. This course is designed to look directly at those issues. Specifically, this course provides an introduction to the rules governing the legal profession, norms and values, regulatory institutions and processes, and the practical ethical issues that lawyers face. It focuses on the context of the lawyer’s many and varied roles: as advocate, advisor, employee, employer, entrepreneur, and public servant. It considers the various contexts in which lawyers work: in solo practice, firm practice, government practice, and in-house. It also examines lawyers as members of a profession with collective responsibilities in relation to the public interest and access to justice. The course situates these issues within their modern-day context; that is, within a context characterized by local diverse communities, normative pluralism, globalization, and transnationalism.