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Osgoode's Certificate in Foundations for Graduate Legal Studies

Canada’s leading legal programs for internationally trained lawyers.

CANADA'S LEADING LEGAL MINDS
Tap into the minds of the legal industry’s thought leaders and leverage their experience to optimize your development. Led by Professor Shelley Kierstead, your instructors are respected judges, crown counsel and consultants including Sherry Darvish,  Candice Telfer, Jesse DiCecca and Germán Morales.
Apply by October 11, 2017. Start in January 2018.
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Legal studies in Canada can be very different from legal studies back home, and this program provides an ideal transitional period.

Whether you are a graduate with a law degree from outside Canada or a professional without a law degree but have law-related work experience - this program will help you develop the legal, analytical and writing skills required for successful performance in your LLM and subsequent legal career.

Administrative Law

[36 credits]

Business Law

[36 credits]

Constitutional Law

[36 credits]

Criminal Law and Procedure

[36 credits]

Energy and Infrastructure Law

[36 credits]

General LLM

[36 credits]

Why choose the Certificate in Foundations for Graduate Legal Studies?
Examine and analyze contemporary legal issues relating to the delivery of public programs and social benefits
Dive into issues of governance, learn to manage legal risks and understand the new realities of corporate regulation
Explore Canadian constitutional law and develop a deeper understanding of the evolving jurisprudence
Think critically about the pressing and challenging issues affecting the Canadian criminal justice system
Develop insights on policies, players, and stakeholders while examining social, political and environmental issues
Choose courses from multiple LLM specializations and craft your own unique specialization of study 
> Orientation to Law
> Introduction to Graduate Legal Analysis and Writing
> Introduction to Canadian Law
> Introduction to Private Law in Canada
COURSES INCLUDE:
The program is full-time and comprises four courses that run between January and May each year. Students attend classes in person at both of OsgoodePD and Osgoode Hall Law School campuses. After the intensive two-week orientation course, students can expect to attend class four times per week, for a total of 12 hours’ class time weekly.
Program Format
Rabeea Khalid, LLB, Certificate in Foundations for Graduate Legal Studies, LLM in International Business Law
“Choosing Osgoode’s Certificate in Foundations for Graduate Legal Studies program before applying for an LLM was one of the smartest decisions I have ever made. The Certificate in Foundations for Graduate Legal Studies not only helped me to develop important skills that I’ll use in future graduate studies, but gave me the chance to meet supportive and invested professors and classmates.”
STRENGTHEN YOUR FOUNDATIONS
Develop the language, analytical and writing tools you need to prepare for successful graduate legal study. Your skills will be honed through practice and feedback from law professors and adjuncts who are practising lawyers from a variety of fields.