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Osgoode's Part-time
Professional LLM in 

Criminal Law and Procedure

Canada's leading Professional LLM  for lawyers, executives and experienced professionals.

Tap into the minds of the legal industry’s thought leaders and leverage their experience to optimize your development. Led by Associate Professor Benjamin L. Berger and the Hon. Justice James Stribopoulos, your instructors include academics, judges, and criminal justice experts from across the globe.

Complete this part-time, practical graduate degree at a convenient downtown Toronto location. Distance Learning options and flexible class schedules make the LLM in Criminal Law and Procedure a perfect fit for the working professional who juggles personal and professional commitments.

Shauna Pemberton,  LLB, LLM, Barrister & Solicitor
"I often wondered how I would balance the program with the stressful demands of private practice. However, I can say confidently that I struck a successful balance due to the flexibility, support and encouragement from my professors, the administrative staff and my colleagues. The experience of Osgoode's Criminal Law & Procedure LLM program was a challenge that I enjoyed and will be a memorable event in my educational and professional career."
Adriana PolozLLM, Director, Criminal Analysis Pacific Region, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
"Osgoode's LLM in Criminal Law & Procedure is truly exceptional. The part-time, distance learning option provided the necessary flexibility to pursue my degree while allowing me to maintain my professional and family obligations. The collective insight, knowledge and rich interaction with instructors and classmates was an invaluable component of my LLM experience, and has enriched my life, both professionally and personally."
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Who takes an LLM and why?
> The Theory and Practice of Punishment [3 credits]
> Problems of Proof: Advanced Perspectives on the Law of Evidence [3 credits]
> Issues in Criminal Law: History, Evolution and Theoretical Approaches [6 credits]
> Criminal Law and the Charter: Implications and Expectations [6 credits]

You want to step outside of your everyday routine and carve out time to dig deeper into the historical roots of institutions and their practices, and to examine current social science and doctrinal approaches to our current system. Your post-graduate learning should be practical and applicable to the issues you currently face in your daily work, and you have an insatiable appetite for gaining a higher level of knowledge.

Choosing the Criminal Law & Procedure specialization will give you the chance to explore the pressing and challenging issues affecting the Canadian criminal justice system. Put yourself in a rich learning environment with professionals who are as passionate about criminal law as you are, and expand your network to include the top minds in the field.

This two-year, part-time degree requires completion of 36 credits obtained through coursework and a Major Research Paper, or coursework only. Your progress and performance are evaluated through papers, presentations and take-home assignments. 

Videoconferencing is available for all courses in this specialization; attend class from your home or office with interactive video streaming that brings you into the classroom, and allows you to participate in discussions and view presentations in real-time.
Apply by October 15, 2020.
Start in January 2021.

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Anne London-Weinstein,  LLB, LLM (Criminal Law & Procedure), CS* 
Weinstein Law, *LSUC Certified Specialist in Criminal Litigation
"Osgoode's Criminal Law and Procedure LLM provides a wide and multi-faceted overview of some of the most important issues facing criminal law practitioners today. This program is a must for any lawyer who wishes to be knowledgeable and thoughtful in crafting submissions and in diligently protecting their client's interests."