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Five reasons to choose Osgoode

  1. Build a solid understanding of the Canadian legal system. Explore the foundational aspects of the Canadian legal landscape, including Canada’s legal history and structure as well as skills-focused topics, such as legal research and writing.  
  2. Study at a world-class institution. For over 125 years, Osgoode Hall Law School’s mission has been the pursuit of academic and professional excellence and justice through law.  Osgoode has led some of the most important innovations in Canadian legal education.  
  3. Learn from the best. Leverage the experiences of world-class academics and practitioners.  
  4. Customize your learning. Get the flexibility to choose electives relevant to your industry.  
  5. Study from anywhere, on your schedule. Designed for working professionals with flexible learning options.  

Intake every Fall. 
Next program starts Fall 2023.  

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© 2022 Osgoode Professional Development

Part-Time Graduate Diploma in Foundations of Canadian Law  

A law school experience for non-legal professionals.

Meghan Thomas

Director, Professional Graduate and International Programs

"At OsgoodePD, our student body is diverse and interdisciplinary.  We see the benefits of collaboration and debate among students from different academic and professional backgrounds.  Providing opportunities for professionals to study law at a graduate level advances access to justice because it distributes legal knowledge and opportunities for advocacy and change more broadly, and it helps lawyers and other professionals work together more effectively."

Ara P. Arzumanian,

BA, LLB, LLM, Senior Legal Counsel, Hydro One and Instructor, Osgoode Hall Law School

"Once I got exposed to this area of knowledge I realized that now I can speak more confidently. I can provide my invaluable input into the conversation in my work environment. "

Midhula De Gannes,

PEng, LLM, Network Management EngineerNetwork Management Engineer
Hydro One