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Osgoode's Graduate Diploma in Foundations of Canadian Law

Canada’s leading legal programs for internationally trained lawyers.

Apply by October 11, 2017. Start in January 2018.
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The Graduate Diploma in Foundations of Canadian Law is designed to provide students with an advanced understanding of the Canadian legal system. Delve into Canada’s legal history and structure while developing your legal research and writing skills. The program focuses on the key areas of public and private law while providing a unique opportunity for you to specialize in your academic interests through elective courses. 

 The diploma opens the doors to better career opportunities in the Canadian legal market and sets the stage for further graduate study. 

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 Graduate Diploma in Foundations of Canadian Law?
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 
> Canadian Legal Research and Analysis
> Academic and Applied Legal Writing
> Introduction to Canadian Public Law
> Introduction to Canadian Private Law
COURSES INCLUDE:
The full-time diploma will be delivered in seminar-style classes, in which students participate in-person. 
Students are required to complete 18 credits of course work, including 12 credits of required courses and then 6 credits of elective courses. Classes will be held from January to August at our downtown Toronto location or on the York University Keele Campus.
Program Format
STRENGTHEN YOUR FOUNDATIONS
Achieve a solid foundation in Canadian public and private law and succeed in your future academic and professional goals. Your skills will be honed through practice and feedback from law professors and adjuncts who are practising lawyers from a variety of fields. 
Apply before September 15. Classes start January 2022.
DESIGNED WITH YOUR GOALS IN MIND
Gain a competitive edge in the Canadian legal marketplace. Achieve a solid understanding of Canadian law and organically build your network through engaging in discussions with instructors and fellow professionals from around the globe. Benefit from academic and career support to assist in your transition into the legal job market in Canada.