Osgoode Professional Development is a world leader in law school lifelong learning. Part of Osgoode Hall Law School, one of the oldest and best law schools in Canada, we offer credit and non-credit programs for Canadian and international lawyers, paralegals, professionals, and firms and organizations.
Our Continuing Legal Education programs range from one-hour briefings to conferences and short courses taught by practising lawyers and a range of experts in other disciplines. For in-depth study of a particular legal subject or to sharpen your skills, consider one of OsgoodePD’s Certificate programs for lawyers or professionals. You can also customize your own group program to deliver the in-depth, practical training your employees or team require.
OsgoodePD’s flagship academic programs include a course-based Professional LLM degree with 14 different specializations taught on campus or through distance learning by Osgoode’s award-winning professors, senior practitioners, judges and policymakers. The International Business Law LLM and Canadian Common Law LLM programs are designed specifically for internationally-trained lawyers. If a degree isn’t your goal, you can choose from a selection of LLM courses offered each year as single courses.
Most of our courses and programs are offered on-site and through the convenience of distance education using webcast and video streaming. OsgoodePD is also pleased to offer Programs On Demand, a selection of previously offered and exclusive on-demand courses available whenever your schedule permits.
No matter what your learning journey, it will be backed by OsgoodePD’s unwavering commitment to quality, accessibility and customer service. Osgoode Professional Development operates at the heart of Toronto’s business core at Yonge and Dundas Streets, steps away from the city’s subway line, financial district and government offices.
Acknowledgement of Indigenous Peoples and Traditional Territories
York University recognizes that many Indigenous nations have longstanding relationships with the territories upon which our campuses are located that precede the establishment of York University. We acknowledge our presence on the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of New Credit, the Huron-Wendat, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Métis Nation of Ontario.
Make History With Us
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.
Create your future and make history with us.
Innovation in Legal Education
Innovation is our hallmark. Building on our already strong foundation, we constantly strive to develop new courses, programs and other initiatives that foster Osgoode’s superior legal education.
Shaping the Public Debate
Osgoode’s thought leaders push boundaries and exert influence in academic scholarship, national and international policy-making, domestic and international jurisprudence, law reform and public debate.
Diversity and Inclusion
Osgoode is a diverse and supportive community that takes seriously its professional and ethical obligation to serve the public.
Justice and Community
A significant component of Osgoode’s commitment to community engagement supports access to justice, whether through the Osgoode Public Interest Requirement (OPIR), Osgoode’s 19 clinical and intensive programs, and our faculty’s many research contributions to the access to justice field.
At the opening of Osgoode Hall Law School in 1889, Principal William Reeve expressed his hope: “…that we will all, both teachers and students, bend our energies to make a success of the new law school.”
For over 125 years, Osgoode’s mission has been the pursuit of academic and professional excellence and justice through law. We have led some of the most important innovations in Canadian legal education. Visit the Osgoode History website to learn more.