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OsgoodePD offers students outside the GTA an opportunity to take LLM courses via videoconferencing!

Our cutting-edge videoconference technology uses two-way communication over the internet that allows you to interact with other students by participating in discussions, asking questions and even seeing electronic presentations as easily as if you were in our downtown Toronto classroom.

Note: Video-conferencing not available for courses within the Canadian Common Law or International Business Law LLM programs.

Using the required hardware and software and a good-quality internet connection, you may be able to participate from your home or office (where applicable). Please note, some courses require in-person attendance.

Within a distance 75 km of our location, OsgoodePD assumes that you will attend classes in person. Beyond a distance of 75km, you may choose to use OsgoodePD’s videoconferencing option (where applicable). Once you indicate your preference to attend by videoconference, our technicians will contact you to conduct a pre-assessment.

The conferencing platform is designed to be used with a computer meeting the minimum specifications; our technicians will determine whether your computer meets those requirements as part of your pre-assessment. Depending on your home/office set up, you may need to upgrade your system or internet connection in order to use the videoconference option effectively. Please note that the videoconference option offers some flexibility in terms of being able to connect to the classes while traveling, however because of the extreme variability in internet connection quality, we cannot make guarantees when using the system outside your designated location(s).

Should you decide that the videoconference option is the right choice for you, OsgoodePD will provide the required hardware and software for your computer at your home/office at a cost ($600.00) in addition to the regular tuition fees. If you have specific technical questions, please feel free to contact us and one of our technicians will be happy to help you.

You can check your distance to the OsgoodePD’s location using Google Map.

Contact LLM Admissions

Internationally-Trained Lawyers or Law Graduates:
International Admissions & Programs Coordinator
416-736-5182
international-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Canadian Lawyers and Professionals:
Admissions Assistant
416-673-4670
admissions-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

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“I practice in a boutique corporate law firm in Upstate New York. The demands from clients, courts and other lawyers make for a very stressful day. However, the Distance Learning program makes it possible for me to complete an LL.M. part time while fulfilling my professional obligations. I cannot speak highly enough of the program.”

John J. Keenan
New York