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With part-time, full-time and distance learning options, the Osgoode Professional LLM degree program provides the flexibility you need to fulfil your professional development goals and further your career.

Specially designed for lawyers, executives and experienced professionals wanting to develop their expertise in a particular area of law, this program complements your busy schedule and provides the option to focus on one of 14 law specializations. Majority of our LLM specializations can be completed while working full-time and are accessible with videoconferencing technology to bring professionals located outside of Toronto into the classroom, with just a click.

Specializations: Part-Time Study

Specializations: Full-Time Study

*Osgoode Hall Law School also offers a full-time, funded academic research LLM program focused on faculty-supervised research leading to a thesis. These are offered through Osgoode Hall Law School.  

Who takes an LLM and why?

Canadian Legal Professionals

If you’re a practising Canadian lawyer or paralegal looking to further your legal education with a graduate degree, the Professional LLM program offers you the opportunity to bridge theory and practice while giving you access to some of the top legal minds in Canada, the US, the UK and beyond.

Professionals without a JD/LLB

Applicants without a law degree, but with relevant work experience bring a wealth of industry knowledge to the classroom. Executives and experienced professionals who deal with legal issues, obligations and risks on a regular basis undertake an LLM to develop legal expertise that will inform their decision-making.

What makes this program a perfect fit?

  • Leading, graduate-level curriculum for executives, lawyers and other professionals

    Whether you practice law or deal with legal risks and responsibilities, you’ll gain a broader and deeper knowledge with courses designed specifically for post-graduate students.

  • Top-notch instruction

    Tap into the minds of industry thought leaders and leverage their experiences. Our faculty includes academics, judges, senior practitioners and industry experts who can become part of your professional network

  • Build your network

    Make connections that will last a lifetime with a diverse range of professionals. These are your future friends, clients and colleagues.

  • Convenient and flexible

    Step off the subway and into your classroom or attend courses via videoconference from across the country. With flexible scheduling you won’t have to miss holidays or family events while investing in yourself.

  • Course-based degree designed for professionals

    Attain an academic experience that is tailored for the working professional, with class schedules and evaluations designed with the full-time working professional in mind.

  • CPD accredited for legal practitioners

    OsgoodePD is an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the LSO. All of our LLM courses are eligible for substantive CPD hours and some are eligible for professionalism hours.

  • Accessible from anywhere

    Videoconferencing is available for most courses, although occasional attendance in person in Toronto is required for some programs (refer to specialization pages for more details).

Register for a Professional LLM Info Session Webinar

Don't know where to start? This 45-minute information session will help answer your questions about all things related to the part-time LLM. Learn about admission requirements, the specializations offered, program design, tuition costs and more.

Tuesday, May 11th at 1:00 pm (Toronto Time) Tuesday, May 25th at 5:30 pm (Toronto Time)

Meet the leading legal experts in your practice area. Join us for these digital fireside chats led by the academic directors and faculty members of the Professional LLM programs, and delve into the most current discussion topics in your program of interest.

Check back for upcoming events in the future!


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Options for Internationally Trained Lawyers

Don't know where to start? Whether you are looking to specialize with a professional graduate degree or start the process of qualifying to practice common law in Canada, there’s a program at Osgoode to suit your needs. Learn more about your options by attending a complimentary Information Session webinar.

Thursday, May 13th @ 11:00AM (Toronto Time)

Osgoode’s Internationally Trained Lawyers Day (OITLD)

Join us on Thursday, May 27, 2021 for a unique online opportunity for lawyers and law graduates from around the world, the accreditation and licensing bodies, and legal associations devoted to internationally trained lawyers to connect and celebrate internationally trained talent in Canada.

Thursday, May 27th @ 9:00AM (Toronto Time)

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