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.
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
Information Sessions for Lawyers and Law Graduates
Have a Canadian law degree and/or are licensed to practise law in Canada? This 45-minute information session will help answer your questions about the part-time LLM. Learn about admission requirements, customization of programs, and how a specialized part-time LLM can support your overall professional development goals.Wednesday, September 23rd at 5:30 pm (EDT) Tuesday, October 13th at 5:30 pm (EDT) Wednesday, October 28th at 5:30 pm (EDT)
Information Sessions for Candidates without a JD/LLB
Do you have a strong academic record coupled with significant related professional experience? You don't need a law degree to pursue a specialized part-time professional LLM. Register for this 45-minute information session to learn more about admission requirements, how to choose the right program, and how the LLM can help you and your career.Tuesday, October 6th at 5:30pm (EDT) Thursday, October 15th at 5:30 pm (EDT)