Interpret and plan for global market change through this educational course developed for lawyers, business leaders, managers and influencers with an interest in blockchain.
The Osgoode Certificate on Blockchains, Smart Contracts & the Law is designed to cohesively integrate relevant information on governance, regulation, policy, law and distributed ledger systems in a way that is tailored to help you to understand the implications on how blockchain works, and its potential impact.
Change is here. You need to get prepared.
The rapid growth and implementation of blockchain technologies has already begun to disrupt and revolutionize the financial system and other industries. Change can present challenges and it can also provide opportunities. The key to unlocking opportunities lies in determining how the legal system can best foster the development of this new business sector by truly understanding the nature of blockchain transactions, the implications of differences in business models, and an appropriate approach to address the numerous legal issues arising from this paradigm shift.
As with many new technology services offerings, there are vital risk-based issues that need to be carefully considered before businesses, particularly heavily-regulated ones, can start to fully realize the full potential of distributed ledger technologies.
Designed for lawyers and executives without a technical background, over the course of this comprehensive, focused and practical program, you will explore the potential of the blockchain industry, as well as the effect of the technology on other industries, to enhance your understanding of blockchain and to arm you with the knowledge and insights you need to incorporate blockchain into your practice and/or business strategy.
In two intensive module, this one-of-a-kind, focused and practical program has been developed with a sophisticated audience in mind and is presented by a faculty comprised of legal thought leaders to address key elements, including:
PLUS! All participants will receive access to three new Online Primers and a PDF copy of A Practical Guide to Smart Contracts & Blockchain Law, by Aaron Grinhaus (LexisNexis: 2019).
Not ready to complete the full Certificate? Choose to register for: Module One (Nov 28-29, 2019) OR Module Two (Jan 20-21, 2020)
Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments for each of the days of the program.
We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.
Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 21 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 21 days notice, a $150 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.
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November 28-29, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
(In Person and Webcast)
Register for Module 1 Only
January 20-21, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
(In Person and Webcast)
Register for Module 2 Only
Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON
Regular Rate (2 Modules): $2495 + HST
Individual Module (Regular Rate): $1495 + HST
Government Pricing (2 Modules): $2195 + HST
Individual Module (Government Rate): $1196 + HST
Newly Licensed (2016-2019): $1,247.50 + HST (for both modules)
“Very good overall. Broad & deep on blockchain and crypto. Regulation is coming.”
Director, Angel Investors Ontario, and CEO & President, Mperia Therapeutics Inc.
“All of the presenters were very knowledgeable and did an excellent job of presenting complex legal and technical issues in a straightforward manner.”
Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
“The overall course was great [and] all of the speakers gave top-notch advice, were open to answering detailed questions, and covered a gamut of issues I have been grappling with for some time. The opportunity to network with some of Canada’s preeminent experts on this subject was invaluable.”
Heather Anne Hubbell
Head of Governance, Hubbell Associates Limited, and MD Digital Bonds Salt Exchange
“Good quality content, knowledgeable speakers and nice depth of subject matter. The instructors were all very knowledgeable and engaging [and] were able to provide a good foundation for the topics. Very good space, convenience and comfortable.”
Office Lead Partner, McInnes Cooper