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Expand your knowledge of pressing education law issues and obtain an Osgoode Certificate in Education Law while doing so.

The Osgoode Certificate in Education Law will take your education law knowledge to the next level. The curriculum of the Certificate was designed to ensure key areas to an overall comprehensive understanding in education law are mandatory requirements, with the opportunity to supplement with other programs of interest.

The modular design allows for some customization of your learning pathway and provides a 2-year timeframe to complete the requirements.

Current planned offerings include:

Required Courses:

Elective Courses (Choose 1 of):

*Upon completion of course requirements, all Certificate graduates will obtain complimentary access to one of the Education Law online webinars of their choice.

Additional dates for mandatory offerings and elective modules will be announced on a rolling basis.

Certificate of Program Completion

5 days of program modules must be completed within a two-year period. Delegates who have declared their intention to complete the Certificate will be given priority placement in subsequent modules.

Register now – in one or more programs – to secure your place.


Advisory Board

  • Robert G. Keel, Keel Cottrelle LLP
  • Sheila M. MacKinnon, Shibley Righton LLP
  • Dr. Sharon Pyke, Superintendent of Education, Greater Essex Country District School Board
  • Eric Roher, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • The Hon. Marvin A. Zuker, Associate Professor, Leadership, Higher & Adult Education, University of Toronto, OISE



Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments for each of the days of the program. The price does not include accommodations. Please inquire about group discounts and financial assistance. Fees paid by individuals are eligible for a tuition tax credit. Dress is business casual.

Program Changes

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.

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute a full refund (less $75 administration fee) is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. No other refund is available.

Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.


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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Myrsini Zacharakis at MZacharakis@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

Required Courses:

Advanced Issues in Special Education law
October 24, 2019

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Critical and Emerging Issues in School Law for K-12 Education Professionals 
February 10-11, 2020
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Human Resources Law for Education Professionals
May 11, 2020

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Elective Courses (Choose 1 of):

Conflict Resolution Skills Workshop for Educators
October 25, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT
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Education Law for Private and Independent Schools
November 4, 2019

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Mental Health Law for Children and Youth
April 7, 2020

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Student Investigations: The Legal and Practical Guide
Pre-Recorded ½- Day Program
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School Excursions: An Educator’s Guide to The Legal Risks and Best Practices
Pre-Recorded Webinar
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The Educator’s Guide to Family Law Issues
Pre-Recorded Webinar
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Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

Advanced Issues in Special Education Law 
$545 + HST

Critical and Emerging Issues in School Law for K-12 Education Professionals 
$895 + HST

Human Resources Law for Education Professionals
$545 + HST

Conflict Resolution Workshop
$545 + HST
Bundle price: $895 + HST (when you register for Special Education + Conflict Resolution)

Education Law for Private and Independent Schools 
$545 + HST

Mental Health Law for children and Youth
$545 + HST

Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours

Who Should Attend

  • School Administrators (Principals, VPs)
  • Teachers
  • Supervisory Officers
  • School trustees
  • Superintendents of Education
  • Directors of Education
  • School board staff including mental heath leads
  • Representatives from Federations, the Ministry of Education, and Ontario College of Teachers
  • Advocates for students and parents
  • Office of the Ombudsman
  • Education law practitioners
  • Special Education consultants
  • Law enforcement offices working with schools & boards
  • Government and public policy advisors
  • Health and social service professionals

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