OsgoodePD Student Services offer a wide variety of support, including academic, career and wellness.

Academic Support

Orientation for Part-Time Students

Our program orientation, tailored for the busy schedules of working professionals, has been revamped to offer a hybrid experience. Whether you prefer the flexibility of online learning or the engagement of in-person sessions, our orientation accommodates your needs. Designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of program expectations, our orientation ensures you enter your first class with confidence, even if you’ve been away from the classroom for some time.

Orientation for Full-Time Students

Our orientation for full-time students is designed to provide the academic tools you’ll need to be successful in your studies regardless of your country of origin or the jurisdiction in which you studied. But orientation isn’t all work: it’s also an opportunity to get to know future colleagues, familiarize yourself with all Toronto has to offer, and have a little fun! 

Introductory Courses

As our students come from a wide range of academic, professional, and geographic backgrounds, we don’t believe that a one-size-fits-all approach is an effective way to set students up for success. Instead, the diversity of our student body is reflected in the diversity of our introductory course offerings. Our introductory courses allow students to do a deep dive into the Canadian legal system, legal research, and writing, without rehashing material already covered in previous studies.  


Recognizing that everyone’s academic background is different, we run regular workshops to help students polish the academic skills they’ll need to be successful in the program. From how to tackle a takehome examination to refining your research topic, our workshops are taught by subject matter experts. If you miss a workshop, you’ll have access to a video recording so you can watch or re-watch it whenever you want.  


As an OsgoodePD student, you have access to a curated selection of academic resources on specialization-specific topics, as well as the Canadian legal system, legal research, and writing more broadly. Osgoode is home to the largest law library in Canada, so if you are ever unable to find what you’re looking for, our expert law librarians can help.


Need to take a break? It’s as simple as letting us know. We can put your studies on hold for one term or up to one year. If you need more time away, we have a simplified process for re-admission and are always happy to welcome students back.  

Courses Website

Each course has a course website that contains all the required readings, syllabus, etc. You won’t have to spend time searching for articles – everything you need is on the website for you to read, download, or print. You can begin your preparation at your own pace, because websites are available 4-6 weeks before the beginning of class.  


Some courses may require textbooks, but don’t worry – information about required texts is available well in advance. While textbooks can be purchased through the York University bookstore for convenience, you’re not obligated to do so and are welcome to explore other sources such as your firm’s library, used books or e-books. We also encourage you to check the publishers’ websites for electronic versions of titles, offering you even more flexibility and convenience.

Experience the Flexibilty and Connectivity of our Classrooms

Embark on your academic journey with conficence and flexibility, whether you’re on campus or across the globe. Through cutting-edge, two-way interactive video streaming technology, immerse yourself in dynamic discussions, pose questions, and showcase your ideas in real time, regardless of where you are physically located. Our classrooms have a decided tehnician who ensure every aspect of your learning experience runs smoothly. They’re tasked with recording the classes and fixing any technical glitches so that you can so students and instructors can focus on learning. Whether you choose to join us in person or remotely, our goal is to ensure that all participants have an enriching and comparable class experience.

Program Administrators

Our Program Administrators, the hallmark of OsgoodePD student services, are here to support your journey by doing much of the administrative heavy lifting for you. Whether it’s navigating enrollment each term, staying informed about important updates, or addressing any questions or concerns, our team is here to guide and support you, so you can focus on what matters most – your education and professional growth. Experience the ease and reassurance of knowing that OsgoodePD students services are always at your disposal.

Wellness and Community Engagement

Wellness Counselling

We recognize that maintaining a balanced and healthy life is integral to achieving personal, academic, and professional success. Students can book individual professional counselling (both online and in-person) with our Wellness Counsellor, who is both a registered mental health clinician and a former practicing lawyer.   

Social Events

Holiday parties, sporting events, and pub nights are just a few of the types of social events we regularly host. Have an idea for an event or activity? We’re always open to ideas. 

Student Committees

Getting involved is a great way to expand your network and learn new skills. As a student, you’ll have many opportunities to get involved in the planning or execution of social and academic events.  

Osgoode’s Internationally Trained Lawyers Day (OITLD)

OITLD is a unique opportunity for legal employers, lawyers, and law graduates from different countries, as well as those who are going through the process of accreditation, to gather and celebrate internationally trained talent in Toronto. 

Career and Professional Development

Alumni at the 30th Anniversary Taxation Law event, hosted by OsgoodePD Student Services.

Career Counselling

Explore a comprehensive suite of career support services through OsgoodePD Student Services. In addition to one-on-one advising appointments available during both daytime and evening hours, in-person and online, we offer engaging workshops and seminars designed to enhance your career readiness. Our experts can assist with resume and cover letter review, conduct mock interviews, and provide invaluable insights into effective job search strategies. With OsgoodePD Student Services, you’ll have access to a holistic approach to career development, equipping you with the tools and knowledge needed to succeed in today’s competitive legal landscape.

Job Postings

As an OsgoodePD student you’ll have access to job postings via Osgoode’s career services, the portal that top firms use for recruitment.


Licensed lawyers can complete their annual CPD requirements while completing their degree. All our courses are eligible for 12 Substantive hours through the Law Society of Ontario, and many courses are eligible for Professionalism or Equity, Diversity and Inclusion hours. If you’re from another Canadian jurisdiction, it’s as simple as getting in touch with our CPD team – we’ll connect with your provincial law society to determine equivalency.

Networking Events

As an LLM student you’ll have access to a wide variety of networking opportunities. Whether you’re interested in attending academic conferences, annual professional symposiums, speaker series or more casual social mixers, you will find opportunities to broaden your professional network in your specialized field.  

Complimentary and Discounted CLE Programs

OsgoodePD offers a broad range of continuing legal education (CLE)/professional development (PD) courses. Taking a PD course is a great way to get timely information on an emerging area of the law, policy updates or to meet your CPD requirements. As an LLM student, you’re eligible for one complimentary CLE program per academic year as well as a student/alumni discount. (For more information on the policy consult MyOsgoodePD or contact our registration department.)

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