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Stock image for Navigating the civil sexual assault landscape

March 2024

Issue 20

  • Celebrating International Women’s Day: Insights from Osgoode’s Program Directors
  • Navigating the Civil Sexual Assault Claims Landscape
  • Video: Charter Challenges (1h 25m)
  • Alumni Profile: Hilary Chung
  • Faculty Profile: Annie Noa Kenet and Eric Sadvari

Photo from recent OsgoodePD event on Ministry of the Attorney General jobs for LLM students

February 2024

Issue 19

  • How LLM Instructor Ronda Bessner Got Hooked on Public Inquiries
  • Ministry of the Attorney General Jobs for LLM Students
  • Video: Corporate Governance in Mining (1h 25m)
  • Alumni Profile: Justice Agyemang
  • Faculty Profile: Carys Craig and Martin Kratz

Financial Assistance

January 2024

Issue 18

  • Sandra Gogal bears witness to Aboriginal Law evolution
  • A new year: looking back, looking forward
  • Video: Understanding the Complexities of the Indigenous Health Crisis (52m)
  • Alumni Profile: Hardeep Chahal
  • Faculty Profile: Lauren Bernardi

Gavel on top of book stack

November 2023

Issue 17

  • Recent Webinars Explore the Latest in Taxation Policy
  • “Evidence is the cornerstone of litigation, so we hit it from every angle” – Civil Litigator’s Survival Guide to Evidence
  • A law school experience designed for working professionals
  • Video: Motion Advocacy: Guidance from the Bench (1h13m)
  • Alumni Profile: Imran Noorani
  • Faculty Profile: Antonella Ceddia

International students at a seminar for Osgoode's Internationally Trained Lawyers Day.

October 2023

Issue 16

  • What’s New in the Canadian Common Law LLM: Practice Skills for Internationally Trained Lawyers 
  • Courtroom Testimony for Law Enforcement Professionals: Bridging the Expectation Gap
  • Welcome to John Tobin: New Co-Director of the Professional LLM in Tax Law
  • Alumni Profile: Bill Watson
  • Faculty Profile: Andrea Lee
  • Video: Labour Law Issues in Pensions: Management and Union Perspectives (57m)

Michael Tam, Osgoode Program Lawyer, sitting and chatting with two LLM students

September 2023

Issue 15

  • In Memoriam: Paul Wye
  • Resources for Internationally Trained Lawyers (Four-part blog series)
  • Introducing Osgoode’s New Part-Time LLM in Construction Law
  • Book recommendation: Reflections on Allyship
  • Video: Despite All Best Intentions: Renegotiation and Dispute Resolution (54m)
  • Alumni Profile: Chessa Jope
  • Alumni Profile: Pierre Cantin

July 2023

Issue 14

  • Celebrating 10 Years of OsgoodePD’s Professional LLM in Canadian Common Law
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Mentorship: Insights From an Internationally Trained Lawyer at OITLD
  • Justice Michael Doi shares some advice for all former, current and future students at our 9th annual OITLD + Seven uplifting quotes and tips from OITLD 2022
  • OsgoodePD’s resources for Internationally Trained Lawyers
  • OsgoodePD Staff on Campus
  • Congratulations to our 2023 OsgoodePD Teaching Award Winners
  • Alumni Profile: Lotus Menezes
  • Faculty Profile: Nicole Chrolavicius

June 2023

Issue 13

  • In memory of Heather Gore-Liddell
  • New P3 models the focus of revamped Certificate
  • Back in person for OITLD 2023!
  • Osgoode celebrates 30 years of the LLM in Taxation Law
  • Complimentary On-Demand Webinar: Trial Tips from the Bench: Practical Strategies for Effective Advocacy
  • Alumni Profile: Cherie Daniel
  • Faculty Profile: The Honourable Justice Ward Branch

April 2023

Issue 12

  • ESG Risks Impossible to Ignore as Environmental Issues Go Mainstream
  • Recent Workshop Draws on Engineering Education to Help Law Students Work in Teams
  • OsgoodePD Launches Digital Credentials for CLE Certificates
  • New Program on Charter Essentials for Criminal Law Investigators Launches
  • Video: Foundations in ESG, Law and Policy (75m)
  • Alumni Profile: Yakov Radyushin
  • Student Profile: Catherine Milliken

March 2023

Issue 11

  • Taxation Law Edition
  • Celebrating 30 years of the Professional LLM inTaxation Law
  • Co-Director Profile: Jinyan Li
  • Alumni Profile: Heather Evans
  • Alumni Profile: Mark Tonkovich

February 2023

Issue 10

  • New Certificate Focuses on Managing Supply Chain Risks and Sustainability
  • Alumni Spotlight: Nana Yanful
  • Reflections on Creating Interactive Skills-Based Hybrid Programs
  • Video: Law, Technology and the Construction Industry (59m)
  • Faculty Profile: Andrew Wong & Marilyn Brown
  • OsgoodePD Staff Book Recommendations

December 2022

Issue 9

  • Time Passages: A reflection from Victoria Watkins
  • Oh What Fun!: Professional LLM Holiday Party
  • Alumni Profile: Yanki Gur 
  • Faculty Profile: Roxanne Mykitiuk

November 2022

Issue 8

  • Osgoode’s Certificate in Entertainment Law: 10 Years Later
  • An LLM in Dispute Resolution Grad Trip that Turned Online Classmates into Lifelong Friends
  • Arts-based Osgoode Professional Development Course Seeks to Change Conflict Culture, One Lawyer at a Time
  • Video: E-Discovery
  • Alumni Profile: Adam Deverett
  • Faculty Profile: Brigette Catellier

October 2022

Issue 7

  • Miscarriages of Justice: Bringing Justice System Participants Together to Prevent and Right the Wrongs
  • Kevin Cyr on Urgent Legal Issues in Policing
  • Video: Fireside Chat with Associate Justice Wiebe: Best Practices in Court & “Dos + Don’ts” (58m)
  • Alumni Profile: Heather-Anne Hubbell
  • Alumni Profile: Dian Thompson

September 2022

Issue 6

  • Are Truth and Reconciliation part of your lifelong learning?
  • Video: Indigenous Peoples and Canadian Law – Understanding the Historic Narrative & Legal Implications (1h 35m)
  • Osgoode staff and faculty book recommendations
  • Welcoming our new Fall 2022 full-time students and award winners
  • The Osgoode Certificate in Advanced HR Law for Senior HR Executives takes a strategic approach
  • Alumni Profile: Dr. Paula Cashin
  • Faculty Profile: Susheel Gupta

July & August 2022 – Summer

Issue 5

  • Privacy and Cybersecurity: Navigating Canada’s Evolving Legal Landscape
  • Crown Indigenous Negotiations
  • Osgoode’s Internationally Trained Lawyers Day (OITLD)
  • Video: Crucial Risk Management Update
  • Student Profile: Joanne Thornton
  • Faculty Profile: Sara R. Cohen and Ellen K. Embury
  • OsgoodePD Staff Book Recommendations

June 2022

Issue 4

  • 60th Anniversary of Ontario’s Human Rights Code
  • Certificates for HR Professionals
  • A Call to Action: Reconciliation Through Legal Education
  • Video: The Hon. Frank N. Marrocco, Q.C. reflects
  • Alumni Profile: Evelyn Thompson-Smith
  • Faculty Profile: Trevor C. W. Farrow
  • Congratulations to our Teaching Award Winners

May 2022

Issue 3

  • Articling recruitment: are you fishing in the right pond?
  • From clerk to counsel: remembering Rajeev Vijan
  • Germán Morales Farah: International Business Law
  • Video: Complimentary webinar – “The Metaverse”
  • Student Profile: Boluwatife Awe (Intellectual Property LLM)
  • Faculty Profile: David Thomas (CLE)

April 2022

Issue 2

  • OsgoodePD looks to the future
  • Meeting the needs of the construction industry
  • New Course: Non-verbal Evidence in Court
  • Video: The impact of COVID-19 on labour law
  • Alumni Profile: Anna Tersigni (CLE, Health Law)
  • Faculty Profile: Janet Walker (LLM)

March 2022

Issue 1

  • Meeting the needs of our healthcare industry
  • Global legal relationships are changing faster than ever
  • Video: Financial Statements for Legal Professionals
  • Alumni Profile: David Cade (Tax Law LLM)
  • Faculty Profile: Kim Bernhardt (CLE)