Program Directors

Prof. François Tanguay-Renaud

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Eligible for


Public emergencies and crises affect the legal advice you provide and how you provide it. 

The current pandemic has created unprecedented and thorny legal issues across many different areas of law. More and more legal professionals are being forced to look for guidance in situations where there is little certainty, but quick and decisive action is required.  This unique OsgoodePD program is designed specifically for legal professionals in private practice, in‑house or in government.

Depending on your learning needs, choose to register for individual modules OR register for all program modules and complete a post-program assessment, you will earn the Osgoode Certificate in the Law of Emergencies.

  • Module 1 –  March 25, 2022 – Crises and the Law: Identification and Response
  • Module 2 –  April 11, 2022 – Emergency Legislation and Regulation in Canada:  Understanding and Working with the Framework
  • Module 3 –  April 29, 2022 – Emergency Management and the Public Law Framework:   The Impact of Constitutional, Administrative and International Law
  • Module 4 –  May 4, 2022 – Private Law Tools for Emergency Response
  • Module 5 –  May 11, 2022 – Crisis Advising:  Government Relations, Communications and Other Strategic Responses

Take advantage of special pricing and save over $200 when registering for the whole Certificate. 

In a world in which the frequency of major emergencies is likely to keep increasing, make sure you have the legal knowledge and skills to respond and pivot effectively.  Register now to secure your spot.

Who Should Attend

Lawyers in private practice

Government lawyers, policy advisors and officials (federal, provincial and municipal sectors)

In-house counsel


Program Director

Prof. François Tanguay-Renaud

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Advisory Board

Prof. Saptarishi Bandopadhyay

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Adam Goldenberg

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Prof. Steven J. Hoffman

Faculty of Health and Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Jennifer King

Gowling WLG LLP

Philippe-André Rodriguez

Deputy Director, Center for International Digital Policy, Global Affairs Canada

Prof. Craig Scott

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Daniel Sheppard

Goldblatt Partners LLP

Branden Van Niejenhuis

Stockwoods LLP

Program Modules

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Certificate Requirements

To receive an Osgoode Certificate, you must complete all program modules, and successfully complete an online assessment within 30 days of the last module. 

CPD & accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
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Substantive24h 45m
Professionalism3h 5m
EDI1h 55m
Total29h 45m

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