Recent Innovations

The 21st century knowledge society will lead to new ideas, new ways of learning, new ways of connecting and new challenges. As one of Canada and the world’s leading law schools, Osgoode is thriving in the face of change.  Here are some of the latest innovations that Osgoode has made or is planning in the next three to five years:

  • Establishing a new Office of Experiential Education in 2012
  • New intensive programs in anti-discrimination law and intellectual property
  • Providing more resources and tools to the faculty so they can continue to foster experiential learning in their classes
  • Introducing a praxicum and advanced seminar/third-year paper requirements
  • Raising the bar among Canadian law schools by introducing an ambitious ethics program that combines a first-of-its-kind ethics course and public interest service requirement for all JD students.  (The Osgoode Public Interest Requirement remains the only public interest graduation requirement at a Canadian law school.  The Class of 2010 was the first group to complete law school with this requirement.)
  • Introducing new E-learning initiatives and Global Classrooms that will transform the academic experience
  • Developing more opportunities for partnership with NGOs, government bodies and others both abroad and in Canada
  • Enhancing the School’s outreach in the community, including new programs for law students working with at-risk high school students in Osgoode’s backyard