Osgoode has been shaping the future of legal education since 1889.

As Canada’s largest and most diverse law school, Osgoode has earned a global reputation for attracting talented students and top-tier faculty.

We prepare tomorrow’s leaders through our unmatched range of courses and innovative approach to teaching that integrates legal theory and experiential learning. Our passion for community engagement, an unparalleled student experience, service to society, thought-leading scholarship, and accessibility in all of its many forms is what defines our values and our commitment to breaking new ground in legal education.

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Our Leadership

Innovation in Legal Education

Innovation is our hallmark. Building on our already strong foundation, we constantly strive to develop new courses, programs and other initiatives that foster Osgoode’s superior legal education.

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Shaping the Public Debate

Osgoode’s thought leaders push boundaries and exert influence in academic scholarship, national and international policy-making, domestic and international jurisprudence, law reform and public debate.

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Justice and Community

A significant component of Osgoode’s commitment to community engagement supports access to justice, whether through the Osgoode Public Interest Requirement (OPIR), Osgoode’s 16 clinical and intensive programs, and our faculty’s many research contributions to the access to justice field.

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Diversity and Inclusion

Osgoode is a diverse and supportive community that takes seriously its professional and ethical obligation to serve the public.

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Our History

At the opening of Osgoode Hall Law School in 1889, Principal William Reeve expressed his hope: “…that we will all, both teachers and students, bend our energies to make a success of the new law school.”

For over 125 years, Osgoode’s mission has been the pursuit of academic and professional excellence and justice through law.  We have led some of the most important innovations in Canadian legal education. Visit the Osgoode History website to learn more.