Connecting with researchers, graduate students and practitioners in Canada and around the world is a priority for Osgoode. It further develops our vibrant academic community by infusing new ideas and perspectives. We have developed some innovative programs that invite visitors to the Law School and join them to our community.
This bold and innovative program brings together artistic creativity with the exploration of justice and the law. Annually, Osgoode brings in an artist or artists, from any discipline, to work on projects focused on interpreting legal history, examining law’s realities today, and imagining law’s future, whether in Canada or elsewhere in the world.
The Pierre Genest Memorial Fund supports the invitation of distinguished legal scholars — Genest Global Faculty — to Osgoode. The Fund honours the memory of Pierre Genest who graduated from Osgoode in 1954 and became one of the finest counsel in Canada, respected not only for his gifts as a lawyer and an advocate, but also for his honourable and generous personal qualities.
The first program of its kind in Canada, the McMurtry Visiting Clinical Fellowship honours Osgoode alumnus R. Roy McMurtry LLB ’58, LLD ’91, former Attorney General and Chief Justice of Ontario, and Chancellor of York University.
The McMurtry Visiting Clinical Fellowship brings leading lawyers and related practitioners to Osgoode for a term or part of a term to provide mentorship to students and lawyers engaged in experiential education initiatives. Fellowship holders may also teach and get involved with Osgoode’s mooting and lawyering programs, participate in research projects, deliver public and faculty lectures, and assist with institutional projects in their areas of expertise and interest.