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The Osgoode Hall Law School graduate program is the oldest and largest graduate program in law in Canada. The breadth and depth of our graduate course offerings coupled with the constantly evolving and innovative approach to our graduate programs attract outstanding students with critically important research projects in a diverse range of fields. Graduate students benefit from the mentorship and guidance of Canada’s leading law scholars and researchers. They also benefit from access to faculty from outside the law school and newly designed working areas allocated to graduate students. The Osgoode Hall Law School graduate program fosters a stimulating environment for research by inspiring students to think about ideas in new and unexpected ways, welcoming new approaches and methods. We are also committed to guiding and helping students achieve career goals by providing opportunities to teach and publish. We are proud of the fact that over four hundred alumni of the program have distinguished themselves in academia, government, private practice and other areas in North America and internationally.

PHD Graduating Class of 2014                                                                                        PHD Graduating Class of 2013 

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Natalia Angel-Cabo Wins International Development Research Centre Doctoral Research Award Competition 2013!

Natalia Angle-CaboCongratulations to Natalia Angel-Cabo, Osgoode PhD candidate, who has won the IDRC Doctoral Research Award Competition 2013. Natalia’s project studies the effects of a new governance approach to the enforcement of social and economic rights, through an empirical study of the outcomes of two landmark rulings of the Colombian Constitutional Court: the health care case (T-760/08) and the garbage pickers’ case (T- 291/09). These rulings seek to guarantee -through deliberative and participatory processes- equal access to health care and means of subsistence for marginalized communities.

Natalia’s research assesses and documents the characteristics common to these judgments, the particularities of the contexts in which they emerged; contemplating whose voices are privileged and whose excluded from the judgments; and investigating what has been implemented, and how these judgments have impacted the lived realities of disenfranchised communities in Colombia. While the study focuses on Colombian cases, it also intends to consider and build upon existing debates in the Global South about the prospects and limits of the so-called dialogical justice approaches for the enforcement of social and economic rights. 

This generous award will allow Natalia, who is in her third year of her Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor Bruce Ryder, to cover the fieldwork costs associated with the next stage of her project in Colombia.


Estair Van Wagner, 2014 Endeavour Research Fellowship recipient.                                                                                      


 Lucia Costa, Access Award for Disability Issues recipient.                                                                                                  Lucia Costa, Access Award for Disability Issues recipient.