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Osgoode Hall Law School has a diverse and comprehensive upper-year curriculum. Second and third year students may select from over 125 courses and seminars to design a course of study especially suited to their particular interests.

In a typical term, upper-year students take four or five courses and/or seminars valued at three or four credits each. In addition to the degree requirements, students must ensure that they:

  • Take a minimum of 60 credits over 2nd and 3rd year
  • Enrol in no less than 13 and no more than 17 credits each semester
  • Select not more than two seminar courses each term

Students may enroll in a curricular stream and/or participate in any of the following alternative ways to receive credit:

  • a clinical or intensive program
  • a competitive moot or lawyering competition
  • an international exchange at a partner law school
  • an upper year law journal editor position
  • a supervised research paper under the supervision of a full-time faculty member
  • an upper-year or graduate level course in another faculty at York University or at a partner institution