Graduate Program

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 A reputation of more than 400 alumni of the program who have distinguished themselves in academia, government, private practice and other areas in North America and internationally.  Osgoode’s Graduate Program is innovative, creative, rigorous, and challenges students to attain the highest standards of excellence in legal scholarship.

World Renowned Faculty

Our faculty’s excellence in teaching and research places Osgoode as a global leader in many areas of legal scholarship. With one of the largest full-time faculty complements of any Canadian law school, Osgoode is a hub of intellectual activity. Our faculty’s ambitious research goals contribute to the diversity and pluralism of the Law School through their wide range of perspectives and experiences.

Supervision and Mentorship

Mentoring and guidance plays a prominent role in each student’s academic and professional development. Students are formally supervised by faculty members with a tremendous breadth and depth of experience in their respective legal fields.

Academic Experience

Osgoode provides an innovative approach to graduate study with a variety of perspectives on legal scholarship and methodology. There are multiple opportunities for undertaking unique research projects, supportive resources, workshops, faculty/guest lectures, seminars, conferences and access to Canada’s largest law library.

Financial Support

Osgoode offers funding support for full-time graduate students through a wide range of options including scholarships, bursaries, teaching opportunities, research assistantships, conference travel funds, graduate development funds, research costs funds, and fieldwork cost funds.

Career Development

York University’s Faculty of Graduate Studies and Osgoode’s Graduate Program in Law are dedicated to help you succeed in your academic and professional careers. Services include personalized application review, interview preparation, and legal and academic resource assistance. Having a distinguished reputation and various alumni within academia, government, private practice and other legal areas, Osgoode Hall Law School serves as an unparalleled career platform for Graduate students.