Graduate Programs: Wide-Ranging and Comprehensive

LLM (Research), LLM (Professional) and PhD.
The highest standards of legal education and practice.
Outstanding students with diverse interests.
Fostering thoughtful analysis with impact.

Osgoode’s graduate programs encourage rigorous investigation and innovative thinking while challenging students to attain the highest standards of excellence in legal scholarship. Our three degree programs are known for the breadth and depth of their constantly evolving course offerings, and for their creative, often ground-breaking approaches to the study of law. We welcome and support talented students from a diverse range of fields as they explore vitally important avenues of inquiry.

The Research LLM is a full-time funded academic program in which students conduct original, faculty-supervised research leading to a thesis.

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The Professional LLM is a course-based program offered through Osgoode Professional Development for Canadian and international lawyers, as well as experienced professionals who deal with legal issues and risks. Blending theory and practice in its robust course of study, this program includes part-time and full-time study options. This program is intended for those with relevant professional experience, with research and writing requirements completed within the courses comprising the program.

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The PhD in Law is an advanced degree requiring research-intensive study. Osgoode’s doctoral program is aimed particularly at students who plan to pursue an academic career.

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