Basic Financial Literacy

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Basic Financial Literacy is a non-credit course that provides current Osgoode students with exposure to general accounting concepts and teaches them how to interpret financial statements and documents. Students will utilize a problem solving methodology to master these concepts and gain hands on experience resolving issues they may face in practice. This course will benefit students who have an interest in working in any area of practice, not only business or corporate law.

Students will learn about the use of accounting principles in a corporate setting, advocacy context and in personal service matters such as family and estate planning.

The program will be offered from May 7 -11, 2018 between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at Osgoode Hall Law School

To receive a certificate of completion, students must attend 90% of the sessions and complete an evaluation, which will be due on May 25, 2018 at 5:00 pm to the satisfaction of the instructor.

Registration Policies and Procedures

Registration is on a first come first served basis. There are 40 spots available for this program.

Registration will begin at 10:00 am on Thursday, March 15, 2018 and end on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm. The registration link will be on this page once it is live.

Students who are not able to register will be placed on a waitlist. If the waitlist fills up before the end of the registration period then the program registration will close early.

To sign up students will pay a fully refundable fee of $100 at the time of registration. This fee will be returned when the student attends the program or cancels (in writing) on or before Friday April 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

This program is oversubscribed and fills up quickly. If a student who has registered for the program must cancel, he/she must provide written notice no later than April 20, 2018 by emailing  By providing this advance notice, the Law School will have the opportunity to offer the vacated spot to a student on the wait list.

If a student does not provide written notice on or before April 20, 2018 and withdraws from the program, that student will not receive the $100 deposit back.