You will be welcomed into a vibrant, intellectual and inclusive community.
Our unwavering commitment to diversity of people and perspectives creates an environment that will broaden your outlook and foster personal growth. Your Osgoode experience will be enriched by the close connections you make with your classmates, many of whom will become your lifelong friends. Opportunities for meaningful interaction and engagement exist through numerous student-led activities. Together you can:
- Substantively contribute to the governance of the law school through Student Caucus and the Legal and Literary Society (Osgoode’s student government)
- Shape the debate by writing for the law school newspaper, Obiter Dicta, or one of several law journals
- Develop and explore interests, social issues and different cultures through Osgoode’s many student clubs and organizations
- Showcase your talent at Mock Trial, our musical revue
Engage with the Community at Large
While individually diverse, we are a group united in our passion for leadership and service. We believe so strongly in connecting with and supporting the surrounding community that it is embedded in our curriculum. Through our 40-hour volunteer public interest graduation requirement, you will contribute to access to justice, identify areas of interest, meet mentors and potential employers, and engage with community members in a variety of settings.
For example, you might choose to:
- Provide free legal services to those in need and support projects dedicated to access to justice and law reform through Pro Bono Students Canada
- Deliver law-related educational programming and act as a mentor to high school students from low-income neighbourhoods with the Law In Action Within Schools (LAWS) program
- Address local legal issues unique to the Global South while stationed in the area via the International Legal Partnership
- Collaborate with Innovation York and Torys LLP through the IP Innovation Clinic, a needs-based innovation-to-market legal clinic
- Assist communities negatively affected by natural resource extraction with the Justice and Corporate Accountability Project
- Help young entrepreneurs with the Osgoode Venture Capital Clinical Project