Clinical and Intensive Programs

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Three photos of students in clinical programs

The clinical and intensive offerings at Osgoode Hall Law School are the most extensive in Canada and among the most innovative in the world.  Clinical and Intensive programs allow students to immerse themselves in the theory and practice of an area of law as part of their JD Program.

Osgoode has a rich history in Clinical and Intensive education, spanning over five decades. The Criminal Law Intensive and the Intensive Program in Poverty Law at Parkdale Community Legal Services were the first full-term credit programs offered in North America.  For the first time, these programs placed law students in real workplaces, providing them with an opportunity to learn by doing.

Osgoode has continued to build on the success of these programs, and now offers students 18 different clinical and intensive programs to choose from.  The subject matter, structure, and character of each program are unique.  In addition to increasing the number of full-term intensive offerings, Osgoode has developed innovative full academic year programs, as well as specialized programs for fewer credits.

The number and diversity of clinical and intensive programs offered at Osgoode provides students with an opportunity to customize their educational experience to fit their interests.

Our clinics and intensives are funded in part by the Law Foundation of Ontario.