People who hold international law degrees and wish to become licensed to practise law in Canada in accordance with the requirements of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) may consider the following options:
Completion of Courses as Non-Degree Students
Applicants whose law studies and experience have been assessed by the NCA may apply to complete selected courses in the JD program to meet the Canadian JD equivalency requirement(s) set out in their NCA letter.
OsgoodePD’s NCA Online Exam Prep Program
Osgoode Professional Development’s (OsgoodePD) NCA Online Exam Prep Program is specifically designed for internationally-trained lawyers planning to write the National Committee on Accreditation’s Examinations. This intensive course covers the NCA syllabi for the four mandatory Canadian exams that all applicants are required to write. It is intended for lawyers trained outside of Canada who already have their NCA assessment or their results are pending.
This program covers only the four mandatory exams and not any further exams that you may be required to write. It does not award law school credit. For additional details, see Osgoode’s NCA Online Exam Prep Program website.
OsgoodePD’s Professional LLM in Canadian Common Law
OsgoodePD’s Professional LLM in Canadian Common Law offers an in-depth examination into core Canadian common law topics, alongside a wide range of elective options. The Canadian Common Law specialization offers an in-depth examination into core Canadian common law topics, alongside a wide range of elective options. Internationally trained lawyers and law graduates who pursue this specialization benefit from academic and career support to assist in their transition to the Canadian legal marketplace. Core courses are specifically designed to meet the requirements of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s National Committee on Accreditation.
Practise Law in Canada
OsgoodePD has the largest array of programs in Canada for internationally trained lawyers and we understand the complexities of accreditation. For more information on accreditation requirements please visit our Practise Law in Canada page.