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About Ryerson's LPP

Ryerson’s Law Practice Program (LPP) is the first of its kind in Ontario. It’s an innovative alternative to traditional articling through a rigorous and demanding eight-month program combining on-line training and experiential learning with a hands-on work term. Ryerson works with the Law Society of Upper Canada and the legal community, including a strategic alliance with the Ontario Bar Association, to deliver a dynamic program that prepares Law School graduates to succeed in their legal practice and careers.

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Thank You From the LPP

(Work placement employers, mentors, assessors, curriculum developers)

Our Employers Have Said…

Message from the Executive Director

Ryerson’s Law Practice Program Extended!

November 9, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

Today, the Law Society of Upper Canada, in Convocation, voted to extend the Law Practice Program for a further 2 years. They intend to take that time to further assess the pilot, and to develop a sustainable licensing process for all.

We are delighted with this news, and look forward to assisting the Profession, the Public, and the LSUC to develop an approach to licensing lawyers that protects and enhances the public interest, supports improvements in developing and determining competence, and is fair and sustainable.

To the many lawyers, advisors, mentors, and assessors who have been instrumental in designing, developing and delivering the LPP, thank you. To the Ontario Bar Association, our strategic alliance partner, and the many other organizations that support us, thank you.

To the employers who have given Candidates from a new program a chance to show what they can do, thank you. We need your continued support and advice as we move forward, and want to work with you to build an even better licensing system.

To our Candidates and Alumni, congratulations. You have faced many doubters and challenges over your legal journey, and have persevered. Leaders are those who chart their own course, not simply follow the course outlined by others. You have taken the LPP route to develop your skills, and to get the opportunity to show others what you can do. Every successful person had an opportunity to succeed.

To the Team here at Ryerson: LPP, Chang School and ISTC, congratulations. You took an idea, helped bring it to life, and have nurtured its development to have it recognized for the excellence it delivers. The future belongs to those who dare to succeed.

We look forward the future.

Chris Bentley, for the Team

Executive Director

Law Practice Program and Legal Innovation Zone

Ryerson University

Latest News

2017 NALP Annual Education Conference (April 18th-22th)

April 14, 2017

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2017 NALPANNUAL Education Conference

Follow @GinaAlexandris and @AndrebBacchus on Twitter as they will be attending the 2017 NALP Annual Education Conference in San Francisco, California from April 18th-22th. Follow them on their Twitter to see how you can connect with them!

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Info Sessions 2017

March 23, 2017

Interested in participating in the Ryerson’s Law Practice Program for 2017 or just want to learn more? Register for one or both information sessions. You can catch us at the following upcoming events in-person!

We look forward to meeting you, both in-person and online!

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Pathways Report – Submission by Ryerson’s Law Practice Program (LPP)

October 19, 2016

The LSUC should take the opportunity to continue the LPP for at least an additional 2 years. It should benefit from the strong results and strengthened training that will continue with the LPP. Ryerson has been pleased to contribute to the Profession, will continue to do so, and would be pleased to continue to do so via delivery of the LPP.

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Training Lawyers Online: The Development and Launch of Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program

October 13, 2016

How do you develop and deliver consistent, effective lawyer licensing training to law graduates situated across a province (and perhaps a country), incorporating large numbers of lawyers, similarly situated across a province, in subject matter expert, mentor and assessor roles? This was exactly the challenge that Ryerson University undertook in 2014 when it was awarded a contract by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) to develop and deliver the Law Practice Program (LPP), an eight month experiential training program for licensing candidates that includes four months of ‘online’ learning and four months of an in-person work placement. And … it had nine months to do so before its first cohort began.

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Get in Touch

For questions and inquiries about the Law Practice Program at Ryerson University,
feel free to contact us at lpp@ryerson.ca