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 Ontario 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 Managing Director

Welcome Candidates to Ryerson’s Law Practice Program (LPP)!

We are delighted that you have chosen this path. Ryerson has been chosen by the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), the Profession’s regulator, to provide a route to licensing for lawyers in Ontario. This is the LPP’s fourth year, and we are building on a very successful first three years.

The Ryerson LPP will help you develop the skills necessary for entry to the Profession through a combination of four months of skills training and four months of work placement. The LPP starts with the best that experiential, practitioner-led training can provide. The Ryerson approach is to use that strong foundation to deliver an innovative, entrepreneurial program that will better position you to succeed in a challenging profession on the eve of change.

The Ryerson LPP Team works with the LSO, we have a strategic alliance with the Ontario Bar Association, and we are working with numerous associations and organizations in continuously improving the program. Almost 200 practitioners were involved in developing and delivering the program last year, and we expect even more will be part of this exciting year. We look to members of the profession to help you succeed in your future with them.

Society is changing, and the practice of law will, and must, change with it. Technology has forever changed the world around us by blurring jurisdictional boundaries, altering timelines and making what was once thought impossible now the expected. The consumer revolution has reshaped many businesses and professions. The best training begins with the best that time and tradition can offer. You must develop the strong foundation of traditional skills. However, these fundamental skills must evolve to meet the challenges of the future. Your future success requires that you not only prepare for and be ready to adapt to change, but even more that you be able to take advantage of it.

You have worked long and hard to reach this point. Many of you will be thinking that this is the home stretch, the last part of the journey to your call to the Bar. It is that, but it is also the eve of the start of your journey in the profession.

You have chosen the LPP, a path that is relatively new. Leaders are those who chart their own course, not merely follow the path created by others. You are already leaders. Our Profession needs your leadership. Society needs your leadership. We wish you a great year ahead.

Welcome to the 2017-2018 Ryerson LPP.

Chris Bentley, on behalf of the Ryerson Law Practice Program Team.


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Latest News

The Honourable George R. Strathy, Chief Justice of Ontario with our 2017 A2J LPP Winners!

March 21, 2018

The Honourable George R. Strathy, Chief Justice of Ontario, recently hosted our A2J winning team to discussed their A2J initiatives. Thank you!

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LPP work placements an opportunity for candidates, employers –

January 19, 2018


André Bacchus

The work placement portion of Ryerson’s Law Practice Program (LPP), gives its candidates a chance to get “a foot in the door” with potential employers, says André Bacchus, the program’s assistant director.

The four-month placement makes up the second half of the LPP, following hot on the heels of the practical training component, which sees candidates running their own virtual law firm in seven areas of law — administrative, business, civil litigation, criminal, family, real estate, and wills and estates…

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Ryerson’s Law Practice Program – 2017 Champion of Diversity Award Recipient

January 18, 2018

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Ryerson University Law Practice Program – Toronto

Ryerson’s Law Practice Program (LPP) helps future lawyers, including internationally trained lawyers, get hands-on Canadian legal experience and better prepare for work in the Canadian job market. – Congratulations team!

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Actors add authenticity to legal training – The Lawyer’s Daily

December 20, 2017

Actor Meredith Heinrich at Interpersonal Skills Teaching Centre (ISTC) - Ryerson University

Actor Meredith Heinrich at Interpersonal Skills Teaching Centre (ISTC) – Ryerson University

Lisa wants a divorce.

Her husband has been having an affair, and because of that, she wants custody of their child, who suffers from some serious health issues.

Lisa, however, has a secret buried deep in her past that, if it comes to light, will likely affect the way her case is viewed by the court, and she has no intention of telling her legal team about it…

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