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

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Message from the Executive Director

Welcome Candidates to the Ryerson Law Practice Program (LPP)!

Welcome Candidates to the Ryerson Law Practice Program (LPP)! We are delighted that Ryerson has been chosen by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC), the Profession’s regulator, to provide a route to licensing for lawyers in Ontario. This is the LPP’s second year, and we are building on a very strong start.

The Ryerson LPP will help you develop the skills necessary for entry to the Profession through a combination of 4 months of training and 4 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 LSUC, we have a strategic alliance with the Ontario Bar Association, and we are working with numerous associations and organizations in continuously improving the program. Over 150 practitioners were involved in developing and delivering the first 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 strongest training begins with the best that time and tradition can offer, but evolves 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 2015-2016 Ryerson LPP.

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


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