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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 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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The Ryerson University Community

Latest News

The value of mentorship in Ryerson’s LPP – AdvocateDaily.com

April 23, 2018

Gina Alexandris

Gina Alexandris

Mentorship is a key component of Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP), providing candidates with tools that will help them succeed in their legal careers, says program director Gina Alexandris.

“The impact of mentorship is to provide candidates with exposure to a professional network, and to the varied experience these people bring to the profession,”

“Success for our candidates in the very short term means completing the program and then moving on to being called to the bar. But we always take a longer-term view. All of these interactions really are intended to help set our candidates up for success in their careers in the long run.”…

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Ryerson’s LPP helps future lawyers flex their networking muscles – AdvocateDaily.com

March 26, 2018

André Bacchus

André Bacchus

A successful law practice relies on relationships, so one of the most important skills future lawyers must develop is the ability to build connections, says André Bacchus, the assistant director of Ryerson’s Law Practice Program (LPP).

“We share with LPP candidates that as part of joining this profession, you have to be able to expand your networking ability to uncover opportunities for yourself and to develop your client market as well,” Bacchus tells AdvocateDaily.com.

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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 – AdvocateDaily.com

January 19, 2018

ANDRE BACCHUS

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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Get in Touch

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