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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

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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“In Defence of The Law Practice Program” – Jordan Furlong (Slaw)

October 5, 2016

Jordan Furlong
Jordan Furlong, Principal, Law21

“The Law Society of Upper Canada’s Professional Development and Competence Committee has released a report that recommends ending the Law Practice Program (LPP), an alternative pathway to licensing lawyers in Ontario, only two years into its pilot project term. The governing Benchers of the law society will vote on the committee’s recommendation on Nov. 9.”

Email your comments to the PD&C Committee by ***October 19th 2016*** at: policy@lsuc.on.ca

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On the job training a key benefit to Ryerson’s Law Practice Program

September 29, 2016

The LPP inspires candidates and employers to explore new trends and perspectives of practising law.
Veronica Chail, asks candidates about their experiences in the LPP.

lpp_story_ninarawanaNina Rawna, New Senior Counsel for BMO Financial Group

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Law School Show – Ep. 72 – “The Future of the Law Practice Program (LPP)”

September 27, 2016

André Bacchus
André Bacchus, Assistant Director for LPP

Insight into the recommendation of the Law Society of Upper Canada, André Bacchus, Assistant Director in the LPP Work Placement office, describes with statistical support how the LPP has delivered success for its candidates and served the public preparing skilled lawyers.

If you have an opinion on the future of the LPP we urge you to share it with the LSUC before October 19, 2016, by emailing policy@lsuc.on.ca

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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