2017 07-31

Ryerson’s Law Practice Program helps candidates ‘hit the ground running’

Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP) helps creative thinkers and broad-minded lawyers-to-be thrive, says program director Gina Alexandris.

“I often advise candidates to ‘get comfortable with the uncomfortable,’” she tells

Founded four years ago, the LPP is an interactive and innovative program for licensing stream candidates for whom traditional articling may not be the best fit.

“We are an option for those who want something quite different,” Alexandris says.

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2017 05-30

Think articling is the gold standard? Think again – Precedent Magazine

It’s been three years since the Law Practice Program (LPP), a new path to licensing offered at Ryerson University, accepted its first cohort of candidates. And yet, there are still doubters who think the program is, and always will be, worse than articling. To those skeptics, Marni Dicker, executive vice-president and general counsel at Infrastructure
Ontario, has one message: “You’re dead wrong.”…

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2017 05-17

CNIE 2017 Award

Congratulations to Ryerson’s Law Practice Program and its wonderful partners: The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, and Interpersonal Skills Teaching Centre – Ryerson University.

On May 17th, 2017, the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) announced that the team’s joint submission, Ryerson’s Law Practice Program (LPP): Partnering to Creatively and Intentionally Leverage Conventional Tech for Changing Times, was the Winner of the 2017 CNIE-RCIE Award in the category of Excellence and Innovation in the Integration of Technology (Non-Formal Learning Environments).

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2017 04-14

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

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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2017 03-23

Info Sessions 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!

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2016 10-19

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

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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2016 10-13

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

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.

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2016 10-05

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

Jordan Furlong

“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:

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2016 09-29

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

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.


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2016 09-27

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

André Bacchus

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

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