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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2016 09-23

Ryerson’s LPP – It’s Working

The LSUC’s Pathways Report: will be discussed at the LSUC’s Convocation on November 9th 2016. Email your comments to the PD&C Committee by ***October 19th 2016*** at:

Preparing lawyers to successfully serve Society in the 21st Century:
In just 2 years, Ryerson’s LPP has created over 440 placements across Ontario. By using Virtual Law Firms (VLFs), we are breaking new ground in the area of skills development and practice management.

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2016 08-23

LPP successfully kicks off for third year in pilot project – Jennifer Brown (@LegalFeedsblog)


Ontario’s Law Practice Programs are kicking off for another year this week, marking the third year of the Law Society’s Pathways pilot project. Ryerson University’s LPP program kicked off yesterday with 270 candidates enrolled in the program

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2016 06-30

Julia Hanigsberg Make Your Mark Staff Awards: 2016

Ryerson’s Law Practice Program (LPP) Core Partnership of Teams (LPP Office, The Chang School, Interpersonal Skills Teaching Centre) serves as a model for intra-institutional collaboration and innovation. The program’s experiential and entrepreneurial model of delivery has created new and important opportunities for legal licensing candidates across the province and demonstrates the possibilities for active and authentic skills development in legal education.

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2016 06-21

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 LPP Candidates!

 We wish you all much success in the future. 


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2016 06-03

Empire Club Lunch With Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin P.C.

Ryerson’s Law Practice Program (LPP) would like to thank IBK Capital and the Empire Club for hosting the LPP Candidates at the launch of the Empire Club’s Sesquicentennial Series featuring The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C.

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