2018 10-16

Strong business case for promoting diversity in law firms: Bentley |

It makes good business sense for law firms to embrace equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), says Chris Bentley, director of Ryerson University’s Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ) and Law Practice Program (LPP).

Ryerson LPP hosted an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference on Oct. 9 at the Ted Rogers School of Management to emphasize the business case for promoting these values in the legal sector. “We thought it would be an interesting and interactive way to inform our LPP candidates and members of the bar to help advance their knowledge and to share strategies about how equality,

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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 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 06-21

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 LPP Candidates!

 We wish you all much success in the future. 


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2016 02-01

Outreach, Conferences and Consultation

We have been meeting continuously with law associations, lawyers, law firms, businesses, governments, clinics and other agencies. A few of the more formal presentations already made or upcoming include the following:

2016 Dates

    April – NALP Annual Education Conference – “A Practical Approach to Licensing For the 21st Century Lawyer”

2015 Dates

    April – NALP Annual Education Conference – Canadian Section Meeting
    June – Ottawa Round Table Meeting
    June –

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2015 12-06

Ground­breaking Programme for Ontario’s Law School Graduates ­ Virtual Law Firms

The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) regulates entry of lawyers and paralegals into the profession in Ontario, with a mandate of protecting the public interest. There are over 40,000 lawyers licensed in the province, with over 1,700 new lawyers called to the Bar in the summer 2015. To meet the changing demands of both the profession and the public, in 2013 the LSUC introduced changes to its licensing process, including the introduction of a new “transition to practice” training focusing on skills development and training.

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