Osgoode Professional Development (OsgoodePD) is introducing two entrance awards – the OsgoodePD International Entrance Award of Excellence and the OsgoodePD International Entrance Award of Merit – to support internationally trained lawyers in their pursuit of legal education in Canada by joining Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.
“A diverse student body is an integral part of professional graduate programs. Since class discussion is a central feature of our interactive, seminar-style classes, a diversity of student experience creates a basis for rich discussions of knowledge about the law from around the world,” says Meghan Thomas, director of international and professional graduate programs at OsgoodePD. “These awards have been established to encourage more international applicants to consider Canada and OsgoodePD as an option for graduate legal study.
“We aim to build an inclusive, welcoming community for international students – one that offers a wide range of courses, as well as individualized support to help students achieve their goals. OsgoodePD has an unwavering commitment to community, academic excellence and student services.”
As part of one of the largest law schools in Canada, OsgoodePD offers more than 100 courses across 17 specializations, taught by some of the country’s top legal practitioners, academics and internationally recognized subject experts. Programs at OsgoodePD are designed to bridge theory and practice for legal professionals.
“Through one-on-one advising and skills-based workshops, students have access to subject matter experts who are passionate about supporting students’ goals and helping them identify new opportunities,” Thomas says.
Applications for Fall 2022 are open now, and the deadline for awards applications is Jan. 15, 2022. Winners for the inaugural awards will be announced in April 2022.