Integrated Practice Curriculum
In April 2019, the Law Society of Ontario unanimously approved, external link Ryerson’s application to have its JD program designated as an Integrated Practice Curriculum (IPC). That means students who graduate from Ryerson’s Faculty of Law will not be required to article or complete the Law Practice Program in order to be licensed as lawyers.
This is a crucial aspect of Ryerson’s approach to law. It’s imperative that legal education acknowledge the diverse paths that graduates take to practice. Our commitment to increase access to legal services for Canadians starts with training lawyers who are capable of working in a wide range of environments.