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Program Information

Apply for admission by November 1, 2019Learn about our admission requirements.

 

Curriculum

Ryerson Law's Integrated Practice Curriculum is designed to provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to launch successful legal careers soon after graduation. As part of our commitment to experiential learning, students will receive hands-on mentorship throughout their degree and work with the latest technological innovations redefining legal practice today.

Year 1

Co-teaching model that includes working lawyers to meld theory and practice in each subject area. Special focus on current and future technologies that are relevant to legal service.

First semester

  • Ryerson Law School Bootcamp
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Contract Law
  • Torts Law
  • Property Law
  • Ethics and Professionalism

Second semester

  • Technology Innovation Bootcamp
  • Foundations of Law and Legal Methods
  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Administrative and Regulatory Law
  • Indigenous Law in Canada

  

Year 2

Intensive two-week modules with lectures in the morning and hands-on mentorship in small student "firms" in the afternoon.

Third semester

  • Financial Bootcamp
  • The Business of Lawyering
  • Business Law
  • Family Law
  • Civil Procedure
  • Social Innovation and the Law

Fourth semester

  • Coding Bootcamp
  • Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Wills and Estates
  • Legal Innovation
  • Intellectual Property and Privacy
  • Access to Justice Solutions

  

Year 3

Use of one semester (either fifth or sixth) for a valuable professional placement. Coursework in the other semester that allows for focus on key interest areas.

Fifth and sixth semesters

  • Emotional and Cultural Quotient Bootcamp
  • Five electives including the following: Global Civil Society and the Law, Real Estate Law, Labour and Employment Law, Advanced Corporate/Commercial Law, Interdisciplinary Lawyering, Environmental Law, Children and the Law, Immigration Law, Criminal Procedure, Law and Practice, Evidence, Law and Injustice, Advanced Legal Solutions, Private International Law, Public International Law
  • AND one semester of professional placement