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Why Ryerson Law

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Why Ryerson Law

The Lincoln Alexander School of Law has been purpose-built for you, the legal professional of the future. Here, you’ll be equipped with the training and experience required to meet the evolving challenges that face contemporary society as well as the changing demands of the legal economy. From engaging critically with technology as it intersects with the law to exploring new ways to expand the reach of representation and justice, this is a law school designed to help you shape a better future.

“To give a voice to those who are unheard.”

Shanté Brown
       Inaugural class, Ryerson Law


Diversity & Inclusion

It’s imperative that we make the legal profession more diverse as it pertains to backgrounds and perspectives, including Indigenous law. Ryerson Law graduates will be equipped with the multifaceted skills required to serve a broad range of communities, including those who have often been underserved by the legal community.

Access to Justice

Our law school is built to help increase legal representation and expand access to justice. From underrepresented communities to small business owners, we strive to ensure that high-calibre legal services are available to all.

“To seek justice for those who have been wronged.”

Arshad Auckbarallee
       Inaugural class, Ryerson Law

Integrated Practice Curriculum

Our commitment to increase access to legal services for Canadians starts with training lawyers who are professionally prepared and capable of working in a wide range of environments. Ryerson’s JD program is designated as an Integrated Practice Curriculum (IPC), which means graduates will not be required to article to be licensed as lawyers.

Technology at the Core

As the world is transformed by emerging technologies, Ryerson Law will equip students with the ability to examine the effects of technological advancement on the rights and freedoms of Canadians and to explore how it can be used to augment the legal profession and expand access to justice.