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This Certificate in Foundations for Graduate Legal Studies from York University is develop the language, analytical and writing tools you need to prepare for successful graduate legal study. 

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Overview

Tap into the minds of the legal industry’s thought leaders and leverage their experience to optimize your development. Led by Professor Shelley Kierstead, your instructors are respected judges, crown counsel and consultants including Sherry Darvish,  Candice Telfer, Jesse DiCecca and Germán Morales.

The Certificate in Foundations for Graduate Legal Studies from York University is full-time and comprises four courses that run between January and May each year. Students attend classes in person at both of OsgoodePD and Osgoode Hall Law School campuses. After the intensive two-week orientation course, students can expect to attend class four times per week, for a total of 12 hours’ class time weekly.

Why choose the Certificate in Foundations for Graduate Legal Studies?

Legal studies in Canada can be very different from legal studies back home, and this program provides an ideal transitional period.

Whether you are a graduate with a law degree from outside Canada or a professional without a law degree but have law-related work experience - this program will help you develop the legal, analytical and writing skills required for successful performance in your LLM and subsequent legal career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Orientation to Law
  • Introduction to Graduate Legal Analysis and Writing
  • Introduction to Canadian Law
  • Introduction to Private Law in Canada

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

As part of your application, we will ask you to provide the following:

  • copy of law degree transcripts and any post law degree transcripts; or, if you do not have a law degree, a copy of all university and/or college transcripts
  • current resume
  • personal statement explaining why you wish to join our program, how your previous education and experience relates to the Certificate Program and how it will benefit you (500 words maximum)
  • copy of language proficiency test results. You may be exempted from this requirement if you have completed at least one year of full-time study at an accredited university where English is the only official language of instruction.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15693 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15693 CAD for the full programme and a duration of  .
  • National

    9682 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9682 CAD for the full programme and a duration of  .

Plus material fees and applicable taxes.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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