The University of Toronto Faculty of Law offers a number of leading edge courses and programs for practicing lawyers and law graduates, and for business leaders who do not have a law degree but who work in areas requiring some interaction and knowledge of legal issues.  Registration in advance is often required. Please bookmark this page and check back regularly for upcoming professional development programs, conferences, degree and specialized training programs. 

Global Professional Master of Laws (GPLLM)

The Faculty of Law has partnered with faculty from the Rotman School of Management, INSEAD Business School (Paris) and NYU Law School to establish an innovative part-time executive program for lawyers and business leaders. Focused on Canadian business law from a global perspective, the Global Professional Master of Laws (GPLLM) is a 12-month executive-style master of laws offered during evenings and weekends.

Internationally Trained Lawyers Program (ITLP)

For internationally trained lawyers (or international law graduates) who are new to the Canadian legal profession, re-qualifying and starting practice here can be a challenging proposition. The Faculty's award-winning Internationally Trained Lawyers Program (ITLP) provides an extensive menu of courses and programs to facilitate the transition into the Canadian legal workplace.

Comprehensive Program

The ITLP's one-year, full-time Comprehensive Program is suitable for most internationally trained lawyers. It includes preparation for National Committee on Accreditation and Ontario bar exams, career workshops and internship opportunities, and courses on legal research and writing, legal technology and cultural fluency. For those who are further along in the process, the ITLP offers three additional part-time programs (see below for details). 

NCA Review Program (NCAR)

The ITLP's NCA Review Program (NCAR) is a part-time intensive program providing dedicated NCA exam preparation support in the most required NCA subjects. Several NCAR courses are offered three times a year on evenings and weekends (in-class or virtually) offering 21 hours of instruction.

Bar Exam Prep Course (BEPC)

The Bar Exam Prep Course (BEPC) offers expert, supportive teachers, test-taking and organizing strategies, practice exam questions, and classes on evening and weekends (in-class or virtual). Sessions are held in the summer and fall in preparation for the Ontario licensing exams.

Career Program

The ITLP's Career Program is a one-year long part-time program created specifically to help internationally trained lawyers enhance their career development skills and launch their legal careers in Canada. 

Continuing Professional Development

The Faculty of Law provides many opportunities for lawyers to enhance their knowledge, promote their career aspirations, and fulfill their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. Generally, these events can be registered for individually.