Professional Legal Education

The Faculty of Law's professional legal education programs offer legal education for lawyers and others who are currently in the workforce.

The Global Professional Master of Laws (GPLLM)

The University of Toronto 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 internationally educated law graduates new to the Canadian legal profession, it can be difficult to start or continue their legal practice in Canada. The Internationally Trained Lawyers Program (ITLP) provides the knowledge and skills to help them become successful professionally licensed Canadian lawyers. The ITLP also offers individual Bar Exam and National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) Challenge Exam review programs.

Bar Exam Prep Course (BEPC)

The Bar Exam Prep Course offers expert, supportive teachers, test-taking and organizing strategies, and practice exam questions. Classes are held on evening and weekends (in-class or virtual) ahead of the summer and fall Barrister and Solicitor 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.

NCA Review Program (NCAR)

The ITLP's NCA Review Program (NCAR) is a part-time intensive program providing dedicated NCA exam preparation support. Several NCAR courses are offered three times a year on evenings and weekends (in-class or virtual) before the January, May and August NCA challenge exams.

Executive Legal Education

The Executive Legal Education program offers targeted intensive programs for legal professionals in specific areas, including the popular Women in Transition: Returning to Legal Practice or Considering an Alternative Career in Law.

Continuing Professional Development

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