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<York Calendars<Undergraduate Calendar 2001-2002<Osgoode Hall Law School

The Curriculum

The Law School's size enables it to offer an exceptionally rich and varied curriculum with opportunities to explore theoretical and policy perspectives integrated with substantive law, legal analysis and lawyering skills in a wide range of subject areas. With more than a hundred courses, seminars and special programs available, students can select an academic program substantially tailored to their own academic interests and career aspirations. The Law School offers a number of special academic programs. The Intensive Program in Poverty Law at Parkdale Community Legal Services enables students to spend a term studying and working under the supervision of a team of academics, practising lawyers and community workers within a community clinic oriented to law reform. The Law School also offers advanced intensive programs with clinical placements in Criminal Law, in Immigration and Refugee Law, and in Lands, Resources and First Nations Governments. As well, the School offers the Advanced Business Law Workshop and clinical programs in Trial Advocacy, Appellate Mooting, Legal Drafting, and Negotiation. Other Clinical opportunities include the Small Business Law Clinic (providing advice and assistance to referred individuals who are establishing small businesses), the Innocence Project (providing assistance to the wrongfully convicted and the Mediation Project (training students who provide mediation services at the Small Claims Court). Students who seek to study the law in action, to develop lawyering skills, to engage in law reform and to understand the law from a theoretical and policy perspective, will find unique learning opportunities at Osgoode Hall Law School.


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