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About The Law Practice Program

The Law Practice Program (LPP) at Toronto Metropolitan University (Formerly Ryerson University) is the first of its kind in Ontario. Innovative, rigorous and demanding, the eight-month LPP is an approved pathway to lawyer licensing in Ontario (equivalent to articling), offering simulated, virtual training with a hands-on work term.

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Information & Updates

Information & Updates

  • February 15, 2024 (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM): LPP Year 11 Information Webinar
  • March 13, 2024 (6:00 PM – 7:00 PM): LPP Year 11 Information Webinar
  • April 11, 2024 (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM): LPP Year 11 Q&A Webinar
  • July 15, 2024: Deadline to register for the LPP with the Law Society of Ontario (LSO)
  • July 19, 2024: Deadline to register for the TMU LPP through TMU

Message from the Managing Director

Chris Bentley

We are delighted that you have selected this pathway to licensing. Toronto Metropolitan University was chosen by the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), the Profession’s regulator, to provide a route to licensing for lawyers in Ontario. We are proud to continue our innovative programming, and building on our initial years of success.

Toronto Metropolitan University's LPP will help you develop the skills necessary for entry to the Profession through a combination of four months of skills training and four months of work experience. The LPP starts with the best that experiential, practitioner-led training can provide. The Toronto Metropolitan University approach is to use that strong foundation to deliver an innovative, entrepreneurial program that will better position you to succeed in a challenging profession on the eve of change.

Toronto Metropolitan University's LPP Team works with the LSO, we have a strategic alliance with the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), and we are working with numerous associations and organizations in continuously improving the program. Almost 200 practitioners from across the province are involved annually in developing and delivering the program. We look to members of the profession to help you succeed in your future with them.

Society is changing, and the practice of law will, and must, change with it. Technology has forever changed the world around us by blurring jurisdictional boundaries, altering timelines and making what was once thought impossible now the expected. The consumer revolution has reshaped many businesses and professions. The best training begins with the best that time and tradition can offer. You must develop the strong foundation of traditional skills. However, these fundamental skills must evolve to meet the challenges of the future. Your future success requires that you not only prepare for and be ready to adapt to change, but even more that you be able to take advantage of it.

You have worked long and hard to reach this point. Many of you will be thinking that this is the home stretch, the last part of the journey to your call to the Bar. It is that, but it is also the eve of the start of your journey in the profession.

You have chosen the LPP, a path that is relatively new. Leaders are those who chart their own course, not merely follow the path created by others. You are already leaders. Our Profession needs your leadership. Society needs your leadership.

Welcome to Toronto Metropolitan University's LPP.

Chris Bentley, on behalf of Toronto Metropolitan University's Law Practice Program Team.


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