Ryerson integrated practice curriculum approved

Posted: 04/25/2019

Ryerson lawConvocation approved the application by Ryerson University to have its Juris Doctor (JD) program designated as an Integrated Practice Curriculum (IPC).  An IPC satisfies the experiential training component of the Law Society’s lawyer licensing process. Students graduating from the Ryerson program will not be required to article or complete the Law Practice Program in order to be licensed as lawyers.

Ryerson approached the Law Society for approval of its proposed IPC, following Convocation’s endorsement of the decision of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada to grant preliminary approval of a proposed law school at Ryerson University, in 2018.

The establishment of an IPC at Ryerson furthers the Law Society’s policy objective, described in the December 2018 lawyer licensing report, to encourage law schools to integrate more experiential training into the law school experience.

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