Ryerson Law Practice Program

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Ryerson University offers an alternative to traditional articling through its eight-month Law Practice Program (LPP) for licensing stream candidates.

The first four months of the program includes a simulated work experience with online training and experiential learning with files developed by practising lawyers.

Candidates learn to interview clients, conduct research, draft documents, letters and agreements, develop an approach, conduct negotiations, argue motions, conduct examinations and cross-examinations, and manage a practice.

During the subsequent four-month placement, students work directly with employers such as large institutions, large and small firms, specialty boutiques, governments, clinics, and sole practitioners throughout Ontario.

Ryerson LPP works with the Law Society of Ontario and the legal community, including an alliance with the Ontario Bar Association.

The Ryerson LPP sources for AdvocateDaily.com are managing director Chris Bentley, program director Gina Alexandris, and assistant director Andre Bacchus.

Ryerson Law Practice Program Posts

Ryerson’s Law Practice Program a recipe for success

Hands-on experience is the main reason law school graduates are drawn to Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP), says André Bacchus, assistant director of the LPP’s work placement program. Read more

Simulations give LPP candidates valuable experience: Alexandris

By embracing innovative approaches and new methods of communications, Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP) gives law school graduates the training they need to be successful, says program director Gina Alexandris. Read more

Ryerson LPP boosts career opportunities for alumni

Alumni from the third year of Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP) enjoy a law and law-related employment rate of 90 per cent one year after completing the program, says André Bacchus , assistant director of the LPP’s work placement program. Read more

Embracing diversity the secret sauce of Ryerson’s LPP

Law graduates are increasingly choosing Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP) for the opportunity to learn with people of diverse ages, professional and educational backgrounds, and for exposure to a wide range of cultures, languages and ideas, says program director Gina Alexandris. Read more

Creating business plans readies LPP candidates for practice

Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP) aims to better bridge the gap between law school and the practice of law by having candidates create a solid business plan, says Chris Bentley, director of the Toronto-based program. Read more

Strong business case for promoting diversity in law firms: Bentley

It makes good business sense for law firms to embrace equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), says Chris Bentley , director of Ryerson University’s Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ) and Law Practice Program (LPP). Read more

Employers reap rewards of Ryerson LPP's work-ready candidates

The work placement portion of Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP) gives employers access to a group of work-ready candidates eager to make an impression, says André Bacchus , the program’s assistant director. Read more

Ryerson’s LPP cultivates confidence, legal skills

The 2017-18 cohort of the Ryerson University Law Practice Program (LPP) was celebrated at a recent gathering, where many expressed gratitude for what they learned and experienced during the term, says LPP director Gina Alexandris. Read more

The value of mentorship in Ryerson’s LPP

Mentorship is a key component of Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP), providing candidates with tools that will help them succeed in their legal careers, says program director Gina Alexandris. Read more

Ryerson’s LPP helps future lawyers flex their networking muscles

A successful law practice relies on relationships, so one of the most important skills future lawyers must develop is the ability to build connections, says André Bacchus , the assistant director of Ryerson’s Law Practice Program (LPP). Read more

LPP work placements an opportunity for candidates, employers

The work placement portion of Ryerson’s Law Practice Program (LPP), gives its candidates a chance to get “a foot in the door” with potential employers, says André Bacchus , the program’s assistant director. Read more

In-person sessions a critical component of Ryerson’s Law Practice Program

Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP) will soon hold the final of three in-person weeks, an important component of the innovative program for licensing candidates, says program director Gina Alexandris. Read more

Ryerson’s Law Practice Program boasts perfect placement record

Ryerson’s Law Practice Program (LPP), now in its fourth year, has a 100-per-cent placement rate securing four-month work placement opportunities for law school graduates. Read more

Ryerson kicks off fourth year of Law Practice Program

Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP) wasted no time putting its fourth cohort year participants to work, says Chris Bentley, managing director of the Toronto-based program. Read more

Ryerson’s Law Practice Program helps candidates ‘hit the ground running’

Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP) helps creative thinkers and broad-minded lawyers-to-be thrive, says program director Gina Alexandris. Read more