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Osgoode Hall, Toronto

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Osgoode Hall Law School, formally the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, is the faculty of law of York University in Toronto. Despite its name, the school is located on the Keele Campus of York University and not at Osgoode Hall in downtown Toronto (having relocated in 1969). Named after the first Chief Justice of Ontario, William Osgoode, the law school was originally established by The Law Society of Upper Canada in 1889.The law school is home to the Law Commission of Ontario and the Osgoode Hall Law Journal. Osgoode also hosts Professional Development Programs (OPD). A variety of LL.M. and academic Ph.D. degrees in law are available. The current dean of the law school is Lorne Sossin.Rankings and reputationMaclean's magazine has ranked Osgoode second amongst Canadian common law schools in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In the 2008 rankings published by Canadian Lawyer Magazine, Osgoode was ranked first in Canada, and was awarded high marks for the quality of its professors, flexible curriculum, and the diversity and relevance of course offerings.For its first seven decades, Osgoode Hall Law School was located at Osgoode Hall at the corner of Queen Street and University Avenue near the University of Toronto but it was not affiliated with the University. In 1969, after a decision by the Ontario Ministry of Education requiring law schools to be affiliated with a university, the Osgoode Hall Law School relocated to the campus of York University that is now called the Ignat Kaneff Building, while retaining a small downtown campus in central Toronto. Since its absorption as a faculty of York University, it has been known as the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University.
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TripAdvisor
  • Because this is the seat of the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Law Society of Upper Canada and Bar Admission Course this is not an ideal place for tourists. That said our Courts in Canada are public ...  more »
  • On Queen Street West between the city hall and university avenue you will see a tree shaded compound enclosed by a cast iron fence. The fence is an early design that does not permit access to the area...  more »
  • We visited after reading about it in a guide book. The whole building was beautiful, especially the library. It could do with better signage though at the front door.  more »
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  • Beautiful building, and one of Toronto's historic wonders. This is the site where the Osgoode Hall Law School was previously located, before its relocation to York University. Now this building houses the Law Society of Upper Canada and also the Ontario Court of Appeal. If you get a chance, visit the Great Library on the second floor!
  • Beautiful interior! Went for Doors Open Toronto in May and I plan to return for lunch if I can!
  • If you visit city hall, make sure you visit this place. Excellent location for a photoshoot
  • came by here to take some photos with the young ins, there are lot of scenery places to take nice photos.
  • it has a nice historic feel to it, i went to see a court case on a class field trip and it was pretty heavy