Osgoode Hall Law School

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For the downtown Toronto building that originally housed the law school, see Osgoode Hall.
Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
Osgoode Hall Law School coat of arms.png
Coat of arms of Osgoode Hall Law School
Motto Per Jus Ad Justitiam
Established 1889 (1889)
Type Faculty (law school)
Affiliation York University
Dean Lorne Sossin
Academic staff
182
Students 905[1]
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
43°46′15″N 79°30′16″W / 43.7707°N 79.5044°W / 43.7707; -79.5044Coordinates: 43°46′15″N 79°30′16″W / 43.7707°N 79.5044°W / 43.7707; -79.5044
Website www.osgoode.yorku.ca
Osgoode Hall Law School Wordmark

Osgoode Hall Law School is the faculty of law of York University in Toronto. The law school was originally located at the downtown Osgoode Hall and is now primarily located on York University's Keele Campus. Named after the first Chief Justice of Ontario, William Osgoode, the law school was established by The Law Society of Upper Canada in 1889.

The law school is home to the Law Reform Commission of Ontario, the Osgoode Hall Law Journal, and the German 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.[2]

Maclean's Magazine has ranked it second among common-law schools in 2011, 2012 and 2013.[3][4][5][6][6]

History[edit]

University rankings
Global rankings
York University
Canadian rankings
Maclean's Common Law[7] 2
The first year class of Osgoode Hall Law School in 1944

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.

The structures at Queen and University (the earliest dating from 1832) are still known as Osgoode Hall. They remain the headquarters of the Law Society of Upper Canada and house the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

The law school is housed in a building named in honor of donor Ignat Kaneff

In May 2007, Dean Monahan announced plans for an extensive renovation and extension of Osgoode Hall Law School involving a renovation of the existing building, and the addition of an additional wing. The building was designed by architect Jack Diamond with the construction of the renovated building beginning in the summer of 2009. The project has been majorly funded by a $2.5 million gift by Ignat Kaneff, and the building will be renamed in his honor.[8]

Notable alumni[edit]

Osgoode Hall Law Library - Lower Level Stacks

Supreme Court of Canada justices[edit]

Other judges[edit]

Prime Ministers[edit]

Premiers[edit]

Others[edit]

Notable Professors[edit]

See also[edit]

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