The LPP is an eight month program including a four month intensive practice program in a simulated law firm followed by a four month placement in a legal workplace.
The practice program:
The LPP’s innovative practice program has been designed in consultation with experienced lawyers. Its objective is to allow students to master all the skills necessary to offer quality French legal services and to succeed in their professional careers. The practice program consists of eight practice modules:
- civil litigation;
- administrative law;
- commercial law;
- criminal law;
- family law;
- real estate law;
wills and estates law, and;
establishing and managing a firm.
Within a simulated law firm, candidates will familiarize themselves with all aspects of the legal practice including communicating with clients, legal researching and drafting, strategic decision-making, oral argument, computerized firm management, time management, billing, professional responsibility, developing a business plan, and networking.
The LPP’s instructors are seasoned lawyers known for their expertise and community involvement. For more information, meet our team.
Networking and mentoring:
The LPP offers candidates unique networking and mentoring opportunities by allowing them to work closely with experienced lawyers and eminent conference speakers and by allowing them to participate in a number of continuing professional development activities.
The practice program is followed by a four month placement in a legal workplace, such as a legal firm, a legal clinic, a union, a not-for-profit organization, a company, an administrative tribunal or within government. During their placement, candidates will be supervised by one or several lawyers.