For prospective candidates

Why choose the University of Ottawa LPP?

  • Admission to the Bar:

The LPP offers Canadian law school graduates (J.D. or equivalent) a new pathway to satisfy the experiential training component of the Lawyer Licensing Process with the Law Society of Ontario.

  • Practical Training:

The LPP facilitates the transition between law school and legal practice, teaching candidates to think and act like lawyers. Candidates will be trained in all aspects of the legal practice as they complete eight practice modules in administrative law, civil litigation, commercial law, criminal law, family law, real estate law, wills and estates law, and law practice management. 

  • Access to Working Placements:

The LPP provides candidates with 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 the government.

  • Networking and mentoring Opportunities:

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.

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Who can participate in the University of Ottawa’s LPP?

Candidates must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Be enrolled in the Lawyer Licensing Process of the Law Society of Ontario;
  • Have graduated from a Canadian Law School in Common Law or have obtained a Certificate of Qualification from the National Committee on Accreditation ; and
  • Have studied law in French or have a solid understanding of the French language.

How can I register for the LPP?

Registration for the LPP must be first made with the Law Society of Ontario. Afterwards, the LPP team will contact you to fill out the University of Ottawa LPP registration form (only available in French) and send it to us by email.

For the 2022-2023 term, please visit the following page for the important dates to consider.

Important Dates

  • University of Ottawa French LPP


French LPP Open House and FAQ session registration (
  • February 21, 2024 (11:30 am – 1 pm)
  • May 15, 2024 (noon)
French LPP FAQ session

May 15, 2024 (noon)

Deadline to register for the French LPP with the Law Society of Ontario

July 15, 2024

Deadline to submit University of Ottawa's French LPP registration form

July 19, 2024

Training component including Orientation Week

August 26 to December 20, 2024

French LPP Work Placement Period

January - April 2025

How can I get more information?

If you have any questions, you may communicate directly with the LPP team, by email ([email protected]) or by phone at 613-562-5800 ext. 1011.

For more information on the English LLP, please visit the English Law Practice Program.

For more information about the registration process, please contact the Law Society of Ontario.