New Charity Specific Graduate Degree

August 1, 2010 | Robert B. Hayhoe

Osgoode Hall Law School at York University has launched a new part time Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree specializing in Charities and Not-for-Profit Law. This degree, which we believe to be the first law degree of its kind anywhere in the world, is designed to facilitate an advanced theoretical and practical understanding of the place of charities and non-profit organizations in the legal system and the rules that apply to them.  The degree is intended to be available to lawyers generally and, on a limited basis, to non-lawyers with a sophisticated understanding of the legal regime for charities.

While the classes for the degree are taught in Toronto, they are scheduled as a series of intensive courses in order to facilitate participation from across Canada and elsewhere.

Robert Hayhoe is one of two Program Directors responsible for the design of the degree program and Robert Hayhoe and Arthur Drache will be Adjunct Professors teaching a double course on “Tax Regulation of Charities and Non-Profits”.  The remaining courses in the program will be taught by distinguished charity law practitioners and academics.


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