The Public Law Conference will be held from 17 to 19 June 2020. The Conference will begin with an afternoon event (at Library and Archives Canada) and buffet dinner (on the lawn of the Supreme Court of Canada) on 17 June, and end with a closing plenary session on the late afternoon of 19 June 2020. Registration includes the welcome buffet dinner on 17 June, and lunch and morning and afternoon coffee/tea on 18 and 19 June.

The lawn of the Supreme Court of Canada, location of the buffet dinner on 17 June (left) and the All Saints Events Space (right)

Registration Fees

General Registration: $550
General Registration (Early Bird, until Feb 29):  $500
Full-Time Student: $450
Full-Time Student (Early Bird, until Feb 29): $400
Conference Dinner:  $110

The Conference Dinner, to be held on the evening of 18 June 2020, will be a three-course meal at the All Saints Events Space, just a short walk from the Faculty of Law. The dinner costs $110 per person, which includes pre-dinner drinks.

All fees are inclusive of tax

Registration closes on 3 June 2020 (or when the conference is fully booked).

Refunds Policy

No refunds are issued for cancellations after 15 May 2020.
Please note that all cancellations before 15 May 2020 are subject to a $50 administration fee.


Under the Law Society of Ontario’s CPD requirement, lawyers must complete at least 12 CPD hours every year, consisting of a minimum of 3 Professionalism hours and up to 9 Substantive hours annually. The nine Substantive hours are not subject to accreditation by the Law Society. Substantive hours may address substantive and procedural law topics and/or law related subjects that are relevant to the lawyer’s practice and professional development. This Conference will not provide any Professionalism hours. It will however exceed the 9 Substantive hours.


Please note that accommodation must be booked separately.