JD/MBA Student Association


Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business at York University created Canada’s first JD(LLB)/MBA in 1972. Graduates from this challenging program follow career paths where business and law overlap. Students typically specialize in a business/law combination such as: corporate/commercial law or administration; business management; corporate tax; economic regulation; finance; international business; labour law/labour relations; public administration; environmental law and real property development.

The JD/MBA Students’ Association works with the administration from Osgoode and Schulich to enable joint program students to access resources from both schools, including financial aid, career services and a wide array of student organizations. In addition, the JD/MBA Students’ Association plans several activities each year for its members, including: law firm and corporate tours; an annual law & business conference with leading practitioners; lunch and learn sessions; a business career panel; and social events. In all of its endeavours, the Association aims to represent and advance JD/MBA students’ interests as they relate to education, career development, and networking.

You can visit the Association’s website at TheJDMBA.ca.


Every JD/MBA student is automatically enrolled in the Association. At this time, the Association’s membership is exclusive to current students and Alumni. For questions, and to confirm enrollment, email the VP Communications at info@thejdmba.ca.

Annual Business & Law Conference

The Conference is the Association’s capstone event. It is how JD/MBA students and Alumni give back to the Business and Legal communities. Every year, we explore emerging issues at the intersection and forefront of Business and Law.

Stay updated at Conference.TheJDMBA.ca.

Last Year, 2016

The 20th Annual Conference – held at Thomson Reuters – explored the unique ways that professionals working in and between business and law can rally Innovation and Growth in Canada. Exciting panel discussions ensued by Venture Capitalists, Senior Government Officials, Legal Experts, and Successful Entrepreneurs.

Note: CPD accreditation by LSUC is available for legal professionals.

Lunch with Series

Twice per term, the Association arranges a “Lunch With” series. This is as an informal luncheon facilitating an intimate discussion among JD/MBA students and a leading professional about his/her career and experiences.

These events have limited seats, generally 15-25. They are sent to the JD/MBA student body first, although all JD and MBA students are invited if space is available.