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5.1 Juris Doctor Admission as of September 2018 5.1 Juris Doctor Admission as of September 2018

This section describes the program requirements that are in effect for the academic year. However, prospective students should be aware that the Faculty of Law regularly reviews its curriculum to ensure that it continues to meet the current needs of our students.

First Year

Each full-time student is required to take all of the following courses:

Course No.

Mandatory Courses

Credit Hours

LAW 1102

LAW 1140

Contracts

Criminal Law and Procedure

5

5

LAW 1460

Constitutional Law

5

LAW 1480

Torts and Compensation Systems

5

LAW 1500

Property

5

LAW 1540

Legal Methods

5

 

 

 

LAW 1530

Legal System

2

 

Total credit hours

 

32

 

Second Year Only

 

Each full time student in Second Year is required to take a total of 30 credit hours.  The 30 credit hours consist of 15 credit hours of mandatory courses and 15 credit hours of electives (List A and List B; see below), which must include a minimum of one Writing Requirement Course (List A).

 

 

Course No. 

 

Mandatory Courses

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAW 2602

LAW 3530

LAW 2690

Evidence

Administrative Law

Corporations I

3

3

3

 

LAW 2650

Introduction to Advocacy

3

 

LAW 2680

Legal Negotiation

 

Total Credit Hours

3

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

List A:  Writing Requirement Courses (Second or Third year):

 

 

 

LAW 3012

International Business Law

3

 

 

LAW 3014

International Trade Law

3

 

 

LAW 3018

Human Rights Law

3

 

 

LAW 3030

Research Paper B

3

 

 

LAW 3070

Gender and the Law

3

 

 

LAW 3090

Children and the Law

3

 

 

LAW 3120

Philanthropy and the Law

3

 

 

LAW 3170

Dispute Resolution

3

 

 

LAW 3230

Aboriginal Peoples and Land Claims

3

 

 

LAW 3310

Aboriginal Peoples and the Law

3

 

 

LAW 3370

The Legislative Process

3

 

 

LAW 3380

Issues in Law and Bio Ethics

3

 

 

LAW 3394                                 

LAW 3410

Internet and E-Commerce                               

Canadian Legal History

3

3

 

 

LAW 3620

Comparative Law

3

 

 

LAW 3674

LAW 3740

Advanced Public Law

Public International Law

3

3

 

 

LAW 3828             

LAW 3940

Preventing Wrongful Convictions

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

3

3

 

 

LAW 3980

Current Legal Problems B

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

List B: Elective Courses

(Second or Third Year)

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAW 2400

 

Wills and Succession                                                        

 

3

 

 

LAW 2490

Trusts

3

 

 

LAW 2640

Family Law

3

 

 

LAW 2672

Civil Procedure

3

 

 

LAW 2700

Income Tax Law

3

 

 

LAW 3016

Corporations II

 

3

 

 

LAW 3026

Trademarks

 

3                    

 

 

LAW 3050

Commercial Law

3                  

 

 

LAW 3210

Competitions A

3

 

 

LAW 3212

Immigration and Refugee Law

3

 

 

LAW 3022

Insurance Law

3

 

 

LAW 3220

Competitions B

3

 

 

LAW 3330

LAW 3392

LAW 3590

Employment Law

Securities Law

Charter Issues in Criminal Law

3

3

3

 

 

LAW 3600

Environmental Law

3

 

 

LAW 3826                                     

LAW 3690

Advanced Scholarly Publications

Real Estate Transactions

3

3

 

 

LAW 3770

Labour-Management Relations

3

 

  

LAW 3824

LAW 3832

Scholarly Publications

Legal Aid Clinic                                                                   

3

3

 

 

LAW 3852

LAW 3880

Private International Law

Municipal and Planning Law

3

3

 

 

LAW 3980

Current Legal Problems B

3

 

                     

Third Year

Each full time student in Third Year is required to take a total of 30 credit hours.  The 30 credit hours consist of one mandatory course and 27 credit hours of electives which must include a minimum of one Writing Requirement Course (List A; see Section 5.2).  Third year students may select electives from List A or List B (see Section 5.2), or List C (see below).

Compulsory Course

 

 

 

LAW 3024

The Legal Profession and Professional Responsibility

3

 

List C:  Elective Courses                     (Third Year Only)

 

 

LAW 3020

LAW 3132

Clinical Administrative Law

Clinical Family

3

3

LAW 3032

Court of Queen’s Bench Clerkship

3

LAW 3034 

Court of Appeal Clerkship

3

LAW 3302     

LAW 3340

Clinical Criminal Law

Advanced Advocacy

6

3

LAW 3532

LAW 3862

Intensive Criminal Law

Business Transactions: The Art of the Deal

3

6

LAW 3360

Advanced Legal Research

3

LAW 3450

Remedies

3

LAW 3510

Corporate Tax

3

LAW 3520

Taxation of Trusts & Estates

3

LAW 3980

LAW 3990

Current Legal ProblemsB                                                                                                 

Externship

3                                                          

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