As a law school accredited by the Canadian Federation of Law Societies, the Common Law Section of the Faculty of Law offers a full range of courses in public law, private law, litigation and dispute resolution, aboriginal law, international law and human rights, technology law, and environmental law, all with numerous opportunities for experiential learning.

This program is offered in English and in French. 

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2015-2016 calendars for the previous requirements.

University of Ottawa - Common Law 1
CML 1101Principles of Legal Research1 Unit
CML 1102Contracts5 Units
CML 1106Dispute Resolution and Professional Responsibility3 Units
CML 1108Property5 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
First-Year Thematic Course
First-Year Thematic Course: Public International Law
One option from the following:16 Units
Option 1:
Criminal Law and Procedure
Introduction to Public and Constitutional Law
Torts
Option 2:
Torts
Criminal Law and Procedure
Introduction to Public and Constitutional Law
Option 3:
Criminal Law and Procedure
Torts
Introduction to Public and Constitutional Law
CML 2309Civil Procedure I3 Units
CML 2312Administrative Law3 Units
CML 2313Constitutional Law II 23 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Business Organizations
Special Course in Business Law
3 course units from: 3, 43 Units
Appellate Advocacy
Mediation Theory and Practice
Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes
Studies in Oral Advocacy
Moot Court Competition
Gale Cup Moot
National Aboriginal Law Moot: Kawaskimhon "Speaking With Knowledge
Wilson Moot Competition
Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Competition
Willms and Shier Environmental Law Moot
WTO/ELSA WTO Law Moot
Canadian Corporate/Securities
Intellectual Property Advocacy
Trial Advocacy
Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy
Arnup Cup
Environmental Law Clinic
Labour Law II
Introductory Legal Aid Clinic Course 5
Advanced Clinical Course in Community Law 6
Interviewing and Counselling
Negotiation
Corporate Immigration Advocacy
Collaborative Family Law Practice
International Trade and Investment Law Practicum
Intellectual Property Litigation
Dispute Resolution in Family Law
Clinical Legal Aid II 5
Clinical Legal Aid III 5
Philip C. Jessup International Moot
Laskin Moot Court
Dispute Resolution Practicum
Advanced Refugee Law
Advocacy Before International Tribunals
15 optional course units in common law (CML) 715 Units
American University - Washington College of Law or Michigan State University, College of Law: 8, 9
60 course units recognized for transfer to common law (CML)60 Units
Total: 123 Units

Note(s)

1

These courses are followed during the first and second year.

2

The course CML 2313 must be completed by the end of the second year.

3

Students must fulfill the oral advocacy requirement by completing one of the approved courses.

4

These courses may not all be offered every year.

5

Six credit course. If taken, 27 optional course credits required.

6

Nine credit course. If taken, 24 optional course credits required.

7

Students must fulfill the major paper requirement.

8

These courses are followed during the third and fourth year. Students maintain registration at the University of Ottawa for the duration of their studies, even while attending the partner university.

9

Full time enrolment in the JD program, including all compulsory courses and additional requirements as stipulated by the partner university.