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 2019-2020 calendars for the previous requirements.
|University of Ottawa - Common Law 1|
|CML 1103||Criminal Law and Procedure||5 Units|
|CML 1110||Orientation to the Canadian Legal System||1 Unit|
|CML 1116||Introduction to Public and Constitutional Law||5 Units|
|CML 2309||Civil Procedure I||3 Units|
|CML 2312||Administrative Law||3 Units|
|CML 3376||Professional Responsibility||3 Units|
|CML 2313||Constitutional Law II 2||3 Units|
|3 course units from:||3 Units|
|Special Course in Business Law|
|3 course units from:||3 Units|
|Mediation Theory and Practice 3|
|Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes 3|
|3 course units from: 4, 5||3 Units|
|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|
|Intellectual Property Advocacy|
|Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy|
|Eco-Justice Environmental Law Clinic|
|Labour Law II|
|Introductory Legal Aid Clinic Course 6|
|Interviewing and Counselling|
|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 6|
|Clinical Legal Aid III 6|
|Philip C. Jessup International Moot|
|Laskin Moot Court|
|Dispute Resolution Practicum|
|Advanced Refugee Law|
|Advocacy Before International Tribunals|
|27 optional course units in common law (CML) 8||27 Units|
|American University - Washington College of Law or Michigan State University, College of Law: 9, 10|
|Advanced standing course units for compulsory courses:|
|CML 1101||Legal Foundations: Research, Strategy, Analysis||1 Unit|
|CML 1102||Contracts||5 Units|
|CML 1105||First-Year Thematic Course||3 Units|
|CML 1108||Property||5 Units|
|CML 1107||Torts||5 Units|
|16 advanced standing course units in common law (CML) at the 1000 level||16 Units|
|30 course units recognized as advanced standing for common law (CML), including the compulsory courses listed above||30 Units|
These courses are followed during the third and fourth year. Students maintain registration at the partner university for the duration of their studies, even while attending the University of Ottawa.
The course CML 2313 must be completed by the end of the second year.
Students must fulfill the oral advocacy requirement by completing one of the approved courses.
These courses may not all be offered every year.
Six credit course. If taken, 27 optional course credits required.
Nine credit course. If taken, 24 optional course credits required.
Students must fulfill the major paper requirement.
These courses are followed during the first and second year.
Full time enrolment in the JD program, including all compulsory courses and additional requirements as stipulated by the partner university.