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.
At the undergraduate level, the Civil Law Section of the Faculty of Law offers the following programs in French only: Licentiate in Law, Licentiate in Law and Honours BSocSc in International Development and Globalization, Licentiate in Law-MBA Program and the Canadian Law Program.
The National Program, the General Certificate in Law and the Minor in Law are offered in both English and French.
This program is offered in French only, although knowledge of English is required.
For more than 50 years, uOttawa’s Faculty of Law has been offering programs in both official languages in the two most widely used legal systems in the world, Common Law and Civil Law. The Programme de droit canadien (PDC) allows students to earn both a JD and an LLL in three years, thus opening the doors to the practice of law across Canada and abroad.
Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2020-2021 calendars for the previous requirements.
|Compulsory Courses (72 units):|
|CML 1503||Droit pénal||3 Units|
|CML 1506||Introduction à la résolution des différends 1||3 Units|
|CML 1508||Droit des biens||3 Units|
|CML 1602||Les contrats||6 Units|
|CML 1611||Compétences et habiletés juridiques||6 Units|
|CML 1613||Droit constitutionnel I||3 Units|
|CML 1701||Délits civils et responsabilité extracontractuelle I||3 Units|
|CML 1702||Délits civils et responsabilité extracontractuelle II||3 Units|
|CML 1704||Législation||3 Units|
|CML 1705||Droit, histoire et société||3 Units|
|CML 2702||Droit des sociétés||3 Units|
|CML 2712||Droit administratif||3 Units|
|CML 2713||Droit constitutionnel II 2||3 Units|
|CML 2741||Philosophie du droit||3 Units|
|CML 3776||Responsabilité professionnelle||3 Units|
|DRC 4789||Droit international privé bijuridique||3 Units|
|DRC 4790||Droit des obligations I||3 Units|
|DRC 4791||Droit des biens||3 Units|
|DRC 4792||Droit des personnes et de la famille||3 Units|
|DRC 4794||Droit des obligations II||3 Units|
|DRC 4797||Procédure civile I||3 Units|
|DRC 4798||Procédure civile II||3 Units|
|Optional Courses (36 course credits)|
|3 optional course units from: 3||3 Units|
|Les autochtones et le droit|
|Selected Problems in Aboriginal Peoples and the Law|
|Advanced Aboriginal Law|
|Comparative Indigenous Rights|
|L'ordre juridique innu|
|L'ordre juridique cri|
|Droit des autochtones|
|33 optional course units in common law (CML) or civil law (DRC) 3||33 Units|
CML 1506 is offered intensively during a three week period in January only.
You must complete CML 2713 by the end of second year.
A minimum of 18 optional course credits must be completed in common law (CML) and a minimum of 18 optional course credits must be completed in civil law (DRC).
Students in this program must meet the Common Law Section major paper requirement.
Students in this program cannot take a common law course whose content is substantially the same as that of a civil law course they have taken as part of this program. Similarly, they cannot take a civil law course that is substantially the same as a common law course they have taken as part of the program.
In light of the PDC's mandate, a truly 'Canadian' legal education does not seem complete if it is limited to the study of the two European legal traditions. The aboriginal perspective brings a different approach to bear on legal questions which will enrich the program. The three units in aboriginal law can be completed by taking a traditional course, by completing a directed research or an internship.
Common Law academic regulations apply. With exception of the CGPA required to obtain both diplomas (GPA required: 4.0).