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Faculty of Law

Juris Doctor program

A career-oriented JD program

Our structured, professionally relevant core curriculum includes compulsory first-year and upper-year courses ensuring our graduates are prepared for any area of practice. Law firms large and small, courts, governments, businesses, and public interest organizations across the country quickly recruit our graduates.

Course curriculum

1L compulsory courses

  • Foundations of Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Contracts
  • Property
  • Torts
  • Legal Research and Advocacy (includes a mooting component)

2L compulsory courses

  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law
  • Evidence
  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Procedure

3L compulsory courses

  • Conflict of Laws
  • Professional Responsibility

Students take two courses from our Core Competencies category:

  • Personal Taxation
  • Trusts
  • Wills and Estate Succession
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Employment Law
  • Labour Law
  • Family Law
  • Indigenous-non-Indigenous Relations
  • Legislation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Community Clinic Course

Students are also required to take one course from the Perspective and Theories category:

  • Advanced Constitutional Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Feminist Advocacy
  • Gender, Sexuality and Law
  • International Law and Organizations
  • Jurisprudence
  • Law and Economics
  • Law and Social Justice
  • Legal History: Private Law Since 1700
  • Legal History: Public Law Since the 17th Century
  • Multiculturalism and the Law
  • Private Law and Social Justice
  • Equitable Relief and Private Justice

Specialized courses and electives

We offer a number of specialized courses. This allows you to focus on an area of interest including: corporate and commercial law, labour and employment law, tax law, property and international law.

Electives regularly offered

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Tax
  • Securities Law
  • Bankruptcy and Receivership
  • Insurance Law
  • Competition and Trade Regulation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patent Law

Experiential learning opportunities

Study abroad opportunities

We can provide you with the opportunity to study abroad on an exchange. Exchange opportunities include law schools in the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the West Indies, Australia and New Zealand.