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Juris Doctor program

Juris Doctor

First year

In your first year, you will take seven compulsory courses:

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

Upper years

In your upper years, you may also receive academic credit for participating in experiential learning activities. These include our clinical opportunities, the UNB Law Journal, our competitive mooting program and our internship program. You will also take seven required courses:

  • Administrative Law
  • Evidence
  • Civil Procedure
  • Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Professional Conduct

For those entering the program in September 2021 onwards, you will also take three courses from two compulsory areas of study:

  • One course from the Perspectives and Theories area of study
  • Two courses from the Core Competencies areas of study

For those who entered the program prior to September 2021, in addition to the seven required courses, you will also take one course from each of three areas of study:

  • Perspectives and Theories
  • Regulating Relationships
  • Property Rights

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

We also provide you 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.