English Juris Doctor

The English Common Law Program accepts approximately 310 entering students each year. The program is offered over three distinct and compulsory terms: the fall term from September to December, the January term over the first three weeks of January, and the winter term from February to April. Students enrolling in the English Program may take courses in the other language.  The opportunity to study law in English and in French is one of the distinct advantages offered at the University of Ottawa.  Students may also enroll in courses offered by our sister Civil Law Section.

 

Program Requirements
Course Sequence

 JD (English) for students entering as of September 2016

 

YEAR 1 - 33 units (8 courses)

  • CML 1101 - Principles of Legal Research (1 unit)
  • CML 1102 - Contracts (5 units)
  • CML 1105 - Thematic course or CML 1109 - First-Year Thematic Course: Public International Law or ADM6260 & ADM 6261: Project Management (3 units) 
  • CML 1106 - Dispute Resolution and Professional Responsibility (3 units)
  • CML 1108 - Property (5 units)

 

  • CML 1206 - Introduction to Public Law and Constitutional Law (6 units) small group
  • CML 1103 - Criminal Law and Procedure (5 units) large group
  • CML 1107 - Torts (5 units) large group

OR

  • CML 1207 - Torts (6 units) small group
  • CML 1205 - Introduction to Public Law and Constitutional Law (5 units) large group
  • CML 1103 - Criminal Law and Procedure (5 units) large group

OR

  • CML 1203 - Criminal Law and Procedure (6 units) small group
  • CML 1205 - Introduction to Public Law and Constitutional Law (5 units) large group
  • CML 1107 - Torts (5 units) large group

 

Small group: class size of approximately 18-25 students

Large group: class size of approximately 75-80 students

 

YEAR 2 - 30 units (typically 10 courses)1

  • CML2313 - Constitutional Law II (3 units)
  • CML2309 - Civil Procedure I (may be completed either in YEAR 2 or YEAR 3) (3 units)
  • CML2312 - Administrative Law (may be completed either in YEAR 2 or YEAR 3) (3 units)
  • CML2302 - Business Organizations or CML3102 Special Course in Business Law (may be completed either in YEAR 2 or YEAR 3) (3 units)
  • Optional CML courses  (18-27 units, depending on enrollment in upper-year compulsory courses)2

 

YEAR 3 - 30 units (typically 10 courses)1

  • CML2309 - Civil Procedure I (if not completed in YEAR 2) (3 units)
  • CML2312 - Administrative Law (if not completed in YEAR 2) (3 units)
  • CML2302 - Business Organizations or CML3102 Special Course in Business Law (if not completed in YEAR 2) (3 units)
  • Optional CML courses (21-30 units, depending on enrollment in upper-year compulsory courses)2

 

1 Students must distribute their courses as follows:
   Fall Term: 13-17 units; January Intensive Term: 3-4 units; Winter Term: 10-14 units

2 By the end of year 3, students must complete one course which satisfies the oral advocacy requirement and one course in which the major paper requirement is fulfilled.

Previous Course Sequence

JD (English) for students who entered prior to 2012

YEAR 1 - 34 credits (9 courses)

  • CML 1101 - Principles of Legal Research (1 credit)
  • CML 1102 - Contracts (5 credits)
  • CML 1104 - Public Law and Legislation (3 credits)
  • CML 1105 - Thematic course or CML 1109 - First-Year Thematic Course: Public International Law (3 credits)
  • CML 1106 - Dispute Resolution and Professional Responsibility (3 credits)
  • CML 1108 - Property (5 credits)
  • CML 1213 - Constitutional Law I (3 credits)
  • CML 1103 - Criminal Law and Procedure (5 credits)  
  • CML 1207 - Torts (6 credits)


OR

  • CML1203 - Criminal Law and Procedure (6 credits)
  • CML1107 - Torts (5 credits)

YEAR 2 - 30 credits (typically 10 courses)1

  • CML2313 - Constitutional Law II (3 credits)
  • CML2309 - Civil Procedure I (may be completed either in YEAR 2 or YEAR 3) (3 credits)
  • Optional CML courses  (24-27 credits, depending on registration in upper-year compulsory courses)2

YEAR 3 - 30 credits (typically 10 courses)1

  • CML2309 - Civil Procedure I (if not completed in YEAR 2) (3 credits)
  • Optional CML courses (27-30 credits, depending on registration in upper-year compulsory courses)2


1 Students must distribute their courses as follows:
   Fall Term: 13-17 credits; January Intensive Term: 3-4 credits; Winter Term: 10-14 credits

2 By the end of year 3, students must complete one course which satisfies the oral advocacy requirement and one course in which the major paper requirement is fulfilled.

 

 

JD (English) for students entering as of September 2012

YEAR 1 - 34 credits (9 courses)

  • CML 1101 - Principles of Legal Research (1 credit)
  • CML 1102 - Contracts (5 credits)
  • CML 1104 - Public Law and Legislation (3 credits)
  • CML 1105 - Thematic course or CML 1109 - First-Year Thematic Course: Public International Law (3 credits)
  • CML 1106 - Dispute Resolution and Professional Responsibility (3 credits)
  • CML 1108 - Property (5 credits)
  • CML 1213 - Constitutional Law I (3 credits)
  • CML 1103 - Criminal Law and Procedure (5 credits)  
  • CML 1207 - Torts (6 credits)


OR

  • CML1203 - Criminal Law and Procedure (6 credits)
  • CML1107 - Torts (5 credits)

YEAR 2 - 30 credits (typically 10 courses)1

  • CML2313 - Constitutional Law II (3 credits)
  • CML2309 - Civil Procedure I (may be completed either in YEAR 2 or YEAR 3) (3 credits)
  • CML2312 - Administrative Law (may be completed either in YEAR 2 or YEAR 3) (3 credits)
  • CML2302 - Business Organizations or CML3102 Special Course in Business Law (may be completed either in YEAR 2 or YEAR 3) (3 credits)
  • Optional CML courses  (18-27 credits, depending on registration in upper-year compulsory courses)2

YEAR 3 - 30 credits (typically 10 courses)1

  • CML2309 - Civil Procedure I (if not completed in YEAR 2) (3 credits)
  • CML2312 - Administrative Law (if not completed in YEAR 2) (3 credits)
  • CML2302 - Business Organizations or CML3102 Special Course in Business Law (if not completed in YEAR 2) (3 credits)
  • Optional CML courses (21-30 credits, depending on registration in upper-year compulsory courses)2

1 Students must distribute their courses as follows: 
   Fall Term: 13-17 credits; January Intensive Term: 3-4 credits; Winter Term: 10-14 credits

2 By the end of year 3, students must complete one course which satisfies the oral advocacy requirement and one course in which the major paper requirement is fulfilled.

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