General Requirements of the Program

  • Total credits to complete the program – 110 credits
  • Total mandatory credits– 68 credits
  • Total elective credits – 42 credits
  • Minimum 18 elective credits in DRC (civil Law) and 18 elective credits in CML (Common Law). The 6 remaining credits can be obtained in DRC or CML.
  • During the three years of study, all required CML courses must be taken in French. Work and exams required in these courses must also be accomplished in French.
  • 75% of CML elective credits have to be completed in French. No such requirement exists for the DRC elective credits. (Please note that 18 or 21 elective credits with CML coding give the right to a CML English class, whereas 24 elective credits with CML coding give the right to two CML English classes.) In the CML elective classes, all evaluations must be written in French.
  • The Program must be completed on a full-time basis. The Program takes place over a period of 3 years of full-time study from September to April and a session of spring/summer at the end of the first year (6 credits).
  • The student must meet the Moot Court requirements of the Common Law Section via a class offered in French.
  • Students must fulfill the Common Law Section’s Major Paper Requirement. The Major Paper must be written in French. CML, DRC courses or the Civil Law Section’s “séminaire d’exposé juridique” can be used to fulfill this requirement.
  • Students may not take a course in Common Law where the content is substantially the same as a Civil Law course already taken in the program. As a corollary, they cannot take a course in Civil Law where the content is substantially the same as a Common Law course already takenin the program.
  • Students are permitted to take a maximum of 15 credits in exchange (or by letter of permission) at another institution during the program.
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