The following options are available to all JD students currently enrolled at the Faculty of Law and provide recognition for rigorous training in specific law fields. By earning an option, students have their specialization recognized with an annotation on their transcript.
- Option in Aboriginal Law and Indigenous Legal Traditions
- Option in Dispute Resolution & Professionalism
- Option in Environmental Law
- Option in International Law
- Option in Law and Social Justice
- Option in Law and Technology
- Option in Public Law
In addition to the specializations covered by options, the Common Law Section is also proud to offer specialized upper-year optional courses in a large number of different law fields. Basic introductory courses follow a lecture-style, while advanced courses, specialized courses, and courses requiring more intensive personal instruction are offered in smaller groups in the seminar or practical workshop format.
French/English as a Second Language Courses
Full-time students may take French or English as a Second Language Courses throughout their law studies, without additional charge. Simply go the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI) at 70 Laurier Avenue East, Room 130 (telephone number 613-562-5743) where your second language skills will be evaluated or visit the OLBI website and complete the Online Placement Test before going to the OLBI. You will then be able to enroll in a second language course at an appropriate level. Please fill out the enrollment form with the appropriate course code and submit it to the Common Law Student Centre (FTX 237). You may also submit the form via e-mail to: clawacad@uOttawa.ca. Registration in these courses must take place by the deadlines indicated in the Important dates and deadlines. These courses will be registered and graded as CR/NC (credited/not credited) and will appear on your transcript, however the grades received will not be used in the calculation of your CGPA (cumulative grade point average) for your law degree.