Registering for the Option

IMPORTANT: You must be currently registered in the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law JD program in order to register for the Social Justice Option.

Do I register for the Social Justice Option before I have completed all the requirements?

No. There is no special procedure to register for the Social Justice Option during the regular annual admission process. Once they have completed their first year of legal studies, law students may take the compulsory and optional courses required to satisfy the requirements of the Social Justice Option, including a Major Paper in an approved course. Once the requirements have been met, students should follow the procedure below.

Registering for the Dispute Resolution & Professionalism Option once you have completed the requirements

  1. JD students who wish to receive formal recognition of the Social Justice Option must complete 18 units in the field of Social Justice. (See requirements).
  2. Once the required units have been achieved, students should obtain the registration form.
  3. Students must complete the form to identify which qualifying courses they have completed and to identify their Major Paper.
  4. The form must then be signed by the Social Justice Option Coordinator, and returned to teh Common Law Student Centre for processing.
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