First year English JD programs

Student responsability

You are invited to consult this information on a regular basis as course information may be subject to change. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

When enrolling in a program at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, it is the responsibility of each student to:

Students are welcome to consult a member of the Common Law Student Centre for assistance with any of these issues. 

Enrollment process

**IMPORTANT**
DUE TO TIMETABLING CONSTRAINTS, ONCE ENROLLMENT IS CONFIRMED, STUDENTS CANNOT MAKE CHANGES TO THEIR BLOCK ONLINE.

Enrollment for first-year courses is available online, however, these are general provisions. Please be sure to carefully read the information relevant to your program. First-year students have a set curriculum and require block enrollment – meaning that you enroll in a block of pre-determined courses.

If, for very exceptional reasons, you will not have access to the internet during the enrollment period, you may submit a Modification/Cancellation of Enrollment form by fax (613-562-5869), email at clawacad@uottawa.ca, or in person (Fauteux Hall, room 237). Please indicate, in order of preference, at least 3 block selections.

What is a small group and block registration?

All first year students take one of their substantive law courses in a small group format. The small group course includes legal writing and legal research training, including training in computer assisted research. The small group format ensures that all students have the opportunity to get to know their colleagues well, to participate in meaningful classroom discussions and to enjoy continuous feedback from the professor.

  • Small group: class size of approximately 18-25 students 
  • Large group: class size of approximately 75-80 students

You must enroll to one of the following groups:

  1. Small group CML 1203 Criminal Law and Procedure (6 units), your large groups will automatically be CML 1107 Torts (5 units) and CML 1205 Introduction to Public Law and Constitutional Law (5 units).
  2. Small group CML1207 Torts (6 units), your large groups will automatically be CML 1103 Criminal Law and Procedure (5 units) and CML 1205 Introduction to Public Law and Constitutional Law (5 units).
  3. Small group CML1206 Introduction to Public Law and Constitutional Law (6 units), your large groups will automatically be CML 1107 Torts (5 units) and CML 1103 Criminal Law and Procedure (5 units).
Bloc Number Program Small Group
1 English JD program CML12061 A - Public and Constitutional Law
2 English JD program CML12061 B - Public and Constitutional Law
3 English JD program CML12061 C - Public and Constitutional Law
4 English JD program CML12061 D - Public and Constitutional Law
5 English JD program CML12031 A - Criminal Law
6 English JD program CML12031 B - Criminal Law
7 English JD program CML12031 C - Criminal Law
8 English JD program CML12031 D - Criminal Law
9 English JD program CML12071 A - Torts
10 English JD program CML12071 B - Torts
11 English JD program CML12071 C - Torts
12 English JD program CML12071 D - Torts
13 English JD program CML12071 E - Torts
14 English JD program CML12071 F - Torts
15 English JD program CML12071 G - Torts
16 English JD program CML12071 H - Torts

First year Thematic Course

The first year thematic course is mandatory for all students admitted to the English JD program. You can find the course descriptions as well as the timetables through our course search engine by filtering Course Level: First Year Thematic. All first year thematic courses fit with the block timetables.

Enrollment steps

 STEP 1 - SELECT YOUR TIMETABLE 

STEP 2 - ENROLL FOR YOUR COURSES ONLINE

  • Log into uoZone and, under Applications, click Student Center. Under Academics, click on Enroll. You will only be registering to the small group course associated to your block and a thematic course.  Once registered to the small group course, the Common Law Student Centre will proceed with the enrollment of the rest of your block. 
  • You are guaranteed enrollment to the rest of the block once registered to the small group course.

STEP 3 - VIEW YOUR TIMETABLE

  • Your timetable is only available via the Personalized Timetable function. You can access it by logging into your uoZone account. 

 STEP 4 - PAY YOUR TUITION FEES

  • You can access your online statement of account on your Student Center which is located under Applications in your uOzone account.

Block Enrollment Modification Period

Please note that in submitting a modification request, there is risk involved. The Common Law Student Centre must cancel the original block before substituting it for another. This means that you may not be able to return to your original block should we be unable to accommodate your modification request or if the requested block becomes full prior to the Common Law Student Centre completing the enrollment.

Please refer to important dates and deadlines for the deadline to submit your modification request.

To request a modification, please submit the Modification/Cancellation of Enrollment form via email to: clawacad@uOttawa.ca or by fax: 613-562-5869. Please note that all requests must be submitted in writing and will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Specific program registration instructions

English JD / MA

  • Enrollment to the First-year thematic course CML 1109, Public International Law is mandatory for your program. 
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