First year English JD programs
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:
- Become familiar with the specific degree requirements of their program and ensure that their course selection meets these requirements;
- Ensure that they have completed any prerequisites for courses selected;
- Ensure that there are no holds in your Student Centre dashboard preventing you from enrolling prior to the enrollment period;
- Ensure that the courses selected do not result in class schedule or exam schedule conflicts;
- Meet all deadlines indicated in the important dates published by the Common Law Section and the University of Ottawa;
- Become familiar with the Common Law Section’s Academic Regulations and other regulations of the University of Ottawa. It is understood that, by the act of enrolling, students agree to abide by these regulations.
- Become familiar with your enrollment tools. All Student Centre applications in your uoZone Applications tab will have a pdf tutorial under their name. To open the tutorial for one application, click tutorial (PDF) under the application title.
Students are welcome to consult a member of the Common Law Student Centre for assistance with any of these issues.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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:
- 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).
- 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).
- 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.
STEP 1 - SELECT YOUR TIMETABLE
- Consult the degree requirements and course sequence for your program.
- Consult the Block Enrollment Timetable to select your preferred block.
- Consult the Thematic course description and timetable through our course search engine by filtering Course Level: First year thematic
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.