French Common Law Option (30 credit units)
This program is offered in partnership with the Law Faculty of the University of Ottawa. All courses taken toward this option must be approved for credit by the Associate Dean, Academic. Students who choose this option will complete a total of 90 credit units, as they would in the regular J.D. program; however, 30 of the total 90 credit units will be in French. The following requirements will be taken in tandem with the J.D. program.
To be eligible to complete this option, students must submit a letter of intent written in French. Decisions will be made by the Associate Dean, Academic.
- Students complete Year 1 of the Juris Doctor (J.D.) program
Year 2 and/or Year 3 (30 credit units)
Students must complete the 30 credit units of approved French coursework at the U of S or at a French language law school, such as the University of Ottawa, as approved by the Associate Dean, Academic.
Required Courses (15 credit units)
To complete the CCFL students must complete the following courses (or equivalent as approved by the Associate Dean, Academic)
- an Introduction to French Common Law course;
- an Internship;
- a French Common Law course;
- a Language Rights course;
- the Bastarache Moot course;
- an IDR; and
- 12 approved elective credit units at a French language common law school, such as the University of Ottawa, as approved by the Associate Dean, Academic.