French Common Law Option (32 credit units)

This program may be offered in partnership with another law school, such as 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.

Year 1 (5 credit units)

LAW 230.5 or equivalent, as approved by the Associate Dean Academic. The course must relate to the practice of law in French, language rights or Constitutional law. Note: this course must be completed in French.

Year 2 and/or Year 3 (27 credit units)

Students must complete the 27 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)

Note: these courses replace 15 credit units of electives in the regular J.D. program.

  • 3 credit units of French electives, as approved by the Associate Dean Academic (unless LAW 350.3 has been completed twice)
  • LAW 344.3 or equivalent
  • LAW 345.3 or equivalent
  • LAW 350.3 (350.3 may be repeated with permission of the Associate Dean Academic)
  • LAW 362.3 or equivalent

Choose 12 credit units from the following:

Students must complete the remaining 12 credit units of approved French coursework at the U of S or at a French language common law school, such as the University of Ottawa, as approved by the Associate Dean Academic.