Juris Doctor (J.D.) (90 credit units)

Year 1 (30 credit units)

During the first year, students must pass LAW 244 Dispute Resolution and LAW 245 Legal Research and
Writing with a grade of 60% or better. In addition, students must pass each of the following courses, and
achieve an annual GPA of 64% or better:

  • LAW 202.5
  • LAW 203.5
  • LAW 210.5
  • LAW 211.5
  • LAW 230.5
  • LAW 232.3
  • LAW 244.0
  • LAW 245.2

Year 2 and Year 3 (60 credit units)

Students must register in 15 credit units per term. Students must receive a grade of 60% or better in
each of LAW 300 Minor Research Paper and LAW 301 Major Research Paper to receive credit for those
courses.

The following courses are required in Year 2:

  • LAW 340.3
  • LAW 300.0 or LAW 301.0

The following courses are required in either Year 2 or Year 3:

  • LAW 300.0
  • LAW 301.0
  • LAW 421.3 or LAW 497.3*

Students must complete 3 credit units from the following list of upper-year Indigenous Law courses, or equivalent, as approved by the Associate Dean, Academic:

  • LAW 308.3
  • LAW 313.3
  • LAW 341.3
  • LAW 422.3
  • LAW 436.3
  • LAW 443.3
  • LAW 447.3
  • LAW 453.3
  • LAW 473.3
  • LAW 479.3
  • LAW 480.3 Indigenous Peoples in International and Comparative Law

Remaining LAW courses to complete the 90 credit units are to be selected by students from offered LAW courses:

Note: Students must complete a minimum of 3 credit units from the following list of Seminar Classes or equivalent, as approved by the Associate Dean, Academic (Year 2 or Year 3). The Seminar Class may meet more than one requirement. Choices are as follows:

  • LAW 305.3
  • LAW 393.3 Gender and the Law
  • LAW 341.3
  • LAW 400.3
  • LAW 405.3
  • LAW 406.3 Law and Culture
  • LAW 413.3
  • LAW 414.3
  • LAW 416.3
  • LAW 418.3
  • LAW 420.3
  • LAW 422.3
  • LAW 424.3
  • LAW 426.3
  • LAW 429.3 Law and Disability
  • LAW 431.3
  • LAW 432.3
  • LAW 433.3
  • LAW 435.3
  • LAW 438.3
  • LAW 442.3
  • LAW 443.3
  • LAW 446.3 Natural Resources Law
  • LAW 453.3
  • LAW 458.3
  • LAW 463.3
  • LAW 465.3
  • LAW 466.3
  • LAW 470.3 Business Finance
  • LAW 473.3
  • LAW 474.3
  • LAW 479.3
  • LAW 480.3 Indigenous Peoples in International and Comparative Law
  • LAW 481.3
  • LAW 482.3
  • LAW 485.3 
  • LAW 486.3
  • LAW 488.3
  • LAW 491.3
  • LAW 493.3
  • LAW 494.3
  • LAW 497.3

Please note the following:

  • In special cases, a student may be given permission by the Associate Dean, Academic to undertake a program involving a load in excess of 15 credit units.
  • Students may be permitted to take a maximum of 6 credit units given by another College, during second and third year, for credit in the College of Law. The course(s) must be approved by the Associate Dean, Academic. Applications are assessed from the standpoint of how the outside senior-level course contributes to the applicant's understanding of the law.

*Students who choose to complete LAW 497.3 must complete LAW 492.12 concurrently. LAW 492.12 will be counted toward the 15 credit unit course load per term required in Years 2 and 3.