Peter A Allard School of Law

Courses and Degree Requirements

To provide you with the best learning experience, we've designed our JD program to provide a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum complimented by experiential learning to develop your practical skills.

Your Juris Doctor degree includes a minimum of 92 credits (32 first year credits + 60 upper year credits).

First Year (32 credits)

To build a solid foundation across a wide variety of law topics, you will take a set of nine required courses.

  • Law 200 Indigenous Settler Legal Relations (3 credits)
  • Law 202 Advocacy (2 credits)
  • Law 211 Contracts (5 credits)
  • Law 221 Criminal Law & Procedure (5 credits)
  • Law 231 Property Law (5 credits)
  • Law 241 Torts (5 Credits)
  • Law 271 Introduction to Public Law & the Charter (3 credits)
  • Law 281 Legal Research & Writing (2 credits)
  • Law 291 Aboriginal & Treaty Rights (2 credits)

Upper Year (60 Credits)

In your upper 2L & 3L years, you will need to complete 60 credits with the following required courses:

  • Law 304 Transnational Law (2 credits)
  • Law 347 Federalism (2/3 credits)
  • Law 300 Jurisprudence and Critical Perspectives (3 credits)
  • Law 372 Administrative Law (4 credits)
  • Law 468 Ethics and Professionalism (3 credits)
  • Seminar or Directed Research (3 credits)
  • Experiential requirement

Experiential Requirement 

To help you build practical experience and apply classroom learning to real life situations, we offer numerous experiential opportunities. This could be:

  • clinical programs
  • competitive moots
  • experiential courses such as:
    • Law 446: Corporate Solicitors' Workshop
    • Law 472: The Allan McEachern Course in Trial Advocacy
    • Law 474: Trial Advocacy
    • Law 477: Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
    • Law 478: Foundations of Dispute Resolution
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