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Enrolment after 2012  Enrolment prior to 2011

Enrolment in or after Fall 2012

Below is a list of the required and complementary law courses in the B.C.L./LL.B. program for students enrolled after 2012. All first-year courses are offered in both English and French. Upper-year courses can be in either French or English.

Required courses

These Law Courses are absolutely required in the program. All students enrolled in the B.C.L./LL.B. program must successfully complete these courses in order to graduate.

A. Required Courses in First Year:

PRV1 144 Civil Law Property 5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PUB2 101D1 Constitutional Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PUB2 101D2 Constitutional Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 100D1 Contractual Obligations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 100D2 Contractual Obligations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 101D1 Ex-Contractual Obligatns/Torts 2.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 101D2 Ex-Contractual Obligatns/Torts 2.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PUB3 116 Foundations 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRAC 147D1 Introductory Legal Research 1.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRAC 147D2 Introductory Legal Research 1.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Note that in the second semester of the first year, students may take one of the following courses:

PUB2 400 The Administrative Process 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PUB2 111 Criminal Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 273 Family Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PUB2 105 Public International Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

B. Required Courses in Second Year:

PROC 200 Advanced Civil Law Obligations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRV3 200 Adv Common Law Obligations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRV4 144 Common Law Property 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRAC 155D1 Legal Ethics & Advocacy 1.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRAC 155D2 Legal Ethics & Advocacy 1.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

C. Other Required Courses:

PUB2 111 Criminal Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PROC 124 Judicial Institutions&Civ Proc 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BUS2 365 Business Associations 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Complementary Courses

Complementary Courses are those courses that appear on a restricted list from which students must take a minimum number of credits. All students enrolled in the B.C.L./LL.B. program must successfully complete the minimum number of credits required in each group of complementary courses in order to graduate.

A. Complementary Transsystemic and Civil Law Courses:

Students must take at least 3 credits from the following list of advanced civil law and transsystemic courses. The following civil law courses count for their full credit weight in the Complementary Civil Law basket:

PRV4 548 Admin Prop of Another & Trusts 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BUS2 561 Insurance 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRV2 270 Law of Persons 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PROC 549 Lease, Enterprise, Suretyship 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRV1 555 Successions 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

The following integrated or transsystemic courses count for half their credit weight in the Complementary Civil Law basket:

CMPL 522 Medical Liability 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRV5 483 Consumer Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 504 Death and Property 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LEEL 570 Employment Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 415 Evidence (Civil Matters) 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 273 Family Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 300 Family Property Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 316 Private Int'l Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 200 Commercial Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 400 Secured Transactions 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

B. Complementary Transsystemic and Common Law Courses:

Students must take at least 3 credits from the following list of advanced common law and transsystemic courses. The following common law courses count for their full credit weight in the Complementary Common Law basket:

PRV5 582 Advanced Torts 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRV4 549 Equity and Trusts 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRV4 451 Real Estate Transactions 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRV3 534 Remedies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRV4 500 Restitution 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRV4 556 Wills and Estates 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

The following integrated or transsystemic courses count for half their credit weight in the Complementary Common Law basket:

CMPL 522 Medical Liability 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRV5 483 Consumer Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 504 Death and Property 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LEEL 570 Employment Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 415 Evidence (Civil Matters) 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 273 Family Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 300 Family Property Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 316 Private Int'l Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 200 Commercial Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 400 Secured Transactions 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

C. Complementary Human Rights and Social Diversity Courses

Students must take at least three credits from the following list of courses:

CMPL 500 Aboriginal Peoples and the Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 505 Critical Engagements with HR 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PUB3 515 Can Charter of Rights&Freedoms 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CMPL 573 Civil Liberties 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CMPL 575 Discrimination and the Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CMPL 504 Feminist Legal Theory 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PUB2 551 Immigration & Refugee Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PUB2 502 International Criminal Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CMPL 516 International Development Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CMPL 565 Intl. Humanitarian Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CMPL 571 Intl Law of Human Rights 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LEEL 369 Labour Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LEEL 582 Law & Poverty 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 503 Inter-American Human Rights 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PUB2 500 Law and Psychiatry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PUB2 105 Public International Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CMPL 511 Social Diversity and Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

D. Principles of [Canadian] Administrative Law

Students must take at least one course from the following list of courses:

PUB2 400 The Administrative Process 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BUS1 432 Bankruptcy and Insolvency 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CMPL 577 Communications Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRV5 483 Consumer Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CMPL 575 Discrimination and the Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LEEL 570 Employment Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CMPL 580 Environment & the Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CMPL 574 Government Control Of Business 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PUB2 551 Immigration & Refugee Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PUB2 401 Judicial Rev of Admin Action 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LEEL 369 Labour Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRV4 545 Land Use Planning 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LEEL 582 Law & Poverty 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CMPL 543 Law & Practice of Intl Trade 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PUB2 500 Law and Psychiatry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PUB2 403 Municipal Law 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BUS2 504 Securities Regulation 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

WRIT 440 Clerkship A 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

WRIT 441 Clerkship B 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

WRIT 435 Legal Clinic 3 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

WRIT 433 Legal Clinic 1 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

WRIT 434 Legal Clinic 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

**Please note that the Clerkship and Legal Clinic courses require the approval of the Associate Dean Academic, in consultation with the Faculty Supervisors, on a case-by-case basis to be counted towards the Principles of [Canadian] Administrative Law.

Electives

Elective Courses are Law courses that are purely optional.

In addition to completing the required and complementary course requirements, students must accumulate an additional 43 credits in order to satisfy the 105 credits required to obtain the BCL/LLB. These elective credits may include up to six non-law credits.

Writing Requirement

All students must fulfill the Minimum Writing Requirement. For information on the ways in which a student may fulfill the Writing Requirement, refer to Written Course Work & Essays.

Enrolment in or prior to Fall 2011

Below is a list of the required and complementary law courses in the B.C.L./LL.B. program for students enrolled before 2011. All first-year courses are offered in both English and French. Upper-year courses can be in either French or English.

Required courses

These Law Courses are absolutely required in the program. All students enrolled in the B.C.L./LL.B. program must successfully complete these courses in order to graduate.

A. Required Courses in First Year:

PRV1 144 Civil Law Property 5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PUB2 101D1 Constitutional Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PUB2 101D2 Constitutional Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 100D1 Contractual Obligations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 100D2 Contractual Obligations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 101D1 Ex-Contractual Obligatns/Torts 2.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 101D2 Ex-Contractual Obligatns/Torts 2.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PUB3 116 Foundations 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRAC 147D1 Introductory Legal Research 1.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRAC 147D2 Introductory Legal Research 1.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Note that in the second semester of the first year, students may take one of the following courses:

PUB2 400 The Administrative Process 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PUB2 111 Criminal Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 273 Family Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PUB2 105 Public International Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

B. Required Courses in Second Year:

PROC 200 Advanced Civil Law Obligations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRV3 200 Adv Common Law Obligations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRV4 144 Common Law Property 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRAC 155D1 Legal Ethics & Advocacy 1.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRAC 155D2 Legal Ethics & Advocacy 1.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

C. Other Required Courses:

PUB2 111 Criminal Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PROC 124 Judicial Institutions&Civ Proc 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Complementary Courses

Complementary Courses are those courses that appear on a restricted list from which students must take a minimum number of credits. All students enrolled in the B.C.L./LL.B. program must successfully complete the minimum number of credits required in each group of complementary courses in order to graduate.

A. Complementary Transsystemic and Civil Law Courses:

Students must take at least 4.5 credits from the following list of advanced civil law and transsystemic courses. The following civil law courses count for their full credit weight in the Complementary Civil Law basket:

PRV4 548 Admin Prop of Another & Trusts 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BUS2 561 Insurance 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRV2 270 Law of Persons 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PROC 549 Lease, Enterprise, Suretyship 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRV1 555 Successions 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

The following integrated or transsystemic courses count for half their credit weight in the Complementary Civil Law basket:

BUS2 365 Business Associations 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CMPL 522 Medical Liability 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRV5 483 Consumer Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 504 Death and Property 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LEEL 570 Employment Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 415 Evidence (Civil Matters) 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 273 Family Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 300 Family Property Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 316 Private Int'l Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 200 Commercial Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 400 Secured Transactions 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

B. Complementary Transsystemic and Common Law Courses:

Students must take at least 4.5 credits from the following list of advanced common law and transsystemic courses. The following common law courses count for their full credit weight in the Complementary Common Law basket:

PRV5 582 Advanced Torts 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRV4 549 Equity and Trusts 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRV4 451 Real Estate Transactions 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRV3 534 Remedies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRV4 500 Restitution 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRV4 556 Wills and Estates 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

The following integrated or transsystemic courses count for half their credit weight in the Complementary Common Law basket:

BUS2 365 Business Associations 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CMPL 522 Medical Liability 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PRV5 483 Consumer Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 504 Death and Property 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LEEL 570 Employment Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 415 Evidence (Civil Matters) 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 273 Family Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 300 Family Property Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 316 Private Int'l Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 200 Commercial Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 400 Secured Transactions 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

C. Complementary Human Rights and Social Diversity Courses

Students must take at least three credits from the following list of courses:

CMPL 500 Aboriginal Peoples and the Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PUB3 515 Can Charter of Rights&Freedoms 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CMPL 573 Civil Liberties 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CMPL 575 Discrimination and the Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CMPL 504 Feminist Legal Theory 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PUB2 551 Immigration & Refugee Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PUB2 502 International Criminal Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CMPL 516 International Development Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CMPL 565 Intl. Humanitarian Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CMPL 571 Intl Law of Human Rights 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LEEL 369 Labour Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LEEL 582 Law & Poverty 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

LAWG 503 Inter-American Human Rights 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PUB2 500 Law and Psychiatry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PUB2 105 Public International Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CMPL 511 Social Diversity and Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Electives

Elective Courses are Law courses that are purely optional.

In addition to completing the required and complementary course requirements, students must accumulate an additional 45 credits in order to satisfy the 105 credits required to obtain the BCL/LLB. These elective credits may include up to six non-law credits.

Writing Requirement

All students must fulfill the Minimum Writing Requirement. For information on the ways in which a student may fulfill the Writing Requirement, refer to Written Course Work & Essays.

More information

For complete course descriptions, see the Current Course information page and download the Registration and Program Requirements document, and any available Program revision documents.