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Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) (105 credits)

Offered by: Law     Degree: Bachelor of Civil Law and Bachelor of Laws

Program Requirements

This program is currently under review.

At the Faculty of Law, students pursue an integrated program of studies which qualifies them for the Bar Admission Programs in all Canadian provinces. The Faculty grants concurrently both its degrees - Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) - to candidates who have successfully completed 105 credits.

Students should consult the Faculty website for updates: http://www.mcgill.ca/law-studies/.

Required Courses (53 credits)

First Year

The following 29 credits of courses may be taken only in the first year:

  • LAWG 100D1 Contractual Obligations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Basic concepts of contractual obligation in the Civil and Common Law. Formation and consent; formalities; cause and consideration; relativity of contracts and privity; lesion and unconscionability; performance and breach; frustration and force majeure; contractual remedies.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Rosalie Jukier, Vincent Forray, Fabien Gélinas (Fall)

    • Students must register for both LAWG 100D1 and LAWG 100D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both LAWG 100D1 and LAWG 100D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • LAWG 100D2 Contractual Obligations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : See LAWG 100D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Rosalie Jukier, Vincent Forray, Fabien Gélinas (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: LAWG 100D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both LAWG 100D1 and LAWG 100D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • LAWG 101D1 Extra-Contractual Obligations/Torts (2.5 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Basic concepts of extra-contractual obligations in the Civil and Common Law. Fault; causation; reasons for exoneration; apportionment of liability; forms of injury for which recovery can be obtained; limitations on damages; factual and legal presumptions; responsibility for the acts of others and for damage caused by property.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Lara Khoury, Shauna Van Praagh, Giorgio Resta, Stephen Smith (Fall)

    • Students must register for both LAWG 101D1 and LAWG 101D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both LAWG 101D1 and LAWG 101D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • LAWG 101D2 Extra-Contractual Obligations/Torts (2.5 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : See LAWG 101D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Lara Khoury, Shauna Van Praagh, Giorgio Resta, Stephen Smith (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: LAWG 101D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both LAWG 101D1 and LAWG 101D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • PRAC 147D1 Introductory Legal Research (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Practicums : Introduction to legal research skills in Civil and Common Law jurisdictions, including computer-assisted research. Teaching occurs in small groups, and focuses on materials from courts, administrative tribunals, legislatures, executive and administrative agencies, and some international sources. In so doing, it provides an introduction to basic issues of process and authority.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Helena Jane Lamed (Fall)

    • Students must register for both PRAC 147D1 and PRAC 147D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PRAC 147D1 and PRAC 147D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • PRAC 147D2 Introductory Legal Research (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Practicums : See PRAC 147D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Helena Jane Lamed (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: PRAC 147D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PRAC 147D1 and PRAC 147D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • PRV1 144D1 Civil Law Property (2.5 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 1 : The theoretical framework of property law. The patrimony and the basic classifications of property. The evolution of land rights in Quebec including the rights of Native Peoples. The study of real rights and their modalities. Possession and its effects. Publicity and its effects. Some consideration of regulation in the public interest and the interest of the family.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Yaell Emerich, Veronique Belanger, Alexandra Popovici (Fall)

    • Students must register for both PRV1 144D1 and PRV1 144D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PRV1 144D1 and PRV1 144D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • PRV1 144D2 Civil Law Property (2.5 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 1 : See PRV1 144D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Yaell Emerich, Alexandra Popovici, Veronique Belanger (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: PRV1 144D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PRV1 144D1 and PRV1 144D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • PUB2 101D1 Constitutional Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : A comprehensive treatment of the theory, law and practice of the constitution, including legislative, executive and judicial institutions in Canada. The rule of law in executive government and in the lawmaking process. Parliamentary sovereignty, constitutional amendment, and the federal system, including the division of legislative powers. Guarantees of fundamental freedoms with emphasis on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Vrinda Narain, Robert Leckey, Colleen Sheppard (Fall)

    • Students must register for both PUB2 101D1 and PUB2 101D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PUB2 101D1 and PUB2 101D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • PUB2 101D2 Constitutional Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : See PUB2 101D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Vrinda Narain, Robert Leckey, Colleen Sheppard (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: PUB2 101D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PUB2 101D1 and PUB2 101D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • PUB3 116D1 Foundations (2 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 3 : Overview of the spirit, history, and sources of Civil and Common Law traditions in their Canadian manifestations; introduction to Aboriginal legal traditions. The course explores issues of legal history and institutions, relationship between private and public law, comparative methodology, legal theory and ethics.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Mark Antaki, Daniel Weinstock, John David Howes, Rene Provost (Fall)

    • Students must register for both PUB3 116D1 and PUB3 116D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PUB3 116D1 and PUB3 116D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • PUB3 116D2 Foundations (2 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 3 : See PUB3 116D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Mark Antaki, Daniel Weinstock, John David Howes, Rene Provost (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: PUB3 116D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PUB3 116D1 and PUB3 116D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

Second Year

The following 13 credits of courses may be taken only in the second year:

  • PRAC 155D1 Legal Ethics and Advocacy (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Practicums : Introduction to philosophical concepts of ethics and examines issues in ethics and responsibility in the legal profession, such as self-regulation, confidentiality, loyalty, conflicts of interest, whistle-blowing, and access to justice. Students will carry out research and writing assignments throughout the year on specific problems in these areas.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Helena Jane Lamed (Fall)

    • Students must register for both PRAC 155D1 and PRAC 155D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PRAC 155D1 and PRAC 155D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • PRAC 155D2 Legal Ethics and Advocacy (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Practicums : See PRAC 155D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Helena Jane Lamed (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: PRAC 155D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PRAC 155D1 and PRAC 155D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • PROC 200 Advanced Civil Law Obligations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Procedure : General theory of obligations in the Civil Law tradition, the interaction of contractual and extra-contractual obligations; introduction to unjust enrichment; relationship of general law to special regimes of compensation such as no-fault regimes; certain aspects of the modalities, transfer, alteration and extinction of obligations.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Daniel Jutras, Angela Campbell (Fall) Vincent Forray (Winter)

  • PRV3 200 Advanced Common Law Obligations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 3 : Relationship between tort, contract, and restitution in theory and practice (including consideration of negligent misrepresentation, economic loss, exclusion clauses, and means of overcoming problems of privity); relationship between Common law and no-fault regimes; special problems in civil liability, such as non-feasance and the liability of public authorities.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Shauna Van Praagh, Wendy Adams (Fall)

  • PRV4 144 Common Law Property (4 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 4 : Classification of proprietary interests; concepts of ownership, seisin and possession; legal and equitable interests; acquisition of proprietary interests including gifts and assignments; doctrine of estates; future interests; concurrent ownership; rights in property of another including bailments, covenants, easements, profits and licenses; adverse possession; proprietary remedies registration systems.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Richard Gold (Fall) Kirsten Anker, David Lametti (Winter)

Any Year

The following 11 credits of courses may be taken in any year:

  • BUS2 365 Business Associations (4 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Business Law 2 : An introduction to agency or mandate, partnership and co-operatives. The nature of corporate personality; the two systems of incorporation; constitutional problems; the raising and maintenance of a company's capital; the organs of the company; and protection of investors and minority shareholders.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Richard Janda, Jakub Adamski (Fall) Paul Miller (Winter)

  • PROC 124 Judicial Institutions and Civil Procedure (4 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Procedure : Pre-trial civil procedure and applications for appeal in Canada. Launching a civil action and pleadings; jurisdiction and judicial organization; prerogative writs and evocation; motions and interlocutory relief; pre-trial mediation and settlement; discovery and costs. Emphasis on Quebec Code of Civil Procedure, Ontario Courts of Justice Act and Rules of Practice, Supreme Court Rules and Federal Court Rules.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Frederic Bachand (Fall) Genevieve Saumier, Rosalie Jukier (Winter)

  • PUB2 111 Criminal Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : The exploration of major problems in criminal law and its administration; emphasis on basic concepts which govern the implementation of the Criminal Code in Canada.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Marie Manikis (Fall) Patrick Healy (Winter)

Complementary Courses

9-15 credits

Civil Law Courses:
Students must take at least 3 credits from the following list of advanced civil law courses and from the trans-systemic course list:

  • BUS2 561 Insurance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Business Law 2 : The general principles of the insurance contract under the law of Quebec, with reference to the Ontario Insurance Act and the insurance acts of other common law provinces.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken BUS2 461
  • PROC 549 Lease, Enterprise, Suretyship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Procedure : The contracts of lease, including some aspects of residential leases, enterprise and suretyship in the law of Quebec.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Valerie Mac-Seing (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PROC 349
  • PRV1 555 Successions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 1 : The gratuitous transmission of property in the law of Quebec by reason of gift, will, trust or legal succession.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PRV1 255
  • PRV2 270 Law of Persons (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 2 : The existence and attributes of physical and legal persons in the Civil Law of Quebec. Modes of recognition of legal persons. Enjoyment and exercise of civil and personality rights; domicile; acts of civil status; capacity and regimes of supervised protection. Some introduction to rights under the Quebec and Canadian Charter.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • PRV4 548 Administration Property of Another and Trusts (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 4 : The basic law on the administration of the property of another by those performing acts of custody, simple administration or full administration. Includes those holding property under tutorship, curatorship, testamentary executorship, deposit, mandate, substitution and trust.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PRV4 448

Complementary Common Law Courses:
Students must take at least 3 credits from the following list of advanced common law courses and from the trans-systemic course list:

  • PRV3 534 Remedies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 3 : A study of selected private law remedies available at common law, in equity and under statute.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Stephen Smith (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PRV3 434
  • PRV4 451 Real Estate Transactions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 4 : Problems arising out of the vendor and purchaser relationship. The contract of sale in its drafting, interpretation and enforcement; fixtures, recording and land titles systems; mortgages. Emphasis on the law of Ontario.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: William F Foster (Fall)

  • PRV4 500 Restitution (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 4 : The law relating to the restitution of benefits wrongfully or unfairly acquired: a study of unjust enrichment as a doctrinal basis for various remedies at common law, in equity and under statute and the role of unjust enrichment as an integral part of the common law alongside contract and tort.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PRV4 435.
  • PRV4 549 Equity and Trusts (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 4 : A consideration of the law of gratuitous transfers, concentrating on the express trust: the nature of the trust, the creation and conditions of validity of the trust, effect of failure, obligations and interests arising under the trust, variation, renovation, and termination of the trust. Related topics such as gifts, wills, intestate succession, powers of appointment and the rule against perpetuities may also be discussed.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PRV4 449 or PRV4 449D1/D2
  • PRV4 556 Wills and Estates (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 4 : The law of wills and estates from a common law perspective. Topics considered include: intestate succession; interpretation of wills; testamentary autonomy and its limits; formal validity of wills; testamentary capacity and undue influence; revocation of wills; doctrine of lapse; survivorship; spousal protection and dependants' relief; capacity of beneficiaries.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PRV4 456
  • PRV5 582 Advanced Torts (2 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 5 : This seminar examines in depth one or more selected problems in the law of torts such as protection of privacy, interference with economic and other relations, defamation, products liability, professional malpractice, strict liability, the future of tort law, and statutory compensation schemes.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Margaret Somerville (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PRV5 182

The following trans-systemic courses count for half their credit weight in each of the advanced common law and advanced civil law course lists above:

  • CMPL 522 Medical Liability (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Trans-systemic and critical examination of medical liability issues, including doctor-hospital-patient relationship; medical duty of care; medical fault and causation; wrongful life, birth and conception; informed consent and refusal; lack of resources; defective products; nosocomial infections; contaminated blood transfusions; interaction between law and science; future of medical liability.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Lara Khoury (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students in first year of Law.
  • LAWG 200 Commercial Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : The contract of sale in the Civil Law and Common Law traditions; nature and scope of the contract of sale; conditions of formation; sale of property of another; obligations of the seller, including delivery, quality, title; obligations of the buyer, transfer of title; product liability; comparative reference made to American U.C.C. rules and U.N. Convention on the International Sale of Goods.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Howard Greenfield (Fall)

  • LAWG 273 Family Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Study of conjugality and other close personal relationships as understood by law; parent-child relationships; dissolution of conjugal relationships; support rights at the end of close personal relationships.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Marie Christine Kirouack (Fall) Helena Jane Lamed (Winter)

  • LAWG 300 Family Property Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Administration of and entitelment to wealth in conjugal and other close personal relationships, in common and civil law, with consideration of other legal traditions. Management and distribution of family resources through matrimonial regimes, marriage and domestic contracts, household mandates, common law trusts, legislative division of family assets, liberalities, social practice.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: PRV1 144 or PRV4 144 or permission of instructor.
  • LAWG 316 Private International Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : The function, nature and sources of Private International Law in the common law and civil law traditions. Conflicts of laws; general operation of conflict rules (application of foreign law, substitution of laws of forum). Conflicts of jurisdiction and recognition of foreign judgments. Harmonization and unification of laws.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Genevieve Saumier (Fall) Catherine Walsh (Winter)

  • LAWG 400 Secured Transactions (4 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Main incidents of law and suretyship and the law of real security in the common and civil traditions; security on land and commodities; nature of suretyship and effects of a contract among the creditor, debtor, surety and co-sureties; classifications and types of preferences, priorities and real security.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Catherine Walsh (Winter)

  • LAWG 415 Evidence (Civil Matters) (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Basic principles of evidence as applied and developed in the context of the civil process in all jurisdictions in Canada. Topics include: burden and standard of proof; relevance; the different kinds of evidence, i.e. documentary evidence; testimonial evidence (lay and opinion evidence), presumptions, admissions and real evidence; the principal rules of admissibility, including the hearsay rule and its exceptions.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Frederic Bachand (Fall) Douglas Mitchell (Winter)

  • LAWG 504 Death and Property (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : An exploration, from a transsystemic perspective, of legal approaches to the transfer of property on death. Topics covered include: wills; estate administration; testamentary intention and its intersection with public order; survivorship; testamentary interpretation; intestacy; and family obligations and entitlements upon death, as these concepts arise within different legal traditions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: PRV4 144
  • LEEL 570 Employment Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Labour/Employmt/Environmt Law : Survey of the employment contract including hiring practices, dismissals, duties of the employer and the employee including loyalty, non-competition, impact of statutes (Labour Standards Act, Charter of the French Language, etc...) and recourses. The purpose of the course is to deal with non-collective agreement employment contracts, which govern most of the working population.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Francois Longpre (Fall) Adelle Blackett (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken LEEL 470
  • PRV5 483 Consumer Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 5 : A comparative study of civil and common law and consumer protection law in Quebec and in Canada.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Revision, May 2014. Start of revision.

Social Diversity and Human Rights Courses:
Students must take at least 3 credits from the following courses:

  • CMPL 500 Aboriginal Peoples and the Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Current legal topics relating to native peoples, including the concept of aboriginal title, and constitutional aspects of contemporary land claims. Aspects of Canadian law relating to native peoples, their constitutional status, and hunting and fishing rights.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Kirsten Anker (Fall)

  • CMPL 504 Feminist Legal Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Feminist theory and its relevance and application to law, including feminist methodologies in law, the public versus private dichotomy, and changing conceptions of equality.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • CMPL 511 Social Diversity and Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : The interaction of law and cultural diversity. Through the use of a number of case studies, we will examine: 1. The empirical effect of cultural diversity on legal systems. 2. Institutional structures to accommodate diversity. 3. Theoretical perspectives.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • CMPL 516 International Development Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : The law and economics of development, including the role of agencies of the United Nations in development, the role of UNCTAD in formulating uniform rules of international trade, and the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and their role in financing development.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • CMPL 565 International Humanitarian Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Rules governing international and internal armed conflicts; historical and philosophical foundations; constraints on means to wage war; treatment of protected individuals, including prisoners of war, civilians and peacekeepers; enforcement, including belligerent reprisals and criminal prosecution; links with norms protecting human rights, the environment and cultural property; impact of cultural diversity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: PUB2 105
    • Restriction: Not open to first year students.
  • CMPL 571 International Law of Human Rights (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : International protection of human rights, particularly by the United Nations, its specialized agencies, and the Council of Europe.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Rene Provost (Fall)

  • CMPL 573 Civil Liberties (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : The protection of civil liberties in Canada with particular reference to public and private law remedies and emphasis on discrimination, race relations, language rights outside the Charter, and police powers.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Flora Pearl Eliadis (Fall)

  • CMPL 575 Discrimination and the Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Equality rights and legal protections against discrimination under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, and human rights legislation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • LAWG 503 Inter-American Human Rights (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : History and development of the Inter-American System, with a focus on the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights and Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Examination of their constitutive statutes. Survey of the mechanisms for redress provided by the Commission and the Court.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Restricted to Law student. Non-Law students require permission from instructor & SAO
    • Language of instruction may not be English - depends on the instructor.
  • LAWG 505 Critical Engagements with Human Rights (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : This seminar examines the connections between the theory and practice of human rights. It explores theoretical, ethical and strategic issues related to human rights discourse, advocacy and activism, and critically examines fact finding, monitoring and reporting, litigation, grass roots mobilization and media engagement in advancing human rights.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Nandini Ramanujam (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): LAWG 517 or permission from instructor.
  • LEEL 369 Labour Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Labour/Employmt/Environmt Law : An introduction to Canadian labour law including collective bargaining, arbitration and industrial relations generally. Emphasis on the Canada Labour Code, the Quebec Labour Code and related statutes.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Adelle Blackett (Fall)

  • LEEL 582 Law and Poverty (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Labour/Employmt/Environmt Law : The differential character of the law concerning rich and poor as reflected in case studies in criminal law, consumer law, housing law, welfare law. The "delivery systems" available for legal services to the poor and alternative organizational models for legal services; the role of law schools, government and the professional bar.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Alana Klein (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken LEEL 482
  • PUB2 105 Public International Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : The traditional fields of International Law including nature and sources; recognition, territory and acquisition of territory; jurisdiction on the high seas; nationality; diplomatic and consular privileges and immunities; responsibility of states; interpretation of treaties; legal control of force and aspects of the U.N. Charter, special Canadian problems of international law.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Jaye Dana Ellis (Fall) Payam Akhavan (Winter)

  • PUB2 502 International Criminal Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : Crimes against the law of nations, war crimes (the Nuremberg trials, the Eichmann case), genocide and the way in which states co-operate to fight organized crime, terrorism, hijacking, etc. Topics include: jurisdiction (crimes committed in foreign countries, at sea, in aircraft, extradition, international judicial assistance) and the recognition and enforcement of foreign criminal sentences.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Payam Akhavan (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PUB2 425.
  • PUB2 551 Immigration and Refugee Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : A study of Canadian and Quebec immigration and refugee law, practice and policy, with particular exploration of the historical development-and contemporary paradox-of border regulation; interface with national security, employment policy and trade theory; admissions categories and the construction of illegality; impact of Charter and international human rights law.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: François Crépeau (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PUB2 451
  • PUB3 515 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 3 : A critical analysis of the Charter and its implications for the legal process in general, and domestic human rights law in particular, organized around the following themes: pre-Charter human rights law and its legacy; general considerations respecting the entrenchment, application and interpretation of the Charter; procedural issues and judicial review under the Charter; advocacy under the Charter.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PUB3 115
Revision, May 2014. End of revision.

Principles of Canadian Administrative Law

Requirement: Students must take at least one course (0-6 credits) from the following courses to meet this requirement:

  • BUS1 432 Bankruptcy and Insolvency (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Business Law 1 : Federal bankruptcy law, including bankruptcy petitions, an individual's rights to a discharge, the nature of claims provable in bankruptcy, the rejection and assumption of executory contracts, the stay of proceedings and the avoidance powers of trustees and receiverships and workouts as alternatives to bankruptcy proceedings. Students may not take both this course and either Bankruptcy and Insolvency or Protection and Enforcement of Creditors' Rights.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Kenneth S Atlas (Winter)

  • BUS2 504 Securities Regulation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Business Law 2 : An introduction to the structure of Canada's capital markets and a review of major features of securities regulation using the Quebec or Ontario scheme as background. An examination of the general regulatory framework for licensing of securities professionals, disclosure to investors and enforcement powers of regulators.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken BUS2 372.
  • CMPL 543 Law and Practice of International Trade (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : The fundamental aspects of international law governing international trade, and governmental regulation of international trade in Canada and Canada's major trading partners.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Andrea Bjorklund (Winter)

  • CMPL 574 Government Control Of Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Selected topics in government control and regulation of business with emphasis on competition law and policy.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • CMPL 575 Discrimination and the Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Equality rights and legal protections against discrimination under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, and human rights legislation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • CMPL 577 Communications Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Regulation of common communication carriers and mass media in Canada, including legal developments initiated by foreign market competition, and the regulatory authority of the C.R.T.C.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Sunny Handa (Winter)

  • CMPL 580 Environment and the Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Environmental law, with emphasis on ecological, economic, political, and international dimensions.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Richard Janda (Winter)

  • LEEL 369 Labour Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Labour/Employmt/Environmt Law : An introduction to Canadian labour law including collective bargaining, arbitration and industrial relations generally. Emphasis on the Canada Labour Code, the Quebec Labour Code and related statutes.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Adelle Blackett (Fall)

  • LEEL 570 Employment Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Labour/Employmt/Environmt Law : Survey of the employment contract including hiring practices, dismissals, duties of the employer and the employee including loyalty, non-competition, impact of statutes (Labour Standards Act, Charter of the French Language, etc...) and recourses. The purpose of the course is to deal with non-collective agreement employment contracts, which govern most of the working population.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Francois Longpre (Fall) Adelle Blackett (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken LEEL 470
  • LEEL 582 Law and Poverty (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Labour/Employmt/Environmt Law : The differential character of the law concerning rich and poor as reflected in case studies in criminal law, consumer law, housing law, welfare law. The "delivery systems" available for legal services to the poor and alternative organizational models for legal services; the role of law schools, government and the professional bar.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Alana Klein (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken LEEL 482
  • PRV4 545 Land Use Planning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 4 : A study of private and public control of land use and development, including: constitutional jurisdiction; provincial, regional and local planning; regulatory and discretionary tools (e.g., zoning by-laws, subdivision control, site-plan control), acquired rights; expropriation, land values and compensation, protection of sensitive areas (e.g. heritage property, agricultural land).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PRV4 145
  • PRV5 483 Consumer Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 5 : A comparative study of civil and common law and consumer protection law in Quebec and in Canada.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • PUB2 400 The Administrative Process (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : The administrative process and the legal structure of administrative agencies. Statutory interpretation, delegated legislation, policy rules, administrative discretion, administrative procedures and problems of institutional design will be considered in the context of some contemporary administrative agencies.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Alexander Pless (Fall) Richard Janda (Winter)

  • PUB2 401 Judicial Review of Administrative Action (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : The control of administrative decision-makers. Problems of delegation, formal jurisdiction, natural justice and errors of fact and law. Judicial review remedies; appeals; reconsideration; tort and contractual liability of administrative agencies; privative clauses; public inquiries; ombudsman schemes.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Evan Fox-Decent (Winter)

  • PUB2 403 Municipal Law (2 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : Municipal institutions in the Province of Quebec and their constitution and powers. Judicial review of the acts of municipal authorities and officers in the general context of administrative law. Judicial nullity and other problems. Municipal taxation. Civil responsibility.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • PUB2 500 Law and Psychiatry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : The roles of lawyers and psychiatrists in the handling of the mentally ill within the legal process. Consideration of the civil commitment and criminal commitment processes, insanity and "automatism" defences, the psychiatrist as expert witness, mental illness as a problem in relation to legal capacity. Some sessions will be conducted jointly with members of the psychiatric profession.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open to a limited number of students in Law, Psychiatry and Psychology. Not open to students who have taken PUB2 419.
  • PUB2 551 Immigration and Refugee Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : A study of Canadian and Quebec immigration and refugee law, practice and policy, with particular exploration of the historical development-and contemporary paradox-of border regulation; interface with national security, employment policy and trade theory; admissions categories and the construction of illegality; impact of Charter and international human rights law.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: François Crépeau (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PUB2 451
  • WRIT 433D1 Legal Clinic 1 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law Writing Courses : Legal clinic that complements legal education through practical work.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Helena Jane Lamed (Fall) Helena Jane Lamed (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken WRIT 434 or WRIT 435.
    • Students must register for both WRIT 433D1 and WRIT 433D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both WRIT 433D1 and WRIT 433D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • Note: Student who have completed four terms in the Faculty of Law may, with permission of the Dean or the Dean's delegate, work only once in an approved 6-credit legal clinic.
  • WRIT 433D2 Legal Clinic 1 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law Writing Courses : See WRIT 433D1 for course description.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Helena Jane Lamed (Fall) Helena Jane Lamed (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: WRIT 433D1
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken WRIT 434 or WRIT 435.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both WRIT 433D1 and WRIT 433D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • Note: Student who have completed four terms in the Faculty of Law may, with permission of the Dean or the Dean's delegate, work only once in an approved 6-credit legal clinic.
  • WRIT 434 Legal Clinic 2 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law Writing Courses : Legal clinic that complements legal education through practical work.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Helena Jane Lamed (Fall) Helena Jane Lamed (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken WRIT 433.
  • WRIT 435 Legal Clinic 3 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law Writing Courses : Legal clinic that complements legal education through practical work.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Helena Jane Lamed (Fall) Helena Jane Lamed (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: WRIT 434
    • Restriction: Cannot take course if completed WRIT 433.
    • Students who have completed four terms in the Faculty of Law may, with permission of the Dean or the Dean's delegate, work only twice in an approved 3-credit legal clinic.
  • WRIT 440 Clerkship A (6 credits) *

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law Writing Courses : Students who have completed four terms in the Faculty may, with permission of the Dean or the Dean's delegate, work only once as a clerk for a judge of the Quebec Court of Appeal, Quebec Superior Court, Quebec Court or an administrative tribunal under general Faculty Supervision.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Hoi Leun Kong (Fall) Hoi Leun Kong (Winter)

  • WRIT 440D1 Clerkship A (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law Writing Courses : Students who have completed four terms in the Faculty may, with permission of the Dean or the Dean's delegate, work only once as a clerk for a judge of the Quebec Court of Appeal, Quebec Superior Court, Quebec Court or an administrative tribunal under general Faculty Supervision.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Hoi Leun Kong (Fall) Hoi Leun Kong (Winter)

    • Students must register for both WRIT 440D1 and WRIT 440D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both WRIT 440D1 and WRIT 440D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • WRIT 440D1 and WRIT 440D2 together are equivalent to WRIT 400
  • WRIT 440D2 Clerkship A (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law Writing Courses : See WRIT 440D1 for course description.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Hoi Leun Kong (Fall) Hoi Leun Kong (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: WRIT 440D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both WRIT 440D1 and WRIT 440D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • WRIT 440D1 and WRIT 440D2 together are equivalent to WRIT 440
  • WRIT 441 Clerkship B (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law Writing Courses : Students who have completed four terms in the Faculty may, with permission of the Dean or the Dean's delegate, work only once as a clerk for a judge of the Quebec Court of Appeal, Quebec Superior Court, Quebec Court or an administrative tribunal under general Faculty Supervision.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Hoi Leun Kong (Fall) Hoi Leun Kong (Winter)

* With the approval of the Associate Dean Academic, in consultation with the Faculty Supervisors, on a case-by-case basis.

Elective Courses

37-43 credits.

Students must take 37 to 43 other elective courses offered within the Faculty or approved as credit equivalences in order to complete the 105-credit degree requirement.

Minimum Writing Requirement

All students are required to submit at least one research paper. This requirement may be satisfied by:

a) writing an essay in a course in which the essay constitutes no less than 75% of the final grade;

b) writing a term essay under independent supervision, for credit, within the Faculty of Law;

c) writing an article, note, or comment of equivalent substance that is published or accepted for publication in the McGill Law Journal and approved by the Faculty Adviser to that publication.

Papers written jointly do not satisfy this requirement.

Faculty of Law—2014-2015 (last updated Feb. 18, 2014) (disclaimer)