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Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Management (Non-Thesis) & (B.C.L. & J.D) (132 credits)

Offered by: Management     Degree: Master of Business Admin

Program Requirements

A joint M.B.A.; Non-Thesis - General Management and B.C.L./J.D. program is offered by the Desautels Faculty of Management and the Faculty of Law. This joint program provides students the opportunity to pursue legal and administrative aspects of business. Successful candidates graduate with M.B.A., B.C.L., and J.D. degrees, a trio that prepares them for careers in private and public enterprise, as well as government service.

Students complete 39 credits for the M.B.A. and 93 credits for the integrated B.C.L./J.D., for a total of 132 credits.

Required Courses - Management (24 credits)

  • BUSA 695 Real-Time Decisions (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Business Admin : Analysis of an active decision being made by a partnering firm, make recommendations, and plan for implementation.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Ferguson, John-Paul (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 628

    • Restriction: MBA students only. Other Management Master's students require instructor approval.

  • MGCR 613 Managerial Economics (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : How economic systems and markets work, a command of how concepts and models developed by economists can be used in managerial decisions, a familiarity with the more practical aspects of competitive behaviour and the structure of competition, and a good appreciation of issues arising in the development of corporate goals and strategies. The use of economic analysis in strategy formulation.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Madan, Sujata (Fall)

  • MGCR 614 Management Statistics (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : The use of up-to-date statistical analysis to extract information from a set of data. The emphasis will be placed on the application and interpretation of results rather than on formal statistical theory; the challenge will be in the selection of the appropriate statistical methodology to address the problem and an understanding of the limitations of this answer. Full integration of the use of statistical software with statistical analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Gumus, Mehmet (Fall)

  • MGCR 617 Operations Management (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : A comprehensive introduction to the fundamental decisions and tradeoffs associated with the management of a firm's production and service activities will be examined. It is a study of how production and service systems can be effectively designed, utilized and managed in order for them to compete successfully on the basis of different parameters.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Gumus, Mehmet (Fall)

  • MGCR 618 Leadership and Professional Skills (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the leadership and professional skills needed for success in the 21st century in a rapidly changing global environment. Topics covered include self-awareness, personal branding, models of leadership, leading teams, influencing others, critical thinking, professionalism, making effective presentations, and job search skills.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Rubineau, Brian (Fall)

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  • MGCR 620 Information Systems (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : Overview of the information systems issues that influence the management of organizations. Understanding (as opposed to computation) of the impact of information technology on firm operations and benefits and limitations of information technology, as it relates to the essential core knowledge needed for day-to-day managerial activity.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Han, Kunsoo (Fall)

  • MGCR 621 International Environment (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : Overview of the international issues that influence the management of organizations. Understanding of the international environment as it relates to the essential core knowledge needed for day-to-day managerial activity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • MGCR 622 Organizational Strategy (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : Organizational strategy concerns the process through which managers position their business or unit favourably against competitors, with customers, and in accordance with societal needs. This course emphasizes the skills that managers need to assess strategic threats and opportunities, match them with internal competencies to develop a strategy, devise action plans to realize the strategy, and continually develop capabilities to keep the organization viable.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Nason, Robert (Fall)

  • MGCR 628 Integrative Course (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : This course provides an integrative perspective to the topics in the first year core, building on progressive stages of integrative understanding from basic management skills looking inward to basic and specialized management skills looking both inward and outward. The emphasis is on pedagogic tools which focus on a holistic view of the organization, forcing an understanding of the management of the enterprise from multiple perspectives and the resolution of conflicting viewpoints.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • MGCR 638 Marketing Management (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : A comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles of marketing. The primary focus is on understanding customers and creating value by offering solutions to their problems that can be branded, communicated and distributed using an omnichannel approach. Appreciate Marketing importance for business, and how to design winning marketing plans for organizations.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Vakratsas, Demetrios (Fall)

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.

  • MGCR 639 Managing Organizational Behaviour (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : Social processes that affect human behaviour and decision-making, and tactics for building and managing an organization that help such processes work for you rather than against you. Advantage, and the link between organizational design and capabilities. Different organizational designs for optimizing different types of innovation, grapple with the coordination/motivation tradeoff, explore how organizations try to use culture to relax that tradeoff, distinguish between formal and informal structures and power, and tie these ideas together when designing and leading teams.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Ferguson, John-Paul (Fall)

  • MGCR 640 Accounting and Financial Reporting (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : The use of internally generated accounting information for decision making, planning and control purposes. The concepts and techniques involved in developing and interpreting accounting information that is relevant and useful for managers.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Levy, Philippe (Fall)

  • MGCR 642 Financial Reporting (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : Managing financial resources, students will learn how discounting and capital budgeting techniques help managers decide which projects should receive funding. Also the limitations of Net Present Value analysis and ways to adjust decisions to accommodate these pitfalls. How to value these instruments and the important role they play in risk-taking.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Croitoru, Benjamin (Fall)

  • MGCR 660 International Study Trip (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : This course aims to provide students a comprehensive understanding of the process of internationalization as well as managing an enterprise/organization in an international setting. Students will participate in an organized study trip outside of Canada, to a city with significant international business.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Ferguson, John-Paul (Winter)

Elective Courses (15 credits)

15 credits of courses are chosen from 600-level courses offered by the Faculty. Course choice must be approved by a program adviser in the Faculty. Students will have to attend the M.B.A. Base Camp (Accounting and Business Math) prior to commencing the M.B.A.

Required Courses - Law (47 credits)

First Year – 33 credits

  • 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 2021

    Instructors: Dedek, Helge; Farahat, Omar; Gélinas, Fabien (Fall)

  • LAWG 100D2 Contractual Obligations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : See LAWG 100D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Dedek, Helge; Farahat, Omar; Gélinas, Fabien (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 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Integrated study of basic concepts of extracontractual obligations in the Civil and Common law. Fault and other bases for liability; protected interests; causation; reasons for exoneration; apportionment of liability; intersection of human rights and civil wrongs.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Ellis, Jaye; Van Praagh, Shauna; Janda, Richard (Fall)

  • LAWG 101D2 Extra-Contractual Obligations/Torts (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : See LAWG 101D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Ellis, Jaye; Van Praagh, Shauna; Janda, Richard (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

  • LAWG 102D1 Criminal Justice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Basis, nature and functioning of criminal justice within and across legal orders, with a focus on Canadian criminal justice. Main determinants of crime and rationales for criminalizing certain conduct. Key substantive, procedural, evidentiary and sentencing aspects of the criminal law, and the social impact of criminal justice.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Manikis, Marie; Jouet, Mugambi (Fall)

  • LAWG 102D2 Criminal Justice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Basis, nature and functioning of criminal justice within and across legal orders, with a focus on Canadian criminal justice. Main determinants of crime and rationales for criminalizing certain conduct. Key substantive, procedural, evidentiary and sentencing aspects of the criminal law, and the social impact of criminal justice.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Jouet, Mugambi; Springate, Mairi Leigh M (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: LAWG102D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both LAWG 102D1 and LAWG 102D2 are successfully completed in consecutive term

  • LAWG 103 Indigenous Legal Traditions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Introduction to Indigenous law in Canada by teaching, inter alia, the connections between Indigenous ways of being and knowing and Indigenous law, including how those connections have been damaged in colonial contexts, and efforts to revitalize them. Topics include: the worldviews and constitutional contexts of Indigenous legal traditions; and the colonial contexts which have shaped the contemporary realities of Indigenous laws and Indigenous legal education.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Sloan, Kerry; Anker, Kirsten (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Open only to first-year McGill law students.

    • Languages of instruction are English and French.

  • LAWG 110D1 Integration Workshop (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : An introduction to law and legal studies that complements the other first-year courses using transversal and integrative approaches.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Jodoin, Sébastien (Fall)

  • LAWG 110D2 Integration Workshop (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : An introduction to law and legal studies that complements the other first-year courses using transversal and integrative approaches.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Jodoin, Sébastien (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: LAWG110D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both LAWG 110D1 and LAWG 110D2 are successfully completed in consecutive term

  • 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 2021

    Instructors: Narain, Vrinda; Sheppard, Colleen; Poirier, Johanne (Fall)

  • PUB2 101D2 Constitutional Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Narain, Vrinda; Sheppard, Colleen; Poirier, Johanne (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 116 Foundations (3 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: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Anker, Kirsten; Provost, René; Crépeau, François; Weinstock, Daniel (Winter)

Second Year – 14 credits

  • LAWG 210 Legal Ethics and Professionalism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : The course provides an overview of the ethical principles and rules that are relevant to one’s life as an expert in the law, including ethical requirements for the practice of law in Canada and abroad. The course is taught over the course of weekly meetings during the term, in addition to an intensive period during Focus Week.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Boulanger-Bonnelly, Jérémy; Deschamps, Isabelle (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): PRAC 147D1/D2 or equivalent (transfer & advance standing students only).

    • Restriction(s): Limited to 2nd year Law students only. Not open to students who have completed PRAC 155D1/D2.

  • LAWG 220D1 Property (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Integrated study of the foundations, principles and mechanisms of property law. Examination of common law, civil law and indigenous traditions in respect of property. Key relationships in respect of things and services as well as limitations on property rights.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Emerich, Yaell; Piper, Stamatia; Gupta, Priya (Fall)

  • LAWG 220D2 Property (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : See LAWG 220D1 for description.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Piper, Stamatia; Gupta, Priya; Emerich, Yaell (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: LAWG 220D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both LAWG 220D1 and LAWG 220D2 are successfully completed in consecutive term

  • PRAC 200 Advocacy (1 credit)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Practicums : Critical analysis of oral advocacy skills, including a range of settings and appellate advocacy.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Boulanger-Bonnelly, Jérémy (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): Completed PRAC 147D1/D2 Intro Legal Research OR equivalent (transfer & advance standing students only).

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have completed PRAC 155D1/D2. Limited to 2nd year Law students only.

  • 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 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Adamski, Jakub; Saumier, Geneviève (Fall)

Complementary Courses – Law (12 credits)

Civil Law Immersion Courses (3 credits)

  • 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. This course provides an opportunity for immersion in the culture, epistemology and practices of the Civil Law Tradition.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Hourani, Gilbert (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken BUS2 461

  • LAWG 506 Advanced Civil Law Property (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : This course aims develop civil law reasoning and methodology through the study of certain concepts and constructs in civil law property.This course provides an opportunity for immersion in the culture, epistemology and practices of the Civil Law Tradition

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • 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. This course provides an opportunity for immersion in the culture, epistemology and practices of the Civil Law Tradition.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Cofone, Ignacio (Winter)

  • 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.This course provides an opportunity for immersion in the culture, epistemology and practices of the Civil Law Tradition.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PROC 349

  • 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.This course provides an opportunity for immersion in the culture, epistemology and practices of the Civil Law Tradition.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Beaudry, Jonas-Sébastien (Fall)

  • 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: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Hulin, Anne-Sophie (Winter)

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

Common Law Immersion Courses (3 credits)

  • 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. The study of unjust enrichment as a basis for remedies at common law, in equity and under statute and of its role as an integral part of the common law alongside contract and tort. This course provides an opportunity for immersion in the culture, epistemology and practices of the Common Law Tradition.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Gold, Richard (Winter)

  • 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. This course provides an opportunity for immersion in the culture, epistemology and practices of the Common Law Tradition

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PRV3 434

  • 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.This course provides an opportunity for immersion in the culture, epistemology and practices of the Common Law Tradition.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Smith, Lionel (Fall)

    • 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: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Smith, Lionel (Fall)

Social Diversity, Human Rights and Indigenous Law Courses (3 credits)

  • CMPL 500 Indigenous Peoples and the State (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Sloan, Kerry (Winter)

  • 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 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 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: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Ramanujam, Nandini (Winter)

  • 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 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 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 2021

    Instructors: Provost, René (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: Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 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: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Sheppard, Colleen (Winter)

  • IDFC 500 Indigenous Field Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    IDFC : Intensive field course that focuses on First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures and worldviews, with particular emphasis on linkages to practice areas and integration across disciplinary silos. Attention is given to the effects of Canadian legal, health and social welfare policies on contemporary First Nations, Métis and Inuit societies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • Restrictions: The course is only open to students in Social Work, Anthropology, Law and Medicine or by permission of the instructor. Not open to students who have taken IDFC 380.

    • This intensive course includes 1 week where students live in the field. The field portion of the course may involve rugged field conditions and varying weather for which students must be prepared and equipped.

    • A fee of $320 is charged to all students registered in IDFC 500 delivered in Montreal. The fee covers food, activities, land use, and other site expenses.

    • **This course will be held on May 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 & 31.

  • 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 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 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 2021

    Instructors: Ramanujam, Nandini (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): LAWG 517 or permission from instructor.

  • LAWG 507 Critical Race Theory Advanced Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : This course will explore the evolving contours of a theoretical approach to law that has developed both a substantive challenge to legal liberalism and critical legal studies, as well as an alternative literary style built on the use of narrative.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Riley Case, Sarah (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken LAWG 517 or LAWG 521 when topic was "Critical Race Theory"

  • LAWG 508D1 Indigenous Constitutionalism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Exploration of Anishinaabe legality, constitutionalism, and law. Logic and structure through elder’s teachings, stories, material culture, and the works of myriad Indigenous writers and orators, including one view of Anishinaabe constitutionalism, what kinds of legal processes and institutions it supports, what kind of law these generate, and how that body of law changes through time and across places. Contemporary Indigenous law revitalization projects in Canada. How colonialism structures Indigenous-settler relationships on Turtle Island, complicating prospects for Indigenous constitutional and legal revitalization.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • Students must register for both LAWG 508D1 and LAWG 508D2

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both LAWG 508D1 and LAWG 508D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken LAWG 518 or LAWG 519 when topic was ‘Indigenous Constitutionalism’

  • LAWG 508D2 Indigenous Constitutionalism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : See LAWG 508D1 for description.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: LAWG 508D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both LAWG 508D1 and LAWG 508D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • 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: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Blackett, Adelle (Winter)

  • 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 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • 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 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Crépeau, François (Fall) Megret, Frederic Jean (Winter)

  • 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: Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 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 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • 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: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Crépeau, François (Winter)

    • 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 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PUB3 115

Principles of Canadian Administrative Law (3 credits)

  • BUS1 532 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.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Lachance, Christian; Lavery Lepage, Gabriel (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken BUS1 432.

  • 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: Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken BUS2 372.

  • CMPL 539 International Taxation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Canadian tax treatment of subjects, including the export of goods and services, carrying on business in other countries, international employee transfers, international re-organizations, and international joint ventures and partnerships.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • 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: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Bjorklund, Andrea (Fall)

  • 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: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Hinarejos, Alicia (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: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Sheppard, Colleen (Winter)

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • 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: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Garver, Geoffrey (Fall)

  • LAWG 523 Tax Practice Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Examination of tax practice from a theoretical and practical perspective in five experiential modules featuring local practitioners, including tax planning for families, analysis of application of general anti-avoidance rules to planned transactions, analysis of tax aspects of new technologies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • Not open to students who have taken LAWG 537 when topic was "Tax practice Seminar".

  • 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: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Blackett, Adelle (Winter)

  • 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 2021

    Instructors: De Four-Wyre, Stephen (Fall)

    • 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 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • 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 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 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: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Janda, Richard (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: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Fox-Decent, Evan (Fall) Pless, Alexander; Kellam, Michelle (Winter)

  • 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: Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 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 515 Tax Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : Public aspects of tax legislation; federal-provincial agreements; tax sharing and equalization; municipal aspects; social problems in tax policy. Negative tax and re-distribution of resources.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Christians, Allison (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PUB2 415

  • 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: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Crépeau, François (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PUB2 451

Elective Courses (34 credits)

Students must take 34 credits of other elective courses, offered within the Faculty or approved as credit equivalencies in order to complete the 93-credit degree

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 or 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.

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