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Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.) Law: Comparative Law

Offered by: Law     Degree: Doctor of Civil Law

Program Requirements

The Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.) program allows the development of substantive and original contributions to legal research and knowledge under the supervision of a faculty member.

The degree will be awarded, at the earliest, after the completion of 3 years of residence in the Faculty. The core of the D.C.L. program is a substantial thesis of up to 400 pages that makes a significant contribution to legal scholarship, evidencing in concept and execution the original work of the candidate. The thesis must be submitted within 4 years of completion of the residency requirement. Every candidate must successfully pass a comprehensive examination, after one year which may occur in the first year of the program, but no later than the end of the second year of the program.

Comprehensive - Required

Every candidate must successfully pass a comprehensive examination, usually after one year in the program.

  • LAWG 701 Comprehensive Exam - Law

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Law General : An examination comprised of written and oral components that must be passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

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

    • Restriction: D.C.L. graduate students in Law.

Required Courses (5 Credits)

  • CMPL 641 Theoretical Approaches to Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Comparative Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Introduction to a variety of theoretical approaches to legal scholarship.

    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.

  • LAWG 702 Legal Research Methodology for DCL (2 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Law General : Instruction in legal scholarship and research methodology, including proposal development and electronic legal research geared towards DCL students.

    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.

  • LAWG 703 Literature Review, Analysis and Proposal

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Law General : Submission of final subject, methodology and bibliography to committee for feedback. Prepare Analysis of literature (approx. 15,000 words covering theory, methodology, literature review/critical analysis, and gap(s) in the literature). To be completed by the end of the first year (DCL 2) of the DCL program.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

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

  • LAWG 704 DCL Research Seminar 1

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Law General : Develop theoretical perspectives and orientation of thesis. Written and oral presentation of DCL thesis research by the DCL candidate to the candidate’s supervisor, thesis advisory committee and other interested individuals. Must be completed by end of third year (DCL 4).

    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: Not open to students who have taken LAWG 702

  • LAWG 705 DCL Research Seminar 2

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Law General : Students need to demonstrate significant development of their research project, including development of theoretical perspectives and orientation of thesis. Written and oral presentation of DCL thesis research by the DCL candidate to the candidate’s supervisor, thesis advisory committee and other interested individuals. Must be completed by 4th year (DCL 5).

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

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

Complementary Course (0-3 Credits)

Some students are encouraged to take the following:

  • LAWG 601 Communication 1 (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Law General : Key writing and research strategies for graduate students in law.

    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.

  • LAWG 602 Communication 2 (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Law General : Key writing and research strategies for graduate students in law.

    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.

Faculty of Law—2021-2022 (last updated Apr. 7, 2021) (disclaimer)
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