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Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) and Juris Doctor (J.D.) Honours Law (120 credits)

Offered by: Law     Degree: BCLJD

Program Requirements

The B.C.L and J.D. with Honours program is open to students who have completed four terms of study at the Faculty of Law and who, during that time, have maintained a GPA of 3.0. Students must complete 15 credits of Honours Thesis courses in addition to the 105 credits required in the B.C.L and J.D. program. Conditional upon submission and approval of an Honours Thesis, students will be granted a B.C.L. and J.D. with Honours.

Required - Honours Thesis Courses (15 credits)

  • WRIT 450 Honours Thesis 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law Writing Courses : Preparation of honours thesis proposal and literature review.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restriction: Students must be accepted into Honours program

  • WRIT 451 Honours Thesis 2 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law Writing Courses : Thesis research report.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: WRIT 450

    • Restriction: Student must be accepted into Honours program

  • WRIT 452 Honours Thesis 3 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law Writing Courses : Completion of Honours thesis.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: WRIT 450, WRIT 451

    • Restriction: Students must be accepted into Honours program

Required Courses (47 credits)

First Year

The following 33 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 2024

    Instructors: Dedek, Helge; Gélinas, Fabien; Boulanger-Bonnelly, Jérémy (Fall)

  • LAWG 100D2 Contractual Obligations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : See LAWG 100D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Dedek, Helge; Gélinas, Fabien; Boulanger-Bonnelly, Jérémy (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 2024

    Instructors: Janda, Richard; von Schütz, Konstanze; Jodoin, Sébastien (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 2025

    Instructors: Janda, Richard; von Schütz, Konstanze; Jodoin, Sébastien (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 2024

    Instructors: Weisbord, Noah; Klein, Alana; Manikis, Marie (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 2025

    Instructors: Weisbord, Noah; Klein, Alana; Manikis, Marie (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 2024

    Instructors: Mills, Aaron; 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 2024

    Instructors: Jukier, Rosalie (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 2025

    Instructors: Jukier, Rosalie (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 2024

    Instructors: Nichols, Joshua; Narain, Vrinda (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 2025

    Instructors: Nichols, Joshua; Narain, Vrinda; 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 2025

    Instructors: Raso, Jennifer; Riley Case, Sarah; Muniz-Fraticelli, Victor (Winter)

Second Year

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

  • 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 2025

    Instructors: Kennedy, Jeff (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 2024

    Instructors: Gupta, Priya; Emerich, Yaell; Moyse, Pierre-Emmanuel (Fall)

  • LAWG 220D2 Property (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : See LAWG 220D1 for description.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Gupta, Priya; Emerich, Yaell; Moyse, Pierre-Emmanuel (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

  • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Boulanger-Bonnelly, Jérémy (Winter)

    • **This course will be held on May 3, 5, 6,10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 24, 26, 31, June 2, 3, 7 & 9.

Any Year

The following 1 credit course may be taken in any year after completing the first year:

  • 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 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • 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.

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

Civil Law Immersion Courses

3 credits from the following list of civil law courses:

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • 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 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 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 2025

    Instructors: Dedek, Helge (Winter)

  • PRV1 549 Contrats nommés/Nominate Contracts (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 1 : Une immersion dans la culture, épistémologie etpratique de la tradition juridique civiliste parl'étude du louage, y compris certains aspects dubail de logement, du contrat d’entreprise ou deservice et du cautionnement en droit québécois. / An immersion in the culture, epistemology and practices of the civil law tradition through the study of the contract of lease, including some aspects of residential leases, the contract of enterprise or for services, and the contract of suretyship in the law of Quebec.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PROC 549.

    • Note: In any given term the course could be offered in English or in French.

  • 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 2024

    Instructors: Antaki, Mark (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 2025

    Instructors: Cumyn, Michelle (Winter)

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

Common Law Immersion Courses

3 credits from the following list of common law courses:

  • 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: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Gold, Richard (Fall)

  • 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: Fall 2024

    Instructors: von Schütz, Konstanze (Fall)

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 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: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Anker, Kirsten (Winter)

  • PRV5 582 Advanced Torts (3 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

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

Social Diversity, Human Rights and Indigenous Law Courses

Students must take at least 3 credits from the following courses:

  • 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 2025

    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 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 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 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 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 2025

    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 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 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 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • 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 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 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 $434.21 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 April 29, 30, May 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 & 27th.

  • 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 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 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 2024

    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: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Riley Case, Sarah (Fall)

    • 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 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 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 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 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

  • LAWG 509 Indigenous Law Revitalization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Exploration of the prospect of Indigenous law revitalization in Canada today, including why it is that discussions about contemporary Indigenous law necessarily begin with revitalization, distinct analytical frameworks within which Indigenous law could be revitalized, specific Indigenous law revitalization issues, such as power, fundamentalism, and social transformation. Principles of the sharing circle.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Mills, Aaron (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken LAWG 534 when the topic was "Indigenous Law Revitalization".

  • LAWG 562 Regulating Artificial Intelligence (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Technology law of how to regulate AI algorithms. How technological innovation produces social change: human measurability, human-robot interaction, inequality, discrimination, surveillance, liability, and impact assessments.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken LAWG 530 or LAWG 539 when the topic was "Regulating Artificial Intelligence".

  • LAWG 580 Women and Constitutions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Examination of how constitutions shape women's rights. Taking a comparative constitutional law approach, exploration of constitutional strategies for promoting gender equality, focusing on selected constitutional contexts including Canada, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Analyzing the debates that shape constitutional jurisprudence. Topics include constitutional rights in the areas of social diversity, equality, the family and participatory constitution-making. Exploring significant developments in the field of feminist constitutionalism, how constitutional law is both a powerful force in the construction of women’s subordination and a site of feminist struggle.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Narain, Vrinda (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken LAWG 516 or LAWG 518 when the topic was "Women and Constitutions".

  • LAWG 582 Disability Law and Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Introduction to fundamental issues in disability law and policy, exploring who is the ‘disabled subject’, what is disability, and what expectations of “normalcy” are implicit in approaching some questions in the field. Critical examination of legal concepts used in disability law and exploration of the difficulties that people with disabilities face in relation to access to justice, education and healthcare, as well as other controversial issues. Exploration of the evolving landscape of disability law and the challenges it poses to policy makers.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Beaudry, Jonas-Sébastien (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken LAWG 533 when the topic was "Disability Law".

  • 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 2025

    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 2025

    Instructors: Raso, Jennifer (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 2024

    Instructors: Crépeau, François (Fall)

  • 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 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 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 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PUB2 425.

  • PUB2 503 Comparative Federalism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : Institutional design of federal states, or of supra-national arrangements, in comparative perspective. Rationale for federal constitutions; confederal vs. federal organization; symmetric vs. asymmetric federations; allocation of powers; the subsidiarity principle; accession to and secession from the federation; the place of popular sovereignty; federalism within central legislative or executive institutions.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Poirier, Johanne (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PUB2 450.

  • 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 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • 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 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

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

Principles of Canadian Administrative Law

3 credits from the following courses:

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • 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 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

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

  • CMPL 518 Policies, Politics and Legislative Process (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : How law and politics shape public policy-making and implementation. The focus will be on how policy preferences and political decisions get ‘translated’ into legal instruments. The interaction of politics and law in the making of various public policies may be explored within a single jurisdiction or a particular policy may be examined across multiple jurisdictions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • 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: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Hinarejos, Alicia (Winter)

  • 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 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • 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 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

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

  • LAWG 561 Privacy Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Overview of the rapidly-growing area of information privacy law with a focus on the digital environment, including domestic and international regulations, case law, legislation, and recent public policy developments pertaining to the collection, storage, and dissemination of personal information. Three kinds of relationships: among individuals, between individuals and companies, and between individuals and the State.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken LAWG 530 when the topic was "Privacy Law".

  • LAWG 581 Health Care Delivery and the Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : The study of legal issues raised in medicine and healthcare with a particular focus upon the relationship between patient and healthcare professionals.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • LAWG 583 Public Health Law and Policy. (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Definition and foundations of public health law. Introduction to public health methods regarding risk assessment, causation and the precautionary principle, and their interaction with legal norms. Examination of the powers and duties of the state to protect population health as well as the limits to state interventions pursuing the common good. Consideration of tools available to public health policy-makers, including nudging, regulation, prohibition, and litigation. Contemplation of the effectiveness of the criminal law and of private law in furthering public health goals. Analysis of specific case studies in public health law (e.g., infectious disease control, pandemic management, nutrition, tobacco, cannabis).

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Beaudry, Jonas-Sébastien (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken LAWG 516 or LAWG 535 when topic was "Public Health Law and Policy".

  • 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 2025

    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 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • 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 2025

    Instructors: Raso, Jennifer (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 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 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 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 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 2024

    Instructors: Raso, Jennifer (Fall)

  • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Fox-Decent, Evan (Fall)

  • 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 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • 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: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

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

Elective Courses

46 credits

Students must take 46 other elective courses offered within the Faculty or approved as credit equivalences in order to complete the 120-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 and 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.

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