The Juris Doctor program of study is built around courses that give students a firm foundation in the law. It also includes an array of courses that allow them to customize their study path and explore specialty areas of law.


Compulsory Courses

LAW 401 Foundations to Law

LAW 405 Legal Research and Writing

LAW 410 Contracts

LAW 420 Criminal Law

LAW 430 Torts

LAW 435 Constitutional Law

LAW 440 Property Law

Upper Years

Compulsory Courses

LAW 450 Administrative Law

LAW 451 Corporations

LAW 452 Civil Procedure

LAW 453 Evidence

LAW 456 Professionalism & Ethics

LAW 486 Jurisprudence or LAW 496 Legal History

One course in Indigenous and Aboriginal Law

Optional Course Categories

The Administrative Process/Public Law

Advanced Private Law

Corporate/Commercial Law

Criminal Law


Family Law

Health Law/Law & Medicine

Human Rights

Indigenous Law

Intellectual Property

International Law

Labour & Employment

Land Law

Legal Theory

Litigation & Lawyering skills


Natural Resources/Environmental Law


Experiential Learning

Learning doesn't just happen inside the classroom. The Faculty of Law recognizes the importance of giving students experiential opportunities which will serve them well as they prepare to enter the profession. Curriculum-based opportunities include internships, externships and courses with an experiential component.