Course Offerings

First Year Courses

Course # Course Title  Credit Hours
5110 Constitutional Law  5
5115 Contracts  5
5120 Criminal Law  5
5140 Property  5
5145 Torts  5
5135 Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy 3
5155 Orientation to Law & the Legal System 2
5150 Legal Ethics and Professionalism*  4
5210 Corporate Law* 4

* First-year students choose Corporate Law or Legal Ethics and Professionalism in first year (second semester). Both are required courses, such that the course not selected in first-year must be taken in Fall semester of second year.

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Upper Year Courses

Note: Not all courses are offered each year. Please choose a course category:

Upper Year Compulsory Courses 

5200 Administrative Law 4
5205 Civil Procedure 4
5150 Legal Ethics and Professionalism* 4
5210 Corporate Law* 4

* First-year students choose Corporate Law or Legal Ethics & Professionalism in first year (second semester). Both are required courses, such that the course not selected in first-year must be taken in Fall semester of second year.


Public Law 

Administrative 

Course # 

Course Title 

Credit Hours

5304 Environmental Law  4
5310 Healthcare Law and Policy 4
5315 Law and Social Welfare 3
5322 Municipal Law 3

Constitutional 

Course #

Course Title 

Credit Hours

5325 Aboriginal Law  3
5330 Advanced Constitutional Law - Charter Rights  4
5335 Advanced Constitutional Law - Federalism  3
5340 Canadian Human Rights Law 3
5336 Constitutional Theory 4
5350 Media Law 3
5355 Sex Discrimination and the Law 3

Criminal 

Course #

Course Title 

Credit Hours

5360 Advanced Criminal Law  4
5365 Clinic in Criminal Law Practice  3
5370 Criminal Law Advocacy  4
5375 Criminal Procedure  4
5215 Evidence 4
5377 Ontario Court of Justice Placement Program  4
5378 Regulatory Offences  3
5380 Sentencing  3

Family 

Course #

Course Title 

Credit Hours

5410 Children’s Law  4
5415 Family Law  4
5402 Seminar in Advanced Family Law 4

Public International Law 

Course # Course Title 

Credit Hours

5425 Immigration and Refugee Law 2
5429 International Criminal Law 4
5427 International Environmental Law 4
5430 International Human Rights  3
5432 International Organizations  4
5225 Public International Law 4

Tax    

Course #

Course Title 

Credit Hours

5220 Income Taxation 4
5435 International Tax  4
5440 Tax Planning  4
5445 Tax Policy  2
5455 Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders  4

Business & Private Law 

Commercial & Insolvency 

Course #

Course Title 

Credit Hours

5515 Advanced Restructuring and Insolvency Law 3
5513 The Art of the Deal 3
5500 Banking Law  2
5505 Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law  3
5510 Commercial Law  4
5511 Entertainment Law 3
5512 Franchise Law 2
5525 Secured Transactions  4
5854 Shareholder's Remedies 2

Common Law & Equity 

Course #

Course Title 

Credit Hours

5530 Advanced Torts  3
5535 Restitution and Unjust Enrichment  3

Corporate 

Course #

Course Title 

Credit Hours

5540 Advanced Corporate Law  2
5545 Case Studies in Business Law 6
5550 Competition Law  3
5555 Corporate Finance  3
5561 Corporate Social Responsibility 4
5556 Mergers, Acquisitions and Other Changes to Corporate Control 4
5563 Mining Finance Speakers Series 2
5562 Mining Law and Sustainability 3
5558 Securities Law: Concepts and Practice  4
5559 Securities Regulation  4

Insurance 

Course #

Course Title 

Credit Hours

5565 Insurance Law  3

Intellectual Property, Information & Technology 

Course #

Course Title 

Credit Hours

5600 Advanced Intellectual Property  3
5601 WORLDiscoveries 4
5610 Advanced Patent Law  2
5615 Biotechnology Law 3
5627 Comparative Copyright Law 3
5625 Intellectual Property  4
5630 International Protection of Intellectual Property 3
5617 Pharmaceutical and Health Regulation 3

International Business 

Course #

Course Title 

Credit Hours

5635 International Trade Law  4
5640 International Business Transactions  4

Labour 

Course #

Course Title 

Credit Hours

5645 Advanced Labour Law  3
5646 Advanced Labour Law Speakers Series 3
5650 Employment Law  3
5655 Labour Law  4
5660 Pensions and Benefits  2

Private lnternational Law 

Course #

Course Title 

Credit Hours

5665 Conflict of Laws  4
5670 International Commercial Litigation  4

Property 

Course #

Course Title 

Credit Hours

5675 Estate Planning  4
5682 Planning Law 3
5680 Real Estate Transactions  4
5230 Trusts 4
5685 Wills 3

Advocacy, Procedural Law, Legal Theory & Specialty

Specialty

Course #

Course Title 

Credit Hours

5690 Law and Sport 3

ADR 

Course #

Course Title 

Credit Hours

5702 Class Actions 3
5705 Dispute Settlement  2
5712 Kawaskimhon Talking Circle 4
5700 Labour Arbitration Law and Procedure 2
5711 Negotiation and International Conflict 3
5710 Negotiation and Mediation 4

Competitions 

Course #

Course Title 

Credit Hours

5715 Appellate Advocacy Competition  4
5717 Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot 4
5716 Jessup Advocacy Competition 4
5720 Labour Arbitration Competition  4
5725 Trial Advocacy Competition  4

Ethics & Professionalism 

Course #

Course Title 

Credit Hours

5730 Advanced Legal Ethics and Professionalism  2

Law Language & Literature 

Course #

Course Title 

Credit Hours

5735 Français Juridique  3
5737 Western Journal of Legal Studies 4
5740 Literature and the Law (English 293/2610)  3

Legal History 

Course #

Course Title 

Credit Hours

5745 Canadian Legal History  3
5747 Law in the Aftermath of War 3

Legal Theory 

Course #

Course Title 

Credit Hours

5760 Jurisprudence I  3
5775 Statutory Interpretation  3

Litigation 

Course #

Course Title 

Credit Hours

5780 Advanced Evidence  3
5785 Advanced Litigation Practice  8
5790 Litigation Practice  4
5794 Remedies  4

Research 

Course #

Course Title 

Credit Hours

5797 Individual Research  Variable
5798 Reading and Study Program  2

Graduate Courses 

Course #

Course Title 

9001 Approaches to Legal Scholarship 
9002 Guided Study and Research Methodology 
9003 Graduate Colloquium 

#5800 - 5999  Selected Topics

The topics covered vary. Not all courses are offered each year. A sampling is provided below. Variable credit hours, one term.

Course #

Sample Course Titles 

5840 Access to Justice
5849 Advanced Topics in Securities Law and Practice
5865 Anti-Corruption Law and Its Application in International Business
5905 Business and Law Pre-eminent Scholars Series
5857 Commercial Litigation in the Digital Age
5844 Disability, Discrimination, Rights and the Law
5898 Gendered Violence and the Law
5871 Indigenous Legal Traditions
5907 Law and Economics
5879 Litigating History: Exploring Great Cases of the Common Law
5816 Sustainability and Natural Resource Development
5896 Wrongful Convictions

Supplemental Writing Credit

Students may seek additional credit for a research project, undertaken in a particular course, that extends beyond the normal course requirements. Approval of the project and credits must be obtained from the instructor and the Academic Policy and Programs Committee.

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