Program OverviewThe LLM in Canadian Common Law provides the opportunity to take core courses in Canadian common law topics taught at the graduate level along with a wide range of elective options. The core courses are specifically designed to meet the requirements of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada's National Committee on Accreditation (NCA). Students in the Canadian Common Law specialization benefit from both academic and career support to assist in their transition to the Canadian legal marketplace.
Note: Completing the Professional LLM in Canadian Common Law does not automatically entitle you to practise law in Canada or to be admitted to the Bar of a Canadian province or territory. Consult the NCA or your provincial/territorial law society for more information.
Who is this Specialization for?Graduates of law degree programs from outside Canada, or graduates with a civil law degree from a Canadian university who wish to become licensed to practice in a Canadian common law jurisdiction, or want a solid grounding in Canadian common law for comparative law purposes.
Specialization StructureThe Canadian Common Law specialization is designed to give full-time and part-time students the flexibility to select courses to fufil their NCA requirements and fit their schedules. Courses in the Canadian Common Law specialization require in-person attendance and are scheduled in a variety of formats (daytime, evening, weekend and intensive) across both Osgoode Hall and OsgoodePD campuses. Full-time students complete the specialization in one year (12 credits per term over three terms) and part-time students can complete the specialization over two years (6 credits per term over six terms). New full-time and part-time students are admitted in the Fall and Winter terms. Students can complete their degree requirements exclusively through course work or through a combination of course work and a Major Research Paper. Elective courses can be drawn from Osgoode Hall’s JD specialization and from other OsgoodePD LLM specializations (subject to space availability).
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Degree Requirements Overview
Total credits needed: 36
|Courses||Course Code||Status||Number of Credits|
|Business Associations||LAW 6845P||Core||6.0 credits|
|Canadian Administrative Law||LAW 6842P||Core||6.0 credits|
|Canadian Civil and Administrative Procedure||LAW 6851P||Core||6.0 credits|
|Canadian Constitutional Law||LAW 6841P||Core||6.0 credits|
|Canadian Contract Law||LAW 6840||Core||6.0 credits|
|Canadian Criminal Law||LAW 6843P||Core||6.0 credits|
|Canadian Professional Responsibility||LAW 6844P||Core||3.0 credits|
|Canadian Public and Constitutional Law||LAW 6847P||Core||6.0 credits|
|Canadian Tort Law||LAW 6850||Core||6.0 credits|
|Evidence||LAW 6849P||Core||6.0 credits|
|Foundations of Canadian Law||LAW 6502P||Core||3.0 credits|
|Fundamentals of Family Law||LAW 6855||Core||6.0 credits|
|Property Law||LAW 6853P||Core||6.0 credits|
|Taxation Law||LAW 6846||Core||6.0 credits|
|Canadian Administrative Law (Online)||LAW 6515||Elective||6.0 credits|
|Canadian Criminal Law (Online)||LAW 6852||Elective||6.0 credits|
|Canadian Law of Trusts||LAW 6891||Elective||6.0 credits|
|Commercial Law||LAW 6878||Elective||6.0 credits|
|Legal Drafting||LAW 6854||Elective||3.0 credits|
|Personal Injury Law and Practice||LAW 6517||Elective||6 credits|
|Real Estate Transactions||LAW 6876||Elective||6.0 credits|
|The Canadian Law of Obligations (Contract and Torts)||LAW 6516||Elective||9.0 credits|