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Family Law Specialization Review

We’re currently undergoing a curriculum review and refresh for this specialization and are not currently accepting new students. We’re happy to get in touch with you to provide more information once it’s available.

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Program Overview

This two-year, part-time program designed for practitioners from across Canada who want to develop greater expertise in this dynamic area of law. Students will have the opportunity to examine the theory and practice of family law, including international issues and non-adversarial methods of resolving family disputes. Well-established areas of family law as well as emerging areas, comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives will be explored.

Degree Requirements Overview

Total credits needed: 36

Note that students without a law degree from a Canadian institution are required to take Introduction to Graduate Legal Studies in their first term. For detailed degree requirements see Student Handbook.

Courses Course Code Status Number of Credits
Family Law: Themes, Theories, Controversies and Context LAW 6121P Required 6.0 credits
Care of Children LAW 6125P Elective 6.0 credits
Economic Issues: Child and Spousal Support LAW 6122P Elective 6.0 credits
Economic Issues: Property, Pensions and Possession of the Home LAW 6123 Elective 6.0 credits
International Family Law Issues LAW 6126P Elective 6.0 credits
Major Research Paper: Family Law 6327 Elective 6.0 credits

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