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Canadian Common Law Course Planning Information

When can I take the courses I need?

We offer a variety of courses each term. The following courses are expected to be offered in 2018-19, although all schedules are subject to change. For the most current information about times/dates please see Course Schedules. The below list can be used for planning purposes.

Students can access one-on-one advising about course planning and meeting NCA requirements during the program.

Course Title Core/Elective NCA Subject Equivalency Credits Term Typically Offered
Business Associations – LAW 6845 Core Business Organizations 6 FA18, WI19, SU19
Canadian Administrative Law – LAW 6842 Core Canadian Administrative Law 6 FA18, WI19, SU19
Canadian Civil and Administrative Procedure – LAW 6851 Core Civil Procedure (Ontario) 6 WI19
Canadian Constitutional Law – LAW 6841 Core Canadian Constitutional Law 6 FA18, WI19
Canadian Contract Law – LAW 6840 Core Contracts 6 FA18, SU19
Canadian Criminal Law – LAW 6843 Core Canadian Criminal Law 6 FA18, WI19, SU19
Canadian Law of Obligations – LAW 6516 Elective Contract and Torts 9 FA18, SU19
Canadian Law of Trusts – LAW 6891 Elective Trusts 6 TBA
Canadian Professional Responsibility – LAW 6844 Core Canadian Professional Responsibility 3 FA18, WI19, SU19
Canadian Public and Constitutional Law – LAW 6847 Core Canadian Constitutional Law and Foundations of Canadian Law 6 FA18, WI19
Canadian Tort Law – LAW 6850 Core Torts 6 FA18, WI19
Commercial Law – LAW 6878 Elective Commercial Law 6 WI19
Evidence – LAW 6849 Core Evidence 6 WI19, SU19
Foundations of Canadian Law – LAW 6502 Core Foundations of Canadian Law 3 FA18, WI19
Fundamentals of Family Law – LAW 6855 Core Family Law (Ontario) 6 SU19
Legal Drafting – LAW 6854 Elective N/A 3 SU19
Legal Research and Writing – LAW 6508 Elective N/A 3 FA18, WI19
Ontario Personal Injury Law, Practice and Procedure – LAW 6806 Elective N/A 6 WI19
Property Law – LAW 6853 Core Property 6 WI19, SU19
Real Estate Transactions – LAW 6876 Elective Real Estate 6 SU19
Taxation Law – LAW 6846 Core Tax 6 WI19
Independent Significant Research Paper – LAW 6848 Elective N/A 3 Any
Major Research Paper – LAW 6317 Elective N/A 6 Any


Can I take all of my courses at one location?

OsgoodePD aims to schedule at least one section of all core courses at each of our campus locations. Courses that are offered only once per year run at either OsgoodePD or Osgoode Hall. Students should expect to take some courses at each location during their program. For the most current information about times/dates and locations please see Course Schedules.

Can I Take a Course Overload?

Our standard course loads are 12 credits per term for full-time students and 6 credits per term for part-time students.  We typically do not let students take an overload in their first term of the program. Overloads are approved, on a case by case basis, following completion of the first term, taking into consideration factors including academic performance and overall demand for course space. You are only required to complete a total of 36 credits in the program. There are options for students to take additional courses as a non-degree student.