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Canadian Common Law

Program Overview

The 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 practice 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 Structure

The Canadian Common Law specialization is designed to give full-time and part-time students the flexibility to select courses to fulfill 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 coursework or through a combination of coursework 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). More information on Canadian Common Law Course Planning

Program Requirements Overview

Program Schedule

To fulfill your degree requirements, you need to complete 36 credits, including 18 credits from core courses.

Courses Course Code Status Number of Credits
Business Associations CCLW 6845 Core 6.0 credits
Canadian Administrative Law CCLW 6842 Core 6.0 credits
Canadian Civil and Administrative Procedure CCLW 6851 Core 6.0 credits
Canadian Constitutional Law CCLW 6841 Core 6.0 credits
Canadian Contract Law CCLW 6840 Core 6.0 credits
Canadian Criminal Law CCLW 6843 Core 6.0 credits
Canadian Professional Responsibility CCLW 6844 Core 3.0 credits
Canadian Public and Constitutional Law CCLW 6847 Core 6.0 credits
Canadian Tort Law CCLW 6850 Core 6.0 credits
Evidence CCLW 6849 Core 6.0 credits
Foundations of Canadian Law CCLW 6502 Core 3.0 credits
Fundamentals of Family Law CCLW 6855 Core 6.0 credits
Property Law CCLW 6853 Core 6.0 credits
Taxation Law CCLW 6846 Core 6.0 credits
Canadian Administrative Law (Online) CCLW 6515 Elective 6.0 credits
Canadian Criminal Law (Online) CCLW 6852 Elective 6.0 credits
Canadian Law of Trusts CCLW 6891 Elective 6.0 credits
Commercial Law CCLW 6878 Elective 6.0 credits
Legal Drafting CCLW 6854 Elective 3.0 credits
Ontario Personal Injury Law, Practice, and Procedure CCLW 6806 Elective 6.0 credits
Real Estate Transactions CCLW 6876 Elective 6.0 credits
The Canadian Law of Obligations (Contract and Torts) CCLW 6516 Elective 9.0 credits

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