Courses & Requirements

Please note that not all courses are offered every year. Refer to the Dalhousie Academic Timetable for current course scheduling. 

For more information you can also visit our Academic Calendar.

The content on this page is subject to change without prior notice. The content is designed to provide the most up to date and accurate information on current courses offered at the Dalhousie Schulich School of Law. In the event of conflicting information, content on this page will take precedence over other sources.

Other requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 29 and a maximum of 31 credit hours per year (12 to 17.5 credits per term). A student enrolled in the clinical class in criminal law may take 17 hours in the term in which the clinical class is taken. This is also true of the Legal Aid Clinic, with permission of the clinic director.
  • Students must complete at least 1 course designated as a major paper course in their second and third year.

Full course list with descriptions

LAWS 2000 ‑ Administrative Law
LAWS 2001 ‑ Maritime Law and Practice (Maritime Law I)
LAWS 2002 ‑ Business Associations
LAWS 2003 ‑ Clinical Law
LAWS 2005 ‑ Private International Law
LAWS 2006 ‑ Corporate Finance
LAWS 2008 ‑ Evidence
LAWS 2009 ‑ Comparative Criminal Law
LAWS 2010 ‑ Insurance Law
LAWS 2012 ‑ International Law
LAWS 2013 ‑ Judicial Remedies
LAWS 2014 ‑ Labour Law I
LAWS 2015 ‑ Planning Law
LAWS 2018 ‑ Youth and the Law
LAWS 2019 ‑ Law and Technology
LAWS 2020 ‑ Fisheries Law
LAWS 2022 ‑ Law of the Sea
LAWS 2023 ‑ Legal Accounting
LAWS 2028 ‑ Copyright Law
LAWS 2029 ‑ Taxation I
LAWS 2031 ‑ Torts II
LAWS 2033 ‑ Equity and Trusts
LAWS 2039 ‑ Laskin Moot
LAWS 2040 ‑ Civil Trial Practice
LAWS 2041 ‑ Coastal Zone Management
LAWS 2045 ‑ Criminal Law Problems
LAWS 2046 ‑ Criminal Trial Practice
LAWS 2048 ‑ Employment Law
LAWS 2050 ‑ Estate Planning
LAWS 2051 ‑ International Environmental Law
LAWS 2052 ‑ Labour Law ‑ Administration of the Collective Agreement
LAWS 2056 ‑ International Trade Law
LAWS 2059 ‑ Taxation III
LAWS 2062 ‑ Constitutional Law
LAWS 2066 ‑ Labour Law Problems
LAWS 2068 ‑ Ocean Law and Policy
LAWS 2069 ‑ Directed Research Paper
LAWS 2070 ‑ Directed Research Paper
LAWS 2071 ‑ Directed Research Paper
LAWS 2072 ‑ Directed Research Paper
LAWS 2074 ‑ International Human Rights Law
LAWS 2075 ‑ Legislation
LAWS 2076 ‑ Poverty Law and Human Rights
LAWS 2079 ‑ Oil and Gas Law
LAWS 2081 ‑ Bankruptcy and Insolvency
LAWS 2087 ‑ General Jurisprudence
LAWS 2091 ‑ Criminal Procedure
LAWS 2092 ‑ Criminal Clinic
LAWS 2094 ‑ Comparative Constitutional Law
LAWS 2096 ‑ Entertainment Law
LAWS 2097 ‑ Immigration and Refugee Law
LAWS 2099 ‑ The Legal Profession and Legal Responsibility
LAWS 2103 ‑ Jessup Moot
LAWS 2104 ‑ Environmental Law I
LAWS 2106 ‑ Taxation of Corporations
LAWS 2107 ‑ Gale Cup Moot Competition
LAWS 2110 ‑ Family Law I
LAWS 2112 ‑ Advanced Issues in Family Law
LAWS 2113 ‑ Alternative Dispute Resolution
LAWS 2115 ‑ Health Care Ethics and the Law
LAWS 2117 ‑ Education Law
LAWS 2121 ‑Wills & Estates
LAWS 2123 ‑ Canadian Legal History
LAWS 2125 ‑ Marine Environmental Protection Law
LAWS 2127/2128 ‑ Mental Disability Law: Civil
LAWS 2129 ‑ Corporate Transactions
LAWS 2132 ‑ Health Law
LAWS 2133 ‑ Environmental Law II ‑ Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Climate Change
LAWS 2135 ‑ Court of Appeal Placement
LAWS 2137 ‑ Regulations of Financial Institutions
LAWS 2138 ‑ Securities Regulation
LAWS 2144 ‑ Corporate Securities Law Moot
LAWS 2145 ‑ Sale of Goods
LAWS 2152 ‑ Women and the Law
LAWS 2153 ‑ Business and Environmental Law
LAWS 2157 ‑ Health Law Exchange
LAWS 2159 ‑ Health Systems Law and Policy
LAWS 2160 ‑ Supreme Court of Nova Scotia Placement
LAWS 2167 ‑ Health Law Placement
LAWS 2168 ‑ Internet and Media Law
LAWS 2169 ‑ Competition Law
LAWS 2170 ‑ Information Technology Transactions
LAWS 2171 ‑ Sopinka/McKelvey Moot
LAWS 2172 ‑ Advanced Legal Research
LAWS 2175 ‑ Nova Scotia Supreme Court (Family Division) Placement
LAWS 2177 ‑ Labour Arbitration Moot
LAWS 2178 ‑ Intellectual Property Law I
LAWS 2180 ‑ Directed Research Project
LAWS 2182 ‑ Mergers, Acquisitions and Other Changes of Corporate Control
LAWS 2188 ‑ Restorative Justice: Theory and Practice
LAWS 2189 ‑ Crown Law
LAWS 2191 ‑ Animals and the Law
LAWS 2192 ‑ Advance Negligence: Medical Malpractice
LAWS 2194 ‑ Critical Race and Legal Theory I: A Survey of 'Race' and Law in Canada
LAWS 2195 ‑ Human Rights and Law Protection in Canada
LAWS 2197 ‑ International Criminal Law
LAWS 2198 ‑ Critical Perspectives on Law
LAWS 2203 ‑ Intellectual Property Law II
LAWS 2204 ‑ Secured Transactions
LAWS 2205 ‑ International Humanitarian Law/Law of Armed Conflict
LAWS 2206 ‑ Kawaskimhon Aboriginal Rights Moot
LAWS 2207 ‑ Gender, Sexuality and the Law
LAWS 2210 ‑ Law and Religion
LAWS 2211/2212 ‑ Law of International Trade and Shipping
LAWS 2213/2214 ‑ Energy Law
LAWS 2215 ‑ European Union Law ‑ EUCE Visiting Professorship
LAWS 2216 ‑ Current Issues in Corporate Law: Corporate Governance
LAWS 2217 ‑ Intellectual Property Commercialization Placement
LAWS 2218 ‑ Construction Law
LAWS 2219 ‑ Regulatory Systems in Environment and Health
LAWS 2220 ‑ Privacy Law
LAWS 2221 ‑ Public Health Law
LAWS 2222 ‑ Patent Law
LAWS 2223/2224 ‑ Elder Law
LAWS 2225 ‑ Environmental Law Placement
LAWS 2227 ‑ Dealing with the Past: The Indian Residential Schools Settlement
LAWS 2230 ‑ Science and the Law
LAWS 2231 ‑ Current Issues in Labour & Employment Law: Innis Christie Visiting Professor
LAWS 2232 ‑ Real Estate Transactions
LAWS 2233 ‑ Restitution
LAWS 2235/2236 ‑ Mental Disability Law: Criminal
LAWS 2238 ‑ Public Health Law Placement
LAWS 2245 ‑ Bowman National Tax Moot
LAWS 2246 ‑ Economic Analysis of Law
LAWS 2247 ‑ Topics in Writing, Legal Research and Oral Advocacy
LAWS 2248 ‑ Issues in Criminalization and Imprisonment
LAWS 2249 ‑ Refugee Law and the Criminal Asylum Seeker
LAWS 2250 ‑ Willlms and Shier Environmental Law Moot
LAWS 2251 ‑ African Nova Scotians and the Law
LAWS 2252 ‑ Fiduciary Law in the Business Context
LAWS 2253 ‑ Class Action Law and Procedure in Canada
LAWS 2257 ‑ Genders, Sexualities and Laws
LAWS 2258 ‑ Family Law Dispute Resolution
LAWS 2260 ‑ Indigenous Law as Practice: Applying Mi'kmaq Legal Traditions
LAWS 2261 ‑ Human Rights and Difference
LAWS 2262 ‑ Theory and Practice of Mediation and Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland
LAWS 2269 ‑ Taxation II
LAWS 2270 ‑ Indigenous Governance
LAWS 2272‑ Canadian National Negotiation Competition Moot
LAWS 2273 ‑ Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot
LAWS 2276 ‑ Imprisonment Penal Policy
LAWS 2277 ‑ Wilson Moot
LAWS 2278 ‑ Law and Public Policy in Practice
LAWS 2280 ‑ Aboriginal Peoples and the Law
LAWS 2281 ‑ International Commercial Arbitration
LAWS 2289 ‑ Indigenous Law as Practice: Applying Mi'kmaq Legal Traditions
LAWS 2290 ‑ Advanced Aboriginal Peoples & the Law
LAWS 2291 ‑ Health Law and Policy: Current Issues I
LAWS 2292 ‑ Health Law and Policy: Current Issues II
LAWS 2295 ‑ Criminal Appeal Practice
LAWS 2296 ‑ Canadian Patent Drafting Competition
LAWS 2297 ‑ International Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Practicum
LAWS 2298 ‑ Advanced Commercial Drafting: Private Equity and Public M&A
LAWS 2301 ‑ Qualitative Methods and Interviewing for Lawyers
LAWS 2302 ‑ Case Studies in Public Policy and Law
LAWS 2303 ‑ Cannabis Law, Regulation and Policy
LAWS 2304‑ From Legal Research to Public Policy Impact
LAWS 2307 ‑ The Law of Sexual Offences
LAWS 2310 ‑ Child Protection Law
LAWS 2311 & 2321 ‑ Second Year Moot
LAWS 2319‑ Pharmaceutical Science, Law & Policy
LAWS 2320‑ Technology & Innovation Law: Clinical Advocacy
LAWS 2338 ‑ Clinical Advocacy, Law and Practice: Responding to Sexualized Violence
LAWS 2357 & 2358 ‑ Dalhousie Law Journal Advanced Legal Writing
LAWS 2359 & 2360 ‑ Dalhousie Law Journal Editorial Assistantship
LAWS 2361 & 2362 ‑ Civil Procedure
LAWS 2508 ‑ Law Reform: Selected Problems
LAWS 2700 ‑ Queen's/Dalhousie Spring International Law Program
LAWS 3010 & 3020 ‑ Graduate Seminar