Courses & Requirements
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Required courses (all compulsory)
- LAWS 1010 & 1020 - Contracts and Judicial Decision-making
- LAWS 1011 & 1021 - Criminal Justice: The Individual and the State
- LAWS 1013 & 1023 - Fundamentals of Public Law
- LAWS 1014 & 1024 - Legal Research and Writing
- LAWS 1002 - Orientation to Law
- LAWS 1015 & 1025 - Property in its Historical Context
- LAWS 1016 & 1026 - Tort Law and Damage Compensation
- LAWS 1008 - Introduction to Legal Ethics and The Regulation of the Legal Profession
- LAWS 1019 & 1029 - Aboriginal and Indigenous Law in Context
Second or Third Year
- 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.