JD in North American Common Law
Law practise has increasingly global dimensions. Successful professionals need to be familiar will a variety of legal rules and systems if they are to succeed in our multi-jurisdictional society. For those preparing to enter legal practise, having concrete training in both common and civil law is a must for future practitioners and jurists.
The Université of Montréal’s JD in Common Law is designed to provide a firm foundation in the substantive and procedural rules of the common law system.
Taught by professors with experience in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and the United States, this one-year programme provides participants with an education that will provide unique advantages for those entering the legal market as well as established professionals who want to enhance their current knowledge and credentials.
Successful completion of the programme qualifies graduates for admission to the bar in the common law provinces as well as New York and a number of American states.
Admission to the JD programme is governed by the regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and by the following provisions:
1. Conditions of Admission
To be admitted to the JD programme an applicant must:
- satisfy the general conditions of admissability (section XI) of the Règlement pédagogique de la Faculté des études supérieures et postdoctorales
- hold a first law degree from the Faculté de droit de l’Université de Montréal or its equivalent from another Canadian university
- demonstrate competence for study in both English and French.
Students may enroll for either full or part-time study.
Students must be enrolled for a minimum of two terms up to a maximum of twelve terms (four years) following initial enrollment. Enrollment may be extended for an additional year in exceptional circumstances with permission of the dean.
Requirements for the JD degree require successful completion of 32 credits as follows:
DRT 6565 Fundamentals of Common Law
DRT 6566 Contract
DRT 6567 Torts
DRT 6568 Real Property
DRT 6569 Civil Procedure
DRT 6583 Ethics & Professional Responsibility
DRT 6570 Commercial Law: Sales
DRT 6571 Commercial Law: Security Interests in Personal Property
DRT 6572 Remedies
DRT 6573 Trusts
DRT 6584 Practice & Procedure Workshop
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This content has been updated on 17 May 2016 at 16 h 20 min.