Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) (105 credits)

Offered by: Law     Degree: Bachelor of Civil Law and Bachelor of Laws

Program Requirements

At the Faculty students pursue an integrated program of studies which qualifies them for the Bar Admission Programs in all Canadian provinces. The Faculty grants concurrently both its degrees - Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) - to candidates who have successfully completed 105 credits. Students should consult the Faculty Website for updates: http://www.mcgill.ca/law-studies/.

Required Courses (48 credits)

First Year

The following 29 credits of courses may be taken only in the first year.

  • LAWG 100D1 Contractual Obligations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Basic concepts of contractual obligation in the Civil and Common Law. Formation and consent; formalities; cause and consideration; relativity of contracts and privity; lesion and unconscionability; performance and breach; frustration and force majeure; contractual remedies.

    Terms: Fall 2009

    Instructors: Rosalie Jukier, Jean-Guy Belley, Helge Dedek (Fall)

    • Students must register for both LAWG 100D1 and LAWG 100D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both LAWG 100D1 and LAWG 100D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • LAWG 100D2 Contractual Obligations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : See LAWG 100D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2010

    Instructors: Jean-Guy Belley, Helge Dedek, Rosalie Jukier (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: LAWG 100D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both LAWG 100D1 and LAWG 100D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • LAWG 101D1 Extra-Contractual Obligations/Torts (2.5 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Basic concepts of extra-contractual obligations in the Civil and Common Law. Fault; causation; reasons for exoneration; apportionment of liability; forms of injury for which recovery can be obtained; limitations on damages; factual and legal presumptions; responsibility for the acts of others and for damage caused by property.

    Terms: Fall 2009

    Instructors: Shauna Van Praagh, Yaell Emerich, Genevieve Saumier (Fall)

    • Students must register for both LAWG 101D1 and LAWG 101D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both LAWG 101D1 and LAWG 101D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • LAWG 101D2 Extra-Contractual Obligations/Torts (2.5 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : See LAWG 101D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2010

    Instructors: Shauna Van Praagh, Genevieve Saumier, Yaell Emerich (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: LAWG 101D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both LAWG 101D1 and LAWG 101D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • PRAC 147D1 Introductory Legal Research (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Practicums : Introduction to legal research skills in Civil and Common Law jurisdictions, including computer-assisted research. Teaching occurs in small groups, and focuses on materials from courts, administrative tribunals, legislatures, executive and administrative agencies, and some international sources. In so doing, it provides an introduction to basic issues of process and authority.

    Terms: Fall 2009

    Instructors: Helena Jane Lamed (Fall)

    • Students must register for both PRAC 147D1 and PRAC 147D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PRAC 147D1 and PRAC 147D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • PRAC 147D2 Introductory Legal Research (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Practicums : See PRAC 147D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2010

    Instructors: Helena Jane Lamed (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: PRAC 147D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PRAC 147D1 and PRAC 147D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • PRV1 144D1 Civil Law Property (2.5 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 1 : The theoretical framework of property law. The patrimony and the basic classifications of property. The evolution of land rights in Quebec including the rights of Native Peoples. The study of real rights and their modalities. Possession and its effects. Publicity and its effects. Some consideration of regulation in the public interest and the interest of the family.

    Terms: Fall 2009

    Instructors: Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse, David Lametti, Michael S McAuley (Fall)

    • Students must register for both PRV1 144D1 and PRV1 144D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PRV1 144D1 and PRV1 144D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • PRV1 144D2 Civil Law Property (2.5 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 1 : See PRV1 144D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2010

    Instructors: Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse, Michael S McAuley, David Lametti (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: PRV1 144D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PRV1 144D1 and PRV1 144D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • PUB2 101D1 Constitutional Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : A comprehensive treatment of the theory, law and practice of the constitution, including legislative, executive and judicial institutions in Canada. The rule of law in executive government and in the lawmaking process. Parliamentary sovereignty, constitutional amendment, and the federal system, including the division of legislative powers. Guarantees of fundamental freedoms with emphasis on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

    Terms: Fall 2009

    Instructors: Mark Antaki, Robert Leckey, Fabien Gelinas (Fall)

    • Students must register for both PUB2 101D1 and PUB2 101D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PUB2 101D1 and PUB2 101D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • PUB2 101D2 Constitutional Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : See PUB2 101D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2010

    Instructors: Fabien Gelinas, Robert Leckey, Mark Antaki (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: PUB2 101D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PUB2 101D1 and PUB2 101D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • PUB3 116D1 Foundations (2 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 3 : Overview of the spirit, history, and sources of Civil and Common Law traditions in their Canadian manifestations; introduction to Aboriginal legal traditions. The course explores issues of legal history and institutions, relationship between private and public law, comparative methodology, legal theory and ethics.

    Terms: Fall 2009

    Instructors: John David Howes, Victor Muniz-Fraticelli, Rene Provost, Desmond Robert Manderson (Fall)

    • Students must register for both PUB3 116D1 and PUB3 116D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PUB3 116D1 and PUB3 116D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • PUB3 116D2 Foundations (2 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 3 : See PUB3 116D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2010

    Instructors: Rene Provost, Desmond Robert Manderson, Kirsten Anker, Victor Muniz-Fraticelli (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: PUB3 116D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PUB3 116D1 and PUB3 116D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

N.B. In the winter term of the first year, students may also take one of the following courses: required course PUB2 111 (Criminal Law), or complementary courses LAWG 273 (Family Law), PUB2 105 (Public International Law) or PUB2 400 (The Administrative Process).

Second Year

The following 12 credits of courses may be taken only in the second year.

  • PRAC 155D1 Legal Writing, Mooting and Advanced Legal Research (1 credit)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Practicums : This second year course complements the first year PRAC 147. Students are required to complete a mooting exercise involving the preparation of an appellate court factum as well as an oral presentation. They are also required to draft a legal memorandum, and/or, as the case may be, other writing assignments, and are introduced to advanced and foreign legal materials.

    Terms: Fall 2009

    Instructors: Helena Jane Lamed (Fall)

    • Students must register for both PRAC 155D1 and PRAC 155D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PRAC 155D1 and PRAC 155D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • PRAC 155D2 Legal Writing, Mooting and Advanced Legal Research (1 credit)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Practicums : See PRAC 155D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2010

    Instructors: Helena Jane Lamed (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: PRAC 155D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PRAC 155D1 and PRAC 155D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • PROC 200 Advanced Civil Law Obligations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Procedure : General theory of obligations in the Civil Law tradition, the interaction of contractual and extra-contractual obligations; introduction to unjust enrichment; relationship of general law to special regimes of compensation such as no-fault regimes; certain aspects of the modalities, transfer, alteration and extinction of obligations.

    Terms: Fall 2009, Winter 2010

    Instructors: Sophie Morin, Pierre-Gabriel Jobin (Fall) Helge Dedek (Winter)

  • PRV3 200 Advanced Common Law Obligations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 3 : Relationship between tort, contract, and restitution in theory and practice (including consideration of negligent misrepresentation, economic loss, exclusion clauses, and means of overcoming problems of privity); relationship between Common law and no-fault regimes; special problems in civil liability, such as non-feasance and the liability of public authorities.

    Terms: Fall 2009, Winter 2010

    Instructors: Wendy Adams, Richard Gold (Fall) Lionel David Smith (Winter)

  • PRV4 144 Common Law Property (4 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 4 : Classification of proprietary interests; concepts of ownership, seisin and possession; legal and equitable interests; acquisition of proprietary interests including gifts and assignments; doctrine of estates; future interests; concurrent ownership; rights in property of another including bailments, covenants, easements, profits and licenses; adverse possession; proprietary remedies registration systems.

    Terms: Fall 2009, Winter 2010

    Instructors: Richard Gold (Fall) Stamatia Piper, Dennis R Klinck (Winter)

Any Year

The following 7 credits of courses may be taken in any year.

  • PROC 124 Judicial Institutions and Civil Procedure (4 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Procedure : Pre-trial civil procedure and applications for appeal in Canada. Launching a civil action and pleadings; jurisdiction and judicial organization; prerogative writs and evocation; motions and interlocutory relief; pre-trial mediation and settlement; discovery and costs. Emphasis on Quebec Code of Civil Procedure, Ontario Courts of Justice Act and Rules of Practice, Supreme Court Rules and Federal Court Rules.

    Terms: Fall 2009, Winter 2010

    Instructors: H Patrick Glenn, Rosalie Jukier (Fall) H Patrick Glenn, Daniel Jutras, Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse, Rosalie Jukier (Winter)

  • PUB2 111 Criminal Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : The exploration of major problems in criminal law and its administration; emphasis on basic concepts which govern the implementation of the Criminal Code in Canada.

    Terms: Fall 2009, Winter 2010

    Instructors: Frederic Megret (Fall) Payam Akhavan (Winter)

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

Complementary Civil Law Courses:
Students must take at least 4.5 credits from the following list of advanced civil law courses and from the trans-systemic course list:

  • BUS2 461 Insurance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Business Law 2 : The general principles of the insurance contract under the law of Quebec, with reference to the Ontario Insurance Act and the insurance acts of other common law provinces.

    Terms: Fall 2009

    Instructors: Helena Jane Lamed (Fall)

  • LEEL 470 Employment Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Labour/Employmt/Environmt Law : Survey of the employment contract including hiring practices, dismissals, duties of the employer and the employee including loyalty, non-competition, impact of statutes (Labour Standards Act, Charter of the French Language, etc...) and recourses. The purpose of the course is to deal with non-collective agreement employment contracts, which govern most of the working population.

    Terms: Winter 2010

    Instructors: Adelle Blackett (Winter)

  • PROC 349 Lease, Enterprise, Suretyship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Procedure : The contracts of lease, including some aspects of residential leases, enterprise and suretyship in the law of Quebec.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2009-2010 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • PRV1 255 Successions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 1 : The gratuitous transmission of property in the law of Quebec by reason of gift, will, trust or legal succession.

    Terms: Fall 2009

    Instructors: Marilyn A Roy (Fall)

  • PRV2 270 Law of Persons (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 2 : The existence and attributes of physical and legal persons in the Civil Law of Quebec. Modes of recognition of legal persons. Enjoyment and exercise of civil and personality rights; domicile; acts of civil status; capacity and regimes of supervised protection. Some introduction to rights under the Quebec and Canadian Charter.

    Terms: Winter 2010

    Instructors: Jean-Frederick Menard (Winter)

  • PRV4 448 Administration Property of Another and Trusts (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 4 : The basic law on the administration of the property of another by those performing acts of custody, simple administration or full administration. Includes those holding property under tutorship, curatorship, testamentary executorship, deposit, mandate, substitution and trust.

    Terms: Winter 2010

    Instructors: Sophie Morin (Winter)

Complementary Common Law Courses:
Students must take at least 4.5 credits from the following list of advanced common law courses and from the trans-systemic course list:

  • PRV3 434 Remedies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 3 : A study of selected private law remedies available at common law, in equity and under statute.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2009-2010 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • PRV4 449 Equity and Trusts (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 4 : A consideration of the law of gratuitous transfers, concentrating on the express trust: the nature of the trust, the creation and conditions of validity of the trust, effect of failure, obligations and interests arising under the trust, variation, renovation, and termination of the trust. Related topics such as gifts, wills, intestate succession, powers of appointment and the rule against perpetuities may also be discussed.

    Terms: Fall 2009

    Instructors: Dennis R Klinck (Fall)

  • PRV4 451 Real Estate Transactions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 4 : Problems arising out of the vendor and purchaser relationship. The contract of sale in its drafting, interpretation and enforcement; fixtures, recording and land titles systems; mortgages. Emphasis on the law of Ontario.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2009-2010 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • PRV4 456 Wills and Estates (2 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 4 : Formal and intrinsic validity of domestic and international wills; survivorship; the administration of estates; methods of transmitting property on death other than by will; intestate succession; dependents' relief.

    Terms: Fall 2009

    Instructors: Angela Campbell (Fall)

  • PRV4 500 Restitution (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 4 : The law relating to the restitution of benefits wrongfully or unfairly acquired: a study of unjust enrichment as a doctrinal basis for various remedies at common law, in equity and under statute and the role of unjust enrichment as an integral part of the common law alongside contract and tort.

    Terms: Fall 2009

    Instructors: Ryan Rabinovitch (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PRV4 435.
  • PRV5 182 Advanced Torts (2 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 5 : This seminar examines in depth one or more selected problems in the law of torts such as protection of privacy, interference with economic and other relations, defamation, products liability, professional malpractice, strict liability, the future of tort law, and statutory compensation schemes.

    Terms: Winter 2010

    Instructors: Margaret Somerville (Winter)

The following trans-systemic courses count for half their credit weight in each of the advanced common law and advanced civil law course lists above:

  • BUS2 365 Business Associations (4 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Business Law 2 : An introduction to agency or mandate, partnership and co-operatives. The nature of corporate personality; the two systems of incorporation; constitutional problems; the raising and maintenance of a company's capital; the organs of the company; and protection of investors and minority shareholders.

    Terms: Fall 2009, Winter 2010

    Instructors: Lionel David Smith (Fall) Richard Janda (Winter)

  • CMPL 522 Medical Liability (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Trans-systemic and critical examination of medical liability issues, including doctor-hospital-patient relationship; medical duty of care; medical fault and causation; wrongful life, birth and conception; informed consent and refusal; lack of resources; defective products; nosocomial infections; contaminated blood transfusions; interaction between law and science; future of medical liability.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2009-2010 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students in first year of Law.
  • LAWG 200 Sale (4 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : The contract of sale in the civil law and common law traditions. Nature and scope of the contract of sale; conditions of formation; obligations of the vendor/seller, including delivery, quality, title; obligations of the buyer, transfer of title; manufacturer's liability.

    Terms: Fall 2009

    Instructors: Jeffrey F Edwards (Fall)

  • LAWG 273 Family Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Study of conjugality and other close personal relationships as understood by law; parent-child relationships; dissolution of conjugal relationships; support rights at the end of close personal relationships.

    Terms: Fall 2009, Winter 2010

    Instructors: Robert Leckey (Fall) Angela Campbell (Winter)

  • LAWG 300 Family Property Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Administration of and entitelment to wealth in conjugal and other close personal relationships, in common and civil law, with consideration of other legal traditions. Management and distribution of family resources through matrimonial regimes, marriage and domestic contracts, household mandates, common law trusts, legislative division of family assets, liberalities, social practice.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2009-2010 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: PRV1 144 or PRV4 144 or permission of instructor.
  • LAWG 316 Private International Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : The function, nature and sources of Private International Law in the common law and civil law traditions. Conflicts of laws; general operation of conflict rules (application of foreign law, substitution of laws of forum). Conflicts of jurisdiction and recognition of foreign judgments. Harmonization and unification of laws.

    Terms: Fall 2009

    Instructors: Genevieve Saumier (Fall)

  • LAWG 400 Secured Transactions (4 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Main incidents of law and suretyship and the law of real security in the common and civil traditions; security on land and commodities; nature of suretyship and effects of a contract among the creditor, debtor, surety and co-sureties; classifications and types of preferences, priorities and real security.

    Terms: Fall 2009, Winter 2010

    Instructors: Catherine Walsh (Fall) Roderick A Macdonald (Winter)

  • LAWG 415 Evidence (Civil Matters) (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Basic principles of evidence as applied and developed in the context of the civil process in all jurisdictions in Canada. Topics include: burden and standard of proof; relevance; the different kinds of evidence, i.e. documentary evidence; testimonial evidence (lay and opinion evidence), presumptions, admissions and real evidence; the principal rules of admissibility, including the hearsay rule and its exceptions.

    Terms: Fall 2009

    Instructors: Frederic Bachand (Fall)

  • PRV5 483 Consumer Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Private Law 5 : A comparative study of civil and common law and consumer protection law in Quebec and in Canada.

    Terms: Winter 2010

    Instructors: Genevieve Saumier (Winter)

Social Diversity and Human Rights Courses:
Students must take at least 3 credits from the following courses:

  • CMPL 500 Aboriginal Peoples and the Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Current legal topics relating to native peoples, including the concept of aboriginal title, and constitutional aspects of contemporary land claims. Aspects of Canadian law relating to native peoples, their constitutional status, and hunting and fishing rights.

    Terms: Winter 2010

    Instructors: Kirsten Anker (Winter)

  • CMPL 504 Feminist Legal Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Feminist theory and its relevance and application to law, including feminist methodologies in law, the public versus private dichotomy, and changing conceptions of equality.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2009-2010 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • CMPL 511 Social Diversity and Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : The interaction of law and cultural diversity. Through the use of a number of case studies, we will examine: 1. The empirical effect of cultural diversity on legal systems. 2. Institutional structures to accommodate diversity. 3. Theoretical perspectives.

    Terms: Winter 2010

    Instructors: Payam Akhavan (Winter)

  • CMPL 516 International Development Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : The law and economics of development, including the role of agencies of the United Nations in development, the role of UNCTAD in formulating uniform rules of international trade, and the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and their role in financing development.

    Terms: Fall 2009

    Instructors: Aristide Nononsi (Fall)

  • CMPL 565 International Humanitarian Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Rules governing international and internal armed conflicts; historical and philosophical foundations; constraints on means to wage war; treatment of protected individuals, including prisoners of war, civilians and peacekeepers; enforcement, including belligerent reprisals and criminal prosecution; links with norms protecting human rights, the environment and cultural property; impact of cultural diversity.

    Terms: Fall 2009

    Instructors: Rene Provost (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: PUB2 105
    • Restriction: Not open to first year students.
  • CMPL 571 International Law of Human Rights (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : International protection of human rights, particularly by the United Nations, its specialized agencies, and the Council of Europe.

    Terms: Winter 2010

    Instructors: Frederic Megret (Winter)

  • CMPL 575 Discrimination and the Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Equality rights and legal protections against discrimination under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, and human rights legislation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2009-2010 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • LAWG 503 Inter-American Human Rights (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : History and development of the Inter-American System, with a focus on the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights and Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Examination of their constitutive statutes. Survey of the mechanisms for redress provided by the Commission and the Court.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2009-2010 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Restriction: Restricted to Law student. Non-Law students require permission from instructor & SAO
    • Language of instruction may not be English - depends on the instructor.
  • LEEL 482 Law and Poverty (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Labour/Employmt/Environmt Law : The differential character of the law concerning rich and poor as reflected in case studies in criminal law, consumer law, housing law, welfare law. The "delivery systems" available for legal services to the poor and alternative organizational models for legal services; the role of law schools, government and the professional bar.

    Terms: Winter 2010

    Instructors: Alana Klein (Winter)

  • PUB2 105 Public International Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : The traditional fields of International Law including nature and sources; recognition, territory and acquisition of territory; jurisdiction on the high seas; nationality; diplomatic and consular privileges and immunities; responsibility of states; interpretation of treaties; legal control of force and aspects of the U.N. Charter, special Canadian problems of international law.

    Terms: Fall 2009, Winter 2010

    Instructors: Payam Akhavan (Fall) Jaye Dana Ellis, Francois Crepeau (Winter)

  • PUB2 451 Immigration and Refugee Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : A study of Canadian and Quebec immigration and refugee law, practice and policy, with particular exploration of the historical development-and contemporary paradox-of border regulation; interface with national security, employment policy and trade theory; admissions categories and the construction of illegality; impact of Charter and international human rights law.

    Terms: Winter 2010

    Instructors: Evan Fox Decent (Winter)

  • PUB2 500 Law and Psychiatry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : The roles of lawyers and psychiatrists in the handling of the mentally ill within the legal process. Consideration of the civil commitment and criminal commitment processes, insanity and "automatism" defences, the psychiatrist as expert witness, mental illness as a problem in relation to legal capacity. Some sessions will be conducted jointly with members of the psychiatric profession.

    Terms: Fall 2009

    Instructors: Ronald B Sklar (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to a limited number of students in Law, Psychiatry and Psychology. Not open to students who have taken PUB2 419.
  • PUB2 502 International Criminal Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : Crimes against the law of nations, war crimes (the Nuremberg trials, the Eichmann case), genocide and the way in which states co-operate to fight organized crime, terrorism, hijacking, etc. Topics include: jurisdiction (crimes committed in foreign countries, at sea, in aircraft, extradition, international judicial assistance) and the recognition and enforcement of foreign criminal sentences.

    Terms: Winter 2010

    Instructors: Frederic Megret (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PUB2 425.
  • PUB3 115 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 3 : A critical analysis of the Charter and its implications for the legal process in general, and domestic human rights law in particular, organized around the following themes: pre-Charter human rights law and its legacy; general considerations respecting the entrenchment, application and interpretation of the Charter; procedural issues and judicial review under the Charter; advocacy under the Charter.

    Terms: Fall 2009

    Instructors: Vrinda Narain (Fall)

Other Courses (45 credits)

Students must take other complementary or elective courses offered within the Faculty or approved as credit equivalences in order to complete the 105-credit degree requirement.

For students who entered the Faculty in 2004-2005 or later, these other credits may include up to six non-Law credits. For students who entered the Faculty prior to 2004-2005, these other credits may include up to 12 non-Law credits.

Minimum Writing Requirement

All students are required to submit at least one research paper. This requirement may be satisfied by:

a) writing an essay in a course in which the essay constitutes no less than 75% of the final grade;

b) writing a term essay under independent supervision, for credit, within the Faculty of Law;

c) writing an article, note or comment of equivalent substance that is published or accepted for publication in the McGill Law Journal and approved by the Faculty Adviser to that publication.

Papers written jointly do not satisfy this requirement.

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