Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.) Air and Space Law

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Offered by: Air and Space Law     Degree: Doctor of Civil Law

Program Requirements

The Institute of Air & Space Law offers a D.C.L. program in Air and Space Law, which allows the development of substantive and original contributions to legal research and knowledge under the supervision of a faculty member.

The degree will be awarded, at the earliest, after the completion of three years of residence. The core of the D.C.L. program is a substantial thesis of up to 400 pages that makes a significant contribution to legal scholarship, evidencing in concept and execution the original work of the candidate. The thesis must be submitted within 4 years of completion of the residency requirement. Every candidate must successfully pass a comprehensive examination, after one year which may occur in the first year of the program, but no later than the end of the second year of the program.

Comprehensive - Required

Every candidate must successfully pass a comprehensive examination, usually after one year in the program.

  • ASPL 701 Comprehensive - Air/Space Law

    Offered by: Air and Space Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Air & Space Law : An examination that must be passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restriction: DCL graduate students in Air and Space Law.

Required Courses (5 Credits)

  • CMPL 641 Theoretical Approaches to Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Comparative Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Introduction to a variety of theoretical approaches to legal scholarship.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Mark Antaki, Daniel Weinstock (Fall)

  • LAWG 702 Legal Research Methodology for DCL (2 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Law General : Instruction in legal scholarship and research methodology, including proposal development and electronic legal research geared towards DCL students.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Frederic Jean Megret, Christopher Whitehead (Fall)

  • LAWG 703 Literature Review, Analysis and Proposal

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Law General : Submission of final subject, methodology and bibliography to committee for feedback. Prepare Analysis of literature (approx. 15,000 words covering theory, methodology, literature review/critical analysis, and gap(s) in the literature). To be completed by the end of the first year (DCL 2) of the DCL program.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • LAWG 704 DCL Research Seminar 1

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Law General : Develop theoretical perspectives and orientation of thesis. Written and oral presentation of DCL thesis research by the DCL candidate to the candidate’s supervisor, thesis advisory committee and other interested individuals. Must be completed by end of second year (DCL 3).

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken LAWG 702

  • LAWG 705 DCL Research Seminar 2

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Law General : Students need to demonstrate significant development of their research project, including development of theoretical perspectives and orientation of thesis. Written and oral presentation of DCL thesis research by the DCL candidate to the candidate’s supervisor, thesis advisory committee and other interested individuals. Must be completed by 4th year (DCL 5).

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Complementary Course (0-2 Credits)

Some students are encouraged to take the following:

Faculty of Law—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)