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General Program Requirements
Please note courses at Ottawa are subject to change

The Program

 Each year, WCL selects up to three (3) students for the program. Students complete the first two (2) years of law school at WCL, followed by two (2) years at the University of Ottawa (UO).
  • At WCL:
    • Students must complete at least 59 credits before going abroad, including all WCL/ABA required courses (Upper Level Writing, Professional Skills, and any others implemented)
    • Students must meet WCL residency requirements
  • At University of Ottawa:
    • WCL students must remain in the top fifty (50) percent of their class at UO.
    • Credits: students must complete a minimum of 60 credits at Ottawa.
    • Required Courses (subject to change at the discretion of the university):
      • Orientation to the Canadian Legal System
      • Criminal Law and Procedure
      • Public Law and Legislation
      • Constitutional Law
      • Civil Procedure I
      • Administrative Law
      • Business Organizations or Special Course in Business law
      • Mediation Theory and Practice or Alternative Dispute Resolution Process
      • Constitutional Law II
      • One course that satisfies the oral advocacy requirement
      • One course that fulfills the major paper requirement
      • Optional law courses
Upon successful completion of both the WCL and UO components, students earn the J.D. degree from WCL and the J.D. degree at the University of Ottawa.