Discover the value of Canadian multijuralism:
Enhance the versatility of your J.D. with the National Program in Civil Law

Earn your LL.L. in English through online, asynchronous courses

Few legal issues today can be classified as purely local or even domestic. Globalization, technology and the recent pandemic have revealed the extent of state interdependence and highlighted the need for jurists who are knowledgeable in multiple legal traditions. The National Program in Civil Law is your opportunity to gain the edge that is Canadian multijuralism, and better position yourself to solve the evolving, complex poly-jural questions that characterize the Digital Age.


Increase your professional opportunities
Not only are civilian legal systems an integral part of Canadian institutions, they also transcend Canada's national borders. Civil law is practised in Latin America, most of Europe and Africa, and in much of Asia and the Middle East. Earning a Civil Law degree will open new opportunities as it enhances your professional versatility and mobility, making you an asset to the public sector, Canadian law firms and the legal departments of international companies.


Experience a rich, bilingual and multicultural learning environment in the Nation’s Capital
The Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa is the only place in North America where you can earn a one-year, fully online, LL.L. degree in English that will allow you to be eligible for the Quebec Bar and fluent in any civil law environment. Learn from our comparative law experts, well-versed in many of the world’s great legal systems, including Civil, Common and Indigenous Legal traditions.


Overview: National Program in Civil Law

  • Degree: Civil Law (LL.L.), recognized for admission to Quebec Bar School
  • Duration: one year, full-time or at your own pace, part-time (10 courses)
  • Delivery: online (Learndash) and asynchronous
  • Language: courses taught in English
  • Cost: tuition fees of $1,922.34 per course (3 cr.) + $234.39 administrative fees for a total of $2,156.73
  • Deadline : admissions on a rolling basis
  • Note: the National Program is also offered in French (currently through remote learning due to COVID-19)

Start date: October 2020 
2020-21 offering consists of two online courses: (1) DRC 4395 - Obligations III (Civil Liability), and (2) DRC 4383 - Civil Procedure I (to be confirmed). (Six credits that may be applied towards the completion of the National Program in Civil Law, expected to be offered on a full-time basis starting in September 2021.)

Admission requirements: 
You have a J.D. degree from a Canadian common law school or you are about to graduate from a J.D. program in a Canadian common law school.

You have a minimum average of 70%. (University of Ottawa Common Law graduates must have a cumulative grade point average of 4,0.)

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Many University of Ottawa LL.B. / LL.L. graduates move on to challenging and rewarding careers.

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