Current JD Students
2018/2019 Important Dates
Sept. 4, 2018
First day of Fall classes and 1L orientation
Sept. 21, 2018
Fee payment deadline for Fall term
Dec. 7, 2018
Last day of Fall classes
Dec. 10, 2018
First day of exams for Fall classes
Jan. 7, 2019
Winter block courses start
Jan. 25, 2019
Fee payment deadline for Winter term
Jan. 28, 2019
Regularly scheduled classes for 1L, 2L,3L, LOP, visiting, exchange and graduate students.
April 12, 2019
Last day of Winter classes
April 15, 2019
First day of exams for Winter classes
Course Timetables and Exam Schedules
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Clinical Courses & Directed Research Projects
Law 591: Provincial Court Clerkships
Law 653: Student Proposals for Directed Research
Law 687: Criminal Justice Clinic
Law 686 & 688: Student Legal Assistance Clinical Theory and Practice
Law 693A & B: Dentons' International Energy Law Study Tour
Law 693: Dentons' International Energy Law Study Tour: Call for applications
Interested in applying for the Dentons' International Energy Law Study Tour? Applications are due March 15, 2019.
Law 693: Public Interest Law Clinical Theory and Practice
Law 696: Human Rights Clinical
Law 696: Alberta Utilities Commission Clinical
Course Materials & Requirements
As part of the competency evaluation requirements of upper-year students, you are required to successfully complete all compulsory courses, as well as the following elements.
Upper-year writing requirement and written declaration of completion
International requirement and written declaration of completion
Theoretical Perspectives requirement and written declaration of completion
Mooting & Debating
Our Mooting & Debating program
You can participate in both non-credit and credit moots during your time at UCalgary Law. Credit moots are open to second and third year students.
International & Civil Law Study
Third-year students have the opportunity to take an approved program of legal studies at an international law school or a civil law school within Canada. The upper-year international requirement can be completed by an international exchange for one academic term if approved by the Associate Dean. The most logical term for exchange is the fall term of third year, when no mandatory courses are scheduled.
Once approved for exchange, you must obtain approval from the Associate Dean on your proposed courses. Submit the course outlines/descriptions for each proposed course, as well as the number of credits each course is worth, by email at least five business days prior to the course registration deadline at the intended institution.
- You must register for the equivalent of 12 UCalgary credits per term, to a maximum of 18 credits.
- You must return to UCalgary to participate in Law 602: Advocacy in January.
- Information for international study can be found with the Study Abroad Office
- Financial assistance is available through the Norton Rose Fulbright International Study Grant
- Check out other opportunities for financial assistance
You may claim up to 9 credit hours towards your JD for courses taken outside the law school during your second and third years, with the approval of the Associate Dean. Courses must be at a 400 level or higher and must significantly add to your understanding of law and the legal system. Courses must not involve a subject that can be taken at UCalgary Law.
Non-law courses from UCalgary count towards GPA calculations; non-law courses from other institutions do not.
Study Outside UCalgary
You may take law courses for credit at another Canadian law school or abroad during the equivalent of spring or summer sessions, with the approval of the Associate Dean.
You may register for directed research during spring or summer sessions, with the approval of the Associate Dean and with the support of an individual instructor.
Third-year students may go on a Letter of Permission for one term or one year to another Canadian common law school and still earn a JD from UCalgary. You will be required to complete the required courses and requirements for the second and third years, and you must attend the block courses at the beginning of the winter terms. Approval from the Associate Dean is required.
Progression through the JD program
- Student must achieve “satisfactory performance” in all first-year courses, which means a minimum grade of C- in a course grade on the 12-band scale, and a grade of CR in a course graded on CR/D/F basis.
- Students may be required to achieve satisfactory performance in specific elements of required courses, in particular Foundations in Law and Justice I and II, and Legislation.
- The exact requirements to progress from the first year of the JD program are set out in the Faculty Regulations.
- Upper-year students must achieve satisfactory performance in each required course and the three required elements.
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