Current JD Students

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2020/2021 Important Dates

Registration & Course Selection

Course registration information for students

Information for upper-year and graduate students

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Summer 2020 Course Offerings

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Calendar Course Descriptions

Calendar course descriptions

Instructor Course Descriptions

Instructor course descriptions

Courses listed by number

Courses listed by number

Courses listed by area of concentration

Courses listed by area of concentration

Clinical Courses & Directed Research Projects

Law 591: Provincial Court Clerkships

Info for Law 591

Law 653: Student Proposals for Directed Research

Info for Law 653

Law 696: Human Rights Clinical

Info for Human Rights Clincal

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

Upper-year writing requirement info

International requirement and written declaration of completion

International requirement info

Theoretical Perspectives requirement and written declaration of completion

Theoretical perspectives requirement info


International Tax Treaty

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Business/Corporate Tax

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Estate Planning

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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.

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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 Assistant Dean, Student Services on your proposed courses. Submit the course outlines/descriptions for each proposed course, as well as the number of units 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 units per term, to a maximum of 18 units.
  • 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
  • Check out opportunities for financial assistance



Non-Law Courses

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 Assistant Dean, Student Services. 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 Assistant Dean, Student Services 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.

International Energy Lawyers Program (IELP)


Interested in the IELP? Heading to Houston this fall? Get answers to all of your questions about the program.

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Financing your law degree

Find out about tuition, scholarships, bursaries and awards for law students.

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UCalgary Law contacts

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Academic Success and Personal Well-Being

Academic & Student Services

If you need personalized support, academic advice and goal-setting support, contact Angela Gallo-Dewar, Assistant Dean, Student Services, to make an appointment.

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Graduation & Convocation

All the info you need to apply to graduate and attend convocation.

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Mental health support

Visit the SU Wellness Centre for mental health services and support.

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Sexual Violence Support

Access free and confidential support for yourself or someone else.

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Counselling Services

Assist provides free and confidential help to Alberta lawyers, articling students and law students and their immediate families with personal issues. As a law student, you and your immediate family are entitled to four free sessions of psychological counselling, per issue, per year. Peer support is provided to law students and articling students only.

To schedule an appointment with the psychologist, please call 1.877.498.6898.

New for 2020: UCalgary Law is pleased to welcome our new Wellness Mentor in Residence, Orlando Da Silva. Orlando is a lawyer who has had his own struggles with mental health and wants to be available for students to talk about depression, anxiety or stress with someone who is a member of the profession and who has lived experiences. He will be available to meet with students starting in September, dates and times are still to be confirmed.

Additional funding for current JD students

Kerry Dyte, QC Student Assistance Fund

The Kerry Dyte Q.C. Student Assistance Fund is available for all law students. Students can access up to $5,000 upon demonstration of financial need, such as travel expenses for family illness or bereavement, tuition support or medical and dental expenses.

Applications for funding can be made to Angela Gallo-Dewar, Assistant Dean, Student Services (403.220.6154) and will be granted at the dean's discretion.

Student Activities Fund

If a student would like to attend a conference, they may apply for funding from the Student Activities Fund. Applicants must submit a proposal and include the following information:

  • Details of the conference
  • Why attendance would be beneficial to the student or how it will help further their education
  • Budget (conference fees, travel costs, additional costs, etc.)
  • If other sources of funding have already been received/secured
  • Proposals can be submitted to Susan Marks, Manager, Operations (403.220.6753) and will be granted at the dean's discretion.

Shell Experiential Energy Learning (SEEL) Program Activities Fund

The Shell Experiential Energy Learning (SEEL) Program provides funding to University of Calgary undergraduates in all disciplines for field trips, conferences, special projects and other activities focused on sustainable energy, environment and economy.

The SEEL Program enhances the hands-on learning experience for individual undergraduates and undergrad student clubs and organizations. Sponsored by Shell Canada, administered by the University of Calgary and with applications judged by students. The SEEL Program is part of Shell's Campus Ambassador Program (CAP).

Faculty Regulations

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Career & Professional Development Office

Career & Professional Development Office

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