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Law

Department of Law
(Faculty of Public Affairs)
C473 Loeb Bldg.
613-520-3690
carleton.ca/law

This section presents the requirements for:

Co-operative Education Option is available in Law: Concentration in Business Law and Law: Concentration in Law, Policy and Government. Consult the Co-operative Education section of this Calendar.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed below, students must satisfy:

  1. the University regulations including those concerning Academic Performance Evaluation (see the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar),
  2. the Faculty regulations applying to all B.A. students including those relating to First-Year Seminars and Breadth requirements (see the Academic Regulations and Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree ).

Students should consult the Department when planning their program and selecting courses.

Program Requirements

Law
B.A. Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits included in the Major CGPA ( 9.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in LAWS 1000 [1.0];
  2. 3.0 credits in LAWS 2003 [1.0], LAWS 2004 [1.0], and LAWS 2005 [1.0];
  3. 1.0 credit in LAWS 2908 and LAWS 3908;
  4. 3.0 credits in LAWS at the 4000-level or above;
  5. 1.0 credits in LAWS;
  1. Credits not included in the Major CGPA (11.0 credits):
  1. 8.0 credits in electives not in LAWS;
  2. 3.0 credits in free electives.

Note: students with a Major in Law are encouraged, but not required, to consider completing a Minor in another discipline in order to broaden their exposure to that discipline.

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Law
B.A. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Law Major CGPA (6.5 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in LAWS 1000 [1.0];
  2. 2.0 credits from LAWS 2003 [1.0], LAWS 2004 [1.0], or LAWS 2005 [1.0];
  3. 1.0 credit in LAWS 2908 and LAWS 3908;
  4. 0.5 credit in LAWS at the 3000-level or above;
  5. 2.0 credits in LAWS at the 4000-level or above;
  1. Additional Requirements (13.5 credits):
  1. The requirements for B.A. Combined Honours in the other discipline;
  2. 5.0 credits in electives not in LAWS or the other discipline;
  3. Sufficient free electives to make up 20.0 credits total for the program.
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Law and Human Rights
B.A. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

Students may complete a B.A.(Honours) in Law and Human Rights. Students must complete the Law - B.A. Combined Honours requirements stated above. The Human Rights requirements are offered jointly by the Departments of Law, Philosophy, Political Science and Sociology: please consult the Human Rights program entry for details concerning the Human Rights component of the program.

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Law with Concentration in Law, Policy and Government
B.A. Honours (20.0 credits)

Continuation in this concentration requires a minimum CGPA of 6.50 over credits in the concentration.

The courses defining the Concentration in Law, Policy and Government are those in Items 2, 5, 6, 7 below.

  1. Credits included in the Major CGPA (10.5 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in LAWS 1000 [1.0];
  2. 1.0 credit in LAWS 2005 [1.0];
  3. 2.0 credits in LAWS 2003 [1.0] and LAWS 2004 [1.0];
  4. 1.0 credit in LAWS 2908 and LAWS 3908;
  5. 1.5 credits in LAWS 3506, LAWS 3005, and LAWS 4801;
  6. 1.5 credits from LAWS 3000, LAWS 3106, LAWS 3405, LAWS 3500, LAWS 3502, LAWS 3503, LAWS 3504, LAWS 3509, or LAWS 3800;
  7. 1.5 credits from LAWS 4101, LAWS 4102, LAWS 4501, LAWS 4507, LAWS 4603, LAWS 4607, LAWS 4800, LAWS 4901, LAWS 4902, or LAWS 4908 [1];
  8. 1.0 credit in LAWS at the 4000-level or above;
  1. Credits not included in the Major CGPA (9.5 credits):
  1. 8.0 credits in electives not in LAWS;
  2. 1.5 credits in free electives.

Note:

  1. Students who count LAWS 4901, LAWS 4902 or LAWS 4908 [1.0] toward the requirements of Item 7 above must complete an approved topic related to the theme of the Concentration.
  2. Students completing the B.A. (Honours) in Law with a Concentration in Law, Policy and Government are encouraged, but not required, to consider completing a Minor in another discipline (e.g. Political Science) to broaden their exposure to that discipline.
  3. The Concentration in Law, Policy and Government is not available to students in the Law - B.A. General program.
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Law with Concentration in Law, Policy and Government
B.A. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

Continuation in this concentration requires a minimum CGPA of 6.50 over credits in the concentration. The courses defining the Concentration in Law, Policy and Government are those in Items 2, 5, 6, 7 below.

  1. Credits included in the Law Major CGPA (7.5 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in LAWS 1000 [1.0];
  2. 1.0 credit in LAWS 2005 [1.0];
  3. 1.0 credit from LAWS 2003 [1.0] or LAWS 2004 [1.0];
  4. 1.0 credit in LAWS 2908 and LAWS 3908;
  5. 1.5 credits in LAWS 3005, LAWS 3506, and LAWS 4801;
  6. 0.5 credit from LAWS 3000, LAWS 3106, LAWS 3405, LAWS 3500, LAWS 3502, LAWS 3503, LAWS 3504, LAWS 3509, or LAWS 3800;
  7. 1.5 credits from LAWS 4101, LAWS 4102, LAWS 4501, LAWS 4507, LAWS 4603, LAWS 4607, LAWS 4800, LAWS 4901, LAWS 4902, or LAWS 4908 [1.0];
  1. Additional Requirements (12.5 credits):
  1. The requirements for B.A. Combined Honours in the other discipline;
  2. 5.0 credits in electives not in LAWS or the other discipline;
  3. Sufficient free electives to total 20.0 credits for the program.

Note:

  1. Students who count LAWS 4901, LAWS 4902 or LAWS 4908 [1.0] toward Item 7 above must complete an approved topic related to the theme of the Concentration.
  2. Where the Combined Honours is with the School of Journalism and Communication, the degree awarded will be the Bachelor of Journalism with Law with a Concentration in Law, Policy and Government. Students are directed to the regulations of the School of Journalism and Communication in this Calendar.
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Law with Concentration in Business Law
B.A. Honours (20.0 credits)

Continuation in this concentration requires a minimum CGPA of 6.50 over credits in the concentration.

The courses defining the Concentration in Business Law are those in Items 2, 5, 6, 7 below.

  1. Credits included in the major CGPA (10.5 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in LAWS 1000 [1.0];
  2. 1.0 credit in LAWS 2003 [1.0];
  3. 2.0 credits in LAWS 2004 [1.0] and LAWS 2005 [1.0];
  4. 1.0 credit in LAWS 2908 and LAWS 3908;
  5. 1.5 credits in LAWS 3003, LAWS 3201, and LAWS 3206;
  6. 1.0 credit from LAWS 3202, LAWS 3205, LAWS 3207, LAWS 3208, LAWS 3304, LAWS 3401, or LAWS 3405;
  7. 2.0 credits from LAWS 4200, LAWS 4202, LAWS 4204, LAWS 4209, LAWS 4302, LAWS 4402, LAWS 4801, LAWS 4901, LAWS 4902, or LAWS 4908 [1.0];
  8. 1.0 credit in LAWS at the 4000-level or above;
  1. Credits not included in the Major CGPA (9.5 credits):
  1. 8.0 credits in electives not in LAWS;
  2. 1.5 credits in free electives.

Note:

  1. Students who count LAWS 4901, LAWS 4902 or LAWS 4908 [1.0] toward Item 7 above must complete an approved topic related to the theme of the Concentration;
  2. Students completing the B.A. (Honours) in Law with a Concentration in Business Law are encouraged, but not required, to consider completing a Minor in another discipline (e.g. Business) in order to broaden their exposure to that discipline;
  3. The Concentration in Business Law is not available to students in the Law B.A. General program.
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Law with Concentration in Business Law
B.A. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

Continuation in this concentration requires a minimum CGPA of 6.50 over credits in the concentration.

The courses defining the Concentration in Business Law are those in Items 2, 5, 6 below.

  1. Credits included in the Law Major CGPA (7.5 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in LAWS 1000 [1.0];
  2. 1.0 credit in LAWS 2003 [1.0];
  3. 1.0 credit from LAWS 2004 [1.0] or LAWS 2005 [1.0];
  4. 1.0 credit in LAWS 2908 and LAWS 3908;
  5. 1.5 credits in LAWS 3003, LAWS 3201, and LAWS 3206;
  6. 2.0 credits from LAWS 4200, LAWS 4202, LAWS 4204, LAWS 4209, LAWS 4302, LAWS 4402, LAWS 4801, LAWS 4901, LAWS 4902, or LAWS 4908 [1.0];
  1. Additional Requirements (12.5 credits):
  1. The requirements for B.A. Combined Honours in the other discipline;
  2. 5.0 credits in electives not in LAWS or the other discipline;
  3. Sufficient free electives to make up 20.0 credits total for the program.

Note:

  1. Students counting LAWS 4901, LAWS 4902 or LAWS 4908 [1.0] toward Item 6 above must complete an approved topic related to the theme of the Concentration;
  2. Where the Combined Honours is with the School of Journalism and Communication, the degree awarded will be the Bachelor of Journalism with Law with a Concentration in Business Law. Students are directed to the regulations of the School of Journalism and Communication.
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Law
B.A. General (15.0 credits)

  1. Credits included in the Major CGPA (6.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in LAWS 1000 [1.0];
  2. 2.0 credits from LAWS 2003 [1.0], LAWS 2004 [1.0], or LAWS 2005 [1.0];
  3. 1.0 credit in LAWS at the 3000-level or above;
  4. 2.0 credits in LAWS;
  1. Credits not included in the Major CGPA (9.0 credits):
  1. 7.0 credits in electives not in LAWS;
  2. 2.0 credits in free electives.

Note: students with a Major in Law are encouraged, but not required, to consider completing a Minor in another discipline in order to broaden their exposure to that discipline.

Minor in Law

The Minor in Law is open to all students registered in undergraduate programs, with the exception of students registered in the B.A. in Law or in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law.

Requirements (4.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in LAWS 1000 [1.0];
  2. 2.0 credits from LAWS 2003 [1.0], LAWS 2004 [1.0], or LAWS 2005 [1.0];
  3. 1.0 credit in LAWS at the 3000-level or higher.
  4. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.

Mention : Français

Students wishing to qualify for the Mention : français notation in Law may do so by taking the following pattern of courses in their degree program:

  1. 1.0 credit in the advanced study of the French language (FREN 2100 [1.0]);
  2. 1.0 credit in French-Canadian culture and heritage (FREN 2201[1.0] or FREN 2401[1.0]);
  3. 1.0 credit at the 2000- or 3000- level in law or legal studies taught in French at the university level, and approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor;
  4. In addition, for B.A. (Honours) Law or Combined B.A. (Honours) Law, 1.0 credit at the 4000-level in law or legal studies taught in French at the university level, and approved by the undergraduate supervisor.
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Carleton University/Algonquin College Articulation Agreement B.A. (Carleton)/Police Foundations (Algonquin)

An articulation agreement between Carleton University and Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology permits graduates with a Diploma in Police Foundations from Algonquin College to apply for admission into the B.A. program at Carleton University. Successful applicants will be granted 5.0 credits on admission toward the completion of a B.A. in criminology, law, psychology, or sociology.

Course transfers: 2.0 credits in law; 2.0 credits in sociology, and 0.5 in political science and 0.5 in psychology.

To be eligible for admission according to this Articulation Agreement, students must have completed the Diploma in Police Foundations at Algonquin College with an overall B average (Algonquin Grade Point Average of 3.0). They will then be admitted to a B.A. program at Carleton in criminology, law, psychology, or sociology.

Further information may be obtained from the Undergraduate Supervisor or Coordinator of the appropriate B.A. program.

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Study Abroad Option

Certificate in Law

The Department participates in an International Exchange with the Division of Applied Social Science, Faculty of Development and Society at Sheffield Hallam University in the U.K. The Exchange provides an opportunity for students in the B.A. (Honours) in Law program to study law in a comparative setting within a professional law school firmly rooted in the social scientific study of law. Students accepted into the Exchange select approved courses from the LL.B. (Hons.) syllabus of the Division of Applied Social Science, Faculty of Development and Society at Sheffield Hallam University. Students are eligible to apply to participate in the Exchange for their third or fourth year of study. Third-year standing in Law and completion of LAWS 1000 and two of LAWS 2003, LAWS 2004, and LAWS 2005 are the minimum requirements to be eligible for acceptance into the Exchange. Students interested in the Exchange should apply to the Department as early as possible, and no later than February 1. Selection will be made by the Department of Law based on the basis of CGPA, overall program performance, and potential for success in the Exchange.

In addition to receiving credits toward their B.A. (Honours), students who successfully complete 6 units in the LL.B. (Hons.) Law program in the Division of Applied Social Science at Level 5 or above will receive a Certificate in Law from Sheffield Hallam University. Interested students should contact the Department.

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