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Legal Studies

Comprehensive program

Registration for the 2018-2019 academic year will begin in June. A preview schedule is currently available for viewing. The following are the program maps for the Legal Studies program for those entering second, third, or fourth year. Please refer only to the info for the year you are entering. 

If you have not selected a specialization, you are in the Comprehensive program. If you have chosen a specialization, please refer to the specialization maps for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Human Rights Law or Information Law. If you would like to declare a specialization and have not yet done so, please contact the Academic Advising office.

Please keep in mind that if you are out of sequence, these maps may not be right for you. We are happy to assist anyone who is unsure of their degree progression or their requirements for degree completion. Please feel free to contact the Social Science and Humanities Academic Advising office at SSHadvising@uoit.ca or 905.721.8668 ext. 3838.

To view course descriptions and prerequisites, please visit the course descriptions section of the UOIT Academic Calendar.

Year 2

Fall

  • LGLS 2100U – Public Law
  • LGLS 2110U – Private Law
  • LGLS 2200U – Legal Theory
  • LGLS 2940U – Legal Research Methods
  • SSCI 2900U – Research Methods

Winter     

  • Two of:
    • LGLS 2120U – International Law**
    • LGLS 2420U – Canadian Human Rights Law**
    • LGLS 2500U – Information and Privacy Law**
  • CRMN 3040U – Restorative Justice
  • Elective
  • Elective

** It is recommended that students choose all three options, as they are required for future specializations. If taking all three, one will count as an elective if you remain in the comprehensive program.

Year 3

Fall

  • LGLS 3220U – Philosophy of Law
  • LGLS 3240U – Cultural Studies of Law
  • Legal Studies elective
  • Legal Studies elective
  • Elective

Winter

  • COMM 3610U – Persuasion
  • LGLS 3520U – Law and Technology
  • One of:
    • LGLS 3310U – Indigenous Peoples, Law & the State in Canada (winter)
    • LGLS 3330U – Gender, Sexuality and the Law (winter)
  • Legal Studies elective
  • Elective

Year 4

  • LGLS 4200U – Law and Social Change (fall)
  • One of:
    • LGLS 4099U – Legal Studies Integrating Project (fall)
    • SSCI 4101U – Honours Thesis I** (fall)
  • One of:
    • LGLS elective at the 4000 level
    • SSCI 4098U – Practicum* (fall or winter)
  • SSCI 4020U – Leadership and Administration (fall or winter)
  • LGLS 4000-level elective (fall or winter)
  • LGLS 3000- or 4000-level elective (fall or winter)
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

* The Practicum requires pre-application and approval of the Practicum office.

**The Honours Thesis requires an application and a minimum 3.7 cumulative grade point average (GPA).

2018-2019 Legal Studies elective options

The following is an exhaustive list of legal studies elective options offered for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Please note: If you are pursuing a specialization, some of these courses are required and therefore not eligible to be counted as a Legal Studies elective.

  • CRMN 2050U – Rights and Freedoms in the Justice System (fall)
  • CRMN 3053U – Prosecution and Sentencing (fall)
  • LGLS 3130U – Family Law (fall)
  • LGLS 3510U – Censorship and Freedom of Expression (fall)
  • CRMN 2010U – Criminal Law (winter)
  • CRMN 4032U – Criminal Justice Mediation (winter)
  • LGLS 3600U – Family Mediation (winter)
  • SSCI 2011U – Immigration and Refugee Law (winter)

4000-level LGLS courses available this year

  • LGLS 4100U – Law, Justice and Education (fall)
  • LGLS 4050U – Impartiality, Neutrality and Objectivity (winter)

Recommended fourth year general elective

  • COMM 4610U – Communication and Conflict Resolution (winter)

Alternative Dispute Resolution specialization

Year 2

Year 2 is the same as the comprehensive Legal Studies major.

Year 3

Fall

  • LGLS 3220U – Philosophy of Law
  • LGLS 3240U – Cultural Studies of Law
  • LGLS 3130U – Family Law
  • Elective
  • Elective

Winter

  • COMM 3610U – Persuasion
  • LGLS 3600U – Family Mediation
  • CRMN 2010U – Criminal Law
  • CRMN 4032U – Criminal Justice Mediation
  • One of:
    • LGLS 3310U – Indigenous Peoples, Law & the State in Canada
    • LGLS 3330U – Gender, Sexuality and the Law

Year 4

  • LGLS 4200U – Law and Social Change (fall)
  • One of:
    • LGLS 4099U – Legal Studies Integrating Project (fall)
    • SSCI 4101U – Honours Thesis I** (fall)
  • One of:
    • LGLS elective at the 4000 level
    • SSCI 4098U – Practicum* (fall or winter)
  • SSCI 4020U – Leadership and Administration (fall or winter)
  • LGLS 4000-level elective (fall or winter)
  • LGLS 3000- or 4000-level elective (fall or winter)
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

* The Practicum requires pre-application and approval of the Practicum office.

**The Honours Thesis requires an application and a minimum 3.7 cumulative grade point average (GPA).

2018-2019 Legal Studies elective offerings

The following is an exhaustive list of legal studies elective options offered for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Please note: If you are pursuing a specialization, some of these courses are required and therefore not eligible to be counted as a Legal Studies elective.

  • CRMN 2050U – Rights and Freedoms in the Justice System (fall)
  • CRMN 3053U – Prosecution and Sentencing (fall)
  • LGLS 3130U – Family Law (fall)
  • LGLS 3510U – Censorship and Freedom of Expression fall)
  • CRMN 2010U – Criminal Law (Winter)
  • CRMN 4032U – Criminal Justice Mediation (winter)
  • LGLS 3600U – Family Mediation (winter)
  • SSCI 2011U – Immigration and Refugee Law (winter)

4000-level LGLS courses available this year

  • LGLS 4100U – Law, Justice and Education (fall)
  • LGLS 4050U – Impartiality, Neutrality and Objectivity (winter)

Recommended fourth year general elective

  • COMM 4610U – Communication and Conflict Resolution (winter)

Human Rights Law specialization

Year 2

Fall

  • LGLS 2100U – Public Law
  • LGLS 2110U – Private Law
  • LGLS 2200U – Legal Theory
  • LGLS 2940U – Legal Research Methods
  • SSCI 2900U – Research Methods

Winter

  • LGLS 2120U – International Law
  • LGLS 2420U – Canadian Human Rights Law
  • CRMN 3040U – Restorative Justice
  • Elective
  • Elective

Year 3

  • COMM 3710U – Intercultural Communication (fall)
  • COMM 3610U – Persuasion (winter)
  • CRMN 2010U – Criminal Law (winter)
  • LGLS 3310U – Indigenous Peoples, Law & the State in Canada (winter)
  • LGLS 3330U – Gender, Sexuality and the Law (winter)
  • One of:
    • CRMN 2050U – Rights and Freedoms in the Justice System (fall)
    • SSCI 2011U – Immigration and Refugee Law (winter)
  • Two of:
    • LGLS 3220U – Philosophy of Law (fall)
    • LGLS 3240U – Cultural Studies of Law (fall)
    • LGLS 3520U – Law and Technology (winter)
  • Elective**
  • Elective**

**For this specialization, students must enrol in the following courses if not previously completed:

  • LGLS 2420U – Canadian Human Rights Law (winter)
  • LGLS 2120U – International Law (winter)

Year 4

  • LGLS 4200U – Law and Social Change (fall)
  • One of:
    • LGLS 4099U – Legal Studies Integrating Project (fall)
    • SSCI 4101U – Honours Thesis I**
  • One of:
    • LGLS elective at the 4000 level
    • SSCI 4098U – Practicum* (fall or winter)
  • SSCI 4020U – Leadership and Administration (fall or winter)
  • LGLS 4000-level elective (fall or winter)
  • LGLS 3000- or 4000-level elective (fall or winter)
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

* The Practicum requires pre-application and approval of the Practicum office.

**The Honours Thesis requires an application and a minimum 3.7 cumulative grade point average (GPA).

2018-2019 Legal Studies elective options

The following is an exhaustive list of legal studies elective options offered for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

Please note: If you are pursuing a specialization, some of these courses are required and therefore not eligible to be counted as a Legal Studies elective.

  • CRMN 2050U – Rights and Freedoms in the Justice System (fall)
  • CRMN 3053U – Prosecution and Sentencing (fall)
  • LGLS 3130U – Family Law (fall)
  • LGLS 3510U – Censorship and Freedom of Expression (fall)
  • CRMN 2010U – Criminal Law (winter)
  • CRMN 4032U – Criminal Justice Mediation (winter)
  • LGLS 3600U – Family Mediation (winter)
  • SSCI 2011U – Immigration and Refugee Law (winter)

4000-level LGLS courses available this year

  • LGLS 4100U – Law, Justice and Education (fall)
  • LGLS 4050U – Impartiality, Neutrality and Objectivity (finter)

Recommended fourth year general elective

  • COMM 4610U – Communication and Conflict Resolution (winter)

Information Law specialization

Year 2

Fall

  • LGLS 2100U – Public Law
  • LGLS 2110U – Private Law
  • LGLS 2200U – Legal Theory
  • LGLS 2940U – Legal Research Methods
  • SSCI 2900U – Research Methods

Winter

  • One of:
    • LGLS 2120U – International Law
    • LGLS 2420U – Canadian Human Rights Law
  • LGLS 2500U – Information and Privacy Law
  • CRMN 3040U – Restorative Justice
  • Elective
  • Elective

Year 3

Fall

  • LGLS 3510U – Censorship and Freedom of Expression
  • One of:
    • LGLS 3220U – Philosophy of Law
    • LGLS 3240U – Cultural Studies of Law
  • Legal Studies elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Winter

  • COMM 2411U – Media and Information Policy
  • COMM 3610U – Persuasion
  • CRMN 3021U - Cybercrime
  • LGLS 3520U – Law and Technology
  • One of:
    • LGLS 3310U – Indigenous Peoples, Law & the State in Canada (winter)
    • LGLS 3330U – Gender, Sexuality and the Law (winter)

Year 4

  • LGLS 4200U – Law and Social Change (fall)
  • One of:
    • LGLS 4099U – Legal Studies Integrating Project (fall)
    • SSCI 4101U – Honours Thesis I**
  • One of:
    • LGLS elective at the 4000 level
    • SSCI 4098U – Practicum* (fall or winter)
  • SSCI 4020U – Leadership and Administration (fall or winter)
  • LGLS 4000-level elective (fall or winter)
  • LGLS 3000- or 4000-level elective (fall or winter)
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

* The Practicum requires pre-application and approval of the Practicum office.

**The Honours Thesis requires an application and a minimum 3.7 cumulative grade point average (GPA).

2018-2019 Legal Studies elective options

The following is an exhaustive list of legal studies elective options offered for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Please note: If you are pursuing a specialization, some of these courses are required and therefore not eligible to be counted as a Legal Studies elective.

  • CRMN 2050U – Rights and Freedoms in the Justice System (fall)
  • CRMN 3053U – Prosecution and Sentencing (fall)
  • LGLS 3130U – Family Law (fall)
  • LGLS 3510U – Censorship and Freedom of Expression (fall)
  • CRMN 2010U – Criminal Law (winter)
  • CRMN 4032U – Criminal Justice Mediation (winter)
  • LGLS 3600U – Family Mediation (winter)
  • SSCI 2011U – Immigration and Refugee Law (winter)

4000-level LGLS courses available this year

  • LGLS 4100U – Law, Justice and Education (fall)
  • LGLS 4050U – Impartiality, Neutrality and Objectivity (winter)

Recommended fourth year general elective

  • COMM 4610U – Communication and Conflict Resolution (winter)
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