Juris Doctor (J.D.)

The program of studies leading to the degree of Juris Doctor (J.D.) requires three years of study in the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan.

In order to obtain the degree of Juris Doctor, a student must satisfy the requirements for admission; register annually for the prescribed courses; pay the required fees; attend classes and participate in the first year orientation and Dispute Resolution week; pass examinations as prescribed; successfully complete the requirements in upper year which include a minor paper, a major paper, and a seminar. Students must complete a minor or major paper in second year. Normally, second year students will undertake the minor paper and then complete the major paper and seminar in third year; however, students may choose to do the major paper and seminar in second year and leave the minor paper to third year, or may choose to do all three requirements in second year. Students may not take additional courses in other faculties without the permission of the Associate Dean, Academic.

Students in the Juris Doctor (J.D.) program may complete the regular program, or they may choose to complete the J.D. program with an option in French Common Law. While both programs require the completion of a total of 90 credit units, the French Common Law Option prescribes specific French courses. Please see the requirements for each program below.

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Program Requirements

Juris Doctor (J.D.) (90 credit units)

French Common Law Option (30 credit units)