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Legal Studies program maps

  • Legal Studies - Comprehensive Program

    Registration for the 2019-2020 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 Ontario Tech University Academic Calendar.

    Year 2

    Fall

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

    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

    Winter

    • LGLS 3200U – Sociology of Law
    • COMM 3610U – Persuasion
    • One of:
      • LGLS 3310U – Indigenous Peoples, Law & the State in Canada
      • LGLS 3300U Disability and the Law
    • Legal Studies elective
    • 3000 Level LGLS elective

    Year 4

    • LGLS 4200U – Law and Social Change (fall only)
    • One of:
      • LGLS 4099U – Legal Studies Integrating Project (fall only)
      • SSCI 4101U – Honours Thesis I** (fall only)
    • One of:
      • LGLS elective at the 4000 level
      • SSCI 4098U – Practicum* (fall or winter)
      • SSCI 4102U – Honours Thesis II (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).

    2019-2020 Legal Studies elective options

    The following is a list of legal studies elective options offered for the 2019-2020 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)
    • LGLS 3053U – Prosecution and Sentencing (Fall)
    • LGLS 3410U – Labour and Employment Law (Fall)
    • LGLS 3530U – Intellectual Property (Fall)
    • CRMN 2010U – Criminal Law (Winter)
    • CRMN 4032U – Criminal Justice Mediation (Winter)
    • LGLS 3610U – Employment Mediation (Winter)
    • LGLS 3800U – Issues in Health Law and Biomedical Ethics (Winter)
    • LGLS 2011U – Immigration and Refugee Law (Winter)

    4000-level LGLS courses available this year

    • LGLS 4100U – Law, Justice and Education (Fall)
    • LGLS 4040U – Law and the Environment (Winter)

    Recommended 4th 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 (see above).

    Year 3

    Fall

    • LGLS 3230U – Law and Globalization
    • LGLS 3410U – Labour and Employment Law
    • 3000 Level LGLS Elective
    • Elective
    • Elective

    Winter

    • COMM 3610U Persuasion
    • LGLS 3610U – Employment Mediation
    • CRMN 2010U – Criminal Law
    • CRMN 4032U Criminal Justice Mediation
    • One of:
      • LGLS 3310U – Indigenous Peoples, Law & the State in Canada
      • LGLS 3300 – Disability and the Law

    Year 4

    Year 4 is the same as the comprehensive Legal Studies major (see above).

    2019-2020 Legal Studies elective options

    The following is a list of legal studies elective options offered for the 2019-2020 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)
    • LGLS 3053U – Prosecution and Sentencing (Fall)
    • LGLS 3410U – Labour and Employment Law (Fall)
    • LGLS 3530U – Intellectual Property (Fall)
    • CRMN 2010U – Criminal Law (Winter)
    • CRMN 4032U – Criminal Justice Mediation (Winter)
    • LGLS 3610U – Employment Mediation (Winter)
    • LGLS 3800U – Issues in Health Law and Biomedical Ethics (Winter)
    • LGLS 2011U – Immigration and Refugee Law (Winter)

    4000-level LGLS courses available this year

    • LGLS 4100U – Law, Justice and Education (Fall)
    • LGLS 4040U – Law and the Environment (Winter)

    Recommended 4th 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
    • Elective

    Winter

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

    Year 3

    Fall (required)

    • COMM 3710U – Intercultural Communication
    • LGLS 3230U – Law and Globalization

    Winter (required)

    • LGLS 3200U – Sociology of Law
    • COMM 3610U – Persuasion (Winter)
    • LGLS 3310U – Indigenous Peoples, Law & the State in Canada
    • LGLS 3300U – Disability and the law

    Required Options (select from courses below to fill out your fall/winter semesters to 5 courses/semester for 100% course load):

    • One of:
      • LGLS 3410U – Labour and Employment Law (fall)
      • CRMN 2010U – Criminal Law (winter)
    • One of:
      • CRMN 2050U – Rights and Freedoms in the Justice System (Fall)
      • LGLS 2011U – Immigration and Refugee Law (Winter)
    • Elective
    • Elective

    Year 4

    Year 4 is the same as the comprehensive Legal Studies major (see above).

    2019-2020 Legal Studies elective options

    The following is a list of legal studies elective options offered for the 2019-2020 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)
    • LGLS 3053U – Prosecution and Sentencing (Fall)
    • LGLS 3410U – Labour and Employment Law (Fall)
    • LGLS 3530U – Intellectual Property (Fall)
    • CRMN 2010U – Criminal Law (Winter)
    • CRMN 4032U – Criminal Justice Mediation (Winter)
    • LGLS 3610U – Employment Mediation (Winter)
    • LGLS 3800U – Issues in Health Law and Biomedical Ethics (Winter)
    • LGLS 2011U – Immigration and Refugee Law (Winter)

    4000-level LGLS courses available this year

    • LGLS 4100U – Law, Justice and Education (Fall)
    • LGLS 4040U – Law and the Environment (Winter)

    Recommended 4th 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
    • Elective

    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 (required)

    • LGLS 3530U Intellectual Property
    • CRMN 3021U - Cybercrime

    Winter (required)

    • COMM 2411U – Media and Information Policy
    • COMM 3610U – Persuasion
    • One of:
      • LGLS 3310U – Indigenous Peoples, Law & the State in Canada
      • LGLS 3300U – Disability and the Law

    Required Options (select from courses below to fill out your fall/winter semesters to 5 courses/semester for 100% course load):

    • One of:
      • LGLS 3230U Law and Globalization
      • LGLS 3200U – Sociology of Law
    • 3000-level LGLS Course
    • Elective
    • Elective
    • Elective

    Year 4

    Year 4 is the same as the comprehensive Legal Studies major (see above).

    2019-2020 Legal Studies elective options

    The following is a list of legal studies elective options offered for the 2019-2020 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)
    • LGLS 3053U – Prosecution and Sentencing (Fall)
    • LGLS 3410U – Labour and Employment Law (Fall)
    • LGLS 3530U – Intellectual Property (Fall)
    • CRMN 2010U – Criminal Law (Winter)
    • CRMN 4032U – Criminal Justice Mediation (Winter)
    • LGLS 3610U – Employment Mediation (Winter)
    • LGLS 3800U – Issues in Health Law and Biomedical Ethics (Winter)
    • LGLS 2011U – Immigration and Refugee Law (Winter)

    4000-level LGLS courses available this year

    • LGLS 4100U – Law, Justice and Education (Fall)
    • LGLS 4040U – Law and the Environment (Winter)

    Recommended 4th year general elective

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