The Osgoode-Université de Montréal JD/BCL Program allows students to graduate conversant in two of the world’s most important and widespread private law systems. Knowledge of both common law and civil law systems is increasingly valuable in today’s environment of frequent cross-border transactions and global clientele. Dual credentials are also valuable when applying for a judicial clerkship at the Supreme Court of Canada.
After four years combined study, students graduate with a Juris Doctor (JD) in common law from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) from the Université de Montréal, Faculté de Droit. After completing three years in their home faculty, students in the combined program are granted two years advance standing at the other law school and are thus able to complete their second law degree in one year.
Applicants apply for admission to the program during their third year at their home faculty. Admitted students take a combination of first-year and upper-year courses at the second school. See the syllabus for program details.