Juris Doctor (JD) / Master of Arts (International Affairs) - Carleton University


During their 3rd or 4th year of the program, students must register for the NPSIA Research Essay (CML 4203) for a total value of 6 credits in order to satisfy the requirements of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs’ program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2015-2016 calendars for the previous requirements.

University of Ottawa - Common Law1
CML1101 Principles of Legal Research 1
CML1102 Contracts 5
CML1106 Dispute Resolution and Professional Responsibility 3
CML1108 Property 5
CML1109 First-Year Thematic Course: Public International Law 3
CML1103 Criminal Law and Procedure 5
CML1205 Introduction to Public and Constitutional Law 5
CML1207 Torts 6
CML1107 Torts 5
CML1203 Criminal Law and Procedure 6
CML1205 Introduction to Public and Constitutional Law 5
CML1103 Criminal Law and Procedure 5
CML1107 Torts 5
CML1206 Introduction to Public and Constitutional Law 6
CML2309 Civil Procedure I 3
CML2312 Administrative Law 3
CML2313 Constitutional Law II2 3
CML2302 Business Organizations 3
CML3102 Special Course in Business Law 3
3 course credits from:3
These courses may not all be offered every year.
CML2101 Appellate Advocacy 3
CML2320 Mediation Theory and Practice 3
CML2321 Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes 3
CML3119 Studies in Oral Advocacy 3
CML3120 Moot Court Competition 3
CML3121 Gale Cup Moot 3
CML3125 National Aboriginal Law Moot: Kawaskimhon "Speaking With Knowledge" 3
CML3127 Wilson Moot Competition 3
CML3128 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Competition 3
CML3132 Willms & Shier Environmental Law Moot 3
CML3139 WTO/ELSA WTO Law Moot 3
CML3140 Canadian Corporate/Securities Competition 3
CML3142 Intellectual Property Advocacy 3
CML3154 Trial Advocacy 3
CML3158 Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy 3
CML3165 Arnup Cup 3
CML3180 Environmental Law Clinic 3
CML3234 Labour Law II 3
CML3248 Introduction Legal Aid Clinic Course 6
CML3250 Advanced Clinical Course in Community Law 9
CML3313 Interviewing & Counseling 3
CML3315 Negotiation 3
CML3317 Corporate Immigration Advocacy 3
CML3366 Collaborative Family Law Practice 3
CML3385 International Trade and Investment Law Practicum 3
CML3388 Intellectual Property Litigation 3
CML3391 Dispute Resolution in Family Law 3
CML3449 Clinical Legal Aid II 6
CML3450 Clinical Legal Aid III 6
CML3922 Tribunal-école international Philip C. Jessup / Philip C. Jessup International Moot 3
CML3923 Coupe Laskin / Lasking Moot Court 3
CML4100 Dispute Resolution Practicum 4
CML4116 Advanced Refugee Law 3
CML4305 Advocacy Before International Tribunals 3
45 optional course credits in common law (CML)4
Carleton University - Norman Paterson School of International Affairs
Normal MA first year (required course work, including a half-credit course taught jointly by NPSIA and Common Law).5
Two half-credit courses from the Norman Paterson School6
1These courses are followed during the first, third and fourth year.
2The course CML2313 must be completed by the end of the second year.
3Students must fulfill the oral advocacy requirement by completing one of the approved courses.
4Students must fulfill the major paper requirement.
5These courses are followed during the second year.
6These courses are followed during the third and fourth year.