The University of Ottawa shares a partnership with American University (Washington College of Law) in Washington D.C.
Students who are currently enroled in the JD program who develop an interest in the Canadian and American Dual JD Program while in law school may apply to the American school of their choosing at the end of either their first or second year at the University of Ottawa.
The number of spaces in the program is limited, with approximately 3 students being accepted to American University each year. Once admitted into the program, an application to American University must be made in the Winter of the year the student wishes to attend the U.S school. Participation in the program is conditional on maintaining the academic standing required by our partner schools. For AU, students must maintain a B+ (7.0) GPA.
Cost of the Canadian and American Dual JD Program
Students admitted into the program at the University of Ottawa are considered students of the University for the four years of the program. Therefore, for the entire duration of the Dual JD Program, students pay tuition to the University of Ottawa at the regular Common Law rate. Students continue to be eligible for government and university financial assistance on the same basis.
In addition to paying the regular uOttawa tuition fees, students admitted to the dual credential program with American University pay a supplemental fee while at Washington College of Law.
2023 Information Session
Canadian American Dual JD information session will be on Wednesday, February 15th at 11:00 a.m. Please join us on Zoom.
Applications must be submitted to the Common Law Student Centre by email to [email protected]. A complete application includes:
- Completed application form for American University
- Letter of Intent
- Law school transcript and LSAT report (or signed consent form authorizing uOttawa to release this information to the partner institution.)
- Consent form - AU
- Curriculum Vitae
- The deadline to apply is on Friday, February 24th 2023.