Spotlight on courses:
NOTARIAL LAW PLACEMENT (3 credits)
You will be placed in a private law firm or government position one day a week starting in the first term of the program. You will be paired with a placement supervisor who will guide your apprenticeship during which you will handle actual cases that will prepare you for the challenges of the profession. You will also benefit from preparation days and practical work to support your development in a professional setting, with guidance from a Faculty professor who will supervise your progress. You will be required to draft an end-of-term placement report to summarize what you have learned.
NEGOTIATION AND PROPERTY TRANSFER (3 credits)
This course will introduce you to the rules of negotiation through case analysis and practical case study. In addition, you will draft documents that deal mainly with pre-contracts and property transfer (agreement to sell, sales contracts, sale of residential buildings, sale of businesses, sale of debts receivable, exchanges, dation in payment, donation, etc.) property appropriation, judicial recognition of right of ownership, applicable tax laws and tax implications, and the restrictions or authorities stemming from specific laws (Act respecting the preservation of agricultural land and agricultural activities, Act respecting the acquisition of farm land by non-residents, Cultural Property Act, Act respecting the Administrative Housing Tribunal).
CORPORATE LAW (3 credits)
You will deepen your knowledge of the rules governing businesses and learn about various financial, corporate, and tax planning strategies through case analysis and practical case study. You will learn how to draft business documents that deal with general partnership constitutions, operations, financing, restructuring, mergers, liquidations ; distributions and appointments of profits, surpluses, goods, or benefits to shareholders; corporations; tax laws and related legislation; commercial leasing.