Programs of Study
106 Programs of Study
106.1 Degree of JD
Over the duration of their program students in a JD must register in and be assessed fees for a minimum of 92.
In special circumstances, a student may be granted letters of permission by the Dean or the Dean's delegate to attend another law school or law schools for a maximum of two terms (and a maximum of 30) in the upper years of the student’s JD program. Students in the MBA–JD program may obtain letters of permission to attend another law school or law schools after completing no less than one and one-half years of the law studies portion of the program.
Required Courses for the Completion of the JD
Note: Students in the first year are required to successfully complete an oral exercise, which may take the form of a moot or some other oral communication skills exercise.
Required Courses for Part-Time Students
The required units of course weight and sequence of courses for part-time students are as follows:
Written Work Requirement: A written work requirement is compulsory in the upper years of the program. The paper must constitute at least 60% of the final grade in the course, and a minimum grade of C must be obtained on the paper.
Note: Descriptions of required and optional courses are found in the Course Listings §231 under Law (LAW).
Marking: Marking in the Faculty is based on the University of Alberta marking scale. See §23.4.
Promotion of Full-time Students
To the extent possible, the academic and administrative regulations and policies apply to part-time students as to full-time students.
Appeals: A student adversely affected by the regulations or their application has a right to appeal in accordance with the Faculty's Academic Appeals Procedure (Appeal Policies and Procedures are available on the Faculty website) with a further right of appeal to the Academic Appeals Committee of General Faculties Council (see §23.8). However, remedies granted on such further appeal shall not be inconsistent with the Faculty's regulations published herein.
Viva voce (oral) examination: All students seeking the degree of JD may be required by the Faculty to pass a viva voce examination at the end of their last year. Such an examination would be of general character covering the work of the three years of the Law program.