Recognized as Canada's premier bilingual university, the University of Ottawa is located in the heart of the nation's capital, at the crossroads of French and English Canada, and has carved a place of distinction for itself among Canada's leading universities. Its campus provides a vibrant setting for the exchange of ideas and promotes the cross-pollination of knowledge and cultures.
The Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa is the largest law school in Canada and is divided into a Civil Law and a Common Law section, which provides students with a unique opportunity to study both legal systems. Additionally, the law school conducts unique research on disability law and indigenous rights law.
Exchange students can choose to take courses in a wide range of areas including civil rights law, environmental law, intellectual property law and administrative and regulatory law.
Courses are offered in both French and English.
Students will receive up to 12 credits towards their law degree. Only the credits and not the grades will transfer per ABA requirements. The acceptance of any credit or grade for any courses taken at the University of Ottawa program, including externships and other clinical offerings, is subject to determination by the AUWCL Office of the Registrar.
The following is a selection of courses offered. Students may choose from a number of classes offered at the University of Ottawa. AUWCL students will be enrolled in regularly scheduled classes with fellow Ottawa students. A more complete list is available at the University of Ottawa Graduate Studies Website. Courses offered are subject to change at the discretion of the university.
- Protection of Rights and Freedoms
- Introduction to International Women Right's Law
- Regulation of Internet Commerce
- International Humanitarian Law: Contemporary Challenges
- Global Environmental Governance
- Comparative Indigenous Rights/Legal Regimes
- Law of Persons and Family Law
- Occupational Health and Safety Law
- Law of the Elderly
- Regulation of Internet Communications
Housing and Cost of Living
The University of Ottawa has an off campus housing office that provides advice, tips and links for finding housing for your semester abroad. Please visit the University of Ottawa Off Campus Housing website to view estimated monthly rental costs and find out more about off campus housing in Ottawa.
For an overview of the estimated cost of living during your semester abroad, please visit the International Office website.
For general questions and concerns please visit the Semester Abroad FAQs page.
All other questions and concerns should be directed to:
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Washington, DC, 20016 USA
Telephone: (202) 274-4228