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Integrated Practice Curriculum

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The Lincoln Alexander School of Law's Juris Doctor program offers a variety of courses and fulfills the LSO’s requirements for the Integrated Practice Curriculum (IPC).  As part of our commitment to experiential learning, students will receive hands-on mentorship throughout their degree and work with the latest technological innovations redefining legal practice today.

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Key Innovations:

Co-teaching model where faculty and practicing lawyers meld theory with real-world experience and bring an applied-skills approach into the classroom. Special focus on technology and social justice, which are relevant to expanding access to legal services.

First semester

Semester 1 total weekly contact hours: 18

Required:

JUR 400 Law and Legal Methods Intensive
JUR 100 Legal Research and Writing
JUR 106 Criminal Law
JUR 107 Constitutional Law
JUR 102 Tort Law
JUR 105 Foundations of Legal Theory

Second semester

Semester 2 total weekly contact hours: 19

Required:

JUR 401 Technology Innovation Intensive
JUR 103 Property Law
JUR 101 Contract Law
JUR 104 Ethics and Professionalism
JUR 108 Administrative and Regulatory Law
JUR 109 Indigenous and Aboriginal Law



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Key Innovations:

IPC practicums in each semester include lecture-based learning coupled with hands-on mentorship. In addition to the acquired courses listed below, students can choose a total of 5 electives during the year.

Third semester

Semester 3 total weekly contact hours: 18

Required:

JUR 403 Coding Intensive
JUR 201 Business Law and Practice
JUR 204 Data, Code and Social Innovation

Three electives from the list below.

Fourth semester

Semester 4 total weekly contact hours: 18

Required:

JUR 402 Financial Intensive
JUR 200 Business of Lawyering
JUR 203 Civil Procedures and Practice
JUR 209 Access to Justice and Technology

Two electives from the list below.



Students must take three of the following Electives in the fall and two in the winter semester:

JUR 202 Family Law
JUR 205 Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution
JUR 206 Wills and Estates
JUR 207 Legal Innovation
JUR 208 Intellectual Property Law
JUR 210 Privacy Law 
JUR 211 Class Actions
JUR 212 Charter of Rights and Freedoms
JUR 213 Human Rights and Law in Canada
JUR 214 International Human Rights Law
JUR 215 Public Interest Litigation
JUR 216 Critical Race Theory
JUR 217 Global Health Law and Policy
JUR 218 Gender, Sexuality, and the Law
JUR 219 International Criminal Law
JUR 220 Legal Issues in Indigenous Economic Dev.
JUR 221 Insurance Law
JUR 222 International Trade Law
JUR 223 Indigenous Legal Theory
JUR 224 Law and Health Care in Canada
JUR 225 Municipal Law
JUR 226 Refugee Law
JUR 227 Secured Transactions
JUR 228 Sports and Entertainment Law
JUR 301 Global Civil Society and Law
JUR 302 Real Estate Law
JUR 303 Labour and Employment Law
JUR 305 Moot and Advocacy Skills
JUR 306 Environmental Law
JUR 307 Children and the Law
JUR 308 Immigration Law
JUR 309 Criminal Procedure
JUR 310 Tax Law and Practice
JUR 311 Evidence
JUR 312 Law and Injustice
JUR 313 Advanced Legal Solutions
JUR 314 Private International Law
JUR 315 Public International Law
JUR 316 Big Tech, Social Justice and Public Interest
JUR 317 Advanced Privacy and Technology
JUR 318 Law Journal
JUR 320 Advanced Legal Research and Writing

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Key Innovations:

Use of one semester (either fifth or sixth) for a 15-week professional placement. Coursework in the other semester that allows for focus on key interest areas.

Use of one semester (either fifth or sixth) for a valuable professional placement. Coursework in the other semester that allows for focus on key interest areas.

Fifth and sixth semesters

Total weekly contact hours: 18

Professional placement semester total term hours: 18

One semester of:

JUR 300 Professional Placement (4 months)




Required:

JUR 404 EQ/CQ Intensive

Electives:

Five electives from the following: 

JUR 202 Family Law
JUR 205 Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution
JUR 206 Wills and Estates
JUR 207 Legal Innovation
JUR 208 Intellectual Property Law
JUR 210 Privacy Law 
JUR 211 Class Actions
JUR 212 Charter of Rights and Freedoms
JUR 213 Human Rights and Law in Canada
JUR 214 International Human Rights Law
JUR 215 Public Interest Litigation
JUR 216 Critical Race Theory
JUR 217 Global Health Law and Policy
JUR 218 Gender, Sexuality, and the Law
JUR 219 International Criminal Law
JUR 220 Legal Issues in Indigenous Economic Dev.
JUR 221 Insurance Law
JUR 222 International Trade Law
JUR 223 Indigenous Legal Theory
JUR 224 Law and Health Care in Canada
JUR 225 Municipal Law
JUR 226 Refugee Law
JUR 227 Secured Transactions
JUR 228 Sports and Entertainment Law
JUR 301 Global Civil Society and Law
JUR 302 Real Estate Law
JUR 303 Labour and Employment Law
JUR 305 Moot and Advocacy Skills
JUR 306 Environmental Law
JUR 307 Children and the Law
JUR 308 Immigration Law
JUR 309 Criminal Procedure
JUR 310 Tax Law and Practice
JUR 311 Evidence
JUR 312 Law and Injustice
JUR 313 Advanced Legal Solutions
JUR 314 Private International Law
JUR 315 Public International Law
JUR 316 Big Tech, Social Justice and Public Interest
JUR 317 Advanced Privacy and Technology
JUR 318 Law Journal
JUR 320 Advanced Legal Research and Writing