First Year & Upper Year

Degree Requirements

Each student is responsible for ensuring that his or her program fulfills the academic and credit requirements for the JD. The degree requirements with full details are stated in the academic calendar at

  • First-year mandatory courses (36 First-year credits)
  • Credit Requirement: 59 Upper-year credits (Including Business Associations & Civil Procedure in 2L AND Legal Ethics & Professionalism in 2L or 3L)
  • Substantial term paper requirement
  • Practice skills requirement (3 credits)
  • Advocacy requirement (3 credits)
  • Residency requirement: First-year courses and a minimum of 28 upper-year credits must be taken as Queen's JD courses in residence at Queen's Faculty of Law.

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