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09-06-23 | Civil Law, Jurivision, Legal Studies, Training

Seventy Years of Civil Law at the University of Ottawa

Exactly 70 years ago, in September 1953, an extraordinary event left an indelible mark on the academic landscape of the Canadian capital: the birth of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. The history of the Civil Law Section at the University of Ottawa is punctuated with remarkable figures, including eminent professors, 13 visionary deans, and generations of students from all regions of Quebec and beyond who have infused the law school with a friendly and energetic atmosphere.

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08-28-23 | Civil Law, Food Law, Public Law

898.1 C.c.Q. The ethical and legal debate on the status of animals in Quebec

At the crossroads of the legal and ethical worlds lies an increasingly pressing question: do some animals have more legal privileges than others? Let’s explore the experiences of three different laying hens.

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06-12-23 | Civil Law, Interdisciplinarity, Legal Studies, Research Experience

Multidisciplinary Observatory on the Future of Private Law

Since its creation in 2022, the MOFPL has rallied over 70 members from a wide variety of backgrounds, active in Quebec and Canada as well as abroad. Since its official launch in 2022, it is proud to have developed a diversified scientific program at the University of Ottawa’s Civil Law Section, and to have been involved in national and international research networks.

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03-17-23 | Civil Law, Law Practice, Legal Studies, Training

A one-year civil law degree allows JD degree holders to tackle today’s polyjural challenges

The National Program in Civil Law at the University of Ottawa is an opportunity for JD degree holders to gain an edge in Canadian multijuralism. For lawyers trained in common law, earning a civil law degree opens new opportunities, enhancing professional versatility and mobility, and providing opportunities in the public sector, in Canadian law firms and in the legal departments of international companies.

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