Western Law

JD Programs

JD Curriculum

Areas of Concentration

The core curriculum is complemented by a wide range of optional courses. The range of choice is unlimited. Students are free to focus their studies in an area of concentration or may take a variety of optional courses without focusing on any particular area of law. Two "Areas of Concentration" are offered for students who want formal recognition of particular areas of interest. Students who complete an Area of Concentration will have this noted on their transcripts. Western Law offers two Areas of Concentration:

Business Law

Western Law is proud of its tradition of excellence in the business law field and its reputation is strengthened with the formalization of this area of concentration. The area of concentration consists of four modules, each with a number of specific courses: Mandatory Courses, Commercial and Insolvency Law, Business Law Electives, and The Global Environment. Read more

Intellectual Property, Information and Technology Law

Western Law is a leader in this expanding area with an extensive program of courses taught by full-time faculty engaged in related research.  The area also plays host to many distinguished speakers and visitors each year and is well supported by several law firms specializing in intellectual property, information and technology law. Read more

Diplôme de Français Juridique

Western Law offers a unique Diplôme de Français Juridique in cooperation with Western’s Department of French. The program is designed to meet the needs of students who have a background in French and wish to achieve a high level of fluency in written and spoken French for professional reasons.  Students enroll in French courses in addition to their Law courses, and complete an exchange at one of our French language partner schools. The entry date for the Diplôme de Français Juridique is at the beginning of the JD program. Read more 

Combined Programs