For graduate students, the course number is LAW7031HF.

This course satisfies the “Legal Ethics” graduation requirement.

Students taking this course may not enroll in LAW362H - Legal Ethics.

November 6th 9:30 am -12:00 and 1:00 - 3:30 pm
November 7th 9:30 am -12:00 and 1:00 - 3:30 pm
November 8th 9:30 am -12:00 and 1:00 - 3:30 pm
November 9th 9:30 am -12:00 and 1:00 - 3:30 pm
November 10th 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Note: The deadline for dropping or adding this intensive course is November 7th at 5:00 pm.

This course is an introduction to legal ethics and the regulation of the legal profession. It will examine topics such as the lawyer-client relationship, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, the duty of loyalty and ethics in advocacy, counselling and negotiations. Issues in regulation include the merits of self-governance, the public interest duty, the ethics of different practice contexts and the scope of permitted practice. The focus is on the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s Model Code of Professional Conduct, Ontario law, and the broader Canadian context. The course will incorporate a mix of formats including lectures, case studies, group work and discussion.

10-hour take-home examination with a 3500 word limit (100%). Note: The take-home exam will be available for download starting at 5:00 pm on Thursday, November 23 and will be due 10 hours later, and must be submitted by Monday, November 27 at 10:00 am.

At a Glance

First Term


48 JD