Faculty of Law, Common Law Section

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The University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Common Law Section provides the best opportunity in the world to study Common Law and Indigenous legal traditions walking distance from the Supreme Court of Canada and Parliament. With 6 vibrant research centres of excellence and 6 legal clinics where students receive “hands-on” opportunities, we offer some of the most exciting programs of study available anywhere.   

The Canada you will live in tomorrow will be shaped by the leaders we develop today. Together, we can ensure that our graduates are ready for the challenges ahead!  

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Alumni

“Through it's commitment to diversity, uO Common Law has created a welcoming environment where innovative ideas can flourish. ”

Christien Levien

— JD 2014, Lawyer and Technologist

Alain Roussy
Dean

“If we want to see change in our society, we must be willing to support those who will lead that change. ”

Alain Roussy

— Interim Dean

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Louise Powell-McCarthy, MA, LLB

Executive Director, Advancement and Engagement
[email protected] 
613-404-5036