Program structure

Type

Doctorat en droit (LL. D.)

Number

3-325-1-0

Structure description

Version 06 (A17)

The doctorate program consists of 90 credits.

The PhD in Law has the following options:

- General (segment 70);

- Innovation, Science, Technology and Law (segment 71).

Segment 70 General option

Number of credits: 87 mandatory credits, of which 81 are for research and a thesis, and 3 credits from optional courses.

Students who have completed their legal education entirely abroad must take the course on the Quebec and Canadian legal systems (3 credits) or an equivalent course.

Block 70A Mandatory – 6 credits

Course Title Credits Period  
DRT 7001 PhD General Seminar 3.0 Day course  
DRT 7002 DRT 7002 Thesis Seminar 3.0 Day course  

Block 70B Optional – 3 credits

Course Title Credits Period  
DRT 7003A Theoretical and Legal Methodology 1.0 Day course  
DRT 7003B Theoretical and Legal Methodology 1.0 Day course  
DRT 7003C Theoretical and Legal Methodology Seminars 1.0  
DRT 7003F Theoretical and Legal Methodology Seminars 1.0  
DRT 7003H Theoretical and Legal Methodology Seminars 1.0 Day course  
DRT 7003J Theoretical and Legal Methodology Seminars 1.0 Evening course  

Block 70C Mandatory – 81 credits

Course Title Credits Period  
DRT 7009 Developing a Research Problem 6.0  
DRT 7010 Developing a Thesis Project 6.0  
DRT 7011 Thesis 69.0  
DRT 7700 PhD Comprehensive Examination 0.0  

Segment 71 Innovation, Science, Technology and Law option

Number of credits: 78 mandatory credits, of which 66 are for research and a thesis, 9 to 12 credits from optional courses and a maximum of 3 credits from elective courses.

Students who have not studied law in Canada must take a complementary course in document retrieval. This is a non-credit course.

In addition, the program offers language courses to help students improve their knowledge of oral and written French.

Block 71A Mandatory – 12 credits

Course Title Credits Period  
DRT 7001 PhD General Seminar 3.0 Day course  
DRT 7021 Advanced Legal Methodology 3.0 Day course  
DRT 7022 Reg.: Technological Innovations: Legal and Social Issues 3.0 Day course  
DRT 7023 School: Innovation, Science, Technology and Law 3.0  

Block 71B Optional – maximum of 3 credits

Course Title Credits Period  
DRT 7003A Theoretical and Legal Methodology 1.0 Day course  
DRT 7003B Theoretical and Legal Methodology 1.0 Day course  
DRT 7003C Theoretical and Legal Methodology Seminars 1.0  
DRT 7003F Theoretical and Legal Methodology Seminars 1.0  
DRT 7003H Theoretical and Legal Methodology Seminars 1.0 Day course  
DRT 7003J Theoretical and Legal Methodology Seminars 1.0 Evening course  

Block 71C – Field of specialization Optional – minimum 3 credits, maximum 4 credits

Course Title Credits Period  
DRT 7024 Digital Law 1.0  
DRT 7025 Reg.: Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development 1.0  
DRT 7026 Natural Resources Law 1.0  
DRT 7027 Law, Innovation and Health 1.0  
DRT 7028 Special Projects in Law 1.0  
DRT 7029 Intellectual Property Law 1.0 Day course  

Block 71D – Conceptualization and integration Optional – minimum 6 credits, maximum 9 credits

Course Title Credits Period  
DRT 7009 Developing a Research Problem 6.0  
DRT 7032 Directed Readings – Comparative Law 3.0  

Block 71E Elective – maximum of 3 credits

With the permission of the dean or their representative, students may take a maximum of 3 credits from elective courses, chosen from the Master’s in Law degree of Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Law, or a master’s degree at HEC Montréal or École polytechnique of Université de Montréal.

Block 71F – Research Mandatory – 66 credits

Course Title Credits Period  
DRT 7010 Developing a Thesis Project 6.0  
DRT 7033 Thesis 60.0  
DRT 7700 PhD Comprehensive Examination 0.0  

Date of last modification: 20 January 2021

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