Common Law Section

Common Law Section Alumni
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Fauteux Hall
57 Louis Pasteur St
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 6N5

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Converting Your LL.B. to a JD

In May 2010, the University of Ottawa Senate approved a motion calling for the renaming of the Common Law degree from LL.B. to JD.  Alumni can now convert their degrees by filling out and submitting the Request for Replacement of LL.B. Diploma by JD Diploma Form.

Request forms should be completed and sent to the attention of Chrystine Frank at the address below, along with a cheque in the amount of $90.00 (payable to University of Ottawa) and a copy of a valid piece of identification.  If the requester has changed his or her name since the initial degree was conferred, he or she must also supply appropriate documentation (Please refer to the Registrar’s Policy Governing Name Change).  It is not necessary to send in the original (LL.B.) diploma.

Completed forms should be mailed to:

Chrystine Frank
Academic Affairs Office
Fauteux Hall, room 237C
57 Louis Pasteur Pvt.
Ottawa ON   K1N 6N5

New diplomas will be mailed to requesters within 8-12 weeks.  Please note that requests received before January 2011 could take slightly longer to process.  

The JD diploma replaces the LL.B. diploma, but the date upon which the original degree was conferred will remain the same.  Please note also that the JD does not bestow upon the recipient the title of “doctor.”

Click on the link for the Request for Replacement of LL.B. Diploma by JD Diploma Form.

Important – Additional copies of your Juris Doctor diploma

If you would like to order additional copies of your converted Juris Doctor diploma, please do not use the online DocuNet order form.  You may instead make this request by mail, fax or in person by following the instructions on this page:  Ordering documents by mail or fax.

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Last updated: 2009.12.15