Change in Degree Designation from LL.B. to JDOn May 3, 2010, the Senate of the University of Ottawa approved Common Law’s request to change the designation of the Common Law degree from LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws) to JD (Juris Doctor). The request was based on a motion presented by the AEECLSS and approved by Common Law Faculty Council.
Given that the change has just recently been approved, students who are graduating in the Spring of 2010 will receive an LL.B. degree, not a JD. However, graduates will have the option of changing their designation to JD once the procedure for doing so has been established. Information on this procedure will be provided on the Common Law website as soon as it becomes available.
Pursuant to the motion that was put forward by the AEECLSS, all other students who were registered in the LL.B. program this year will, by default, receive a JD at graduation. However, students will have the option of requesting to graduate with an LL.B.
Alumni will have the option to convert their degree from an LL.B to a JD. All special designations such as “cum laude” will appear on the new diploma. Information about the procedure for converting to a JD degree will be posted on this website once it becomes available.