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LAW 225  Civil Procedure  Units: 4.00  
This course exposes students to the fundamental concepts in civil procedure in Ontario.  Students will become familiar with the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure.   The course aims to be both practical and substantive.  Areas of study will include:  jurisdiction; limitation periods; commencing and defending an action; the steps in an action, including motions, discovery and pre-trial conferences; disposition without trial; alternatives to litigation; settlement; costs; trials; and appeals.  Students will also have an opportunity to view pleadings and affidavits.  Finally, students will be asked to assess and explore the efficacy of the civil justice system.
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Law  

Juris Doctor (JD) Program
The Juris Doctor (JD) is a second-entry professional degree in common law. It is normally completed in three academic years of full-time study 1 . It is the basis of admission for registration into the licensing process to practice law for each province of Canada, except Quebec, which practices civil law. Through partnership with the Faculty of Law at the University of Sherbrooke, it is possible for Queen’s students to obtain a civil law degree in a single academic year, following graduation with the JD at Queen’s University.