Civil Law (offered in French only)

An investment that works

By hiring a CO-OP student from the University of Ottawa, you are investing in a winning combination! You get a motivated and enthusiastic employee while giving a student the chance to put their academic training to the test. The University of Ottawa is the place to recruit CO-OP students!

Only the top students are admitted to the program. Each one has achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 6 out of 10 (a B average). Students begin their first work term after two complete years of study, giving them a strong academic foundation to help them succeed on the job. Students are available year-round.You may choose French-speaking, English-speaking or bilingual students. The sequence of work and study terms is shown below.

Skills that are in demand

By the time they begin their first work term, CO-OP students in Civil Law have successfully completed courses in

  • Applied education
  • Legal foundations
  • Rights and freedoms, constitutional law, human rights and family law
  • Basic public law
  • Contract law
  • Civil law procedures, criminal law
  • International public law
  • Corporate law, property law, administrative law


They have also had the opportunity to take part in numerous events and conferences, to find out about a range of topics and to deepen their understanding of particular issues and current affairs. This training means interns will integrate quickly into your work environment, becoming a productive member of your team in no time.


Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - all students follow this sequence

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
2StudyStudyWork 1
3Work 2StudyWork 3
Examples of tasks at work
  • File preparation and analysis
  • Helping to organize conferences and events
  • Preparation of final notices
  • Research
  • Writing of legal arguments, memoranda and legal opinions
Student salaries
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