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University of Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Cornell Law School may send up to four students in the fall or spring semester to Ottawa.  However, spring placements are available for 2L's only


an English or French-language exchange


The University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual (English‐French) university in the world.  It is among Canada's top 10 research universities.  The University of Ottawa Faculty of Law is the law school at the University of Ottawa, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the nation's capital. It is divided into two sections: a civil law and a common law section. The faculty is very highly rated and maintains close links with the legal community in Quebec, Ontario and abroad. 

The faculty of law is also home to two highly respected bilingual law journals, one produced by the Civil Law Section (Revue Générale de Droit) and the other produced by the Common Law Section (Ottawa Law Review).  As the largest law school in Canada, the faculty often touts the advantages of its wide range of program offerings and proximity to federal agencies and courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada.


  • Fall:  Semester: September--December
  • Winter:  Semester: January--April


For course information, please see here.


Interested students should consult the Ottowa website for more details.