Faculté de droit (Université Laval)
The Faculty of Law at Laval University, founded in 1852, is one of the oldest institutions of its kind in North America. It hosts more than 1,000 students in its curriculum of first, second and third years, with more than 45 lecturers teaching and supervising research projects in most areas of law. The research activity is particularly intense in the field of human rights and public freedoms in light of legal issues, economic law, environmental law and public law and private international trade.
Teaching and research are based on a law library with more than 200,000 documents, which receives subscriptions of several hundred legal periodicals from Quebec, Canada, and abroad.
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The Laval Faculty of Law allows for specializations in:
- Public law
- Commercial Law
- International Law
- Corporate Law
- Taxation Law
- Judicial Law
- Criminal Law
- Labour Law
The Laval Law School has educated many prominent Canadians. Many alumni have distinguished themselves in English and French Canada, most notably, in the fields of the civil service, politics, the judiciary, and business.
Numerous public figures, including Prime Ministers of Canada, Premiers of Quebec, Supreme Court Justices, federal Cabinet Ministers, Senators, and Lieutenant-Governors attended the Laval Faculty of Law.
- Louis St. Laurent - Prime Minister of Canada
- Brian Mulroney - Prime Minister of Canada
- Jean Chrétien - Prime Minister of Canada
- Pierre Duchesne - Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec
- Edmund James Flynn - Premier of Quebec 1896-1897
- Louis-Alexandre Taschereau - Premier of Quebec 1920-1936
- Jean Lesage - Premier of Quebec 1960-1966
- René Lévesque - (did not graduate) Premier of Quebec 1976-1985
- Lucien Bouchard - Premier of Quebec 1996-2001, Leader of the Bloc Québécois
- Louis LeBel - Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
- Michael Meighen - Senator
- Michael Fortier - Senator
- Raymond C. Setlakwe - Senator
- Ben Mulroney - television presenter
- Faculté de droit, Université Laval (in French)
- "2013 Common Law University Ranking". Maclean's. 19 September 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2013.