Licentiate in Canon Law
The Licentiate in Canon Law [Latin: Juris Canonici Licentia (JCL)] is the title of an advanced graduate degree with canonical effects in the Roman Catholic Church, offered by Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada (SPU). The JCL is recognised by the Holy See.
Students pursuing the ecclesiastical JCL will be concurrently enrolled in and complete the civil Master of Canon Law (MCL) during their course of studies. The JCL is conferred by SPU. The MCL is granted jointly by SPU and the University of Ottawa, which is federated with Saint Paul University.
After consultation with the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, SPU, through its partnership with BBI, will be able to offer for the first time, online and intensive on-campus courses for the JCL/MCL in Australia.
Canon Law is considered a key ecclesiastical framework for the Church’s pastoral practice, governance and for understanding the rights and responsibilities of Church membership.
The JCL curriculum covers all the canons of the Latin Code, together with appropriate study of the Eastern Code.
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|Duration||4 years part-time, combination online and BBI campus|
|Number of courses||The Licentiate in Canon Law (JCL) requires 75 credits of coursework, of which 66 are compulsory courses. The JCL program is governed by the apostolic constitution Sapientia Christiana and subsequent legislation and norms of the Holy See.|
|For more information||See Licentiate in Canon Law on SPU website|
|Mode of study||
ONLINE: The JCL curriculum will be taught over four years. Each year includes two online sessions:
RESIDENTIAL: The August 2017 session (Northern Hemisphere Spring) is taught on-campus. One course per year will be taught at the BBI campus for two weeks during the August session, in each of the four years. In the fourth year, an additional course is taught before the students take the JCL comprehensive examination.
Curriculum, professors, admission and evaluation of students will be under the responsibility of SPU Faculty of Canon Law.
|Subject areas||General norms of canon law; the People of God (rights, obligations, structures); the teaching mission of the Church; the sanctifying mission of the Church (liturgy, sacraments, sacred times and places); temporal goods and Church property; delicts and their punishment; judicial and extrajudicial processes; elements of Eastern canon law; theology and philosophy of law; Roman law; comparative civil-canon law.|
|Apply Now||Please complete the Expression of Interest Form in the first instance|
|Cost per course||Please see SPU website for fees.
All fee enquiries should be directed to:
Saint Paul University, 223 Main Street, Ottawa, CANADA
T: 613-236-1393 F: 613-782-3014 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Greg Baynie, National Coordinator - Professional Development and Short Courses