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The College offers programs of study leading to a Master of Laws degree. Admission to undertake studies in a particular area of the program will depend upon the availability of faculty supervision. Every effort is made to structure the programs to meet the needs of the individual student. Candidates are required to complete a minimum of 9 credit units, including Law 828.3 - Graduate Jurisprudence Seminar. All students must undertake original research leading to a thesis of publishable quality. The program ordinarily takes one to two years to complete. Receipt of the LL.M. degree does not qualify a student for admission to the Bar in Canada. Preference will be given to students who have studied in the Common Law tradition. An individual directed research project (3 credit units) may be undertaken in lieu of a course. With faculty approval, one of the required courses may be taken outside the College of Law in an associated discipline.
The College of Law makes available a scholarship fund for outstanding applicants.
Master of Laws (LL.M.)
- a Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Laws degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university
- a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
- Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English. See the College of Graduate Studies and Research Academic Information and Policies in this Catalogue for more information
Students must maintain continuous registration in the 994 and 990 courses.
- GSR 960.0
- GSR 961.0 if research involves human subjects
- GSR 962.0 if research involves animals subjects
- a minimum of 9 credit units, including:
- LAW 828.3
- LAW 990.0
- LAW 994.0
- a residency requirement of 1 year