Dean: (Acting) David Asper, Q.C.
Associate Dean(s): Bruce Curran (J.D. Program); Donn Short (Graduate Studies)
Campus Address/General Office: 432 Robson Hall
Telephone: 204-474-6130
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Academic Staff: 

Please refer to our website for current staff listing:

Law Program Information

The Faculty offers a structured and personal LL.M. degree.

Supplemental Regulations

Individual units may require specific requirements above and beyond those of the Faculty of Graduate studies, and students should consult unit supplemental regulations for these specific regulations on the Graduate Studies website at:

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements are those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this Calendar.

In addition, candidates must show that they are equipped intellectually to engage in advanced legal study and research. The Faculty of Law anticipates that the prospective LL.M. student will have earned the J.D., LL.B. or equivalent degree in law with a first or high upper second  B+ standing. Applicants ordinarily hold a common law or Canadian civil law degree but applications from those whose legal education has been in another legal system will be given full consideration.

Please see the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Graduate Studies websites: and for additional information and application procedures.

Application Deadlines

Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation (if applicable) by the date indicated in the following table:


Start Date





December 15

December 15


Program Requirements

In addition to the minimum course requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies are found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this Calendar, students must complete two courses (4-6 credit hours), one which must be in the Faculty of Law, as well as the graduate Legal Research and Theory course LAW 7110 (2 credit hours). A minimum grade point average of 3.0 with no grade below B must be maintained.

In addition to coursework, the student must complete a thesis of 90 to 120 pages. Each student is assigned a faculty advisor with expertise in the chosen area of study, who will direct thesis research and design and assist the student in course selection. Each student is also assigned an external reader who will review and evaluate the thesis. Early and regular contact with the advisor is advised.

All students must successfully complete:

  • GRAD 7300 Research Integrity Tutorial (0 credit hours), prior to applying to any ethics boards which are appropriate to the student’s research or within the student’s first year, whichever comes first; and
  • GRAD 7500 Academic Integrity Tutorial (0 credit hours), within the first term of registration;

unless these courses have been completed previously, as per Academic Guide sections 2.5 and 2.6.

Second Language Reading Requirement: None

Expected Time to Graduate: 1 year, although 2 years is permitted. See 4.4.7 Time Limits


Ph.D./S.J.D. in Law

The Faculty of Law does not offer a Ph.D./S.J.D. Program.