Graduate Degree Programs

The Peter A. Allard School of Law offers four graduate degrees, each of which is tailored to provide students from diverse cultural, academic, and professional backgrounds to engage in challenging and innovative graduate study. 

  • The Master of Laws (Common Law) (LLM CL) is a course-based master's program designed to provide foundational training in Canadian common law for foreign or non-common law trained lawyers.
  • The LL.M. in Taxation (Tax LLM) is a one year, full time course-based degree, with a part-time option, designed to prepare graduates for specialized tax work in the private or public sectors.
  • The Master of Laws (LLM) is a research-intensive degree that combines course work with a thesis to provide an opportunity for focused study.
  • The Ph.D. is a research-intensive degree that includes course work and comprehensive exams that lead to a dissertation which is intended to make a substantial contribution to the chosen field of study.

For a sense of the range of scholarship in the LL.M. and Ph.D. programs, have a look at the recently completed theses and dissertations.