LL.M. (CL) - Admission Requirements

Please read all of the following important information:


Program Start Date 
Applications Open
Deadline of submission for ALL documents (excluding References)
Deadline of submission of References

May 2019

August 1, 2018

October 31, 2018

November 14, 2018

September 2019

September 1, 2018

December 15, 2018

January 4, 2019


  • Please note: all deadlines are firm deadlines. The Graduate Committee will not consider applications that are not complete at that time.
  • Applicants with a law degree from a non-common law jurisdiction MUST apply to the May intake. Applicants with a law degree from a common law jurisdiction can apply for either May or September.
  • Please read the information posted on this website for the LLM CL application procedure and admission requirements.


Successful applicants are often well clear of the minimum requirements, demonstrating strong academic and professional experience with strong letters of reference and a detailed personal statement.  We receive over 200 applications each year to this program alone across the two intakes. The Graduate Committee only offer admission to a small proportion of applicants each year.


First Law Degree 

Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Laws (or its equivalent degree) from an approved Law Faculty. This degree must meet the minimum requirements for admission as set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Canadian/US credentials or International credentials.     


English Language Requirements

Applicants with a postgraduate degree from a university where English is not the primary language of instruction in the entire university must demonstrate sufficient English language proficiency through one of the approved English language proficiency examinations. The examining body must send results directly to the Graduate Program at Allard Hall.

Please consult Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for further information about English proficiency requirements including department requirements. The Graduate Program at Allard Hall requires:

  • TOEFL: minimum score of 100, of which the reading, listening and writing component minimum is 75.
  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 7.0 with a reading and writing band minimum of 7.0.
  • GCE: A level English examination with a standing of at least "B".

The examining body must send results directly to the Allard School of Law, Attention: LLM CL Program. For TOEFL examinations, our institution code is 0965 and the department code is 03.

The Graduate Program at Allard Hall does not offer conditional admissions on the basis of an English language training program. 

Applicants who have a postgraduate degree from an institute where English is the official language of instruction in the entire institute do not need to provide an English language proficiency result with their application.