Joint Legal Education Programs & Degree Partnerships

J.D. / LL.M. Degree Partnership with Melbourne Law School

The Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the University of Melbourne Law School (Melbourne) J.D./LL.M. Degree Partnership is the result of an agreement entered into by UBC and Melbourne in 2015. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a J.D. degree from UBC and an LL.M. degree from Melbourne.

Allard Law students will complete the first two and half years of their J.D. degree at UBC and, if admitted by Melbourne, will subsequently attend Melbourne (full-time, covering 12 months start to finish) and complete the LL.M. degree. After successful completion of their final J.D. term through the LL.M. degree program at Melbourne, UBC will award them their UBC J.D. degree.  After successful completion of the LL.M. program, Melbourne will award them their Melbourne LL.M. degree.

Students entering their third year of J.D. studies in 2017 are eligible to apply for the LL.M. program at Melbourne.  Questions about the program and its effect on Allard School of Law studies should be directed to Allard School of Law Assistant Dean, Students Kaila Mikkelsen.

  • Application Information (for January 2017 LLM commencement) for Allard Law students interested in applying for the J.D. / LL.M. Degree Partnership with Melbourne.  Deadline to apply: July 1, 2017.

Joint Legal Education Programs - Hawaii and Hong Kong

Allard Law is pleased to offer UBC JD students the opportunity to apply to participate in a joint legal education program with the University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law or the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law. The programs offer students the opportunity to extend their legal education and broaden their ability to practice law in another jurisdiction.

Students apply to participate in one of the programs in their second year of law school. Interested students should review the information below, and speak with Kaila Mikkelsen, Assistant Dean, Students, prior to register in upper year courses to ensure their degree program meets the joint legal education program requirements.

The following information is for students currently enrolled at the Allard School of Law. Students from Hawai'i or Hong Kong interested in participating in the joint program should contact their home school and the Allard School of Law Admissions Office. Applications for the Hawaii programs are due by February 1, 2017. Applications for the HKU porgram are due by January 31, 2017.

Students interested in participating in the Hawai'i or Hong Kong programs are strongly encouraged to speak with Assistant Dean Kaila Mikkelsen well in advance of making an application.