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LLM in Law

  • Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University
  • Responsable(s) de la formation : Michelle Kirkwood
  • Adresse : Weldon Law Building 6061 University Avenue PO Box 15000 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2, Halifax
  • Téléphone : +001 902-494-1036
  • Email administratif : law.graduate.studies@dal.ca
  • Site Internet : Consulter

Application

  • Complete an online application and pay your C$70 application fee (payable by credit card) OR

  • Print a Graduate Studies Application Form and send your completed form and C$70 application fee (cheque or money order, payable to Dalhousie University) by mail to the Registrar's Office

  • Two copies of your official university transcripts (originals or notarized photocopies if in English or French – or notarized translations if in any other language). Your transcripts must include every university degree program you've attended. They must be sent directly from the granting university to the Schulich School of Law Graduate Studies Office.

  • If you are an internationational student and if your medium of instruction was not English, results from your English language proficiency test.  These results must be sent directly from the office that administered the test.

  • TWO letters of reference, preferably from academic specialists in law who are familiar with your work and your scholarly capabilities. These letters must be sent directly from the referees to the Schulich School of Law Graduate Studies Office.

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Complete list of publications (if any)

  • Statement indicating whether you are applying for: a) coursework or thesis-based LLM; and b) full or part-time.

  • If applying for thesis-based LLM, a brief thesis proposal (approximately 300 words)

Please click here for further information about the application process. 

Application

  • Complete an online application and pay your C$70 application fee (payable by credit card) OR

  • Print a Graduate Studies Application Form and send your completed form and C$70 application fee (cheque or money order, payable to Dalhousie University) by mail to the Registrar's Office

  • Two copies of your official university transcripts (originals or notarized photocopies if in English or French – or notarized translations if in any other language). Your transcripts must include every university degree program you've attended. They must be sent directly from the granting university to the Schulich School of Law Graduate Studies Office.

  • If you are an internationational student and if your medium of instruction was not English, results from your English language proficiency test.  These results must be sent directly from the office that administered the test.

  • TWO letters of reference, preferably from academic specialists in law who are familiar with your work and your scholarly capabilities. These letters must be sent directly from the referees to the Schulich School of Law Graduate Studies Office.

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Complete list of publications (if any)

  • Statement indicating whether you are applying for: a) coursework or thesis-based LLM; and b) full or part-time.

  • If applying for thesis-based LLM, a brief thesis proposal (approximately 300 words)

Please click here for further information about the application process. 

Program

We offer two options for the LLM program. The first is a combination of a thesis plus three courses. The second is a program of six courses, all of which require substantial written research papers.


You may choose to do either of these options on a full-time (usually one year) or a part-time (usually two or more years) basis. Please note that taking the LLM on a part-time basis renders you ineligible for some potential financial support (find out more about funding).


Thesis option


Students usually complete the program's three courses during the first and second terms (September to April) of the academic year before undertaking a supervised thesis for the remainder of the year (May to August).


Coursework option


The coursework LLM option includes six courses (including directed research courses) that each conclude with a substantial written paper. This version of our LLM normally runs from September to May and is particularly appropriate for part-time students.


Before deciding on the thesis or coursework option, candidates who are contemplating future doctoral studies should note that some doctoral programs require the completion of a Master of Laws degree which includes a thesis.


Both thesis and coursework LLM students are required to take the Graduate Seminar on Legal Education and Legal Scholarship (LAWS 3000).

Program

We offer two options for the LLM program. The first is a combination of a thesis plus three courses. The second is a program of six courses, all of which require substantial written research papers.


You may choose to do either of these options on a full-time (usually one year) or a part-time (usually two or more years) basis. Please note that taking the LLM on a part-time basis renders you ineligible for some potential financial support (find out more about funding).


THESIS OPTION


Students usually complete the program's three courses during the first and second terms (September to April) of the academic year before undertaking a supervised thesis for the remainder of the year (May to August).


COURSEWORK OPTION


The coursework LLM option includes six courses (including directed research courses) that each conclude with a substantial written paper. This version of our LLM normally runs from September to May and is particularly appropriate for part-time students.


Before deciding on the thesis or coursework option, candidates who are contemplating future doctoral studies should note that some doctoral programs require the completion of a Master of Laws degree which includes a thesis.


Both thesis and coursework LLM students are required to take the Graduate Seminar on Legal Education and Legal Scholarship (LAWS 3000).