The Master of Laws program is offered to those with a professional law qualification (Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor or equivalent).
The Master of Laws is a postgraduate law qualification that provides maximum flexibility and choice with a wide range of specialist areas, meaning you can design your master’s degree to suit your area of interest and professional needs. Those looking to expand their knowledge in a particular area will benefit from investigating contemporary legal issues, from both international and local perspectives, while developing their legal research and writing skills.
You must complete 8 subjects:
Compulsory Law Subject (1)
- Advanced Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing
Law Electives (7)
Students must choose seven subjects from the list of postgraduate law electives.
Students may also wish to undertake a specialization within their degree, choosing four law subjects within an approved study area. These include:
- Canadian Law and Practice
- Corporate and Commercial Law and Practice
- Dispute Resolution
- International Business and Finance Law
Students are able to opt out of a specialization but must take all electives (total 70cp) from the postgraduate offerings in the Faculty of Law. No general electives are offered in this program.
If appropriate supervision is available, you may elect to replace two elective subjects with a minor dissertation upon approval by the Faculty of Law.
The Master of Laws provides a postgraduate qualification that broadens a graduate’s or practitioner’s knowledge in a chosen area of specialization.