LLM - Master of Laws (LLM)
The LLM at The Peter A. Allard School of Law is a research-intensive degree that prepares graduates for opportunities in law teaching, legal research, policy development, public and governmental service, and the practice of law. The program attracts domestic and international students with common and civil law training.
The focal point of the degree is a thesis. Working closely with a supervising faculty member, students in the LLM program have the opportunity to and are expected to produce a substantial piece of original legal scholarship and of publishable quality.
Faculty research interests include: Aboriginal Peoples & the Law, Administrative Law, Asian Legal Systems, Children & the Law, Civil Procedure & Evidence, Comparative Law, Conflict of Laws (Private International Law), Constitutional Law, Contracts, Corporate / Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Disability Law, Dispute Resolution, Environmental Law / Natural Resources Law, European Law, Family Law, Feminist Legal Studies, Globalization & Law, Health Law, Human Rights, Insolvency Law, Intellectual Property, International Law (Public), Labour Law, Law & Culture, Law & Economics, Legal History, Law & Literature, Legal Profession, Legal Theory, Migration Law, Refugee Law and Citizenship Law, Property Law, Regulatory Design, Sexuality & Law, Social Welfare & Law, Tax Law, Torts, Trusts & Succession
Allard Hall, the home of the Peter A. Allard School of Law, was opened in 2011. The latest technology connects the Faculty with campuses, courthouses and offices around the world, and a new, state-of-the-art UBC Law Library serves as a vital academic hub for students and the legal community. Natural light, contemporary classroom designs, expanded student service spaces, a student forum space at the centre of the building, and new research spaces are all part of the new facility. The Law Library has a research collection of approximately 225,000 volumes.
TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement
IELTS Overall Score Requirement
Supervisor commitment required prior to application?
Tuition / Program Costs
|Fees||Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / Diplomat||International|
|Installments per year||3||3|
|Tuition per installment||$1,600.60||$2,811.98|
|Tuition per year||$4,801.80||$8,435.94|
|Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible)||$3,200.00 (-)|
|Other Fees and Costs|
|Student Fees (yearly)||$899.00 (approx.)|
|Costs of living (yearly)||starting at $16,453.00 (check cost calculator)|
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.
Completion Rates & Times
This program has a graduation rate of 83% based on 46 students admitted between 2006 - 2009. Based on 44 graduations between 2012 - 2015 the minimum time to completion is 0.66 years and the maximum time is 4.66 years with an average of 2.19 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 8 April 2016]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs [data updated: 8 April 2016].
This list shows faculty members with full supervisory privileges who are affiliated with this program. It is not a comprehensive list of all potential supervisors as faculty from other programs or faculty members without full supervisory privileges can request approvals to supervise graduate students in this program.
Affolder, Natasha (International Environmental Law, Biodiversity Law, Law and Sustainability)
Bakan, Joel Conrad (Constitutional Law, Legal Theory, Socio-Legal Studies)
Benedet, Janine (criminal law, sex equality, discrimination law, sexual assault, sexual harassment, prostitution, pornography law, Criminal Law, Sex Equality, Employment Discrimination, Violence Against Women, Sexual Harassment Law)
Biukovic, Ljiljana (Adaptation of international legal norms by national governments, the impact of regionalism on multilateral trade negotiations and the development of European Union Law,European union Law, International Trade Law, International Dispute Resolution, E-commerce, Comparative Law )
Blom, Joost (Contracts, Torts, Conflict of Law (private international law), Intellectual Property, Comparative Law)
Bobinski, Mary Anne (legal education (including costs of education/tuition), health law, bioethics, reproductive health law (including cloning, fetal protection, abortion), comparative health law (U.S. and Canada), HIV (legal and policy issues), health care disparities, medical research (legal and ethical aspects of), Health Law, Comparative Health Law, Bioethics, HIV Law & Policy, Reproductive Law & Policy, Torts)
Christie, Gordon (Legal Theory, and trans-cultural tort law, Aboriginal law, Indigenous legal orders, Indigenous legal theory, Legal Theory and trans-cultural tort law)
Cui, Wei (tax and development, law and development, tax policy, Chinese legislative system, Chinese administrative law)
Cunliffe, Emma (Women and the law, evidence, experts, courts and media, open justice, pathology and law, criminal law, SIDS, child homicide )
Dauvergne, Catherine (Immigration, Immigration Law, Refugee Law, Legal Theory, Globalization)
Duff, David (Tax Law Tax Policy Environmental Taxation Charities, Tax law and policy, environmental taxation, comparative and international taxation, and distributive justice)
Edinger, Elizabeth (Constitutional Law, Conflicts (Private International Law), Creditor-Debtor Law )
Ford, Cristie (Securities law and enforcement, administrative law, regulatory design, corporate law and governance, comparative public law. )
Goold, Benjamin (Criminal Law, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Human Rights, Privacy, Surveillance, and Security)
Grant, Isabel (Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Psychiatry and Law)
Harris, Douglas (Property law, condominium law, Aboriginal law, legal history, Legal History, First Nations law, property law, law and society, fisheries law, law and colonialism, law and geography, Legal Theory)
Johnston, Darlene (First Nations legal issues, Indigenous legal traditions, canadian aboriginal and treaty rights, law and colonialism, relationship between totemic identity, territoriality and governance)
LeBaron, Michelle (law, dispute resolution, conflict resolution, community conflict, cross-cultural conflict resolution, Cross-cultural Conflict Resolution, Law, Legal Culture and Conflict Resolution, Conflict across Worldview Differences, Creativity and Conflict, Gender and Conflict, Religion and Conflict, Teaching Innovation and Effective Teaching and Learning)
Liston, Mary Ann (Public law, Legal theory, Rule of law, Administrative law, Comparative public law, Law and literature, Law and politics, Citizenship, immigration and refugee law)
MacDougall, Bruce Wayne (Law of Obligations, Sexual Orientation and the Law, Secured Transactions, Commercial Transactions)