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?
Deadline to submit online application. No changes can be made to the application after submission.Transcript Deadline
Deadline to upload scans of official transcripts through the applicant portal in support of a submitted application. Information for accessing the applicant portal will be provided after submitting an online application for admission.Referee Deadline
Deadline for the referees identified in the application for admission to submit references. See Letters of Reference for more information.
September 2021 Intake
Application Open Date01 September 2020
Applicants to UBC have access to a variety of funding options, including merit-based (i.e. based on your academic performance) and need-based (i.e. based on your financial situation) opportunities.
We encourage all applicants to review the awards listing to identify potential opportunities to fund your graduate education. The database lists merit-based scholarships and awards and allows for filtering by various criteria, such as domestic vs. international or degree level.
In addition to scholarships and awards, applicants may be eligible to apply for financial aid or other benefits in the form of loans, bursaries, tax credits, or similar.
Tuition / Program Costs
|Fees||Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / Diplomat||International|
|Installments per year||3||3|
|Tuition per installment||$1,698.56||$2,984.09|
|Tuition per year|
(plus annual increase, usually 2%-5%)
|Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible)||$3,200.00 (-)|
|Other Fees and Costs|
|Student Fees (yearly)||$944.51 (approx.)|
|Costs of living (yearly)||starting at $16,954.00 (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. Tuition fees are reviewed annually by the UBC Board of Governors. In recent years, tuition increases have been 2% for continuing domestic students and between 2% and 5% for continuing international students. New students may see higher increases in tuition. Admitted students who defer their admission are subject to the potentially higher tuition fees for incoming students effective at the later program start date. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.
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)
Aloni, Erez (law and sexuality, family law, Contracts )
Arbel, Efrat (Refugee Law, Constitutional Law, Prison Law and Policy, Tort Law, Legal and Critical Theory , Gender and Law)
Bakan, Joel Conrad (Constitutional Law, Legal Theory, Socio-Legal Studies)
Benedet, Janine (sexual violence against women, prostitution and pornography, sexual harassment in employment and education, sexual abuse of girls)
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 )
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, Law and political economy)
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 (financial regulation, securities regulation, regulation & governance theory, administrative law, financial innovation and "fintech", legal innovation and "law tech", the legal profession)
Ghebremusse, Sara (natural resource governance; development; Human Rights)
Goldbach, Toby (Dispute Resolution, Comparative Law, Judicial Politics, Law and Development)
Goold, Benjamin (Privacy, Security, Criminal Justice, Human Rights, Border Studies, Migration)
Grant, Isabel (Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Psychiatry and Law)
Harris, Douglas (property law , condominium law, legal history)
Hastie, Bethany (Labour & Employment Law, Human Rights, Socio-Legal Studies, Access to Justice)
Johnston, Darlene (First Nations legal issues, Indigenous legal traditions, canadian aboriginal and treaty rights, law and colonialism, relationship between totemic identity, territoriality and governance)