LLM - Master of Laws (LLM)

Degree: 
Master of Laws
Specialization: 
Law

Quick Facts

Faculty:
Faculty of Law
Subject:
Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Mode of delivery: 
On campus
Program components: 
Coursework + Thesis required
Registration options: 
Full or Part-time

Application

Possible start dates: 
  Deadlines for
Start date Students with Canadian or US credentials Students with international credentials
September January 15th January 15th

All official supporting documents must be received by the deadline.

Program contact details

Application enquiries: 
Please mail paper documents to: 

Allard Hall
1822 East Mall
Vancouver
British Columbia, V6T 1Z1
Canada

Requirements

Supervisor required prior to application?: 
Yes

Opportunities

Facilities: 
In September 2011 the new Law Faculty building was completed. 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.
Research highlights: 
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

General Information

The LLM at UBC 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.

Tuition / Program costs

Fees Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / Diplomat International
Application Fee $94.75 $153.00
Tuition *
Installments per year 3 3
Tuition per installment $1,478.71 $2,597.84
Tuition per year $4,436.13 $7,793.52
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible)   $3,200.00 (-)
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly) $797.00 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly) starting at $13,043.00 (check cost calculator)
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
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.

Data

Enrolment Data: 
  2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Applications 69 66 52 76 48
Offers 16 20 25 30 27
New registrations 11 10 15 15 19
Total enrolment 36 38 39 33 36
Completion Rates and Times: 

This program has a graduation rate of 80% based on 51 students admitted between 2004 - 2007. Based on 44 graduations between 2010 - 2013 the minimum time to completion is 0.82 years and the maximum time is 5.33 years with an average of 1.94 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.

Disclaimer: 

Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 20 Aug 2013]. 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: 17 Dec 2013].

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