The Masters of Law (LLM) Common Law Program is a year-long, course-based professional program that provides foundational training in the common law and in Canadian law for foreign trained or non-common law trained lawyers. The program begins in May with intensive courses in Canadian public and private law over the summer (May-July) that introduce core common law concepts and the foundations of Canadian law. Students complete their degree with courses from the broad array of upper-year JD and graduate-level offerings.
Courses include among others: Canadian Public Law, Canadian Private Law, Canadian Criminal Law and Procedure, Seminar in Topics in Common Law Theory and Practice.
UBC Law, one of Canada's leading law schools, is proud of its tradition in graduate student training and is home to one of the country's oldest and most well-established graduate programs.
The program, the first of its kind in Canada, offers students the opportunity to complete a masters' degree in Law while also working towards the course-work requirements for the practice of law in Canada. If you have a foreign legal training and are interested in practicing law in Canada, then you must consult with and apply to the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA), the body charged with determining the additional qualifications required for foreign-trained lawyers to practice in Canada. The courses in the Masters of Law (LLM) Common Law Program degree are designed to meet NCA requirements.
|Start date||Students with Canadian or US credentials||Students with international credentials|
|September||December 15th||December 15th|
|May||December 15th||December 15th|
All official supporting documents must be received by the deadline.
Program contact details
- Ms Tania Astorino, firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of British Columbia
1822 East Mall
British Columbia, V6T 1Z1
Tuition / Program costs
|Fees||Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / Diplomat||International|
|Tuition per credit||$820.49||$957.24|
|Other Fees and Costs|
|Student Fees (yearly)||$832.00 (approx.)|
|Costs of living (yearly)||starting at $13,561.00 (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.