LLM - Master of Laws (Common Law) (LLMCL)

General Information

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.

Quick Facts

Master of Laws (Common Law)
Law
On campus
Coursework only
Faculty of Law

Application

 Deadlines for
Start dateStudents with Canadian or US credentialsStudents with international credentials
SeptemberDecember 15thDecember 15th
MayDecember 15thDecember 15th

All official supporting documents must be received by the deadline.

Program contact details

Allard Hall - LLM Common Law Program
The University of British Columbia
1822 East Mall
Vancouver
British Columbia, V6T 1Z1
Canada

Requirements

No

Opportunities

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.

Funding Sources

All applicants are automatically considered for the LLM CL Tuition Award. In past years, this award has been approximately $4,000. LLM CL students are not eligible for other UBC or Law Faculty scholarships or fellowships.

Tuition / Program costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$96.50$156.00
Tuition *
Tuition per credit$804.40$938.47
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$832.00 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $13,561.00 (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

 20132012201120102009
Applications10881462316
Offers432720158
New registrations17141133
Total enrolment18151133
Based on 43 graduations between 2011 - 2014 the minimum time to completion is 0.66 years and the maximum time is 1.33 years with an average of 0.99 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: 17 Mar 2014]. 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: 19 Feb 2015].

Further Information