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

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Laws (Common Law)
Subject
Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Mode of delivery
On campus
Specialization
Law
Program Components
Coursework only
Faculty
Faculty of Law
School
Allard School of Law
 

Overview

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.

What makes the program unique?

The Peter A. Allard School of 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.

 

Research Information

Research Facilities

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.

Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

100

Supervisor commitment required prior to application?

No

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$100.00$162.00
Tuition *
Tuition per credit$836.90$985.96
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$857.00 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $13,561.00 (check cost calculator)
Deposit to accept offer (if admitted)
Deposit requirement$500.00$500.00
* 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.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

 20152014201320122011
Applications1191111088146
Offers2457432720
New registrations1932171411
Total enrolment2131181511

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 100% based on 6 students admitted between 2006 - 2009. Based on 68 graduations between 2012 - 2015 the minimum time to completion is 0.66 years and the maximum time is 1.33 years with an average of 1.02 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: 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].
 
 

Program Information

Application Enquiries
Mailing Address
Peter A. Allard School of Law, LLM Common Law Program
The University of British Columbia
1822 East Mall
Vancouver
British Columbia, V6T 1Z1
Canada
 

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