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 2020 Intake
Application Open Date01 September 2019
September 2021 Intake
Application Open Date01 September 2020
Tuition / Program Costs
|Fees||Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / Diplomat||International|
|Installments per year||3||3|
|Tuition per installment||$1,665.26||$2,925.58|
|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)||$930.14 (approx.)|
|Costs of living (yearly)||starting at $16,884.10 (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.
LeBaron, Michelle (law, dispute resolution, conflict resolution, community conflict, cross-cultural conflict resolution, Cross-cultural Conflict Resolution, Law, Legal Culture and Conflict Resolution, Conflict across Worldview Differences, Creativity and Conflict, Gender and Conflict, Religion and Conflict, Teaching Innovation and Effective Teaching and Learning)
Liao, Carol (Business Law, Corporate Governance, Sustainable Development Law, Law and Economics, Social Enterprise Law, Access to Justice)
Lin, Li-Wen (Comparative corporate governance; Corporate social responsibility; The interdisciplinary study of corporate law and economic sociology; Law and economic development; Chinese law)
Liston, Mary (Public law, Administrative law, Jurisprudence, Rule of law, Comparative public law, Law and literature, Law and politics, Democracy, Values and norm systems, Political regimes)
MacDougall, Bruce (Law of Obligations, Sexual Orientation and the Law, Secured Transactions, Commercial Transactions)
Mack, Johnny (legal relationship between indigenous and settler peoples in contemporary settler states, particularly Canada)
Matsui, Shigenori (Constitutional Law, Mass Media Law, Information Law, Internet Law, Japanese Law, Law and Medicine )
Mickelson, Karin (Environmental law)
Pavlich, Dennis (Property law, law of trusts, western idea of law, education law, condominium law in British Columbia, academic freedom, environmental justice)
Perrin, Benjamin (Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, International Criminal Law, Victims of Crime, Human Trafficking and Child Sexual Exploitation)
Potter, Pitman Benjamin (Chinese topics, humanitarian law, Chinese Law and Politics, International Law, Human Rights, Comparative Law, Globalization, law and society )
Reynolds, Graham (Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Law, property law, Intellectual Property and Human Rights, Technology and Access to Justice)
Sarfaty, Galit (International Law, Human Rights, Regulatory Governance, Law and Development Organizational Culture, Corporate Sustainability )
Sarra, Janis (Corporate finance, banking law, corporate governance, securities law, contracts, commercial insolvency law, economics)
Sheppard, Anthony (Evidence-electronic records, Remedies-injunctions and other civil remedies, Real Property Law, Income Taxation., Creditors' Remedies, Evidence, Equitable Remedies, Taxation)
Stacey, Jocelyn (Environmental Law, Public Law, Regulatory and Legal Theory, Disaster Law)
Stewart, James (Comparative Criminal Law, Moral Philosophy, Legal Pluralism, Theory of Criminal Law, Corporate Accountability, International Criminal Justice, International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights)
Tremblay, Regine (Family Law, Family Mediation, Children Law, Private Law, Civil Law, Comparative Law, Feminist and Queer Theories)
Wood, John (Corporate social responsibility, Sustainability, Globalization, Transnational Governance, Voluntary Standards, Climate Change, Environmental Law)
Young, Margot (constitutional law, equality law, social welfare law, international rights protection, , women’s right, Housing rights)