University of Toronto (UofT) - Faculty of Law

78 Queen's Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5
Canada

www.law.utoronto.ca

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Master of Laws (LLM)
The Master of Laws (LLM) at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law offers a flexible and rigorous academic program for Canadian and international law graduates seeking opportunities for advanced study and research. LLM students have gone on to pursue further graduate legal education (through a doctoral program), entered directly into university teaching positions, or resumed practice with private firms, government agencies and non-governmental organizations. The LLM program is a one-year degree that can be taken in either a thesis-intensive format or a coursework-only format.

Master of Laws with a Concentration in Business Law
With active scholarly workshops, a rich curriculum, and a very strong Faculty complement in the area, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law is the premier Canadian centre for learning about how law and regulation impact business here in Canada and internationally. Graduate students pursuing this concentration in the LLM program will obtain a nuanced understanding of key debates in debates in Canadian and international business law and will have the opportunity to pursue in-depth research in the field from a wide range of topical, theoretical, and methodological vantage points.

Master of Laws with a Concentration in Criminal Law
Criminal law at the University of Toronto is a multifaceted subject that sits at the intersection of several academic disciplines, and cuts to the core of fundamental matters of domestic and international public policy and social justice. The Faculty's criminal law curriculum boasts course offerings ranging from theory to policy, history to doctrine, and from domestic to comparative to international contexts, and faculty research in the field of criminal law represents a wide variety of methodological approaches and areas of interest.

Master of Laws with a Concentration in Legal Theory
Legal theory as an underpinning of legal scholarship extends beyond questions of policy to theoretical and methodological approaches, such as law and philosophy, law and economics, legal history, law and society, and many others. Graduate students at the Faculty of Law are already exposed to legal theory through our mandatory graduate seminar, Alternative Approaches to Legal Scholarship, but the Legal Theory concentration is designed to enable students to deepen and broaden their engagement with legal theory beyond the exposure that Alternative Approaches provides.

Master of Laws with a Concentration in Health Law, Ethics and Policy 
The area of Health Law, Ethics and Policy encompasses a wide spectrum of legal and ethical challenges posed by quickly evolving changes in health care.  Many of these challenges are pressing and complex, with far-reaching consequences for both individuals and social institutions. The Faculty’s highly regarded health law scholars are at the forefront of this field, with expertise in areas such as bioethics, constitutional law, drug regulation, end-of-life issues, genetics, health systems and insurance, human rights law, reproductive and sexual health law, and research ethics and regulation. Students in this concentration will have the opportunity to study topics of compelling importance in an environment distinguished by an impressive breadth and depth of interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies.

For more information visit Faculty's Master of Laws programs.

Global Professional Master of Laws (GPLLM)
The University of Toronto, Faculty of Law Global Professional Master of Laws is a 12-month innovative program designed to help realize your professional potential through exposure to a robust legal education that is focused on the areas of law that are most salient to professionals. 

The one-year program attracts students from a range of professional backgrounds and is structured in order to help balance demanding professional commitments with intensive study and professional development. Our executive GPLLM combines academic excellence, innovation and practical skill development. The GPLLM is offered in four concentrations:  Canadian Law in a Global Context, Business Law, Innovation, Law and Technology and Law of Leadership.

Canadian Law in a Global Context Concentration
Canadian Law in a Global Context is intended to provide a multi-disciplinary perspective on the impact of globalization on the law and sophisticated legal institutions to: (1) foreign trained lawyers and judges, including lawyers who have obtained their legal degrees abroad, foreign trained Canadians, and professionals trained in the civil law system who want to become accredited to practice law in Ontario; and (2) professionals who do not wish to become licensed to practice law, but who want to obtain a professional graduate level legal education in the Canadian Common Law tradition.

Business Law Concentration
Business Law is intended to provide a multi-disciplinary perspective on the impact of globalization on the law and sophisticated legal institutions to business leaders, lawyers and policymakers. Through comparative examples, case studies and real business deals, non-lawyers will gain a solid understanding of the constructs of Canadian business law and add immediate value to their career. The GPLLM will help business leaders excel in the practice of business and law within the context of today's important global influences and forces.

Innovation, Law and Technology
Innovation, Law and Technology is the first offering of its kind in Canada  It will provide legal and other professionals, including lawyers, legal services professionals founders, makers, business, IT, compliance, financial, and others, with the sophisticated legal knowledge and professional skills required to understand the relationship between the law and technology, including the impact of technology on the law, and to successfully navigate a career in the innovation economy.

Law of Leadership
Law of Leadership is the first degree of its kind in Canada.  It will provide leaders in the non-profit, higher education, health, public and private sectors with a robust legal education in the areas of law with which leaders of sophisticated institutions most frequently engage and in which they need to be conversant. 

For more information on the GPLLM, visit: http://www.gpllm.law.utoronto.ca



Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD)
The Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) is a three-year thesis degree aimed at aspiring scholars. The SJD provides an opportunity for outstanding law graduates to pursue original academic research at the highest level. The school has also established several collaborative research programs in recent years, focusing on important and topical branches of legal studies. Our program consistently produces scholars of the highest calibre, and recent graduates of the SJD program are now teaching at our own school, and at other schools in Canada and around the world.

For more information visit Doctor of Juridical Science.

Masters in Studies in Law (MSL)
The Masters in Studies in Law (MSL) is a short, one-year intensive degree aimed at established scholars in disciplines related to law. The MSL is a very small program designed for established academics and scholars who work and write in a discipline related to law, and who wish to acquire a knowledge of law in order to add a legal dimension to scholarship in their own discipline.

For more information visit Masters in Studies in Law.

Collaborative Programs
The Faculty's collaborative programs are designed for students pursuing graduate degrees at the Faculty of Law who would like an interdisciplinary perspective through one of the programs in which the law school is a partner. They include programs on bioethics, global health, sexual diversity, women and gender and women's health.

For more information visit Collaborative Programs.

The University

Convocation Hall, University of Toronto

Convocation Hall, University of Toronto

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has evolved into Canada's leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation.  We are proud to be one of the world's top research-intensive universities, driven to invent and innovate.

Our students have the opportunity to learn from and work with preeminent thought leaders through our multidisciplinary network of teaching and research faculty, alumni and partners.

The ideas, innovations and actions of more than 500,000 graduates continue to have a positive impact on the world.

The Law School

Flavelle House, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

Flavelle House, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

The University of Toronto Faculty of Law offers one of the world's outstanding legal educations. To be a student at our prestigious law school is to join a lively intellectual community of the finest law teachers and scholars. Our graduate programs inspire students to think broadly and deeply about the law, prepare them to excel in the fields of their choice, and provide them with competitive opportunities that only a top-ranked school can offer.

Our students come from all over the globe to study with more than 60 distinguished faculty members in our historic location in the heart of Toronto, a cosmopolitan city of unparalleled richness and cultural diversity.

The Faculty

The faculty of the University of Toronto Law School enjoy an international reputation for research and teaching excellence. Widely published in books and leading law journals, our faculty members are also regular recipients of prestigious prizes and fellowships that recognize their rigorous scholarship. Their commitment to scholarly work is complemented by their active engagement in current public policy issues.

The law school's proximity to Toronto's downtown commercial core and federal and provincial courts makes it possible for leading members of the bar and bench to make a significant contribution to the teaching program and to social life at the Faculty as teachers, moot court advisors, workshop participants and mentors.

Entry Requirements

For more information visit Admission Requirements.

 

 

Application Procedure

For information about applying to the LLM, MSL, and SJD programs, please visit: http://www.law.utoronto.ca/admissions/graduate-admissions/graduate-program-application-process-and-forms.

For information about applying to the Global Professional LLM (GPLLM) program, please visit: http://www.law.utoronto.ca/academic-programs/graduate-programs/gpllm/admissions-application-process.

Tuition and Fees

For more information visit Graduate Program(s) Tuition and Fees.  

Financial Aid

For more information visit Graduate Program(s) Financial Aid.

Student Life

For more information visit Student Life

Programs at UofT

Full-Time

Language
English
Intakes
September
Duration
12 months
Features
  • Program offered as either a thesis-intensive format or a coursework-intensive format.
  • Listed tuition is based at the current program cost for international students.
  • Tuition for domestic students is 9 830 CAD.
Language
English
Intakes
September
Duration
12 months
Features
  • Program offered as either a thesis-intensive format or a coursework-intensive format.
  • Listed tuition is based at the current program cost for international students.
  • Tuition for domestic students is 9 830 CAD.
Language
English
Intakes
September
Duration
12 months
Features
  • Program offered as either a thesis-intensive format or a coursework-intensive format.
  • Listed tuition is based at the current program cost for international students.
  • Tuition for domestic students is 9 830 CAD.
Language
English
Intakes
September
Duration
12 months
Features
  • Program offered as either a thesis-intensive format or a coursework-intensive format.
  • Listed tuition is based at the current program cost for international students.
  • Tuition for domestic students is 9 830 CAD.
Language
English
Intakes
September
Duration
12 months
Features
  • Listed tuition is based at the current program cost for international students.
  • Tuition for domestic students is 35 540 CAD.
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