LL.M in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Master of laws (LL.M.)
  • Starting date: Fall; Winter
  • Tuition Fee: 25,000 - 30,000 USD
  • Language: English
  • Program type: Part-time
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Specialization: Resolution

Program Overview

The two-year, part-time Professional LLM in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution will enrich and deepen your understanding of contemporary developments in law and the practice of civil litigation and dispute resolution. The expert faculty is comprised of senior academics, practitioners and judges. Students will strengthen their ability to analyze and solve complex litigation problems, develop advanced litigation skills, and focus on solutions to contemporary challenges to the litigation process.

Degree requirements

Option I: Coursework and Major Research Paper

  • The required course in the Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution specialization
  • 24 additional credits of coursework, at least 12 of which must be courses from the Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution specialization
  • A Major Research Paper (70) pages in the Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution specialization
  • Advanced Legal Research Workshop

 

Option II: Coursework Only

 

  • The required course in the Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution specialization
  • 30 additional credits of coursework, at least 18 of which must be courses from the Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution specialization
  • A Significant Research Paper (30 pages) in one of the Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution courses as the means of evaluation


See the courses here.

 

Total credits needed: 36

 

Note that students without a law degree from a Canadian institution are required to take Introduction to Graduate Legal Studies in their first term. For detailed degree requirements see Student Handbook.

Duration

Program Duration

 

The Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution LLM can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis.

 

1. Part-time Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution LLM: Part-time students can complete the specialization over two years (6 credits per term over six terms).