LL.M in Energy and Infrastructure Law

  • 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: Environmental and Energy Law
  • Application deadline: October 11, 2017,
    May 09, 2018

Program Overview

This specialization is designed to provide professionals with insight into the policies, players, and stakeholders involved in this highly complex area. The merging interests in this area of law touch upon social, political and environmental issues. Students will focus on energy regulation and public utility concepts, competition theory, resource efficiency efforts, social responsibility and environmental issues, integrated infrastructure planning, and public and private partnerships. Graduates of the Energy and Infrastructure specialization will obtain a sophisticated set of legal skills and a solid analytical understanding of  energy and infrastructure law framework.


This specialization is available for:


  • Law graduates with related professional experience.
  • Professionals without a law degree who have significant related professional experience in public or private sector roles and wish to develop an advanced knowledge of energy and infrastructure law.

Degree requirements

Option I: Coursework and Major Research Paper

  • 18 credits from the core course offerings
  • 12 additional credits of coursework, at least 6 of which must be from the core courses or Energy and Infrastructure Law-related electives
  • A Major Research Paper (70 pages) in the Energy and Infrastructure Law field
  • Advanced Legal Research Workshop


Option II: Coursework Only


  • 18 credits from the core course offerings
  • 18 additional credits of coursework, at least 12 of which must be from the core courses or Energy and Infrastructure Law-related electives
  • A Significant Research Paper (30 pages) as a means of evaluation for one of the Energy and Infrastructure core courses

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 & Format

Program Duration


The Energy and Infrastructure Law LLM can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis.


1. Part-time Energy and Infrastructure Law LLM: Part-time students can complete the specialization over two years (6 credits per term over six terms). 


Program Format


This two-year, part-time degree requires completion of 36 credits obtained through coursework and a Major Research Paper, or coursework only.

There is no thesis requirement and your progress and performance is evaluated through papers, presentations and take-home assignments. Each LLM incorporates a research requirement, which is typically evaluated on the basis of one or more papers. 

Program Starts & Deadlines

Program Start: Winter 2018
Applications Due: October 11, 2017

Program Start: Fall 2018
Applications Due: May 9, 2018

Tuition fees

The 2017/2018 tuition, which includes both years of the Professional LLM program and required course materials, is $24,132.02 for domestic students and $35,537.70 for international students, plus supplementary and additional fees.