Western University - Faculty of Law

Western Law
Lambton Drive
London, ON
Canada N6A 3K7

Law (LL.M.)

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General (Graduate Level)
Description Western Law’s commitment to scholarship and research provides our students with exciting new perspectives on legal issues and creates an intellectually stimulating environment to pursue a graduate degree. Our Faculty possess a depth of scholarship in a wide variety of areas including: Business Law and Taxation, Intellectual Property, Information and Technology Law and International, Foreign and Comparative Law. Our LLM degree, designed for those who have already obtained a JD or LLB or other undergraduate law degree, can be completed full-time in 12 months or part-time over 24 months. The program fosters advanced scholarship and research about law and its role in society. Our students develop sophisticated research, writing and analytic skills so they can contribute to developing answers to the many important questions emerging in relation to the role of law in society. One of the primary aims of the program is to offer opportunities for advanced research to promising scholars and to prepare the best among them for a doctoral program in law or for teaching law. Graduates of the LLM program will also be well positioned for the workplace in the private practice of law, the government or various Canadian and international non-governmental organizations that focus on legal policy. The LLM program trains future leaders and scholars who will have a broad understanding of key theoretical frameworks and research methods that contribute to legal scholarship and practice.
Website: Law (LL.M.) at Western University - Faculty of Law
Areas of Research: Business Law and Taxation; Intellectual Property, Information, and Technology Law; International, Foreign; and Comparative Law.
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 12 Month(s)
Cost per year:
Enrolment #: 12
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 74
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5] or Test of Written English (part of TOEFL) [min. 5]
  • Law School Admission Test

Transcript. English Language Proficiency. Sample of academic writing. Statement of Research Interest (200 words). Complete on-line application. Proof of Canadian Citizenship.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: August 17, 2012