Law

​​Please note that at law school, the Juris Doctor (JD) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) are second-entry programs, and not graduate programs.

 

The Master of Laws (LLM) is a one-year degree program that provides students with an opportunity for more profound study beyond their first law degree. Please note, the LLM program is an academic program and is not designed to meet National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) requirements

The LLM program can be thesis-intensive (with either a shorter or longer thesis) or coursework-only. The longer thesis option is for law students who have demonstrated a strong potential for advanced research and writing in a common law system. The shorter thesis option and coursework-only formats are for law students who wish to specialize in a specific area of law or explore common law at an advanced level.

Within the LLM program, students also have the option of applying to pursue one of four areas of concentration: an LLM with a Concentration in Business Law; an LLM with a Concentration in Criminal Law; an LLM with a Concentration in Health Law, Ethics, and Policy; and an LLM with a Concentration in Legal Theory.

Students accepted into a concentration will receive a designation on their transcript. The number of places available for students in each of the areas of concentration will be limited, and acceptance into the concentrations will be on a competitive basis.

​The Master of Studies in Law (MSL) is designed for scholars with no prior training in law who wish to acquire knowledge of law in order to add a legal dimension to scholarship in their own discipline.

The Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD), a thesis degree program which normally takes three years to complete, is for outstanding law students seeking to pursue careers in teaching, policy, and research.

The Faculty of Law also offers the Global Professional Master of Laws (GPLLM)​.  

Degrees Offered

Law - LLM, MSL, SJD

​​​​​Quick Facts

DomesticInternational
​​ ​​​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​.
2. For more information on admission requirements, ple​ase review the program'​s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar ​​​

​​​​​​​Research Stream Program Funding Information​

Base Funding Amount -

Graduate units determine a base funding amount for doctoral research stream programs and the number of years that the student will be eligible. In addition to the Base Funding, all eligible students will receive the cost of academic tuition and fees. More information about Base Funding can be found at .​

Actual Income -

Students often have the opportunity to earn additional income through research stipends, internal and external fellowships, RA employment income and TA-ships. Therefore, the average actual income of students in a program is typically higher than the Base Funding amount in that program. More information about Actual Incomes can be found at .

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Quick Facts

Domestic Students International Students
1. Application deadlines LLM-15-Mar-2016
MSL-15-Mar-2016
SJD-11-Feb-2016
LLM-15-Mar-2016
MSL-15-Mar-2016
SJD-11-Feb-2016
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit www.uoft.me/gradelp LLM-n/a
MSL-n/a
SJD-n/a
LLM-n/a
MSL-n/a
SJD-n/a
3. Minimum GPA LLM-B+
MSL-B+
SJD-B+
LLM-B+
MSL-B+
SJD-B+
4. Tuition fee -Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to Domestic Fees.
-Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to International Fees.
5. Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD LLM-n/a
MSL-n/a
SJD-Yes
LLM-n/a
MSL-n/a
SJD-Yes
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? LLM-After
MSL-n/a
SJD-After
LLM-After
MSL-n/a
SJD-After
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? LLM-No
MSL-No
SJD-No
LLM-No
MSL-No
SJD-No
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? LLM-Grad Unit
MSL-Grad Unit
SJD-Grad Unit
LLM-Grad Unit
MSL-Grad Unit
SJD-Grad Unit
9. Program length (full-time only) LLM-3 sessions
MSL-3 sessions
SJD-3 years; 5 years direct-entry
LLM-3 sessions
MSL-3 sessions
SJD-3 years; 5 years direct-entry
​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​. 
2. For more information on admission requirements, please review the program’s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar