Global Professional Law

Program Overview

The Faculty of Law draws upon a rich array of intellectual resources and offers an unparalleled learning opportunity for students seeking graduate degrees in law. More than 55 full-time faculty members and approximately 20 distinguished visiting scholars from around the world enable the Faculty to offer a wide range of courses and serve a broad spectrum of research interests. The graduate program is small, attracting law students to the master’s and doctoral programs from across Canada and around the world. Competitive scholarships are offered to strong candidates.

The Global Professional Master of Laws (GPLLM) degree program is designed for lawyers, business executives, and government professionals. It is completed through an intensive 12-month delivery model with classes offered in the evenings and on weekends. An interactive eLearning option is also offered in this program to students outside the Greater Toronto Area.


Quick Facts

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Application payment deadline GPLLM:

3-Aug-2020

GPLLM:

3-Aug-2020

Supporting documents deadline GPLLM:

3-Aug-2020

GPLLM:

3-Aug-2020

Minimum admission average GPLLM:

B+ or equivalent in final year of study

GPLLM:

B+ or equivalent in final year of study


Global Professional Master of Laws

Program Description

The Global Professional Master of Laws (GPLLM) program is designed for lawyers, business executives, and professionals from all industries. It is completed through an intensive 12-month delivery model with classes offered in the evenings and on weekends.

The GPLLM offers the following concentrations:

  • Business Law
  • Canadian Law in a Global Context
  • Innovation, Law and Technology
  • Law of Leadership

 

Concentration: Business Law

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Law's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants must have completed a Juris Doctor (JD), Bachelor of Laws (LLB), or a bachelor's degree (in law or another discipline) from a recognized university, with a minimum B+ average or equivalent in their final year of study.

  • ​Applicants must demonstrate a minimum of three years of work experience.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must show evidence of having taken one of the following tests:

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with the following minimum scores:

      • Paper-based TOEFL: minimum overall score of 600, and 5 on the Test of Written English (TWE)

      • Internet-based TOEFL: minimum overall score of 100/120, and 24/30 on each section.

    • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Academic module, with an overall score of 7.5 with at least 7.0 in each component.

  • No conditional offers of admission will be given based on successful completion of an English-language test.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework: 30 credits (7.5 full-course equivalents [FCEs]), as follows:

    • One required 3-credit course (equivalent to 0.75 FCE) as follows:

      • LAW 4001H Law and Business in a Global Economy

    • 12 credits (equivalent to 3.0 FCEs) consisting of four courses within this concentration worth 3 credits each (0.75 FCE total) from this list:

      • LAW 4002H Comparative Corporate Governance

      • LAW 4003H Securities Regulation and Corporate Finance

      • LAW 4004H Mergers and Acquisitions

      • LAW 4005H Canadian and Cross-Border Issues in Corporate Tax

      • LAW 4006H International Dispute Resolution

      • LAW 4011H Law and Policy of Public Private Partnerships

      • LAW 4012H Intellectual Property Law

      • LAW 4013H Economic and Social Regulation and Competition Law

      • LAW 4014H International Insolvency Law

      • LAW 4015H Organization of Transactional Legal Practice

      • LAW 4016H Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics, and the Law

      • LAW 4018H Foundations of Legal Theory

      • LAW 4019H Anti-Corruption Law: International, Domestic, and Practical Perspectives

      • LAW 4028H Blockchain, Digital Assets, and the Law

      • LAW 4032H Intellectual Property and Strategy

      • LAW 4036H Applied Contract Law

      • LAW 4053H Law and Regulation of Banks and Financial Institutions

    • 15 credits (equivalent to 3.75 FCEs) consisting of five courses worth 3 credits each (0.75 FCE total) from any concentration. Not all courses will necessarily be available every year. The program reserves the discretion to decline student requests to complete certain electives based on course enrolment or otherwise.

Program Length

3 sessions ​full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

 

Concentration: Canadian Law in a Global Context

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Law's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants must have completed a Juris Doctor (JD), Bachelor of Laws (LLB), or a bachelor's degree (in law or another discipline) from a recognized university, with a minimum B+ average or equivalent in their final year of study

  • ​A minimum of two years of full-time work experience is strongly preferred but not required.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must show evidence of having taken one of the following tests:

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with the following minimum scores:

      • Paper-based TOEFL: overall minimum score of 600, and 5 on the Test of Written English (TWE)

      • Internet-based TOEFL: overall minimum score of 100/120, and 24/30 on each section.

    • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Academic module, with an overall score of 7.5 with at least 7.0 in each component.

  • No conditional offers of admission will be given based on successful completion of an English-language test.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework: 30 credits (7.5 full-course equivalents [FCEs]), as follows:

    • One required 3-credit course (equivalent to 0.75 FCE) as follows:

      • LAW 4010H Foundations of Canadian Law

    • 12 credits (equivalent to 3.0 FCEs) consisting of four seminar courses within this concentration worth 3 credits each (0.75 FCE total) from this list:

      • LAW 4007H Canadian Administrative Law

      • LAW 4008H Canadian Constitutional Law

      • LAW 4009H Canadian Criminal Law

      • LAW 4017H Professional Responsibility

      • LAW 4020H Property Law

      • LAW 4021H Tort Law

      • LAW 4022H Contract Law

      • LAW 4023H Business Organizations

      • LAW 4024H Applied Legal Research and Writing

      • LAW 4051H Evidence Law

    • 15 credits (3.75 FCEs) consisting of five courses worth 3 credits each (0.75 FCE) from any concentration. Not all elective courses will necessarily be available every year. The program reserves the discretion to decline student requests to complete certain electives based on course enrolment or otherwise.

Program Length

3 sessions ​full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

 

Concentration: Innovation, Law and Technology

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Law's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants must have completed a Juris Doctor (JD), Bachelor of Laws (LLB), or a bachelor's degree (in law or another discipline) from a recognized university, with a minimum B+ average or equivalent in their final year of study

  • ​A minimum of two years of full-time work experience is strongly preferred but not required.

  • Applicants should demonstrate an interest in technology and entrepreneurship in their application materials.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must show evidence of having taken one of the following tests:

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with the following minimum scores:

      • Paper-based TOEFL: minimum overall score of 600, and 5 on the Test of Written English (TWE)

      • Internet-based TOEFL: minimum overall score of 100/120, and 24/30 on each section.

    • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Academic module, with an overall score of 7.5 with at least 7.0 in each component.

  • No conditional offers of admission will be given based on successful completion of an English-language test.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework: 30 credits (7.5 full-course equivalents [FCEs]), as follows:

    • One required 3-credit course (equivalent to 0.75 FCE) as follows:

      • LAW 4026H The Law of Disruptive Technologies and Artificial Intelligence

    • 12 credits (equivalent to 3.0 FCEs) consisting of four courses within this concentration worth 3 credits each (0.75 FCE total) from this list:

      • LAW 4027H Legal Technology and Informatics

      • LAW 4028H Blockchain, Digital Assets, and the Law

      • LAW 4029H Computational Law

      • LAW 4030H Financing Technological Innovation

      • LAW 4031H Cybersecurity and Data Protection in a Global Information Economy

      • LAW 4032H Intellectual Property and Strategy

      • LAW 4033H Design Thinking

      • LAW 4034H Launching Technology Ventures

      • LAW 4035H The Internet of Things

      • LAW 4046H Privacy and Data Governance

      • LAW 4047H The Legal Challenges of Digital Environments

      • LAW 4048H Health, Innovation, and the Law

      • LAW 4052H Law of Software Development and Commercialization

      • LAW 4055H Taxonomy of Innovation: Solving Business Problems and Reducing Legal Friction

    • 15 credits (equivalent to 3.75 FCEs) consisting five courses worth 3 credits each (0.75 FCE total) from any concentration. Not all elective courses will necessarily be available every year. The program reserves the discretion to decline student requests to complete certain electives based on course enrolment or otherwise.

Program Length

3 sessions ​full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

 

Concentration: Law of Leadership

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Law's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants must have completed a Juris Doctor (JD), Bachelor of Laws (LLB), or a bachelor's degree (in law or another discipline) from a recognized university, with a minimum B+ average or equivalent in their final year of study

  • ​A minimum of three years of full-time work experience is required.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must show evidence of having taken one of the following tests:

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with the following minimum scores:

      • Paper-based TOEFL: minimum overall score of 600, and 5 on the Test of Written English (TWE)

      • Internet-based TOEFL: minimum overall score of 100/120, and 24/30 on each section.

    • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Academic module, with an overall score of 7.5 with at least 7.0 in each component.

  • No conditional offers of admission will be given based on successful completion of an English-language test.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework: 30 credits (7.5 full-course equivalents [FCEs]), as follows:

    • One required 3-credit course (equivalent to 0.75 FCE) as follows:

      • LAW 4050H Perspectives on Leadership and the Law

    • 12 credits (equivalent to 3.0 FCEs) consisting of four courses within this concentration worth 3 credits each (0.75 FCE) from this list:

      • LAW 4016H Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics, and the Law

      • LAW 4036H Applied Contract Law

      • LAW 4037H Procedural Fairness in Decision Making

      • LAW 4038H Dispute Resolution and Negotiations

      • LAW 4039H Law of the Workplace

      • LAW 4040H Harassment, Discrimination, and the Duty to Accommodate

      • LAW 4041H Health Law

      • LAW 4042H Procurement Law

      • LAW 4043H Freedom of Speech and Cyberbullying in the Age of the Internet

      • LAW 4044H Education Law

      • LAW 4045H Executive Compensation

      • LAW 4049H Privacy and Freedom of Information

      • LAW 4054H Management and Resolution of Legal Disputes

    • 15 credits (equivalent to 3.75 FCEs) consisting of five courses worth 3 credits each (0.75 FCE) from any concentration. Not all elective courses will necessarily be available every year. The program reserves the discretion to decline student requests to complete certain electives based on course enrolment or otherwise.

Program Length

3 sessions ​full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

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