Admissions

Deadlines

The final deadline to apply for admission to the LL.M. program is December 15 of the year prior in which admission is sought. All applicants admitted to the program will be considered for fellowships; no separate application is required.

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Requirements

1. Admission to the program requires at least a B average (3.0 GPA) in the last two previous years of full time university study (60 credit hours), and possession of a common law or civil law degree (or equivalent).

2. Proficiency in English can be demonstrated prior to admission by:

i) Possessing a high school diploma or university degree from Canada or one of the countries on the English Language Proficiency Test Exemption List.

ii) Successfully completing an English Language Proficiency Test. (minimum scores are indicated in parentheses).

TOEFL - Achieve a minimum iBT (internet based test) score of 100; or a minimum score of 250 computer based test

CanTEST - Achieve a minimum band of 5.0 in all four (4) skill areas

IELTS - Achieve a minimum score of 7.0 on the Academic Module

CAEL - Achieve a minimum 80 overall and 80 on each subtest

All applicants must be admitted by the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Graduate Students. 

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The term primary language is defined as that language which is most commonly used in homes, communities and daily commerce in your native country.


Application Process

Required From All Applicants:

1. Complete the Application Form provided by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and upload all supporting documentation:

     http://umanitoba.ca/graduate_studies/admissions

2. Provide a research proposal defining the area of legal study to be pursued (approximately 1-3 pages).  This should include what your proposed thesis topic is and what your research question(s) will be.  Note:  this is not a statement of interest in law nor your personal history.  This is your research proposal.

3. A recent curriculum vitae or resume.

4. Three (3) recommendation letters.

Applicants are strongly advised to provide additional materials demonstrating research potential (i.e. copies of publications and other written works).

Given the competitive quality of the LL.M. program, satisfaction of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Completion of a our LL.M. does not entitle the degree-holder to practice law in Canada.