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Welcome to Robson Hall

Robson Hall, the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba, is a wonderful place to study law.  Robson Hall is known for its sense of community between students, faculty, and alumni.  As the only law school in the province, we take our mandate to produce excellent lawyers extremely seriously.  Classes with a small student to professor ratio, our own state of the art building, and numerous opportunities for students to work with practicing lawyers and judges are just a few things that make the Robson Hall law school experience special. 

For almost 100 years we have graduated excellent lawyers who are experts in all areas of law, and who practice all around the world.   We offer a J.D. degree, as well as the LL.M. degree.  The J.D. degree may permit a concentration on Aboriginal legal issues, Business Law, or Human Rights.  These three areas of teaching and research are particularly germane to issues facing Manitoba, Canada, and the international community.

Thank you for your interest in Robson Hall!


Our programs at a glance:

J.D. – Juris Doctor
Minimum admission requirements:

  • 60 credit hours in an approved bachelors program (two full years of university) or if an applicant is over the age of 26 and does not have any post-secondary education, the equivalent of 1 full year (30 credits) is acceptable.

  • The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) 

  • Proof of English Proficiency.  Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English through one of the following options)   (TOEFL – iBT) , (IELTS), (CanTEST), or (CAEL).

LL.M. – Master of Laws
Minimum admission requirements:

  • Cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 in the last two previous years of full-time university study (60 credit hours)

  • LL.B., B.CL. or civil law equivalent

  • Proof of English Proficiency. Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (written), 250 (computer-based) or 100 (iBT-based).