Programs » Master of Laws – LL.M.

The Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba welcomes applications for its refreshed LL.M Program. The annual application deadline is December 15.

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Established in 1914, the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba offers an intellectually stimulating environment to domestic and international students seeking graduate education in law. Our streams of study reflect our commitment to fostering theoretical, doctrinal, practical and inter-disciplinary scholarship of national and global significance in relevant areas of legal education and practice.

Designed to be possible to complete in one year, our Master of Laws (LL.M.) program is an advanced, thesis-based, research-intensive course of study which attracts students from across Canada and around the world.

Students will complete 3 course credits plus a thesis. Details of the program are:

  • Required courses include Research Integrity Tutorial GRAD7300, Academic Integrity Tutorial GRAD7500 and the graduate Legal Research and Theory seminar LAW7110 in the Faculty of Law.
  • Two additional courses relevant to one’s research area (at least one Law course and a second that may be from outside the Faculty of Law).
  • Students pursuing one of our below-listed LL.M. streams of study must take two courses from those approved for the stream. Streams of study include: Human Rights, Business, Indigenous Studies, Law and Society, Criminal Law, Public Policy, and Practice‐based courses (including our featured clinics).

Apply for the Master of Laws Program

The Master of Laws program has only one application deadline per year, and applications are accepted for September entry only. Applications must be completed online and include several parts:

  • $100 application fee (non-refundable)
  • CV/Resumé
  • Research proposal
  • Statement of Intent
  • Three letters of recommendation

Available awards will include:

  • All students admitted into the LL.M. program are considered for funding opportunities; no separate application is required.

Program Leadership

The Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies ensures that graduate education at the Faculty of Law is the best it can be. The office is committed to supporting self-directed learning, fostering the timely completion of the LL.M., and providing exceptional administrative and academic services.