Juris Doctor (JD) Program
The JD program at the Schulich School of Law is a first degree in law that gives you a solid preparation for the practice of law as well as a respect for and participation in public life. The full-time JD program at Dalhousie requires three years of study. The first year is entirely compulsory, while the second and third years offer flexible course options.
We have an active graduate program that offers both the Master of Laws (LLM) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. Faculty offer supervision across a broad area of legal scholarship, with theses ranging from nuclear disarmament, international human rights, criminal corporate responsibility, trade unions and tax avoidance to marine boundary management, arbitration, Aboriginal treaty rights, patient safety, and judicial reform.