Graduate Studies in Law

The Schulich School of Law has a stimulating and robust graduate program, offering the Master of Laws (LLM) and the Doctor of Philosophy in Law (PhD) degrees. This program comprises a small, vibrant, collegial, and close-knit intellectual community of bright, motivated students from around the world. It combines personally tailored study plans with close supervision from some of Canada’s finest legal minds. Our students are enthusiastic and curious; they have a broad range of experiences and interests in diverse areas of law and policy.

At the Schulich School of Law, we mix imagination with innovation to push legal research in bold new directions. Our faculty members are actively engaged in collaborative, interdisciplinary research that addresses pressing social issues and contributes to the development of law and policy, across Canada and around the world.

Reflecting a commitment to both interdisciplinary study and to creating connections between academia and the world of legal practice, our research institutes and programs are incubators for new approaches to how law can best address complex problems in a fast-changing world. 

Our diverse range of specialized research centres and programs provide valuable research opportunities and the chance to work directly with faculty members on projects at the core of their scholarly ambitions. Collaborating closely, our faculty and students publish papers and books that shift the theoretical and applied terrain within the legal profession and beyond.

Our legal experts also cover

  • International business law,
  • Criminal justice, and
  • Indigenous and Aboriginal law, to name a few.

While graduate students are here, they will learn the law in different ways through participating in the lively Schulich Law community of lectures, workshops, and conferences