Associate Dean(s): Donn Short (Graduate Studies)
Campus Address/General Office: 452 Robson Hall
Email Address: email@example.com
Academic Staff: Please refer to the Law website for current staff listing.
Law Program Information
The Faculty offers a structured and personal Master of Laws degree.
Admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies
Application and Admission Procedures are found in the Academic Guide.
Admission requirements for Master’s students are found in the Master’s Degrees General Regulations section of the Guide.
LL.M. Admission Requirements
Admission requirements are those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
In addition, candidates must show that they are equipped intellectually to engage in advanced legal study and research. The Faculty of Law anticipates that the prospective LL.M. student will have earned the J.D., LL.B. or equivalent degree in law with a first or high upper second B+ standing. Applicants ordinarily hold a common law or Canadian civil law degree but applications from those whose legal education has been in another legal system will be given full consideration.
Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation by the date indicated on the LL.M. program of study page.
Students must complete two courses, one of which must be in the Faculty of Law, as well as the graduate Legal Research and Theory seminar LAW 7110. A minimum grade of B must be obtained in each course.
In addition to course work, the student must complete a thesis of 90 to 120 pages. Each student is assigned a faculty advisor with expertise in the chosen area of study who will direct thesis research and design and assist the student in course selection. Early and regular contact with the advisor is recommended.
Expected Time to Graduate: 1 - 2 years
|GRAD 7300||Research Integrity Tutorial||0|
|GRAD 7500||Academic Integrity Tutorial||0|
|LAW 7110||Graduate Legal Research and Theory||2|
|Select two additional courses from the following: 1||4-6|
LAW Course or a Course outside the Faculty of Law
|GRAD 7000||Master's Thesis 2||0|
Students must complete two additional courses relevant to their research area. One of these courses may be taken outside the Faculty of Law. Course selection must be approved by the student’s supervisor.
Thesis must be complete by July 1 to enable timely review before the Faculty of Graduate Studies’ deadline at the end of August.
Students should familiarize themselves with the Faculty of Graduate Studies ‘GRAD’ courses applicable to their program. If you have questions about which GRAD course(s) to register in, please consult your home department/unit.
If you have questions about registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students must meet the requirements as outlined in both Supplementary Regulation and BFAR documents as approved by Senate.
Individual units may require specific requirements above and beyond those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and students should consult unit supplementary regulations for these specific regulations.
Bona Fide Academic Requirements (BFAR)
Bona Fide Academic Requirements (BFAR) represent the core academic requirements a graduate student must acquire in order to gain, and demonstrate acquisition of, essential knowledge and skills.
All students must successfully complete:
- GRAD 7300 prior to applying to any ethics boards which are appropriate to the student’s research or within the student’s first year, whichever comes first; and
- GRAD 7500 within the first term of registration;
Students must also meet additional BFAR that may be specified for their program.
All students must:
- maintain a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0 with no grade below C+,
- meet the minimum and not exceed the maximum course requirements, and
- meet the minimum and not exceed the maximum time requirements (in terms of time in program and lapse or expiration of credit of courses).
Note: Law requires a minimum grade point average of 3.0 with no grade below B. A C+ is the equivalent of a failing grade.
Begins with visits to the Law Library and to the Provincial Archives of Manitoba, Government Records Centre, then epistemological problems are studied to define each student's research questions for the thesis; and thereafter weekly seminars explore doctrinal, interdisciplinary, comparative, and theoretical research perspectives (natural law to legal positivism, critical legal studies and post-modernism).
Independent reading and/or research course on selected topic in law undertaken and arranged in consultation with the prospective instructor, upon approval of the Associate Dean (Research & Graduate Studies). Course content may vary. Students may earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.
An independent reading and/or research course on a selected topic in law undertaken and arranged in consultation with the prospective instructor, upon approval of the Associate Dean Research & Graduate Studies. The course content may vary. Students may earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.