The Faculty of Law offers a range of programs at the graduate level. These include the degrees of Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.), and of Master of Laws (LL.M.) with Thesis and Non-Thesis options, as well as Graduate Certificates.
Students may choose to pursue either the D.C.L. or the LL.M. in the Faculty of Law, the Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL), or the Institute of Comparative Law (ICL). Graduate Certificates may only be completed within either the IASL or the ICL.
The Faculty promotes study and research in private, commercial, international, and public law, as well as legal theory, from the perspectives of diverse legal traditions. In collaboration with the McGill School of Environment, the Faculty offers an LL.M. Thesis or Non-Thesis option in Environment. The Faculty also offers two other options within the LL.M degree: a cross-disciplinary European Studies Option (ESO) in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts, and a specialization in Bioethics. The D.C.L. degree always requires a substantial thesis.
The Institute operates within the Faculty of Law and offers a curriculum exploring legal issues that arise from international civil aviation and new technologies in space. It provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the legal processes regulating worldwide aerospace activities. The Institute offers the degrees of Master of Laws (LL.M.) with Thesis and Non-Thesis options and Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.), and a Graduate Certificate in Air and Space Law.
The Institute operates within the Faculty of Law as a centre of comparative legal studies. It accommodates national, international and transnational studies, and encourages openness to diverse legal cultures in teaching and research. The Institute offers the degrees of Master of Laws (LL.M.) and Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.), and a Graduate Certificate in Comparative Law.