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The 45-credit LL.M. program, thesis option, in Air and Space Law is a research-intensive graduate program focused on developing research interests into a thesis project under the supervision of a faculty member. Graduate-level courses on theoretical and methodological approaches to legal writing complement the research work and thesis completion process, and courses in specific areas of knowledge related to the candidate's research interests complete the program's credit requirements.

Candidates must remain in residence for three terms for which full-time fees will be charged. The third term, usually devoted to thesis research, may be taken the Summer of the first year. If the thesis is not completed in this time, students must register for additional sessions as needed. All degree requirements must be completed within a maximum of three years of the date of first registration.

Thesis Courses (25 credits)

As part of the course Master's Thesis 1, a thesis candidate must provide a protocol to his or her supervisor setting out details as to the thesis topic, the deadlines for the completion of the various thesis courses, and the schedule of meetings with the thesis supervisor. Modifications to the protocol must be made in writing and submitted to the Associate Dean (Graduate Studies).

ASPL 690 (4) Master's Thesis 1
ASPL 691 (3) Master's Thesis 2
ASPL 692 (6) Master's Thesis 3
ASPL 693 (12) Master's Thesis 4

Required Courses (9 credits)

ASPL 633 (3) Public International Air Law
ASPL 636 (3) Private International Air Law
ASPL 637 (3) Space Law: General Principles

Complementary Courses (11 credits)

4 credits from the following:

CMPL 610D1 (2) Legal Research Methodology
CMPL 610D2 (2) Legal Research Methodology
CMPL 641 (4) Theoretical Approaches to Law

7 credits at the 500 level or higher, chosen from among Faculty offerings (including ASPL offerings).