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Master of Laws (LL.M.); Law (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

Offered by: Law     Degree: Master of Laws

Program Requirements

The 45-credit LL.M. non-thesis option complements previous legal education through specialized graduate-level coursework and in-depth research. It enhances expertise in selected areas of legal scholarship and offers an opportunity to write a supervised, substantial, and publishable paper in an area of interest.

Candidates must remain in residence for three terms for which full-time fees will be charged. The third term is devoted to the Research Project, usually taken in the Summer of the first year. If the research project 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.

Research Project (15 credits)

The supervised research project is a 15,000-word paper, assessed by the supervisor on a pass-fail basis, and is typically completed in the Summer.

  • CMPL 655 Research Project 1 (15 credits)

    Offered by: Comparative Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Comparative Law : A major research paper on a current topic.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Restriction: This course is only open to students registered in a non-thesis Master's program in the Faculty of Law.

Required Courses (8 credits)

  • CMPL 610 Legal Research Methodology (4 credits)

    Offered by: Comparative Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Comparative Law : A programme of instruction in legal research methodology, including electronic legal research and the formulation of research plans.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Angela Campbell (Fall) Angela Campbell (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open only to graduate law students registered in a non-thesis Master's program or permission of instructor.
  • CMPL 641 Theoretical Approaches to Law (4 credits)

    Offered by: Comparative Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Introduction to a variety of theoretical approaches to legal scholarship.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Stamatia Piper, Daniel Weinstock (Fall)

Complementary Courses (22 credits)

The remaining 22 credits (or fewer if more credits are earned for the research project) are chosen from among Faculty offerings at the 500 and 600 levels.

Additional Research Project Courses

With the approval of the Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS), students may take up to an additional 3 credits of research project courses by completing one or both of:

  • CMPL 656 Research Project 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Comparative Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Annotated bibliography that critically assesses five relevant secondary sources for the student’s research Project and an additional 3,000 words for the research project.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CMPL 655 and/or permission of Associate Dean (Graduate Studies).
    • This course is open to students in the LL.M. (Non-Thesis Option), within the Faculty of Law (general program) or within the Institute of Camparative Law. Special permission from Associate Dean of Graduate Studies is required, to be granted only in cases where it is impracticable for a student’s course selection to add up precisely to 30 credits.
  • CMPL 657 Research Project 3 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Comparative Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Annotated bibliography that critically assesses five relevant secondary sources for the student’s research Project.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CMPL 655 and/or CMPL 656 and/or permission of Associate Dean (Graduate Studies).
    • This course is open to students in the LL.M. (Non-Thesis Option), within the Faculty of Law (general program) or within the Institute of Camparative Law. Special permission from Associate Dean of Graduate Studies is required, to be granted only in cases where it is impracticable for a student’s course selection to add up precisely to 30 credits.
Faculty of Law—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)