LLM in Environment

The Faculty of Law, in conjunction with the School of Environment, offers a multidisciplinary environment option at the LLM level. This option provides students with an appreciation of the role of science in informing decision-making in the environment sector and the influence that political, socioeconomic, and ethical judgments can have. This option also provides a forum within which graduate students bring their disciplinary perspectives together and enrich each other’s learning through structured courses, formal seminars, and informal discussions and networking.

For further information regarding this program, please refer to McGill School of Environment’s (MSE) Graduate Option in Environment page. The applicant needs to apply for admission to the home department (Law) AND apply specifically to the McGill School of Environment (MSE) for admission into the MSE Graduate Environment Option.

LLM in Environment, Thesis and Non-Thesis requirements (based on program revision as of Fall 2020 - to be approved)

 

Master of Laws in Environment with Thesis

Master of Laws in Environment Non-Thesis

Credits

45 credits
(27 research credits + 18 courses credits)

45 credits
(15 research credits + 30 courses credits)

Required courses

9 credits:
CMPL 610 - Legal Research Methodology
ENVR 615 - Interdisc Appr Environ&Sustain
LAWG 601 - Communication 1
LAWG 602 - Communication 2

9 credits:
CMPL 610 - Legal Research Methodology
ENVR 615 - Interdisc Appr Environ&Sustain
LAWG 601 - Communication 1
LAWG 602 - Communication 2
Research

Thesis
27 credits:
CMPL 612 - Master's Thesis 1
CMPL 613 - Master's Thesis 2
CMPL 614 - Master's Thesis 3
CMPL 615 - Master's Thesis 4
CMPL 616 - Master's Thesis 5

Research project
15 credits:
CMPL 655 - Research Project 1

Complementary credits

3-6 credits chosen from:
ENVR 610 - Foundations of Environ Policy
ENVR 614 - Mobilizing Res. for Sustain.

3*-6 credits chosen from:
ENVR 585 - Readings in Environment 2
ENVR 630 - Civilization and Environment
ENVR 680 - Topics in Environment 4

or 3-6 credits at the 500 level or higher recommended by the Advisory Committee and approved by the Environment Option Committee.

*If taking only one of ENVR 610, ENVR 614

15 credits chosen from:
CMPL 500 - Aboriginal Peoples and the Law
CMPL 546 - Intl Envt'l Law & Politics
CMPL 580 - Environment & the Law
and/or other Faculty of Law offerings.

3-6 credits chosen from:
ENVR 610 - Foundations of Environ Policy
ENVR 614 - Mobilizing Res. for Sustain.

3 credits* chosen from:
ENVR 585 - Readings in Environment 2
ENVR 630 - Civilization and Environment
ENVR 680 - Topics in Environment 4

or 3 credits at the 500 level or higher recommended by the Advisory Committee and approved by the Environment Option Committee.

*If taking only one of ENVR 610, ENVR 614