The LLM program, whether Thesis or Non-Thesis, offers an outstanding opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the McGill Law community by giving them maximum latitude in designing their program of study.
Most students enrol in the LLM Non-Thesis program. It is geared toward students who wish to explore advanced courses in law and/or who wish to better learn about North American legal culture. The program requires coursework as well as a research project.
The LLM Thesis program is geared toward students who wish to continue their legal education primarily through research. In addition to some courses, students focus on the production of a thesis evaluated by an examiner, but without the requirement of a thesis defence.
LLM Thesis and Non-Thesis requirements
|Master of Laws with Thesis||Master of Laws Non-Thesis|
(30 research credits + 15 course credits)
(15 research credits + 30 course credits)
|Complementary credits||Elective courses (6 credits)
Elective courses (21 credits)