Canada's University of British Columbia (UBC) has consistently ranked among the top 40 universities worldwide since its establishment in 1915. It is home to the prestigious Peter A. Allard School of Law, which has a reputation for being an innovative research institution, and is recognized globally. The Law School takes its name from Peter Allard, an alumnus who contributed $30 million to the university, the biggest gift ever given to a Canadian law school. The Law School was named after him in recognition of his gift.
The School of Law offers three LLM programs, each of which is designed to give students an innovative and challenging graduate education. The following LLM degrees are currently open for applications:
- General LLM (September intake)
- LLM in Taxation (September intake)
- LLM in Common Law (May and September intakes)
All LLM programs have one-year duration if taken full time, with a part-time option. All applications started 1 September 2017. For the LLM in Taxation program that starts in September 2018, the deadline of applications is 31 January 2018. For the General LLM, the deadline is 15 December 2017.
LLM students may take some of the required courses online as the School of Law offers distance learning options for four of its law courses, as follows:
- Law 504.002 – Property Law
- Law 505 – Canadian Public Law
- Law 525.002 – Canadian Criminal Law & Procedure
- Law 508D.005 – Business Organizations
If any of the four courses is part of the curriculum being taken by LLM students, they may opt to acquire it online and be afforded some respite from the rigors of a law education.