Since its founding in 1878, the Université de Montréal (UdeM) has become one of the world's top universities. As a research institution, it is ranked 1st in Quebec, 3rd in Canada and 103rd in the world by various ranking organizations including highly-respected Times Higher Education. It continues year after year to rank among the world's best for its dynamism and research quality.
UdeM has two affiliated school, HEC Montréal and Polytechnique Montréal, and 13 faculties, including the Faculty of Law, which is one of Canada's most prestigious. The Faculty of Law has more than 135 years of legal expertise that allowed it to make a significant contribution to law's evolution. The Faculty is renowned for its strong bijural tradition, which is based in Quebec's legal traditions. Therefore, students of UdeM's Faculty of Law are afforded a legal education that naturally combines common and civil law.
The Faculty of Law's greatest strength is business law. It offers several LLM programs taught in French except for one, the English-taught LLM in Business Law in a Global Context. This program is the first in Canada which is offered exclusively to foreign graduates. Those who will undertake this LLM program will gain considerable research and analytical skills in the fields of international (including North American) business law and comparative law.
The LLM in Business Law in a Global Context has a September intake and will run until August of the following year. Applications for 2018 classes are on-going with a deadline of 1 February 2018. However, given that it is open to foreign graduates, it is encouraged that applicants submit their requirements earlier to give time for visa facilitation. To be eligible for the LLM program, applicants must have a law degree or an equivalent degree with high academic standing from a recognized university.