Founded in 1889, Osgoode Hall Law School has been developing the most brilliant legal minds globally for over a century. Osgoode Law is a key institution in the development of Canadian legal education and boasts eight Supreme Court Justices amongst its alumni. In 1986, Osgoode Law became York University's official affiliate school.
York University is currently the 3rd largest university in Canada, providing students with top-ranked programs with international standards. Osgoode Law is home to the largest graduate program in Canada with its LLM offerings alone numbering 15 part time specialized degrees and 4 full time degrees. It also boasts of over 200 courses, the largest in North America.
Two types of LLM degrees are offered by Osgoode Law: the Professional LLM and a Research LLM. The latter is a full-time academic program with concentration placed on faculty-supervised research that leads to a thesis. The Professional LLM is course-based and may be taken either part-time for two years or full-time for one year. Writing a thesis is not required. Instead, the focus will be on a combination of theory and practice. The LLMs available are:
Full-time or part-time:
- LLM in Canadian Common Law
- LLM General Law
- LLM International Business Law
- LLM Tax Law
- LLM in Business Law
- LLM in Administrative Law
- LLM in Constitutional Law
- LLM in Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution
- LLM in Dispute Resolution
- LLM in Criminal Law & Procedure
- LLM in Family Law
- LLM in Energy & Infrastructure Law
- LLM in Health Law
- LLM in Intellectual Property Law
- LLM in Securities Law
- LLM in Labour Relations & Employment Law
For the programs that begin Winter/Spring 2018, the deadline of applications is October 11, 2017. For programs that start Fall 2018, the deadline is May 9, 2018.