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International Business Law

Program Overview

This one-year, full-time specialization is designed to give lawyers and professionals from around the world advanced training in international business law. Award-winning faculty teach the latest developments in international trade law, international finance, international business transactions, taxation of cross-border transactions and other related topics. The specialization provides students with knowledge in critical, core international business law courses while allowing you the opportunity to pursue your academic interests through electives.

Who is this Specialization for?

  • Law graduates, preferably with legal practice experience, related work experience or a demonstrated interest in international business law.
  • Professionals without a law degree who have at least five years of work experience related to international business law, such as contract management, trade, negotiation, regulation, or governance.

Specialization Structure

The International Business Law specialization is a 1 year (four terms) full-time program.  All courses in require in-person attendance and are scheduled in a variety of formats (daytime, evening, weekend and intensive) across both Osgoode Hall and OsgoodePD campuses. Students can complete their degree requirements exclusively through course work or through a combination of course work and a Major Research Paper. Elective courses can be drawn from Osgoode Hall’s JD specialization and from other OsgoodePD LLM specializations (subject to space availability).

Degree Requirements Overview

36 Credits as Follows:

  • Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Research and Writing for International Students
  • At least 21 credits of core courses
  • Research Paper Requirement (choice of the following):
    – Significant Research Paper (30 pages) as a form of evaluation in one course; or
    – Independent Significant Research Paper [3 credits] (30 pages); or
    – Major Research Paper [6 credits] (70 pages)

Note: The program starts either in early July or early August depending on whether you are required to take one of our preparatory courses

Courses Course Code Status Number of Credits
Introduction to Canadian Law LAW 6513 Required 3.0 credits
Legal Research and Writing for International Students LAW 6508 Required 3.0 credits
Advanced Contract Law BLIS 6890 Core 3.0 credits
Anti-Money Laundering and International Country Sanctions - Global Regulatory Challenges LAW 6512 Core 3.0 credits
Contracts for Business BLIS 6875 Core 3.0 credits
Independent Significant Research Paper LAW 6848P Core 3.0 credits
International Business Transactions LAW 6509 Core 6.0 credits
International Commercial Arbitration BLIS 6298 Core 6.0 credits
International Commercial Banking BLIS 6874 Core 6.0 credits
International Finance BLIS 6990 Core 3.0 credits
International Sales Law BLIS 6299 Core 3.0 credits
International Trade Law LAW 6505 Core 6.0 credits
Taxation of Cross-border Transactions LAW 6510 Core 6.0 credits
International Business Law Internship LAW 6511 Elective 0.0 credits
Introduction to Canadian Private Law LAW 6517 Elective 3.0 credits
LLM Preparatory Course for International Students BLIS 6512 N/A 0.0 credits

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