Professional LLM Specializing in
Energy and Infrastructure Law
Distance Learning is available for this program.
Start Date: Fall 2013
George Vegh, Counsel, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Julia McNally, Director, Market Transformation, Ontario Power Authority
The Professional LLM in Energy and Infrastructure Law is a two-year, part-time program designed for professionals from across Canada who want to develop greater expertise in this dynamic area of law. This Professional LLM provides legal professionals with insight into the policies, players, and stakes involved in this highly complex area. The merging interests in this area of law touch upon social, political and environmental issues. Students will focus on energy regulation and public utility concepts, competition theory, resources efficiency efforts, social responsibility and environmental issues, integrated infrastructure planning, and public and private partnerships. Graduates will leave the program with the analytical framework required for practice in energy and infrastructure law, by obtaining a sophisticated set of legal skills and knowledge.
The LLM in Energy and Infrastructure Law requires successful completion of 36
credits, including a minimum of 18 credits from the Core Courses and up to 18 credits from Related Elective Courses drawn from complementary LLM specializations. The 36 credits can be obtained by either coursework or a blend of coursework and a Major Research Paper (70 pages). Students who elect to do the degree by coursework only must write a Significant Research Paper (30 pages) as the means of evaluation in one of the core courses.
The Advanced Legal Research Workshop is required for all students who wish to complete a Major Research Paper. Please note that this will not count towards the 36 credits required to complete the degree.
Courses will be offered in a combination of weekly and intensive formats. Videoconferencing is available for most courses, although occasional attendance in person in Toronto is required (refer to the schedule for specific details on each course).
Note: Faculty, curriculum, course descriptions and degree requirements are subject to change without notice.
Changing Paradigms in Energy Regulation
Comparative Approaches to Energy Development
Urban Infrastructure Planning and Regulation
Infrastructure Development and Finance
First Nations and Resource Development*
2013/2014 Energy & Infrastructure-related Elective Courses
Major Research Paper: Energy and Infrastructure Law (MRP)
Some Theoretical Perspectives on Public Law and Administration
Current Issues in Judicial Review of Administrative Action
The Theory and Practice of ADR
Corporate and Financial Crime and Compliance
The Law of the Crown
Major Research Paper
Energy and Infrastructure Law LLM students can also choose
courses from a select number of complementary LLM programs
for credit towards completion of their degree.
Note: Not all courses are offered every year or program cycle.
*New courses/course changes are subject to Senate approval.
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