Professional LLM Specializing in Family Law
This program is available via Distance Learning.
Start Date: Fall 2013
Professor Nicholas C. Bala, Queen’s University
The Professional LLM in Family Law, launched in 2006, is a two-year, part-time program designed for practitioners from across Canada who want to develop greater expertise in this dynamic area of law. Students will have the opportunity to examine the theory and practice of family law, including international issues and non-adversarial methods of resolving family disputes. Well-established areas of family law as well as emerging areas, comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives will be explored.
The degree requirements will be satisfied upon the completion of 36
credits. The 36 credits can be obtained by either coursework or a blend of
coursework and a Major Research Paper.
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, intensive and webcast (NEW!) 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.
Family Law: Themes, Theories, Controversies and Context
Economic Issues: Property, Pensions and Possession of the Home
Economic Issues: Child and Spousal Support
Care of Children
International Family Law issues
Non-Adversarial Resolution to Family Law Disputes
Major Research Paper
Note: Not all courses are offered every year or program cycle.
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