The General LLM is open only to applicants who hold an LLB or JD.
Many courses are available by Distance Learning
Professor Neil Brooks, Osgoode Hall Law School
Osgoode’s various LLM specializations provide graduate-level learning across a
number of disciplines. In the Professional General LLM, you can choose courses
from multiple LLM specializations being offered during your time of study and have the
flexibility to build a program that includes two or three major areas of interest.
The General LLM requires a declaration of three (3)* areas of specialization at the time of application. The 36 credits can be obtained by a blend of coursework totaling 30 credits plus a Major Research Paper (70 pages) for 6 credits or all 36 credits can be obtained by coursework only where students must complete a Significant Research Paper (30 pages) in one course. This must be arranged with the instructor at the start of the specific course.
Students in the General LLM must make their course selection based on schedule availability of their declared areas of interest and selections are subject to review by the Program Director and space availability. Please note that not every course is available in any given term or year and that students in a specialization will have priority for courses in that program.
Courses can be offered in a combination of intensive (typically three to five consecutive days including one Saturday) and weekly evening class format.
*Alternative Dispute Resolution cannot be declared as one of the three (3) areas of interest for the General LLM. However, select ADR courses are available to students in the General LLM.
The Professional General LLM can be completed on a part-time or full-time.
- Part-time Professional General LLM: The program will generally take 6 terms (24 months), however the exact program length will vary depending on the number of credits completed in each term. The program fee is billed in six installments over the duration of the program. If the program is not completed in six terms, additional fees apply.
- Full-time Professional General LLM: The program will generally take 3 terms (12 months), although the exact program length will vary depending on the number of credits completed in each term. The program fee is billed in three installments over the duration of the program. If the program is not completed in three terms, additional fees apply.
This program may be started at the beginning of any term (September, January or May). Contact us for further details.
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