University of British Columbia (UBC) - Faculty of Law
1822 East Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1
An aerial view of UBC campus in
the beautiful city of Vancouver
The Law School
In September 2011, the UBC
Faculty of Law moved into a
brand new facility - Allard Hall.
This state-of-the-art building
is equipped with the latest
technology and expanded
research facilities and classroom
North side entrance of
Each degree is tailored to provide students from diverse cultural, academic, and professional backgrounds with an opportunity to engage in challenging and innovative graduate study.
The LL.M. in Common Law (LLM CL) is a course-based LL.M. program designed to provide foundational training in the common law and Canadian law for lawyers with foreign or non-common law legal training. It also provides the opportunity for foreign-trained lawyers to do the course-work required to practice law in Canada.
The LL.M. in Taxation is a one year, full time non-thesis degree, with a part-time option. The program provide graduates with a depth of knowledge and level of technical expertise in tax law beyond that which can be acquired in a basic law degree or other relevant disciplines. Mandatory courses will ensure that students have a solid foundation in core areas of tax law and practice, while optional courses will give students the ability to develop expertise in areas of interest.
The Master of Laws (LLM) is a research-intensive LL.M. degree that combines course work with a thesis to provide an opportunity for focused study.
The Ph.D. is a rigorous research-intensive degree that includes course work, comprehensive exams, and a dissertation proposal defence that lead to a dissertation which is intended to make a substantial contribution to the chosen field of study.
Download the Graduate Program brochure for additional information.
UBC Law Library
Entry RequirementsDetails of entry requirements, including minimum GPA and English competency exam scores, and information about the application procedure are available here.
Tuition and Fees
Graduate Student Lounge
Tuition support is also available for the course-based LLM CL. Details on funding available here.
View of North Side of Allard Hall
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