The General LLM is open only to applicants who hold an LLB or JD.
Osgoode’s various LLM specializations provide graduate-level learning across a number of disciplines. The General LLM gives you the flexibility to build a program that includes three major areas of interest.
Flexibility and Customization. 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 provides a high level of customization for lawyers wishing to craft a unique program of study drawing from over 50 LLM courses a year.
Areas of Specialization
The General LLM requires a declaration of three (3)* areas of specialization at the time of application.
- Administrative Law
- Banking and Financial Services Law
- Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law
- Business Law
- Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Constitutional Law
- Criminal Law and Procedure
- Energy and Infrastructure Law
- Family Law
- Health Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- Labour Relations and Employment Law
- Securities Law
- Tax Law
*International Business Law, Canadian Common Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution cannot be declared as one of the three (3) areas of interest for the General LLM. A limited number of ADR courses are available to students in the General LLM.
In general, students in the General LLM will craft a plan of study by taking courses from each of the three declared areas specializations. The exact number of credits taken from each specialization can vary. Students can also take courses outside of the three declared areas of specialization, provided the selections are consistent with the plan of study and with approval.