Master of Laws Programs in Canada

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An LL.M. is the first step towards academics in many countries. It presents many opportunity to specialize in a particular field or to undertake thorough research. It can also prove beneficial in obtaining a doctoral level degree in law.

An LLM is a postgraduate program for law students who want advanced training and knowledge in a particular area. Specialization areas may include commercial law, finance, human rights law, tax law, and international business law.

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University of Manitoba
Campus Full time 1 - 3 years September 2017 Canada Winnipeg

A Robson Hall education is a passport to accomplish ground breaking legal work anywhere in the world. For over 100 years, Robson Hall Faculty of Law has been renowned for its dynamic and interdisciplinary approach to the study of law. As the only law school in Manitoba, Robson Hall enjoys a strong, exclusive relationship with practicing lawyers and judges in the community who teach and mentor students throughout their studies. Robson Hall offers an exceptional education paired with supports and opportunities to build a successful legal career. [+]

Masters of Laws in Canada 2017. A Robson Hall education is a passport to accomplish ground breaking legal work anywhere in the world. For over 100 years, Robson Hall Faculty of Law has been renowned for its dynamic and interdisciplinary approach to the study of law. As the only law school in Manitoba, Robson Hall enjoys a strong, exclusive relationship with practicing lawyers and judges in the community who teach and mentor students throughout their studies. Robson Hall offers an exceptional education paired with supports and opportunities to build a successful legal career. Degree options J.D. Juris Doctor - 3 years LL.M. Master of Law - 1 years Interesting courses The Art of the Deal Popular Culture and the Law Aboriginal Law & Policy Unique opportunities Robson Hall Students participate in moot courts and mock trials. They work in legal clinics and represent real clients and shadow judges in their courtrooms and chamber. They also compete in national and international advocacy and negotiation competitions. Professional opportunities Lawyer Arbitrator/Mediator Business Advisor Judge Politician Professor Sports agent What is unique about this program at the U of M? The J.D. degree gives students a strong foundation of doctrinal courses. These mandatory/core course requirements graduate students who emerge well equipped and prepared to enter the legal profession. From the foundational courses students can move into legal specialities, including: Aboriginal Law & Policy, Business Law and Human Rights. Additionally there are many opportunities for clinical or hands-on learning. Further, Robson Hall is renowned for our Advocacy Program which builds progressively throughout year each of study. The LL.M. Program is thesis based, allowing students the flexibility to choose what area of research they want to focus on. The choice is theirs when they choose Robson Hall's LL.M. Program [-]

LLM in General Law

OsgoodePD - Osgoode Hall Law School - York University
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months March 2017 Canada Toronto + 1 more

Osgoode’s various LLM specializations provide graduate-level learning across a number of disciplines. The General [+]

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. Choose from: - 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. [-]

LLM in Canadian Common Law

OsgoodePD - Osgoode Hall Law School - York University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years March 2017 Canada Toronto + 1 more

This exciting program provides foundational training in Canadian common law to internationally trained lawyers and law graduates. Whether you have a common or civil law degree from outside Canada [+]

Masters of Laws in Canada 2017. This exciting program provides foundational training in Canadian common law to internationally trained lawyers and law graduates. Whether you have a common or civil law degree from outside Canada or a Bachelor of Civil Law from a Canadian university, this program was designed with you in mind. In this program, you’ll take core courses in Canadian common law topics and have a wide range of elective options. The core courses are specifically designed to meet the requirements of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada's National Committee on Accreditation (NCA). The NCA assesses the academic and professional credentials of candidates who wish to apply for admission to the bar of any Canadian common law province. If you are an internationally trained lawyer and are interested in practising law in Canada, we recommend that you contact the NCA before applying to the LLM program, so that you know what courses you are required to take. As part of the Osgoode community, you’ll benefit from academic and career supports to help you achieve your goals. Note: Completing the Professional LLM in Canadian Common Law does not automatically entitle you to practise law in Canada or to be admitted to the Bar of a Canadian province or territory. Consult the NCA or your provincial/territorial law society for more information. Program Format The LLM in Canadian Common Law is available as a full-time (3 terms of study/a full calendar year) or part-time (6 terms of study/2 full calendar years) program. Program starts are generally available in the Fall or Winter term.. The format of this program gives students the flexibility to tailor their studies to their own schedules. LLM courses will be offered in a combination of weekly and intensive formats. Attendance in-person in Toronto is required. Note: Faculty, curriculum, course descriptions and degree requirements are subject to change without notice. Upper Year JD course options may include courses often required by the NCA, such as: - Commercial Law - Real Estate - Trusts LLM students in JD courses will complete one or more assignments or modified exams to reflect graduate-level participation. Upper Year JD courses each count for 3 credits towards the LLM program requirements. The following courses are not available for LLM students: - First-year JD courses - Moots and other experiential education programs - Courses in other faculties [-]

LLM Tax Law

OsgoodePD - Osgoode Hall Law School - York University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Canada Toronto + 1 more

Knowledge of tax law is essential in any business environment – and the study of it is intellectually fascinating. This Professional LLM program [+]

Knowledge of tax law is essential in any business environment – and the study of it is intellectually fascinating. This Professional LLM program that can be done either part-time for two-years or full-time for one year offers students an opportunity to gain a broad and deep understanding of the policies, principles and the internal logic of tax laws in Canada and beyond. It covers all aspects of tax law from the most basic rules underlying traditional personal tax planning principles to current developments in the sophisticated design of financial instruments. Courses are taught by a diverse range of scholars and practitioners, all of whom are leaders in their areas of teaching and practice. Degree Requirements The degree requirements will be satisfied upon the completion of 36 credits. There are two options for completing this degree: Option I: Coursework and Major Research Paper [36 credits] - The required course for Tax Law [6 credits]; - 24 additional credits of coursework, at least 18 of which must be from the Tax Law specialization; - A Major Research Paper (70 pages) in the tax law field [6 credits]; and - Advanced Legal Research Workshop. Please note that this will not count towards the 36 credits required to complete the degree. Option II: Coursework only [36 credits] - The required course for Tax Law [6 credits]; - 30 additional credits of coursework, at least 24 of which must be courses from the Tax Law specialization; and - A Significant Research Paper (30 pages) as a means of evaluation for one of the courses in the Tax Law specialization. The Advanced Legal Research Workshop is not required for students writing a Significant Research Paper but is strongly recommended in order for students to review writing and research skills. Program Format Courses will be offered in a combination of weekly and intensive formats. Videoconferencing is available for most courses, although occasional in-person attendance 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. Fee Per Term including Supplementary Fees (2014-2015) Fees for Domestic Students: $3,798.82 (part-time), $7,597.65 (full-time) Fees for International Students: $5,448.00 (part-time), $10,896.00 (full-time) [-]

LLM International Business Law

OsgoodePD - Osgoode Hall Law School - York University
Campus Full time 1 year June 2017 Canada Toronto

This one-year, full-time Professional LLM program is designed to give law graduates and lawyers from around the world advanced training in international business law. Award-winning faculty teach the latest developments in international trade law, international [+]

Masters of Laws in Canada 2017. This one-year, full-time Professional LLM program is designed to give law graduates and lawyers from around the world advanced training in international business law. Award-winning faculty teach the latest developments in international trade law, international finance, international business transactions, taxation of cross-border transactions and other related topics. The program provides you with knowledge in critical, core international business law courses while allowing you the opportunity to pursue your academic interests through elective LLM and JD courses. You may also have the opportunity to gain exposure to the North American legal workplace and apply your knowledge and skills through our popular internship program. As part of the Osgoode community, you’ll also benefit from academic and career supports to help you achieve your goals. Degree Requirements The degree requirements will be satisfied upon the completion of 36 credits: 6 credits are drawn from required courses in Legal Research and Writing (3 credits) and Introduction to Canadian Law (3 credits) 21 credits are drawn from a selection of the following International Business Law core courses: - International Business Transactions (6 credits) - International Finance (3 credits) - Taxation of Cross-Border Transactions (6 credits) - International Trade Law (6 credits) - International Commercial Arbitration (6 credits) - Anti-Money Laundering and International Country Sanctions (3 credits) 9 elective credits are drawn from remaining International Business Law core courses, complementary LLM specializations and/or select upper year JD courses You are also required to complete a minimum 30 page research paper as part of your degree. You may complete the research paper requirement by either: - Submitting a 30 page Significant Research Paper as a form of evaluation in at least one course - Completing an Independent Significant Research Paper [3 credits] (30 pages); or - Completing a Major Research Paper [6 credits] (70 pages) Some students will also be required to take a month-long intensive International Business Law Preparatory Course. This course is generally required for students who have completed their law degree in a country other than the U.S. or the U.K. Program Format The LLM in International Business Law is available only as full-time program. The program starts either in early July or early August depending on whether you are required to take our month-long intensive International Business Law Preparatory Course. While many students complete their program requirements by late spring, others take a full year and complete the program in August. LLM courses will be offered in a combination of weekly and intensive formats. Attendance in-person in Toronto is required. Program Start Date Summer 2015 Total Program Fee Including Supplementary Fees for 2014/2015 Fee for Domestic Students: $31,233.60 Fee for International Students: $33,489.60 [-]

Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma

Vancouver Career College
Campus Full time 43 weeks Canada

Legal Administrative Assistants, also know as Legal Secretaries, are among the highest paid in the office administration field. This program is very intensive and covers many aspects of the legal profession. [+]

Careers in the legal profession are high-status and rewarding. This program is suitable for those without secretarial training who are looking for an exciting career in the legal field.

 

Legal Administrative Assistants, also know as Legal Secretaries, are among the highest paid in the office administration field. This program is very intensive and covers many aspects of the legal profession. As a legal administrative assistant, the graduate is anindispensable member of the law office team and this program provides all the training necessary to be successful in this role. Graduates may choose to ladder into the Paralegal Diploma Program.

 

 

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Diploma Legal Administrative Assistant

CDI College
Campus Full time 100 hours September 2017 Canada Vancouver

This program - Legal Administrative Assistant Program is very intensive and covers many aspects of the legal profession. Students will not only enhance their keyboarding and transcription skills. [+]

This program - Legal Administrative Assistant Program is very intensive and covers many aspects of the legal profession. Students will not only enhance their keyboarding and transcription skills, but will also receive hands-on training in the two major word processing programs. Students will learn the proper procedures and terminology used in the legal system. Subject areas will include wills and estates, real estate, corporate and commercial law, civil litigation, and family law.

Career Opportunities

A career in the legal profession is both prestigious and rewarding. As a legal administrative assistant, the graduate can be the vital link between the lawyer and the client. This program ⎯ in conjunction with strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a professional and self-confident attitude ⎯ prepares the graduate for a career in either a large legal organization or a small legal practice. Every office needs well-trained support staff....the challenges and opportunities are therefore endless once certified as a Legal Administrative Assistant... [-]


Paralegal Diploma Program

Reeves College
Campus Full time 65 weeks Canada

This Paralegal Diploma Program is suitable for those without secretarial training who are looking for an exciting career in the legal field. Paralegals, also know as Legal Assistants are well-paid and highly sought after. [+]

Careers in the legal profession are high-status and rewarding. This Paralegal Diploma Program is suitable for those without secretarial training who are looking for an exciting career in the legal field. Paralegals, also know as Legal Assistants are well-paid and highly sought after. This program is intensive and it covers both the office administration skills and the knowledge base required to work in the legal profession. As a Paralegal, the graduate is an indispensable member of the law office team and this program provides all the training necessary to be successful in this role.

 

 

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This program provides students with advanced keyboarding, transcription and computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook) and trains students in the vital areas of business communication, customer service and employment. Legal subject areas include understanding the Canadian legal system, the court structure, legal rights, procedures and practices in a modern legal office, wills and estates, real estate and conveyancing, corporate and commercial law, civil litigation, family law, criminal law and evidence, business law, torts, contracts, insurance law, cash and collection procedures, legal research and interviewing and intellectual property law.... [-]


Legal Administrative Assistants

Reeves College
Campus Full time 43 weeks Canada

Legal Administrative Assistants, also know as Legal Secretaries, are among the highest paid in the office administration field. This program is very intensive and covers many aspects of the legal profession. [+]

Careers in the legal profession are high-status and rewarding. This program is suitable for those without secretarial training who are looking for an exciting career in the legal field. Legal Administrative Assistants, also know as Legal Secretaries, areamong the highest paid in the office administration field. This program is very intensive and covers many aspects of the legal profession. As a legal administrative assistant, the graduate is anindispensable member of the law office team and this program provides all the training necessary to be successful in this role. Graduates may choose to ladder into the Paralegal Diploma Program.

 

 

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Paralegal Diploma Program

Vancouver Career College
Campus Full time 65 weeks September 2017 Canada Surrey

Become an integral part of a legal office by enrolling in Vancouver Career College's Paralegal diploma program. Paralegals are well respected and well paid members of a legal ... [+]

Become an integral part of a legal office by enrolling in Vancouver Career College's Paralegal diploma program. Paralegals are well respected and well paid members of a legal team.

 

The Paralegal diploma program at Vancouver Career College trains you to enter the challenging and fascinating world of law. The program combines administrative skills with extensive legal training. Students receive an Internet and core computing certification and study advanced keyboarding and business communications, as well as other day-to-day administrative tasks. The intensive program introduces students to the Canadian court system and covers all aspects of the law, including family law, corporate law, real estate, criminal law, and litigation. Students also learn the procedures for legal documentation and handling evidence. The 65-week program culminates in a five-week internship where students will work in a law office. Graduates are ready to enter the legal world working as a Paralegal in settings such as private law firms, corporate firms, or government offices.   ... [-]