LL.M. Business Law in a Global Context


Program Description

Uniquely tailored for international students seeking an edge in the competitive field of international business law, our LL.M. Business Law in a Global Context offers students advanced knowledge of North American law, comparative law, and international law, in addition to addressing the growing complexity of the law in a globalized world. The program is conceived in such a manner as to equip participating students with significant analytical and research skills.

The following topics feature among the courses offered:

  • Western Legal Systems
  • Common-Law Aspects of Commercial Transactions
  • Business Organization and Governance
  • Secured Transactions and Bankruptcy
  • Intellectual and Industrial Property
  • Electronic Commerce Law
  • International Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Legal Aspects of International Finance
  • International Tax Law for Business Lawyers
  • Globalization and Emerging Economies
  • International Economic Crimes
  • Legal Practice in Canada


Qualifications for admission

To be eligible to apply to this program, applicants must:

  • Possess a law degree or an equivalent degree with high academic standing from an accredited university;
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the English language;
  • Meet the other admission requirements specified in the applicable academic regulations; and
  • Take part in a personal interview, if necessary.


Only a limited number of scholarships for graduate students attending the Master of Laws (LL.M.) Business Law in a Global Context program will be offered based upon the excellence of the student’s application. Some countries or national organizations provide scholarships to their citizens, i.e. China: China Scholarship Council. Please consult your local resources. Other scholarships may be available at the Faculty to graduate students during the academic year.


Leonardo Daldegan Lima (Brazil) LL.M. 2010

The quality of the professors, the case studies, the reputation of the program, as well as the company of colleagues from various countries around the world, making it an extraordinary opportunity to develop my skills in the business law industry. I do recommend this challenging program, because of its seriousness and excellence.

Dan Su (China) LL.M. 2010 / B.C.L., LL.B. 2015 Associate at Fasken

The whole experience was about challenging, fulfilling, discovering and realizing. I still remember my first day, so long ago, yet so fresh. At Université de Montréal, I found my way.


Tuition per trimester full-time

Tuition fees in Québec educational institutions are regulated according to the student's legal status in Canada:

  • Quebec residents: approximately 1,227.75CAD + related expenses
  • French and French-speaking Belgians: approximately 1,227.75CAD + related expenses
  • International students: Full time: approximately 8,407.73CAD
  • Tuition fees for non-resident Canadians: $ 3,815.85 + related fees

Tuition reduction scholarships available to International Students



Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

Founded in 1878, the Université de Montréal's Faculty of Law has been recognized for its excellence since the very beginning. It stands apart from other great law faculties, because of its unique comb ... Read More

Founded in 1878, the Université de Montréal's Faculty of Law has been recognized for its excellence since the very beginning. It stands apart from other great law faculties, because of its unique combination of intellectual pluralism and groundbreaking scientific research conducted by professors and students in numerous fields of law. Read less