This program is designed to provide a solid foundation in the methodology as well as the substantive and procedural rules of the common law tradition. It is particularly well-suited for jurists trained in the civil law tradition who wish to understand the foundational elements of the common law tradition in a global context where lawyers with civil law and common law backgrounds regularly interact.
The Comparative Common Law LL.M. intends to meet the training needs of jurists and foreign students interested in a program that considers the globalization of exchanges, the economic integration of the Americas, and the specific legal needs arising from those events. With a theoretical, critical, and pragmatic approach, the program includes various educational methods including lectures, seminars, and problem-based learning.
The Comparative Common Law LL.M. program includes a final paper requirement that has a twofold purpose:
- Broaden common law knowledge in a stimulating environment combining theory and practice and
- Through the completion of a paper, develop one’s ability to undertake and execute a research project in a specific field.
Qualifications for admission
Graduates of a foreign university:
- Bachelor of Laws degree or equivalent.
- Average of at least 3,0 on 4,3 or equivalent.
Graduates of a Canadian university:
- J.D. of the Université de Montréal.
- Have obtained, at J.D. of the Université de Montréal, an average of at least 3,0 on 4,3. An English test and/or a personal interview may be required.
Tuition per full-time term
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 Canadians non-residents of Quebec : $ 3,815.85 + related fees.
(price for a session, the student must be enrolled 3 sessions per year)
Tuition reduction scholarships available to International Students