Program Description

A Robson Hall education is a passport to accomplish groundbreaking 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 specialties, 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 the 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

Last updated January 2018

About the School

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