Peter A Allard School of Law

Curriculum and Accreditation

The LLM CL builds your foundational knowledge through intensive core courses designed specifically for those without a common law background. Explore your interests and deepen your common law knowledge through graduate level or upper-year JD electives — including courses commonly required by the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) to practice law in Canada. 

The program requires completion of 30 credits which include: 

  • at least 5 credits of required courses
  • 3 or 4 credits of Seminar Paper or Legal Research and Writing 
  • electives to fulfill the rest of the required 30 credits of coursework

Required Courses (Minimum 5 Credits)

Students must complete at least one of the following three courses:

+ Seminar Paper or Legal Research and Writing

Students must also complete one of the following courses: 

+ Electives

Complete your remaining credits by successfully completing courses chosen from the graduate or upper-year JD curriculum offered by the Allard School of Law. These include courses commonly assessed by the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) to practice law in Canada. 

Note, the following courses are not open to LL.M. CL students:

  • First year J.D. courses
  • Courses in the research-based LL.M. and Ph.D. programs (LAW 500, LAW 610 and LAW 611)
  • Moots, clinical courses, or trial advocacy (LAW 472)
  • Courses in other faculties

National Committee on Accreditation Course Equivalencies at Allard Law

Accelerate your learning and complete your NCA requirements while also completing a master's degree. 

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