Peter A Allard School of Law

Joint Degrees, Joint Legal Education Programs, Degree Partnerships

Joint Degree Programs (JD/MBA)

The JD/MBA Program is a four-year program administered jointly by the Allard School of Law and the Sauder School of Business. The joint degree will prepare students for the practice of law and/or a career in business administration. Students are required to complete all of JD program requirements, less 6 credits, and all of the MBA requirements, less 6 credits.

More information about the JD/MBA program is available in the UBC Calendar. Learn more on the Sauder website.

J.D. / LL.M. Degree Partnership With Melbourne Law School

Melbourne Law building

The Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the University of Melbourne Law School (Melbourne) J.D./LL.M. Degree Partnership is the result of an agreement entered into by UBC and Melbourne in 2015. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a J.D. degree from UBC and an LL.M. degree from Melbourne.

Allard Law students will complete the first two and half years of their J.D. degree at UBC and, if admitted by Melbourne, will subsequently attend Melbourne (full-time, covering 12 months start to finish) and complete the LL.M. degree. After successful completion of their final J.D. term through the LL.M. degree program at Melbourne, UBC will award them their UBC J.D. degree.  After successful completion of the LL.M. program, Melbourne will award them their Melbourne LL.M. degree.

Students apply by June 1st prior to their 3rd year of JD studies. Questions about the program and its effect on Allard School of Law studies should be directed to Kaila Mikkelsen, Assistant Dean, Students. Appointments can be directly booked online via Calendly.

  • Application Information (PDF) for Allard Law students interested in applying for the J.D. / LL.M. Degree Partnership with Melbourne. Questions about admission to the Melbourne LL.M. should be directed to the Melbourne Law School Academic Support Office (

Joint Legal Education Program - University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law

Hong Kong Law building

Allard Law is pleased to offer UBC JD students the opportunity to apply to participate in a joint legal education program with the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law. The program offers students the opportunity to extend their legal education and broaden their ability to practice law in another jurisdiction.

Students apply to participate in the program in their second year of law school. Interested students should review the information below, and speak with Kaila Mikkelsen, Assistant Dean, Students prior to registering in upper year courses to ensure their degree program meets the joint legal education program requirements. Appointments can be directly booked online via Calendly.

The following information is for students currently enrolled at Allard Law. Students from Hong Kong interested in participating in the joint program should contact their home school and the Allard Law Admissions Office

2024-2025 UPDATE

The Joint Legal Education Program with the University of Hong Kong is in the process of being renewed. Students interested in pursuing the program should carefully review the information below and follow the instructions to apply. If there is a change to the program status that will impact the 2024-2025 cycle, Allard Law will contact all students who have submitted applications for 2024-2025.

Applications for the HKU program are due by January 31, 2024

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