Law : Admission Requirements
The normal expectation for admission to the LLM degree program will be a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Juris Doctor (JD) or equivalent law degree with an average of B+ (6.0 G.P.A.) in the final two years of that law degree program. The normal minimum for admission to the PhD degree will be an average of A- (7.0 G.P.A.) in graduate courses.
For international students whose first language is not English and who do not hold a recognized degree from an accredited institution in which the language of instruction is solely English, proof of English Language Proficiency is required before the application deadline. The minimum acceptable iBT TOELF (Test of English as a Foreign Language) result for acceptance is 100, with no score of less than 20 on each component of the test. The minimum acceptable IELTS (International English Language Testing System) result is an overall score of at least Band 7.0 with no score of less than 7.0 on each academic component of the test. The listed methods are the only proof of English Language Proficiency that will be accepted by the Faculty of Law.
Applicants for the LLM program are required to submit a curriculum vitae and a thesis proposal (two-page maximum) for assessment in the admissions process. This proposal may be revised during the student's time in the program in order that the program can accommodate the student's areas of interest.
The application deadline for September entry is normally December 1. Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Admissions and Records Office and then by the Law Graduate Studies Committee. The admission selection process is competitive. Not all students who meet the minimum requirements can be admitted.