UBC Announces Revamped LL.M. (Common Law) For Foreign-Trained Lawyers

March 11, 2011

UBC Law recently announced that it has revamped its LL.M. (Common Law) degree program that may assist foreign-trained lawyers who wish to practice law in Canada. The one-year course-based professional LL.M. program.

provides foundational training in Canadian law and the common law for foreign-trained lawyers or lawyers without common law training. The revised degree includes new courses designed to assist foreign-trained lawyers in meeting the course-work requirements for practice in Canada.

The program begins in May with intensive courses that introduce core common law concepts and the foundations of Canadian law.  The new courses added this year have been designed in consultation with the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA), the body charged with determining the qualifications required for foreign-trained lawyers to practice in Canada, and focus on key areas in Canadian public and private law, including constitutional law, criminal law, and contracts.

For more information on the UBC Law Graduate Program, please contact:
Joanne Chung, Graduate Program Administrator
Phone: 604.822.6449
Email: [email protected]

The application deadline for the next intake is March 15.

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