Admission

Law Faculty

Master of Laws in Comparative Common Law (LL.M.)

Graduate 2-328-1-2

January 2025
Start of session
Full-time
Plan of study
45 credits
Directed study track
Program Type
Application deadline
from February 1, 2024 to September 1, 2024
Offered at the Montréal campus

Bon à savoir! Ce programme s’adresse autant aux francophones qu’aux anglophones. Consultez la fiche descriptive en français pour en savoir plus.

Develop your knowledge of comparative law to be able to complete an in-depth reflection on a research topic in the field.

Overview

About this program

Specialize in comparative law

Become a specialist in international private law with extensive knowledge, not only of rules of conflict, but also of substantive law in other legal systems. This program also prepares you to meet the bar requirements of other Canadian provinces (by obtaining a certificate of professional qualification for students enrolled before the fall of 2012) and of the United States.

North American common law programs have been structured around training already acquired by Quebec jurists: civil law in private legal relationships, Anglo-Canadian common law in public legal relationships. The program’s objectives consider the globalization of trade, the economic integration of the Americas, and the specific legal needs arising from those events.

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  • Subjects taught in English
  • Theoretical, critical, and pragmatic approach
  • Lectures, seminars, and problem-based learning
  • Preparation of directed study
  • Leading-edge research in various areas of the law
  • Culturally diverse environment
  • Superior quality leadership
  • Dynamic study association
  • Legal clinic and new legal advice division

Advantages of studying law at UdeM
Legal studies with a human perspective

  • Discover a vibrant academic and research environment that has had a major impact on the development of the law for over 100 years
  • Benefit from a comprehensive, varied legal education that paves the way to a law practice and careers where legal knowledge is a major asset
  • Benefit from the knowledge and expertise of a large faculty team at all academic levels
  • Belong to the largest of Faculty of Law in Quebec and Canada
  • Benefit from access to a comprehensive library and computer lab
  • Focus your priorities on challenges that will be faced by the future legal experts

Courses and specifics

For contact information on the program director or student file management technician, or to find out more about the faculty or department hosting the program, please see the page in French.

  • 45 credits
  • Full-time
  • Day course
  • Directed study track

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

You studied
and have, or will obtain, a diploma from the following program or province:
and have, or will obtain, a diploma from the following program or country:

Be sure to select your choices to display the eligibility conditions that apply to you.

The maximum length is three full-time semesters and one semester in report writing or in correction (four semesters). The minimum length is three full-time semesters.

Students register full time.

Some courses completed as part of a microprogram or a J.D. can be credited to the Master in Law, Comparative Common Law Option.

 

Note that the quantitative criteria indicated above does not replace a qualitative review of your application. These criteria are provided for information purposes only. Eligibility for a study program does not guarantee an offer of admission. Information on this page may change without notice.

Costs and financial aid

$2,022.23 *

*Total for a full-time session of 15 credits


Tuition fees: $1,440.45

Other fees: $581.78

These amounts are estimates and do not account for other expenses, such as costs for insurance, residence, transportation, manuals, etc.

Check your legal status

These estimates cannot at any time subsitute for an invoice or be used as proof for any reason whatsoever. These calculations are based on the 2023-2024 academic year.
Information updated: May 19, 2023

$5,077.73 *

*Total for a full-time session of 15 credits


Tuition fees: $4,495.95

Other fees: $581.78

These amounts are estimates and do not account for other expenses, such as costs for insurance, residence, transportation, manuals, etc.

Good news! You may be able to lower this amount!

Under certain conditions, Canadian students who are not residents of Quebec can follow university study programs offered in French while benefiting from the same tuition fees as residents of Quebec.

Check eligibility criteria

Check your legal status

These estimates cannot at any time subsitute for an invoice or be used as proof for any reason whatsoever. These calculations are based on the 2023-2024 academic year.
Information updated: May 19, 2023

$10,858.28 *

*Total for a full-time session of 15 credits


Tuition fees: $10,276.50

Other fees: $581.78

These amounts are estimates and do not account for other expenses, such as costs for insurance, residence, transportation, manuals, etc.

Good news! You may be able to lower this amount!

As an international student, you have access to exemption scholarships granted by UdeM throughout your university program. Note that for ungraduated programs, you must be enrolled as a full-time student for two sessions and reside in Quebec in the case of exclusively online study programs.

Find out about the UdeM exemption scholarship

These estimates cannot at any time subsitute for an invoice or be used as proof for any reason whatsoever. These calculations are based on the 2023-2024 academic year.
Information updated: May 19, 2023

$2,022.23 *

*Total for a full-time session of 15 credits


Tuition fees: $1,440.45

Other fees: $581.78

These amounts are estimates and do not account for other expenses, such as costs for insurance, residence, transportation, manuals, etc.

These estimates cannot at any time subsitute for an invoice or be used as proof for any reason whatsoever. These calculations are based on the 2023-2024 academic year.
Information updated: May 19, 2023

Calculate tuition fees based on other situations

Available financial assistance

Future prospects Pursuing a career or further studies? The choice is yours!

It has become increasingly important for Quebec jurists to be proficient in private law, common law concepts in light of North American trade and the deployment of legal professions in both Canada and globally.

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