Admission to the LLM

Candidates to the LL.M. are admitted on the basis of the quality of their complete application file.  Important elements considered by the Admission Committee include, but are not necessarily limited to, academic achievement, relevant professional experience, subject area of interest, research proposal submitted and language ability. 

Eligibility for admission


To be considered for admission to the master of laws (LL.M.) program, applicants must have an undergraduate law degree from a Canadian university with an average of at least 70 % (B), calculated in accordance with the Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies guidelines, or an equivalent foreign law degree with comparable results. Particular attention is paid to relevant legal experience, prior research and letters of reference.

Applicants who have not studied in French or in English must also provide proof of sufficient aptitude to study at an advanced level in French or in English.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for all LL.M. programs is March 1 of the same calendar year in which admission is sought.  By the deadline, the Graduate Studies in Law office at the Faculty of Law must have received both the completed on-line application form and all supporting documents . 
 Please note, all LL.M. admission is for September only.

Where to Send the Application

Applications for admission, along with all supporting documents, must be sent to:

Graduate Studies in Law
Faculty of Law
University of Ottawa
57, Louis-Pasteur,
Room 301,
Ottawa, ON. K1N 6N5

University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship

All eligible candidates are considered for a University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship on the basis of their application for admission to the LL.M.  For full information about the University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship, please consult the Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.

Other Scholarships

Candidates interested in applying for scholarships other than the University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship should verify the specific deadline for each scholarship and submit their file in accordance with that deadline.  For more information about scholarships that are administered through the University of Ottawa or the Faculty of Law, please consult the "Financials" heading on this website.

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