Master of Laws (LLM) with concentration in Notarial Law: at the heart of key transactions
Program offered in French only. Assignments may be submitted in French or in English.
The professional training offered in the Master of Laws with concentration in Notarial Law program is based on practical learning: starting in your first term, you will spend one day a week as an intern in a professional setting. In addition to other topics, you will tackle preventive law and succession issues through simulations and case studies, rather than exams, in order to foster a multidisciplinary approach.
A Master of Laws (LLM) with concentration in Notarial Law will enable you to:
- Benefit from personal coaching from seasoned notaries public up to qualification as a member of the Ordre de la Chambre des notaires du Québec.
- Gain the legal knowledge and skills needed to practice as a notary public in legal fields such as real estate law, inheritance law, business law, and family law.
- Learn more about the legal world and develop personal skills to foster healthy, efficient communication with future clients.
- Train to work in specialized notarial law offices, para-public agencies or SMEs, or as a lawyer or notary public in federal, provincial or municipal governments.
This program focuses on practising law in a healthy environment and provides a structure that really allows students to thrive. The professors really care about us as future alumni, and provide us with a wealth of expertise, anecdotes, and real-world examples. They guide us and encourage us. They give us the tools we need to excel and test our abilities, which forces us to develop certain skills so that we can adapt to what the future has in store for us.
Jana Farhat, Notary Public
Master’s (LL.M.) with Concentration in Notarial Law, Class of ’17
Spotlight on courses:
NOTARIAL LAW PLACEMENT (3 credits)
You will be placed in a private law firm or government position one day a week starting in the first term of the program. You will be paired with a placement supervisor who will guide your apprenticeship during which you will handle actual cases that will prepare you for the challenges of the profession. You will also benefit from preparation days and practical work to support your development in a professional setting, with guidance from a Faculty professor who will supervise your progress. You will be required to draft an end-of-term placement report to summarize what you have learned.
NEGOTIATION AND PROPERTY TRANSFER (3 credits)
This course will introduce you to the rules of negotiation through case analysis and practical case study. In addition, you will draft documents that deal mainly with pre-contracts and property transfer (agreement to sell, sales contracts, sale of residential buildings, sale of businesses, sale of debts receivable, exchanges, dation in payment, donation, etc.) property appropriation, judicial recognition of right of ownership, applicable tax laws and tax implications, and the restrictions or authorities stemming from specific laws (Act respecting the preservation of agricultural land and agricultural activities, Act respecting the acquisition of farm land by non-residents, Cultural Property Act, Act respecting the Administrative Housing Tribunal).
CORPORATE LAW (3 credits)
You will deepen your knowledge of the rules governing businesses and learn about various financial, corporate, and tax planning strategies through case analysis and practical case study. You will learn how to draft business documents that deal with general partnership constitutions, operations, financing, restructuring, mergers, liquidations ; distributions and appointments of profits, surpluses, goods, or benefits to shareholders; corporations; tax laws and related legislation; commercial leasing.