Master of Laws (LL.M.); Law (Non-Thesis); Air and Space Law (45 credits)

The 45-credit LL.M. program, non-thesis option, in Air and Space Law complements previous legal education through specialized graduate-level coursework and in-depth research. It enhances expertise in selected areas of legal scholarship includes a supervised substantial paper in an area of interest.

Candidates must remain in residence for three terms. The third term is devoted to the Research Project, usually taken in the summer of the first year, meaning that students usually complete their program within one calendar year. If the research project is not completed in this time, students must register for additional sessions as needed. All degree requirements must be completed within a maximum of three years of the date of first registration.

Research Project - Required

The non-thesis option requires a substantial supervised research project during the third term of registration, a 15,000 word paper, assessed by the supervisor on a pass-fail basis, and typically completed in the summer.

ASPL 655 (15) Research Project 1
ASPL 656 (2) Research Project 2
ASPL 657 (1) Research Project 3

Required Courses

ASPL 633 (3) Public International Air Law
ASPL 636 (3) Private International Air Law
ASPL 637 (3) Space Law: General Principles

Complementary Courses

Four (4) credits from the following:

CMPL 610D1 (2) Legal Research Methodology
CMPL 610D2 (2) Legal Research Methodology
CMPL 641 (4) Theoretical Approaches to Law

Fourteen (14) credits at the 500 level or higher chosen from among Faculty offerings (including ASPL offerings).

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