Master of Laws (LL.M.); Law (Non-Thesis); Comparative Law (45 credits)

Offered by: Law     Degree: Master of Laws

Program Requirements

The 45-credit LL.M. program, non-thesis option, in Comparative Law complements previous legal education through specialized graduate-level coursework and in-depth research. It enhances expertise in selected areas of legal scholarship and offers an opportunity to write a supervised, substantial and publishable 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 witin 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 (15 credits)

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.

  • CMPL 655 Research Project 1 (15 credits)

    Offered by: Comparative Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Comparative Law : A major research paper on a current topic.

    Terms: Fall 2009, Summer 2010

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Restriction: This course is only open to students registered in a non-thesis Master's program in the Faculty of Law.

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • CMPL 600 Legal Traditions (4 credits)

    Offered by: Comparative Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Examination of the concept of a legal tradition, including elements of particular legal traditions, their philosophical foundations, their implementation through institutions, and their influence on one another.

    Terms: Winter 2010

    Instructors: H Patrick Glenn (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Restricted to students in the Institute of Comparative Law. Other students by permission only.
  • CMPL 610 Legal Research Methodology (4 credits)

    Offered by: Comparative Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Comparative Law : A programme of instruction in legal research methodology, including electronic legal research and the formulation of research plans.

    Terms: Fall 2009, Winter 2010

    Instructors: Shauna Van Praagh, Karen Crawley (Fall) Shauna Van Praagh, Karen Crawley (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open only to graduate law students registered in a non-thesis Master's program or permission of instructor.
  • CMPL 641 Theoretical Approaches to Law (4 credits)

    Offered by: Comparative Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Introduction to a variety of theoretical approaches to legal scholarship.

    Terms: Fall 2009

    Instructors: Mark Antaki, Desmond Robert Manderson, Yaell Emerich (Fall)

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

The remaining 18 credits (or fewer if more credits are earned for the research project) are chosen from among Faculty offerings at the 500 and 600 level.

Additional Research Project Courses

With the approval of the Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) and the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office (GPSO), students may take up to an additional 3 credits of research project courses by completing one or both of:

  • CMPL 656 Research Project 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Comparative Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Continuation of a major research paper on a current topic.

    Terms: Fall 2009, Summer 2010

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CMPL 655.
    • Restriction: This course is open only to students registered in a non-thesis Master's program in the Faculty of Law.
  • CMPL 657 Research Project 3 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Comparative Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Continuation of a major research paper on a current topic.

    Terms: Fall 2009, Summer 2010

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CMPL 655 and/or CMPL 656.
    • Restriction: This course is open only to students registered in a non-thesis Master's program in the Faculty of Law.
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