Master of Laws (LL.M.) Law (Thesis): European Studies (47 credits)

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Offered by: Law     Degree: Master of Laws

Program Requirements

Availability of this program is subject to relevant courses being offered in a given year.

The 46-47-credit LL.M. program, thesis option, in European Studies is a research-intensive graduate program focused on developing research interests into a thesis project under the supervision of a faculty member. Graduate-level courses on theoretical and methodological approaches to legal writing complement the research work and thesis completion process, and courses in specific areas of knowledge related to the candidate's research interests complete the program's credit requirements.

This option is a cross-disciplinary program open to students whose work is focused on Europe, in particular on issues relating to European integration, broadly understood. Students will take an interdisciplinary seminar and three courses on European themes and issues as part of their LL.M. thesis program. The thesis must be on a topic relating to European Studies, approved by the European Studies Option Coordinating Committee. Knowledge of French, while not a strict prerequisite, is an important asset for admission and will be encouraged as part of the program, as well as knowledge of a third European language.

Candidates must remain in residence for three terms. The third term, usually devoted to thesis research, may be taken the Summer of the first year. If the thesis 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.

Thesis Courses (30 credits)

The Master's Thesis programs consist of a coursework component and a thesis of approximately 100 pages.

As part of the course Master's Thesis 1, a thesis candidate must provide a protocol to his or her supervisor setting out details as to the thesis topic, the deadlines for the completion of the various thesis courses and the schedule of meetings with the thesis supervisor. Modifications to the protocol must be made in writing and submitted to the Associate Dean (Graduate Studies).

  • CMPL 612 Master's Thesis 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Comparative Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Preparation of thesis proposal.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • CMPL 613 Master's Thesis 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Comparative Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Preparation of literature review.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • CMPL 614 Master's Thesis 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Comparative Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Thesis Seminar. A seminar bearing on thesis research in progress.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • CMPL 615 Master's Thesis 4 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Comparative Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Thesis research report.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • CMPL 616 Master's Thesis 5 (12 credits)

    Offered by: Comparative Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Completion of thesis.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • CMPL 617 Master's Thesis 6 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Comparative Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Thesis research report.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Required Courses (8 credits)

  • CMPL 610 Legal Research Methodology (3 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 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Frederic Jean Megret, Christopher Whitehead (Fall) Frederic Jean Megret, Christopher Whitehead (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open only to graduate law students registered in a non-thesis Master's program or permission of instructor.

  • LAWG 601 Communication 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Law General : Key writing strategies for graduate students in Law.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Yvonne Hung, Clinton Hendry (Fall)

  • LAWG 602 Communication 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Law General : Key writing strategies for graduate students in Law.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Zachary Abram, Yvonne Hung (Winter)

  • LAWG 659 Interdisciplinary Seminar in European Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Law General : Interdisciplinary seminar on a theme relevant to the study of Europe.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restriction: Only open to students in European Studies Option.

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

(8-9 credits)

  • CMPL 536 European Union Law 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : The Treaty of Rome establishing the European Community and current efforts to create a homogenous structure for commerce and competition in Europe.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Armand De Mestral, Lukas Vanhonnaeker (Fall)

  • CMPL 537 European Union Law 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : The provisions of the Treaty of Rome dealing with the regulation of domestic and international commerce by the Community authorities, with particular emphasis on articles 85 and 86.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • CMPL 641 Theoretical Approaches to Law (3 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 2017

    Instructors: Mark Antaki, Daniel Weinstock (Fall)

Two of these courses may be replaced with another course at the 500 level or above on European Studies offered by the Faculty of Law or the Faculty of Arts with the approval of the Associate Dean (Graduate Studies).

Faculty of Law—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)