University of British Columbia Peter A. Allard School of Law, Canada

The Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in beautiful Vancouver, Canada is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. You will have the opportunity to learn in one of the most beautiful campuses in the world at one of the top law schools in the country. UBC is a global centre for teaching, learning and research, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world and recently recognized as North America’s most international university.

At Allard Law, small class sizes, individual attention and a diverse community make for transformative student learning, while excellence and diversity in research create space for individual passions to grow.

We offer four unique graduate degree programs, each of which is tailored to provide students from diverse cultural, academic, and professional backgrounds the opportunity to engage in a challenging, innovative and collaborative environment.

Thesis-Based Graduate Programs

  • Masters of Laws (LLM) – a program that provides you the opportunity for focused study in a chosen field of law.  Students in the program work closely with supervising faculty members to produce a substantial piece of original legal scholarship.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – a research-intensive thesis-based degree that provides advanced training for outstanding graduate students for opportunities in law teaching, legal research, policy development, public and governmental service, and the practice of law. 

Professional Course Based Graduate Programs

  • Master of Laws (Common Law) – a one-year, full-time course-based master’s program for foreign trained or non-common law trained lawyers. Complete a master’s degree in Law while also working towards your Committee on Accreditation course requirements for practicing law in Canada.
  • Masters of Laws in Taxation – a flexible course-based professional master’s program that provides lawyers and accountants with in-depth practical knowledge and technical expertise in tax law. Our specialized program builds your foundational tax law knowledge and hones your expertise in your areas of interest through a wide selection of elective courses.

Please visit the Allard Law website for more information about our graduate programs.

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