Western Law

Graduate Diploma in Mining Law, Finance, and Sustainability

The Graduate Diploma in Mining Law, Finance, and Sustainability will provide complementary interdisciplinary training to students whose backgrounds and previous academic disciplines are in fields other than Law. Our goal is to provide mining professionals (e.g. geologists, geophysicists, engineers), business professionals (e.g. those in finance or human resources), public servants, indigenous leaders, and advocates working with non-governmental organizations with knowledge of the key legal frameworks that govern the extractive industries in Canada and abroad. This will help them to understand issues in areas like environmental regulation, the rights of indigenous peoples, and applicable corporate finance provisions.

Program Requirements

Four compulsory courses:

One core course in a field related to sustainability, chosen from among the following:

One elective course, chosen from among the following:

For students completing the program on a full-time basis, the Diploma in Mining Law, Finance, and Sustainability is a two-term (eight month) program, running from September - April.

Part-time students can complete the program in either three or four terms. As the Faculty of Law does not offer Summer courses, students would be limited to taking courses in the Fall and Winter. Part-time students will not be charged tuition during the Summer Term.

Please see our Graduate Admissions page for details of admission requirements and how to apply.