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.
Please see our Graduate Admissions page to apply and for admission requirement details.
Four compulsory courses:
- Introduction to Law and Primary Legal Sources (offered online, taken in Fall)
- Mining Law (offered in Fall)
- Mining Finance & Sustainability Speaker Series (offered in Winter)
- Seminar on Interdisciplinary and Indigenous Perspectives (offered in Winter)
One core course in a field related to sustainability, chosen from among the following:
- Aboriginal Law
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Environmental Law
- Indigenous Legal Traditions
- Sustainability and Natural Resource Development
- Or another course directly addressing sustainability or indigenous perspectives, as approved by the Associate Dean.
One elective course, chosen from among the following:
- Aboriginal Law (if not taken as a core course)
- Anti-Corruption Law
- Corporate Finance
- Corporate Social Responsibility (if not taken as a core course)
- Environmental Law (if not taken as a core course)
- International Environmental Law
- Comparative Mining and Energy Law
- Indigenous Legal Traditions (if not taken as a core course)
- Sustainability and Natural Resource Development (if not taken as a core course)
- Or another relevant course approved by the Associate Dean
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.