Western Law launches new LLM program for professionals

A new graduate program at Western Law aims to help legal practitioners and recent law graduates enhance their professional credentials.

The project-based LLM program will be tailored to students’ individual interests and professional goals.

“This program will be attractive to legal practitioners who wish to examine legal challenges in a multifaceted way,” explains Erika Chamberlain, Associate Dean (Academic).

“Completing this LLM will help lawyers to gain a deeper understanding of their field, and also provide a marker of their expertise to the clients they serve,” she says.

The flexible program is geared to accommodate busy professional schedules, and can be completed part-time (two years) or full-time (one year).

LLM students in this program will complete one graduate seminar, five elective courses, and a major research project.

Students can choose from more than 80 elective courses, creating a rich individualized learning experience. The faculty has a particular breadth of expertise in Business Law, Taxation, Mining Law, Labour and Employment Law, and Intellectual Property.

The major research project can be designed to reflect the student’s professional or academic interests, and can focus on legal or policy issues requiring complex solutions.

With advice and guidance from Western Law’s leading legal academics, students can explore in-depth the legal challenges that are most relevant to their work.

The program is available to those with a JD/ LLB or equivalent.

Applications now being accepted for the fall term. For more details and instructions on applying, see http://law.uwo.ca/future_students/graduate_admissions/index.html or contact lawgrad@uwo.ca.