LLM and PhD admissions

Our graduate programs in law and society are challenging, collaborative, and interdisciplinary. We accept students across a wide range of subject areas and welcome engagement with Canadian, international, and comparative dimensions of the study of law.

Consider our LLM and PhD , explore our areas of specialty, and meet our faculty.

Important notices for prospective LLM and PhD students

Applications for September 2017 entry are currently being reviewed.  Decisions will be sent during March and April.

The application deadlines for September 2017 entry have now passed.

  • Canadian applicants - January 31, 2017
  • International applicants - January 7, 2017
  • Visiting research applicants - January 7, 2017

If you are graduate student currently enroled in or accepted into an LLM or doctoral program in Law, focusing on law and society, at a US law school and have been or might be affected by the Executive Order restricting travel to the United States, we welcome your inquiries. We would be pleased to explore with you how you might continue your studies at the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria. Our graduate program focuses on law and society, and our LLM and PhD programs are research (not coursework) based. For more information, please contact graduate program assistant Abby Winograd or the graduate program director Victor V. Ramraj.

The online application system for September 2018 will be available in September 2017.

We only offer a September entry.

Find out how to apply.

Still have questions? Find the answers on our Admissions FAQs page.