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UVic Law is widely regarded as one of Canada’s finest law schools. We’re known for our experiential learning and commitment to community engagement and social justice. We have the largest number of clinical placements per student in Canada. We have longstanding partnerships with Indigenous communities and a deeply-held ethic of social contribution.

Our programs focus on a wide range of interdisciplinary subjects that emphasize a law-and-society approach. You’ll specialize in your field of choice and receive expert mentorship from our faculty. Your graduate degree will empower you in careers as a researcher and an expert of legal knowledge.

Degree programs offered

Program Expected length Project or thesis Course-based
LLM 1-2 years Yes No
PhD 4-5 years Yes No
IN Graduate Certificate 1 year No Yes

Quick facts

Program options:
Masters, Doctorate, Certificate
Program delivery:

Areas of focus

  • Aboriginal law and Indigenous rights
  • Constitutional law
  • Environmental law and policy
  • Legal history
  • Legal theory, especially feminist and critical legal theory
  • Market regulation
  • Employment and labour law
  • International private and public law
  • Commercial law

Faculties and departments

Need help?

Contact Tiffany Gordon at or 250-721-8913.

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