How to apply

Application deadlines

The online application is available and the deadline for our LLM and PhD program is January 31, 2019.  We only offer a September entry for the LLM and PhD program.

Applicants who are registered for a graduate program at another institution and interested in visiting to work with a specific faculty member should follow the visiting research application instructions.

Steps to apply

  1. Check the law graduate program minimum requirements. Our minimum requirements for the law graduate programs are higher than other university-wide requirements.
  2. Check Graduate Admissions and Records' documentation requirements.
  3. Submit your online application.

As part of your application, you must: 

  • Enter the names and email addresses of two professors or other academic authorities familiar with your work. The application system will send assessment form information directly to your referees by email upon submission of your application. Assessment information will be collected electronically from your referees; paper/hard-copy documents are not required. These tips for soliciting great scholarship reference letters may also be useful for your application.
  • Attach electronic, unofficial copies for all post-secondary institutions at which you have been registered.
  • Attach a recent resume/curriculum vitae (CV). Sample resume/CV

If applicable, you will also be required to attach a recent TOEFL or IELTS score. See the law program minimum requirements. Our minimum requirements for the law graduate programs are higher than other university-wide requirements.

Applicants for the LLM program are also required to electronically attach:

  • A one to two page thesis proposal indicating your area of research interest and stating your research question, research methods, and/or the research directions you wish to pursue. You should reference the literature that you propose to draw upon and examine. The proposal should highlight the interdisciplinary dimension of the project and explain how your research will engage with the relationship between law and society.  There is a strict two-page maximum for this proposal.

Applicants for the PhD program are also required to electronically attach:

  • A five-page dissertation proposal indicating your area of research interest and stating, as far as possible, your research question, research methods, and/or the research directions you wish to pursue. You should reference the literature that you propose to draw upon and examine. The proposal should highlight the interdisciplinary dimension of the project and explain how your research will engage with the relationship between law and society.  There is a strict five-page maximum for this proposal.
  • A sample of your research writing (e.g., a completed segment of a master's thesis or published article).
  1. Pay the application fee.
    Contact if you are experiencing difficulties with the online application or need to pay by wire transfer.

The Faculty of Law will only be able to fully assess applications with all required elements.  You are responsible for confirming that all your documents have been correctly submitted by the deadline.  You can check your documents and application status online, upload new documents. and resend any outstanding referee requests.