Graduate program 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.

Explore our areas of specialty and meet our faculty.

LLM and PhD applicants

We currently offer research-focused graduate programs with an interdisciplinary Law and Society focus, culminating in a thesis (LLM) or dissertation (PhD).

We only offer a September entry.  The online application will be available on September 1st for the following year, and applications are due December 1, 2019 for September 2020 entry.  Applicants are responsible for checking their own applications to ensure that all documents are submitted by December 7, 2019.  Late applications and applications missing required documents will not be considered.

Find out our minimum requirements and how to apply.

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

NOTE: Completion of our graduate degrees will not permit you to practice law in Canada. The UVic JD admissions office does consider a limited number of NCA applicants with foreign law degrees who wish to fulfill requirements of the National Committee on Accreditation.  At UVic, NCA students are only permitted to study during summer session and cannot be concurrently enrolled in our graduate programs.

Visiting research applicants

A small number of visiting research student positions are available on a rolling basis.  Applicants who are registered for a graduate program at any other institution (Canadian or international) and are interested in visiting to work with faculty for any length of time should follow the visiting research application instructions.