We are pleased to accept your application to our LL.M. program until December 15 in the year prior to admission. All applicants admitted to the program will be considered for fellowships; no separate application is required.  Click here to Apply Online!

Canadian / US / International Applicants
Term Start Date Deadline
Fall 2020 September 2020 December 15, 2019

Please note, applications are not reviewed until after the deadline.


1. Admission to the program requires at least a B average (3.0 GPA) in the last two previous years of full-time university study (60 credit hours), and possession of a common law or civil law degree (LL.B. or J.D. or equivalent).

2. Proficiency in English can be demonstrated prior to admission by:

i) Possessing a high school diploma or a university degree from Canada or one of the countries on the English Language Proficiency Test Exemption List.

ii) Successfully completing an English Language Proficiency Test. (minimum scores are indicated in parentheses).

TOEFL – Achieve a minimum iBT (internet based test) score of 100.

All applicants must be admitted by the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Graduate Students.

*The term primary language is defined as that language which is most commonly used in homes, communities and daily commerce in your native country.

Application Process

Required From All Applicants:

1. Online Application through the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

2.  A research proposal.

The proposal should include:

  • A brief description of your reasons for pursuing a Masters in Law and your overall preparedness for undertaking an intensive research and writing project; (1-2 paragraphs);
  • A brief description of why you have chosen University of Manitoba to pursue a Masters in Law; (1 paragraph)
  • A description of the area of legal study you are proposing to pursue (1-2 pages).  This must include:
    • proposed thesis topic;
    • what your specific research question(s) will be;
    • your method for answering the research question(s);
    • current familiarity with the area of legal study you are proposing to study;
    • your understanding of how your research can make an original contribution to knowledge and understanding to that area of legal study;

3. A recent curriculum vitae or resume.

4. Three (3) recommendation letters.  Letters may be academic and/or professional.

Applicants are strongly advised to provide additional materials demonstrating research potential (i.e. copies of publications and other written works).

Given the competitive quality of the LL.M. program, satisfaction of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Completion of our LL.M. does not entitle the degree-holder to practice law in Canada.

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