Programs » Master of Laws – LL.M.

Minimum admission requirements at-a-glance:

  • Cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 in the last two previous years of full-time university study (60 credit hours)
  • completed a LL.B., J.D., B.CL. or civil law equivalent
  • Proof of English Proficiency. Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate a minimum TOEFL score of 100 (internet-based).

About the LL.M. Program

Welcome to the Graduate Program at Robson Hall Faculty of Law.  Established in 1914, the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba offers an intellectually stimulating environment to domestic and international students seeking graduate education in law. We are committed to fostering theoretical, doctrinal and inter-disciplinary scholarship of national and international significance.

Our  Master of Laws (LL.M.) program is an advanced, thesis-based, research-intensive program which attracts students from across Canada and around the world.  The degree is designed for completion within one year, during which time students work closely with excellent, dedicated professors with a diverse range of research interests. A dynamic intellectual environment is fostered by workshops, seminars, and roundtables that graduate students are encouraged to attend.

We pride ourselves on our ability to offer individualized, careful supervision for each of our graduate students. In addition to offering fellowships to high-achieving students and support for conference travel, we offer graduate students a quiet study space in the David T. Sgayias Centre, and full access to the fully-networked E.K. Williams Law Library, both located on the Research and Graduate Studies floor of the Law School.

Our graduate student body is small yet culturally and academically diverse.  Students from North America, Central America, Africa, and Asia have graduated from our LL.M. program and have found intellectually stimulating careers in teaching, research, policy, and practice.

All of these students have felt welcomed in Winnipeg, Manitoba’s capital city.  Winnipeg is one of the most culturally diverse cities in Canada.  Our city boasts vibrant First Nations, Métis, francophone and multicultural communities, with nearly 100 languages represented.  In addition to wonderful arts, culture, and music scenes, Winnipeg is home to sports teams and many other entertainment activities that take place in all four of its contrasting seasons.  Reasonably priced housing, on and off campus, make Robson Hall Law School one of the most affordable law schools in Canada at which to study.

As the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, it is my job to ensure that your graduate education at Robson Hall is the best it can be. My office is committed to supporting self-directed learning, fostering the timely completion of your LL.M., and providing exceptional administrative and academic services. We look forward to meeting you!

Dr. Donn Short
Associate Dean (Research & Graduate Studies)
(204) 474-9776  |  email

Marie Jivan
Admissions & Financial Aid Coordinator
204.480.1485  |  email

Maria Tepper
Administrative Assistant (Graduate Studies)
204.474.9775  |  email