Graduate Programs

The graduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta, Canada provide excellent opportunities for personal, academic, and professional growth, leading to a graduate law degree that will enhance your legal, business, or professional career. The University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law is recognized as one of the top Canadian law schools and isnow among the top 100 law schools worldwide, according to Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2018 by subject. We offer excellent physical facilities and are home to the John A Weir Memorial Law Library, the second largest law library in Canada.

Our graduate students come from Canada and countries around the world. Our programs are based on rigorous academic training, excellent faculty supervision and mentorship, and an emphasis on building academic and professional opportunities for our graduate students.

We offer two postgraduate law programs, one leading to the degree of Master of Laws (LLM) and the other leading the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Students are admitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR), and degrees are awarded by FGSR. Their home department is the Faculty of Law where they are taught by members of the Faculty of Law and complete their study and research in the Faculty of Law.

Learn About our Faculty and our Research

Our Faculty members have research interests in a broad array of Canadian and international law subject matter and can provide outstanding guidance in many areas of legal scholarship. Some Faculty members work in research clusters, including those associated with our Health Law Institute and Centre for Constitutional Studies.

Learn more about our faculty members through our Faculty Profiles

Learn more about research in the Faculty through the Research area of our website.