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Please note: additional supervisors may be available. Contact the program for more information.
The PhD program in Law gives qualified students the opportunity to engage in sustained research in an area of interest to them, under the supervision of our diverse, energetic faculty members.
The Faculty of Law includes endowed chairs in natural resources and business law. Our graduate programs in energy and environmental law are world-renowned. We have experts in a wide variety of areas of law, including international environmental law, internet and cybersecurity law, business law, and legal theory and history.
The Faculty of Law is a home of the Journal of Environmental Law and Practice and for our acclaimed law blog, ABlawg.
The PhD program is for students passionate about research and writing in a focused area of law, and who may be interested in an academic or research career.
A PhD in law is usually considered a final degree; some graduates go on to post-doctoral research.
Students are required to prepare a thesis/dissertation and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
Three core courses.
Typically at least 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 point system.
An LLM or other relevant and appropriate master's degree.
Writing sample required.
Applicants must provide a 10-page statement describing their research interests and propose a dissertation project.
Applicants must identify a potential supervisor in their application.
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
For admission on September 1:
Canadians and Permanent Residents: