Professional LLM in International Business Law (LLM)


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The award

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
CAD 22805 per total

How you will study

Course starts
January, September

International course fees
CAD 43585 per total

All study options

About Professional LLM in International Business Law at Osgoode Professional Development

OsgoodePD’s Professional LLM is a graduate program in law designed specifically for lawyers and professionals with legal work experience. Each of our distinct specializations focuses on interdisciplinary learning and provides you with a unique mix of academic, applied, and theoretical perspectives. You will learn through interactive discussions and explore practical issues related to your specialization. You’ll have access to a wide range of elective options to broaden your legal knowledge or explore new areas related to your professional interests.  

The International Business Law specialization offers an in-depth examination of Canadian and comparative private law concepts. Required and core courses address varied elements of international business practice, including business transactions, cross-border taxation, international arbitration, and international trade. You will explore current trends in international law practice, learning about relevant international legal instruments, regulatory changes, and important ethical considerations. International Business Law students may take courses from many of our business-related specializations, including Business Law, Intellectual Property, Securities, and Financial Law. International Business Law students who are internationally trained lawyers pursuing accreditation to practice law in Canada may take NCA-accredited electives as well.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardLLMHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsJanuary, SeptemberDomestic course feesCAD 22805 per totalInternational course feesCAD 43585 per total

Entry requirements

Who is the Specialization for?

  • Lawyers or law graduates with legal work experience who have a strong demonstrated interest in international business law and wish to establish or develop a practice in this area of specialization 
  • Professionals without a law degree who have at least five years of senior-level work experience directly related to international business law in areas such as governance, compliance, risk management, or finance 

Note: Our full-time Professional LLM options are geared to applicants who are in a career transition period or wish to take time away from work to focus on their studies.  While full-time students are welcome to work part–time during their studies, we encourage those working full–time to consider our part-time options.

Admission to Professional LLM specializations is competitive. At OsgoodePD, we can help you navigate the process.  The Admissions Committee reviews each applicant’s completed file and takes into consideration criteria such as academic background, professional work experience, and whether the program fits your stated goals. The information below represents the minimum requirements for admission consideration to our graduate degree programs – meeting these criteria does not guarantee admission.

  • JD/LLB degree or undergraduate degree (a graduate degree is an asset to non-legal professionals)
  • Overall B (75%) average (or equivalent)
  • Professional work experience (JD/LLB graduates require at least 2 years, while non-legal professionals require at least 5 years of related senior-level experience)
  • Acceptable English language proficiency (see requirements)

What students think about Osgoode Professional Development

    Chunlin Nan, LLB, LLM (International Business Law), Junior Legal Consultant, Jones & Co.

    Testimonial from Chunlin Nan, LLB, LLM (International Business Law), Junior Legal Consultant, Jones & Co. , student at Osgoode Professional Development

    "Osgoode’s International Business Law program provided me with an unexpectedly fantastic experience. With the help and encouragement of my professors, I never knew that I could handle such difficult challenges until I really tried."

    Perla Smith, LLB, LLM (Canadian Common Law), Lawyer, Bair Family Law

    Testimonial from Perla Smith, LLB, LLM (Canadian Common Law), Lawyer, Bair Family Law , student at Osgoode Professional Development

    "The LLM in Canadian Common Law is an excellent learning opportunity. The LLM experience is much more valuable than completing the NCA challenge exams alone. You have the opportunity to benefit from your professor’s knowledge and experience and I was repeatedly impressed by the professor’s willingness to connect with students as fellow legal professionals. The LLM program helped me be more confident and it opened many doors for me in my legal career in Canada."

    Johann Du Plessis, BComm, LLB, LLM (Taxation Law), Tax Lawyer, Arcus Legal

    Testimonial from Johann Du Plessis, BComm, LLB, LLM (Taxation Law), Tax Lawyer, Arcus Legal, student at Osgoode Professional Development

    "[I] decided to take a sabbatical from [my] practice to delve deeper into [my] passion for tax law. The opportunity to be taught by tax industry leaders like Professor Jinyan Li, and to engage in class with other experienced and qualified peers was an opportunity only Osgoode could provide."

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