Master of Laws

The Master of Laws (LLM) program is offered through the College of Law by the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. The LLM program is thesis-based, offering supervision in a wide range of areas, including Aboriginal, commercial, constitutional, criminal and human rights law. It is a full-time program and extends for about 12-16 months, with a 12-month residency requirement.

Entry to the program is limited to ensure a supportive and collegial environment that affords students with quality time with faculty supervisors and opportunities for close engagement with the academic life of the College. Generous funding support is available, including scholarships for highly qualified students and travel grants to support students who travel for their thesis research or to present their work at national and international conferences. A wide range of courses as well as faculty seminars and guest lectures in the College of Law and throughout the University are open to graduate students. As well, our College provides its graduate students with office space and opportunities to get involved in teaching and research at the College.

LLM Highlights

2016-17 LLM Student Bios 

Rahina Zarma successfully defended her thesis entitled The Role of the ECOWAS in Addressing the Challenges of Ineffective Regulation of Transnational Oil Corporations in Nigeria on Jan. 6, 2017.
Supervisor: Ibironke Odumosu-Ayanu

Jamesy Patrick successfully defended her thesis entitled Child Advocacy in Saskatchewan Child Welfare Cases: Access to Justice and Indigenous Children’s Rights on Dec. 8, 2016.
Supervisor: Wanda Wiegers

Barbara von Tigerstrom & Emily Harris, 2016.  Access to Experimental Treatments: Comparative Analysis of Three Special Access Regimes.  Journal of Law and Medicine, 24: 119-49.

Heather Campbell successfully defended her thesis on July 6, 2016 titled Parens Patriae 2.0:  Invoking the Superior Courts’ Protective Jurisdiction to Help Lonely Older Men Age-in-place. 
Supervisor: Professor Doug Surtees.

Olufunmilola Ayotunde successfully defended her thesis, Legal and Institutional Framework for Multi-Stakeholder Participation in Oil and Gas Management in Nigeria: Perspectives on the Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue Approach on March 23, 2016.
Supervisor: Ibironke Odumosu-Ayanu

On November 4, 2015, Mobolanle Oduntan successfully defended her thesis The Role of Taxation in Nigeria's Oil and Gas Sector Reforms - Learning from the Canadian Experience
Supervisor: Professor Tamara Larre

On October 29, 2015 Adam North successfully defended his thesis The Sale of Law: Ethical Advising and Advocacy in Light of Billing in Civil Litigation.
Supervisor M. Keet