Program highlights

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 of Law. 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.

Recent news and publications

Andrew Dusevic successfully defended his LLM thesis titled Risk-Informed Decision Making and the Regulation of Small Modular Reactors on April 29, 2019. Supervisor: Dwight Newman.

Hilary Peterson successfully defended her thesis titled Applying Gladue Principles Requires Meaningful Incorporation of Indigenous Legal Systems and Values, including Consideration of Community-Based Alternatives to Incarceration on March 29, 2019. Supervisor: Glen Luther.

Gideon Odionu successfully defended his LLM thesis Mitigation of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from Gas Flaring in Nigeria: Perspectives on Law and Regulation on September 10, 2018. Supervisor: Ibironke Odumosu-Ayanu.

Nnaemeka Ezeani successfully defended his LLM thesis titled Appropriate Legal Principles for Determination of Compensation for Infringements of Aboriginal Title in Canada on Aug. 30, 2018. Supervisor: Dwight Newman.

Frankie Young successfully defended her LLM thesis A Comprehensive Assessment of the Tax Issues Related to Indigenous Settlement Trusts on August 28, 2018. Supervisor: Tamara Larre.

Noah Wernikowski and Lawren Trotchie have been named as recipients of the 2018 E.M. Culliton Scholarship.

Sheethal Veettil successfully defended her thesis Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Over Forest Resource Governance in India and Canada:  Debating the Role of Decentralization on June 13, 2018. Supervisor: Dwight Newman.


Contact us

Questions? Need additional information? Please contact:

Heather Heavin, Associate Dean Graduate Studies and Research

For more information on applying to the LLM program:
U of S Future Graduate Students website