Dalhousie University Law School Degrees - Undergraduate and Graduate
Law undergraduate (LLB) and graduate (LLM, LLD, MJur, JSD, DCL or PhD) degree programs provided by Dalhousie University.
Undergraduate Law DegreesAcademically, at the undergraduate level, the School offers the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), with specialization opportunities in Business Law, Health Law, Law and Technology, and Marine and Environmental Law, 4 joint degrees, and the Marine and Environmental Law Certificate Program (MELP). Students may combine the LL.B with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA), Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), or Master of Public Administration (MP).
In their third year of study, LLB students can partake in an international student exchange program of 1-term in duration. The School has student exchange agreements with over 16 post-secondary institutions including law schools in Australia, Mexico, the Netherlands, the United States of America, and Singapore, and with civil law schools in Quebec. Additionally, students interested in Marine and Environmental Law may pursue the innovative MELP, via the School's Marine and Environmental Law Institute. MELP is designed to allow learners the opportunity to further their expertise in this field of law through compulsory and elective courses.
Graduate Law DegreesAt the graduate level, students are afforded 6 programs including the Master of Laws (LL.M), Doctor in the Science of Law (JSD), Interdisciplinary PhD, Master of Electronic Commerce, Family Law Program, and Strategic Training Program in Health Law and Policy. The LL.M has concentration options in areas such as Administrative Law, Business Law, Constitutional Law, Critical Race and Legal Theory, Feminist Legal Scholarship, Fisheries Law, Health Law, Human Rights Law, International Law, Labour Law, Law of the Sea, Marine and Environmental Law, and Taxation.
The JSD usually allows students to specialize in Comparative Law, Environmental Law, International Law, or Marine Law. The Interdisciplinary PhD, is a customized degree allowing students to pursue studies and research across the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The Master of Electronic Commerce, offered in cooperation with the Faculties of Computer Science and Management, is a unique program blending 'coursework, research and business experience to offer a commanding overview of eBusiness.'
The Family Law Program enables students 'to undertake research in family law and includes participation in various seminars.' The Strategic Training Program in Health Law and Policy, offered in collaboration with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Universities of Alberta and Toronto, aims to train future researchers in the emerging field of Health Law and Policy. The latter program offers students such educational opportunities as an annual colloquium, Health Canada Internship, Health Law and Policy courses, and seminar series.
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