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University of Calgary Law School Degrees - Undergraduate and Graduate

Law undergraduate (LLB) and graduate (LLM, LLD, MJur, JSD, DCL or PhD) degree programs provided by University of Calgary.

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Undergraduate Law Degrees

Academically, at the undergraduate level the Faculty offers a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) program, including a part-time option, which may be combined with a Master of Business Administration or Master in Environmental Design, and the Civil Law/Common Law Exchange Scholarship. In the 2nd and 3rd years of the LL.B degree, students are provided with numerous opportunities to specialize in 1 of over 7 areas. The latter includes Corporate Commercial and Taxation, Criminal Law and Procedure, Family Law and Planning, International Law and Policy, Legal Skills, Natural Resources and Environmental Law, and Private and Public Law. Second and third year LL.B students may also 'take clinical courses that provide opportunity to develop skills in a practical setting while allowing for academic reflection on practice issues.'

The latter includes occasions for mooting and debating, including a chance to partake in over 10 advocacy tournaments, and the Student Legal Assistance, which provides pro bono legal assistance and representation to those in need living in the Calgary region. Furthermore, 2nd and 3rd year students may study abroad, and earn credit towards their respective LLB degrees, by taking advantage of an international study opportunity offered by the Faculty. Currently, the Faculty has 'a formal exchange program' with the University of Oslo, Norway.

Additionally, students fluent in English and French are eligible to participate in the Civil Law/Common Law Exchange Scholarship, administered by the Council of Canadian Law Deans. Through the Scholarship, students in an LLB (common law) program may study for 'one full university session in a civil law program,' in Quebec, thus acquiring 'a better understanding of the bijuridicial nature of our Canadian justice system.'

Graduate Law Degrees

At the graduate level, the Faculty offers students the Master of Laws (LLM) in Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law, which is about 15 to 24 months in duration including at least 2 terms in residence. The LLM is 'a specialized thesis-based program' affording students 'the opportunity to work with some of Canada's leading academics in the rewarding fields of natural resources law, energy law or environmental law.'

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