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Faculty of Law – Graduate Studies

Welcome to Graduate Studies in Law at the University of Ottawa! A joint endeavour of the Common Law and Civil Law sections of the Faculty of Law, we build upon the unique strengths and character of each section to offer programs at the master’s and doctoral level.


Our graduate students benefit from a variety of choices and opportunities thanks to the collaboration of both sections and their faculty members. Areas of faculty expertise provide the foundation for degree programs, supervision and courses in International Law (including International Humanitarian and Security Law); Human Rights; International Trade and Foreign Investment Law; Environmental Law; Law and Technology; Law and Social Justice; and Notarial Law.

Students have the choice to pursue their studies in French, English, or a combination of both languages. They enrich their studies by attending conferences and special events, and contributing to research and community outreach projects run by our research institutes and centers. The rich intellectual life of the Faculty of Law is complemented by the University of Ottawa’s location in Canada’s capital. The Parliament, the Supreme Court of Canada, and numerous federal agencies are all within walking distance from the Faculty.

These special features attract students from across Canada and from countries all around the world whose interests are diverse but who share a commitment to advanced study of the law. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our programs and community.

LLM students
Ian R. Kerr

The Ian R. Kerr Memorial Fellowships for LLM in law and technology

Ian’s vision was to ensure that top students from around the world have the necessary funding and support to pursue their scholarly dreams researching legal, ethical and policy questions surrounding new technologies at the University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society.

Nicole Senécal Scholarship for Civil Law Indigenous Students

The Nicole Senécal Doctoral Scholarship was set up in 2006 by Nicole Senécal on the 40th anniversary of her graduation from the LL.L. program in the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law.

Laboratory in Legal Diversity and Indigenous Peoples Scholarship

The Canada Research Chair in Legal Diversity and Indigenous Peoples is primarily dedicated to studying the phenomena of interaction between Indigenous and non-Indigenous legal cultures in Canada, elsewhere in the world and in international law.

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Faculty of Law Graduate Studies

57 Louis-Pasteur st.,
room 301
Ottawa, On K1N 6N5

Tel.:  613-562-5774
Fax:  613-562-5341

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