Queen's University - Faculty of Law

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Doctoral Degree in Law

Queen's University - Faculty of Law

Faculty:Faculty of Law
Field of Study:Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General (Graduate Level)
Canadian Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence (Graduate Level)
Law (LL.B, J.D., B.C.L.)
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $20,941
Enrolment #:2


The Queen's Law PhD program is a four-year program of advanced scholarly research and writing, culminating in a dissertation. Queen's Senate recently approved the expected length of the PhD program from three to four years.

Our students represent a broad range of research interests, and are encouraged to use a variety of research methods. Doctoral students are a key part of our vibrant intellectual community: some teach courses in the law school and work in collaboration with faculty members on research projects. They are invited to participate in faculty workshops, lectures and seminars, and engage intellectually with other students and faculty.

We welcome applications from students who have excelled in previous legal studies, normally with an undergraduate law degree (JD, LLB or equivalent) and a graduate law degree at the Masters level (LLM or equivalent).


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    LLM with an A- average in prior degrees normally required.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Portfolio

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 21, 2020