Queen’s Law graduate programs: research excellence with impact

Graduate students and their work are a crucial part of the Faculty of Law's vibrant research community. Attracting dedicated, collaborative and motivated students from across Canada and around the world, our graduate students work closely with world-leading legal scholars, and advance critical research in different areas of legal knowledge.

Graduates of our LLM and PhD programs have made their mark in legal scholarship, professional practice, and public service. They go on to work in law faculties around the world, in legal and advisory service firms, serve as counsel to international organizations and NGOs, as policy advisors to governments, and as mediators, arbitrators, judges, and much more. Students learn and work in an intimate and collegial research environment that celebrates diversity of thought, lived experience, and academic discovery. 

We support our students through to the completion of their degrees and beyond, to put them on a path to future success. Queen’s Law offers guaranteed funding packages to all accepted students, and many of our domestic scholars are successful in applying for SSHRC and other national awards. We also assist our international students with applications for Ontario Graduate Scholarships and other awards.

Why Queen’s Law graduate studies?

  • Gain a world-class, cross-disciplinary legal education tailored to your academic and professional goals.
  • Learn from leading legal scholars, including endowed professorship holders in business law, a Canada Research Chair in Public Law and Philosophy of Law, and more.
  • Participate in our pivotal research centres, groups, and programs, including Conflict Analytics Lab, Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace, Feminist Legal Studies, Legal and Political Philosophy, and Surveillance Studies Centre.
  • Through our local and global reach, connect with diverse communities to engage in collaborative knowledge creation and real world scholarship.

The Faculty of Law’s Graduate Program Coordinator, lawgrad@queensu.ca, provides full-time support to our graduate students. Beyond the Law Faculty, the Queen’s School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, the Society of Graduate and Professional Students, the Centre for Teaching and Learning, the International Centre, and the Writing Centre all help to provide graduate students with the academic, financial, emotional, and social support they need to succeed.

Let’s get started!

Mohamed Khimji  LLB (Bristol), LLM (LSE)
Associate Dean (Academic Policy); Interim Associate Dean (Graduate Studies)
David Allgood Professor in Business Law; Associate Professor