LL. M. Business Law in a Global Context

Message from the Dean and the Program Director



Message from the Dean

Dear Students,

I thank you for your interest in our Faculty of Law and our Master in Business Law in a Global Context. Our LL.M. program is uniquely tailored to international students seeking an edge into the competitive field of international business law.

Founded in 1878, Université de Montréal (UdeM) is among the top universities in the world. UdeM includes 13 faculties, two affiliated schools and more than 80 departments.

The Faculty of Law is one of the most prestigious in Canada. With over 135 years of legal expertise, it has made a significant contribution to the evolution of law.

Faithful to its reputation of excellence, the Faculty can count on professors committed to their students, highly involved in research, and whose publications have influenced legal doctrine in Quebec, Canada and internationally. In fact, year after year, the Faculty ranks among the best worldwide for the dynamism and quality of its research.

The Faculty has a strong bijural tradition based on the legal traditions of Quebec. Hence, the curriculum naturally combines civil and common law, providing proficiency in both Western legal traditions.

Business law is one of our strengths. Since 1997, the Centre for the Law of Business and International Trade (CDACI) has been furthering the Faculty’s expertise in the field. As part of its mandate, the CDACI prepares future generations to resolve the challenges facing the business world.

At the Faculty of Law, we pride ourselves on the success of our 1,500 students. Everyone at the Faculty – over 55 professors, 100 lecturers, 4 law librarians as well as administrative staff – are dedicated to making your academic career a success.

As you will soon find out, the Faculty of Law is more than a campus; it is a place of exchange where you will build a solid network from among an internationally diverse student body and renowned legal scholars.

These webpages present our University, Faculty and our LL.M. program of Business Law in a Global Context. In addition to finding the information that you seek, we hope that you will share our enthusiasm and join us. I look forward to welcoming you at our Faculty.

France Houle
Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal



Message from the Program Director

The LL.M. in Business Law in a Global Context at UdeM addresses two profound challenges shaping international business law.

The first challenge stems from the complex interactions between legal systems and the global economy.  More than ever, the business world requires an understanding of the different legal systems shaping international business law.  In this endeavor, only a comparative approach to law can effectively address economic, social and legal questions in their global context.  Through comparative law, our LL.M. skills students to successfully resolve complex international business problems and adapt to emerging and fast evolving international legislation and practice.

Responding to the demands of the globalized business environment on the legal profession is another challenge at the heart of our LL.M.  The practice of law has become more diversified as a result of the virtual abolition of borders.  Lawyers must adapt to the  changing needs of their clients and employer, who no longer require only legal services, but also business advice.  To respond to this growing demand, the LL.M. program focuses on developing expertise in all spheres of international business law.

LL.M. courses are taught by scholars at the cutting edge of their disciplines, committed to providing the highest quality of legal education.  Our professors are leaders in traditional and emerging fields of law such as e-commerce, commercial and business law, and, international trade.  They take a personal interest in the progress of each student and are always happy to offer advice.

A distinctive feature of our LL.M. program is that some subjects are taught through small groups of students allowing for in depth discussions and exchanges.   Courses also combine diverse teaching methods, such as problem-solving assignments and case-based learning.

For all of these reasons, our Faculty of Law remains a top choice for students looking to become leaders in their legal profession.

I wish you much success in your projects and hope to meet you at our Faculty.

Professor Hugo Tremblay

Program Director