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University of Calgary Calendar 2022-2023 Faculty of Law 1. Summary of Degree Programs
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International Energy Lawyers Program*** – JD (Calgary)/JD (Houston)
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*Combined Degree with the Haskayne School of Business

**Combined Degree with the School of Public Policy

***Combined Degree with the University of Houston


JD Program

The JD program comprises three years of full-time study or six years of part-time study, each divided into two sessions of 13 weeks. The program satisfies the National Requirement for the Approved Law Degree established by the Federation of Law Societies.

Foreign Trained Lawyers Program

The Foreign Trained Lawyers Program (FTLP) is a 24-unit post-bachelor’s certificate that can be completed within 13 months.

Combined Degree Programs

The Faculty of Law offers combined degree programs with the Haskayne School of Business (a combined JD/MBA program) the School of Public Policy (a combined JD/MPP program) and the University of Houston (a combined JD/JD program). Students wishing to obtain any of these combined degrees must be admitted to each Faculty/School through the regular admissions process. Students who have completed their first year of either program may still apply for a combined program by meeting the normal application and admission requirements for the other faculty. Students are generally only admitted to the International Energy Lawyers Program after completing the first year at either the University of Calgary or the University of Houston.

Each combined degree program is a four year program. Students must complete the combined degree requirements concurrently prior to graduation. Students wishing to graduate from the JD program prior to completion of the combined degree, must complete all the JD degree requirements as outlined by the Faculty of Law and are no longer eligible for the combined degree.


The Faculty of Law offers a course-based Master of Laws (LLM), a thesis-based LLM, and a Graduate Certificate, all with a specialization in natural resources, energy, and environmental law. Both LLM programs are also available without a specialization.