OsgoodePD’s Professional LLM in Energy and Infrastructure Law is a graduate program designed specifically for working professionals. Each of our distinct specializations focuses on interdisciplinary learning and provides you with a unique mix of academic, applied, and theoretical perspectives.  You will learn through interactive discussions and explore practical issues related to your specialization. You’ll have access to a wide range of elective options to broaden your legal knowledge or explore new areas related to your professional interests.  

The Energy and Infrastructure Law specialization offers an in-depth examination into the policies, players, and stakeholders involved in a highly complex area with social, political, and environmental issues at hand. Core courses address changing paradigms in energy regulation, environmental protection, mining law, and more. You will explore and harness a sophisticated set of legal skills and a solid understanding of energy and infrastructure law framework. 

Who is the Specialization for?

Lawyers or law graduates with legal work experience who have a strong demonstrated interest in energy and infrastructure and wish to establish or expand a practice in this area of specialization 

Senior non-legal professionals who have exposure to regulatory compliance, navigating project financing structures, or ensuring adherence to environment and energy policies in a professional context. Past students include:
· Managers in environmental compliance, insurance, risk management and regulatory affairs
· Quality assurance, compliance, contracts and documentation professionals
· Policy and government affairs professionals
· Engineers with management or leadership roles in the electricity, energy or extractive sectors

Alumni Spotlights

Imran Noorani, alumnus of the part-time LLM in Energy and Infrastructure Law.

Imran Noorani

Imran is the Chief Operating Officer at Inaru. Here, he discusses how the Osgoode Professional LLM in Energy and Infrastructure Law has a profound impact on his career.

Marty Venalainen, alumnus of the part-time Professional LLM in Energy and Infrastructure Law

Marty Venalainen

Marty is currently working as Director, Transactions Legal at Infrastructure Ontario. In deciding to continue his studies by pursuing an LLM, Marty was drawn to the part-time structure of the program, which allowed him to balance his studies with his employment and family life.

Student Services

All Professional LLM students can benefit from our wide range of student services:

Academic Services

Program Orientation

Introductory Courses

Workshops & Resources

Confidential Academic and Wellness Counselling

Career Support

Job Postings

Resources/Guides

Workshops & Events

Counselling

Campus Life

Student Social Activities

Osgoode & York U Extra Curriculars

Professional Networking Events

All of our academic and career development services are available remotely, and counselling hours have varied schedules to suit the needs of part-time students.

Information Session

Interested in our part-time Professional LLM in Energy and Infrastructure Law? In this on demand session, you will learn more about course offerings, degree requirements, what to expect during your studies and the steps to apply.

Course Requirements

The Professional LLM in Energy and Infrastructure Law requires completion of  36 credits including a research requirement.  The program is designed to be completed in two years (six active terms) through a combination of core and elective courses including a research requirement.

What You Can Expect

The program is designed to be completed in two years (six active terms) by completing 6 credits (one or two courses) per term.  

Many of the courses in the Energy & Infrastructure Law specialization are scheduled as weekly evening courses (typically in 7-10PM sessions). However, you will encounter intensive courses as well (typically Thursday evening, all-day Friday and all-day Saturday).   

In your first term of admission, you may be assigned a course as a condition of your admission. Admission condition courses count towards your degree requirements. Students with the following profiles usually have required introductory courses: 

Core Courses

Core courses vary from term to term. Typically, each core course is offered once every 2-3 years. Some options include Transportation Law in Canada, Climate Change: International Governance, Mitigation and Adaptation, and Infrastructure Development and Finance, To see course offerings for upcoming terms, review the Course Planning information below. 

The number of courses which must be drawn from Energy and Infrastructure core courses, depends upon the option you select for your research requirement (see below). 

Elective Courses

Elective course offerings vary from term to term.  The number of elective and core courses you take will depend on how you plan to complete the research requirement for your degree.

Research Requirement

The research requirement can be fulfilled through one of the following three options. Most students elect to fulfill the requirement through option 3:

  1. A Major Research Paper (70 pages, 6 Credits)*
  2. An Independent Significant Research Paper (30 pages, 3 Credits)** 
  3. A Significant Research Paper (30 pages) completed as the means of assessment for one of the courses within the specialization. *** 

*Students writing a Major Research Paper must complete at least 18 credits of core Energy and Infrastructure Law courses and 12 elective courses.
**Students writing an Independent Significant Research paper must complete at least 21 credits of core Energy and Infrastructure Law courses and 12 elective courses.
***Students writing a Significant Research paper must complete at least 24 credits of core Energy and Infrastructure Law courses and 12 elective courses.

Course Planning

Course plans are typically provided for the next two calendar years. Specific course schedules are subject to change without notice until the course enrollment process for an upcoming term begins. Please check course schedules immediately before making your enrollment request to ensure you have the most current schedule information.

This tool is for planning purposes only. Selecting courses using this tool does not enroll you in the course or reserve a space in the course for you.

Application Dates

The Energy and Infrastructure specialization accepts new students twice each calendar year, in the Fall term and the Winter term.  

Winter 2025

Application Deadlines:

International Applicants are Encouraged to Apply by: April 15, 2024

Final Deadline: September 15, 2024

Fall 2025

Applications Not Currently Open

Applications will open on October 01, 2024

Faculty

Program director

Julia McNally

George Vegh

Bruce McCuaig

Instructors include

Ron Clark

Andrew Sasso

Ximena Sierra

See full faculty list

Tuition and Fees

Part-time students pay in six installments over six active terms. 

You will be billed an installment for each term in which you enroll in courses.  If you complete the program in fewer than six terms, you’ll be billed your remaining installment(s) at the end of your program.  If you need more than six terms to complete your credits, extra term fees will apply. 

Please note that the tuition/fees displayed here are subject to change, and may vary depending on your entry term.

Domestic

$3,800.79per term for 6 terms

$22,804.74total

$8,008.59per term for 6 terms

$48,051.54total

Students are also subject to supplementary fees including health benefits. Find out more about supplementary fees here.

Admission Requirements

Admission to Professional LLM specializations is competitive. At OsgoodePD, we can help you navigate the process.  The Admissions Committee reviews each applicant’s completed file and takes into consideration criteria such as academic background, professional work experience, and whether the program fits your stated goals. The information below represents the minimum requirements for admission consideration to our graduate degree programs – meeting these criteria does not guarantee admission. 

JD/LLB degree or undergraduate degree (a graduate degree is an asset to non-legal professionals) 

Overall B (75%) average (or equivalent) 

Professional work experience (JD/LLB graduates require at least 2 years, while non-legal professionals require at least 5 years of related senior-level experience) 

Acceptable English language proficiency (see requirements) 

How to Apply

Create Your OsgoodePD Applicant Profile

Create an applicant profile in our online application portal. This portal allows us to gather your information, transcripts, and other documents electronically. You will receive an email with directions outlining how to create a new password for your application, along with a link to access the application.

Upload Application Documents

The following documents are required:

  • Resume/CV
  • Writing Sample
  • Contact Information for Two References
  • Transcripts
  • Official Proof of Language Proficiency (if applicable)

For more information, see our Application Documents to Upload section.

Pay and Submit

Once your application is completed, you will be required to pay a non-refundable $130 CAD application fee.

Wait for Review

Timelines for decisions vary by program, but we will be in touch if we have questions about your application or need more information.

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