How the GPLLM program helps executives master the law

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Jackman Law Building entrance

When he's looking at something like data-sharing, Hitachi Canada CEO Howard Shearer isn't just thinking about the technology. He's contemplating the privacy considerations that accompany it, and the regulations that govern it.

GPLLM Launches Three New Streams

Thursday, July 27, 2017

A unique, executive-style graduate degree for lawyers and business leaders, the Global Professional LLM continues to evolve and innovate.

It’s launched three new streams in addition to its international business law focus: Innovation, Law and Technology; Canadian Law in a Global Context; and the Law of Leadership.

Prof. Benjamin Alarie featured in Maclean's on the impact of AI on law

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Prof. Benjamin Alarie, a professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law who teaches in the GPLLM program, is featured in an article in Maclean's magazine about the disruptive potential of artificial intelligence on the practice of law ("Big law is having its Uber moment," Jan. 16, 2017). The article opens:

VIDEO: Watch Mark Wiseman, Dean Edward Iacobucci, and GPLLM alumni discuss why business issues are legal issues

Thursday, May 26, 2016

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016,  Dean Edward Iacobucci and Mr. Mark Wiseman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, hosted a breakfast with Global Professional LLM alumni Cameron Carvalho and Ariel Liang to discuss why 'Business Issues are Legal Issues', and how the Global Professional Master of Laws can bridge both.

Watch the video:

Class of 2015 Global Professional LLM graduates celebrate Convocation

Monday, November 9, 2015

Graduates of the GPLLM Class of 2015 enter Convocation Hall on Nov. 9, 2015

Graduates of the GPLLM Class of 2015 enter Convocation Hall on Nov. 9, 2015


There are 39 lawyers and business executives in Toronto who can add another prestigious set of letters after their names. They are the newest graduates with a Global Professional LLM degree, a one-year executive-style graduate program focusing on global business law.

"How sitting on a board can lead to success" - The Globe and Mail

Monday, August 24, 2015

GPLLM graduate, Odette Uy, was featured in a Globe and Mail article ”How sitting on a board can lead to success” on August 21, 2015. Odette who has over 25 years of experience in senior executive roles in the Philippines and other parts of Asia explaines how "she became interested in a board role in Canada this spring, after completing the global professional masters of law program at the University of Toronto, with an emphasis on Canadian corporate governance."

"Why more corporate executives now have extensive legal training" - The Globe and Mail

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The op-ed below, published in the "Report on Business" section of the Globe and Mail, describes the value for business executives of having a legal education. The op-ed was penned by Jane Kidner, Assistant Dean, Professional Legal Education at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

Why more corporate executives now have extensive legal training

By Jane Kidner

Aug. 11, 2015