Leicester Law School is planning another visit to Hamilton next month to talk about programs and entry requirements into their popular law program which attracts approximately 300 Canadian students each year. Many apply for the Accelerated Law Program which can be completed in just TWO years. The seminar will take place at McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Rd. S, in Conference Room 1AB from 4:30-6:30 pm on Friday November 16th. To attend, please RSVP to Jackie at JSB@barclayedu.com
The study of law in the UK is similar to Canada due to the common law heritage. Canadian students are invited to study a qualifying law degree immediately after high school or after they have completed an undergraduate degree.
The 2 year LLB JD Pathway is a fast track programme designed for Canadian university graduates. They also offer a 3 year LLB Law degree which students can enter straight after completing high school. Students on these programmes will have the opportunity to study ‘Foundations of Canadian Law’ and ‘Canadian Constitutional Law’. These modules will be excellent preparation for the National Committee on Accreditation exams, as well as provide foundational knowledge for a career in Canadian legal practice.
Support for Canadian students
Support for Canadian law students at the University of Leicester is second to none amongst UK universities. Leicester has a long history of taking Canadians and students are supported with both their academic studies and return to Canada to practice law from their very first week. Sessions are held throughout the year to provide guidance on making the transition to a legal career in Canada and workshops help students to prepare their resume for law firms. Students are kept up-to-date with information about gaining accreditation through the National Committee on Accreditation in Canada and the Managing Director of the NCA speaks to students annually about the process. The University also arrange for students’ transcripts to be sent directly to the NCA upon graduation. Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of British Columbia also visit to give presentations on their LLM courses as a route gaining accreditation to practice law in Canada.
To attend the Leicester Law Seminar on November 16th, please RSVP to JSB@barclayedu.com. Both high school and university students are welcome!