Law at the University of Leicester is one of the most popular UK destinations for Canadians wanting to enter law school. In fact, a third of the student body in Law is from Canada. One of the reasons is the opportunity to complete an Accelerated Law Program in just 2 years. Applicants to this program must already have completed an undergraduate degree at university.
The JD Pathway requires two years of study and subsequently students usually write 5 to 7 exams back in Canada upon their return. However, you are qualified to work at a Law firm during this time which many students take advantage of. In addition to their large body of Canadian students, the program also offers key modules of Canadian Law Content which makes the transfer back to working here at home much easier. Leicester Law Students are also supported by The Canadian Law Society which offers students support from the beginning of classes right through to their return back home to begin the job search. The Law Society holds regular networking events with Alumni in places like Toronto which is a great asset to students who have recently completed their studies.
For students who don’t already have an undergraduate degree, there is the opportunity to pursue a 3 year Law degree (LLB) directly from high school. Again, qualifications are readily transferable to working back in Canada. In addition, the University of Leicester promises student accommodation to first years students who apply before Sept 1 of the year in which they begin their degree. There is a wide range of student rooms and residences available which are conveniently located on campus.
Leicester has a great number of students who have finished the program and are now working in Canadian Law firms. Watch this video to see alumni who are now operating their own firm.
Whether you are a student who is just starting our on your career or someone who is making a career change part way through, Barclay Educational Services can assist with your application. Barclay is a recognized Canadian agent of the University of Leicester. As such there is NO CHARGE for our application help. The University pays our fee. Applications are now being accepted for Sept 2020! For information please contact Jackie at JSB@barclayedu.com