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UK Law School Applications: The Reference Letter

Asking for a reference letter can be very nerve-wracking for students! This can be especially true if you have been out of school for a bit, you studied part or all of your recent studies online, or you feel your class sizes or structure made it difficult to get to know any of your teachers very well. Not to worry! We are here to help!

Join the Canada Law From Abroad team to go over an important part of the application process - the reference letter. Our webinar will cover everything from factors you should consider when choosing a referee, how to approach a teacher or instructor about writing a reference for you and what the reference letter should include. UK law school applications going through UCAS have a very specific format that they need to use so we will make sure you know how to notify your referee about that as well!

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An Evening with UK Law Schools

Entry is free and welcome to anyone interested studying in the UK, whether you have already applied or are just interested in more information! Registration can be found at the bottom of the page.
 

UK LAW SCHOOL FAIR

During the event, you will have the opportunity to meet a number of representatives (including Law academics) from UK Law Schools that have made the trip to Canada in order to speak to students in person. You will also be able to talk to our student advisors (who have studied in the UK themselves) about anything you have questions about. You can book a meeting with an advisor and you can go around to speak to the universities that are at the fair throughout the evening. When you arrive, you will have to "check in" at the information desk. After you have done that, you can walk around the room as you like and talk to universities, advisors and gather information.  
 

ALUMNI MIXER

We will also be having a social meet and greet after the fair. This will be an opportunity to network casually with representatives from the law school, other students, and most importantly Canadian alumni who have completed their law studies in the UK already. It will be a great chance to hear a bit more about their experience during their time in the UK and while transferring back to Canada and seeking employment.  

The Alumni Mixer will take place right after the fair so you don't even need to travel in between. Most students will stay for both the fair and alumni mixer but if you're only able to attend one, that's fine! Just let us know with your registration which activities you plan to attend. 
 

1-2-1 ADVISING SESSION WITH AN ADVISOR

During the evening, you will have the opportunity to chat with one of our advisors. If you want an advising session (15 minutes where you can sit and talk one-on-one with an advisor about your application or questions), this must be booked in advance. When you register for the event, you will receive more information on how to book this.  

Advising sessions are very popular and fill up very quickly, so sign up early!  If you are unable to book an appointment with an advisor, let us know at events@canadalawfromabroad.com, we can put you on a waitlist or try to find an alternative option for you.

 

UNIVERSITIES IN ATTENDANCE

All of our university partners will be present at the fair! You can see a complete list on the right of this page. To speak with a university, just go to their booth and feel free to ask them any questions you may have. Don’t be nervous about approaching them – they are very friendly and eager to get to know you! You may even end up having one of the representatives as a professor during your law degree!  

TOP TIP:Think about any key questions or concerns you have before the event and write them down. You can bring your list with you to reference when you speak to each university and even take notes to reflect on when the fair is over! 
 

If you don’t have any specific questions that come to mind, just ask them to tell you about their programme, what extracurricular activities are available, such as mooting or law societies, or what sets their university apart from other law schools. If you are trying to narrow down your choices between a few law schools, this is the perfect chance for you to speak with them each and to ask them about the most important factors for you in choosing your law school.  

This is a unique opportunity to talk to the universities at your leisure! It doesn’t have to be only about the law school in particular. Maybe you aren’t sure about living in university accommodation and want to hear about private options near campus. Maybe you love sports or the arts and want to ensure you’ll have the best chance of continuing with your activities during your studies. Maybe you want to really embrace being in the UK and are looking for a smaller town/university with a “quintessentially British” feel. Or maybe you are really looking forward to the city life and travelling during your studies and want to make sure you’ll have great access to travel links. The representatives from each university will be perfect to provide you with insight into all these things.
 

REGISTRATION

To come to the event(s), please use the form below to register your interest. This will notify us that you plan on coming and means we will be able to inform you of any updates to the program and to send you a reminder closer to the fair. If you aren’t sure whether you’ll be able to attend, that’s okay you can register now and then notify your advisor later on if you won’t be able to make it. You’ll still be able to benefit from our free, specialised help and advice.

If you would like to schedule a session with an advisor during the fair, we recommend that you sign up early because these advising sessions fill up quickly! If you haven’t signed up and decide to attend at the last minute, or maybe one of your friends is interested in studying law as well and decides to join you, there will still be an opportunity to register at the door. If you have signed up in advance however, it will be faster for you to access and we’ll be able to help you immediately.  

You will be able to come and go as much as you like during the evening after you register. You can of course bring parents, siblings, friends or even your teacher along with you. Everyone who is interested and could benefit from studying in the UK is most welcome to make the trip even if you are just starting to consider studying in the UK in the future. This is not just an event for those who have applied or decided to apply, but for everyone who wants to learn more about study opportunities in the UK.  

Which event(s) are you interested in attending?
When you submit this form, you will receive an automatic e-mail with registration confirmation. The email will contain a link that you must click on to register separately for an advising session. There you choose the date, a student advisor and time from among the available timeslots that are available. These places tend to fill up quickly and it's first come, first served, so it pays to sign up for an advising session as soon as you can!
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Friday, 1 March 2024 - Fair (5:00-7:00pm ) and Alumni Mixer (7:00-9:00pm)

Add to Calendar 2024-03-01 22:00:00 2024-03-02 02:00:00 An Evening with UK Law Schools Entry is free and welcome to anyone interested studying in the UK, whether you have already applied or are just interested in more information! Registration can be found at the bottom of the page.  UK LAW SCHOOL FAIR During the event, you will have the opportunity to meet a number of representatives (including Law academics) from UK Law Schools that have made the trip to Canada in order to speak to students in person. You will also be able to talk to our student advisors (who have studied in the UK themselves) about anything you have questions about. You can book a meeting with an advisor and you can go around to speak to the universities that are at the fair throughout the evening. When you arrive, you will have to "check in" at the information desk. After you have done that, you can walk around the room as you like and talk to universities, advisors and gather information.     ALUMNI MIXER We will also be having a social meet and greet after the fair. This will be an opportunity to network casually with representatives from the law school, other students, and most importantly Canadian alumni who have completed their law studies in the UK already. It will be a great chance to hear a bit more about their experience during their time in the UK and while transferring back to Canada and seeking employment.  The Alumni Mixer will take place right after the fair so you don't even need to travel in between. Most students will stay for both the fair and alumni mixer but if you're only able to attend one, that's fine! Just let us know with your registration which activities you plan to attend.   1-2-1 ADVISING SESSION WITH AN ADVISOR During the evening, you will have the opportunity to chat with one of our advisors. If you want an advising session (15 minutes where you can sit and talk one-on-one with an advisor about your application or questions), this must be booked in advance. When you register for the event, you will receive more information on how to book this.   Advising sessions are very popular and fill up very quickly, so sign up early!  If you are unable to book an appointment with an advisor, let us know at events@canadalawfromabroad.com, we can put you on a waitlist or try to find an alternative option for you.   UNIVERSITIES IN ATTENDANCE All of our university partners will be present at the fair! You can see a complete list on the right of this page. To speak with a university, just go to their booth and feel free to ask them any questions you may have. Don’t be nervous about approaching them – they are very friendly and eager to get to know you! You may even end up having one of the representatives as a professor during your law degree!  TOP TIP: Think about any key questions or concerns you have before the event and write them down. You can bring your list with you to reference when you speak to each university and even take notes to reflect on when the fair is over!   If you don’t have any specific questions that come to mind, just ask them to tell you about their programme, what extracurricular activities are available, such as mooting or law societies, or what sets their university apart from other law schools. If you are trying to narrow down your choices between a few law schools, this is the perfect chance for you to speak with them each and to ask them about the most important factors for you in choosing your law school.   This is a unique opportunity to talk to the universities at your leisure! It doesn’t have to be only about the law school in particular. Maybe you aren’t sure about living in university accommodation and want to hear about private options near campus. Maybe you love sports or the arts and want to ensure you’ll have the best chance of continuing with your activities during your studies. Maybe you want to really embrace being in the UK and are looking for a smaller town/university with a “quintessentially British” feel. Or maybe you are really looking forward to the city life and travelling during your studies and want to make sure you’ll have great access to travel links. The representatives from each university will be perfect to provide you with insight into all these things.  REGISTRATION To come to the event(s), please use the form below to register your interest. This will notify us that you plan on coming and means we will be able to inform you of any updates to the program and to send you a reminder closer to the fair. If you aren’t sure whether you’ll be able to attend, that’s okay you can register now and then notify your advisor later on if you won’t be able to make it. You’ll still be able to benefit from our free, specialised help and advice. If you would like to schedule a session with an advisor during the fair, we recommend that you sign up early because these advising sessions fill up quickly! If you haven’t signed up and decide to attend at the last minute, or maybe one of your friends is interested in studying law as well and decides to join you, there will still be an opportunity to register at the door. If you have signed up in advance however, it will be faster for you to access and we’ll be able to help you immediately.   You will be able to come and go as much as you like during the evening after you register. You can of course bring parents, siblings, friends or even your teacher along with you. Everyone who is interested and could benefit from studying in the UK is most welcome to make the trip even if you are just starting to consider studying in the UK in the future. This is not just an event for those who have applied or decided to apply, but for everyone who wants to learn more about study opportunities in the UK.   Across the Pond events@studyacrossthepond.com UTC public

Address

Venue: Delta Toronto, 75 Lower Simcoe Street, Toronto, ON, M5J 3A6  (see map)

Room: We will send an email closer to the time with instructions on finding the room but will also have CLFA advisors on hand to help you if needed.

Nearest Public Transit:

‼️ Note that this event will be a social with available hors d'oeuvres and both alcoholic (19+) and non-alcoholic beverages. It will be open to all ages. 
‼️ Note that there is no staffed cloakroom or opportunity to put down bags, jackets or the like.


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I will be forever grateful for the assistance and support that my advisor, and Canada Law From Abroad, has given me since reaching out to them last year.

They have made this experience of applying to law school overseas so trouble-free that I would undoubtedly recommend their services to anyone considering studying law. My advisor answered all of my questions and set any worries I may have had, to rest. My advisor gave me all of the information I needed to be set up for success! I could not have done it without her! Nine months later since first considering to apply, I write you this, having obtained an unconditional offer from my top choice university, where I will be starting my program in just a few short months.

Thank you Canada Law From Abroad for all your help and support!

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Vivian and the entire team at Canada Law From Abroad have been such a great aid in assisting through all facets of the university application process. Their help has proven invaluable and I am very grateful for the effort that their team has put forth! I would highly recommend Canada Law From Abroad to any of my peers who plan on pursuing law school in the U.K.!

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Best decision you will make!

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I was a bit skeptical when I first started this process. How could applying to Law be this easy and stress free?! Plus - no costs attached for their services (an added bonus).  

I had Vivian as an adviser through Canada Law From Abroad and it has been the best process since the beginning. I was able to get all the information I needed and ask a million questions to ease my mind. Vivian always provided prompt responses to my questions. Canada Law From Abroad helps you with the entire application process, including contacting professors for your reference letters, and making sure you apply to schools that are best suited for your grade levels. They are there to help you all the way through and I'm thrilled to say I will be accepting an offer from City, University of London!  

Don't think twice about having Canada Law From Abroad assist you with your choice to study Law in the UK! I have absolutely no complaints, and I'm sure you will have the same experience that I did.

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Stress free application process

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I would like to thank Canada Law From Abroad, especially Vivian for all the help and guidance this past year. My application process was well guided and stress free. I am moving to London to start law school in ten days and I cannot thank Vivian enough.

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I was so lucky to have met Vivian at a Go Global Fair where she enthusiastically answered my exhaustive list of questions about studying in the UK as a Canadian. Prior to the fair I had no idea that services like this existed, and especially free of charge! CLFA matches you with an adviser, sends step by step explanations of different parts of the application process and reminders of upcoming important dates.

After Vivian became my adviser she helped me with choosing a school by explaining the distinctions between the different programs while addressing my specific interests. She even recommended residences based on her personal experience. Vivian provided helpful advice after reading my personal statement and checked over my UCAS application making the whole process as smooth as possible. She went above and beyond my expectations of an adviser by touching base with the schools’ admissions departments when needed, doing a fantastic job at explaining how to obtain documents, and always replying to emails in a timely fashion (sometimes within the hour!). 

When it came time to apply for a Tier 4 Visa Vivian sent relevant and up to date information compiled from official UK websites, making the application a lot easier to understand. The CLFA experience always felt simple and personal. Vivian was friendly and supportive every step of the way. She not only gave me the confidence to pick law schools from across the ocean but also the comfort of talking to someone who has gone through the whole process herself. 

I’m very grateful to the whole CLFA team, especially when I think of how many students they have helped achieve their goals of studying abroad. I now recommend CLFA to absolutely everyone who shows an interest in law school!

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My name is Airianna and I’m just writing to express my gratitude for all of your assistance. Between the application and my many questions, you were extremely helpful.

I have decided to take my offer from City University for their Graduate Entry LLB. I’m very excited and cannot wait to be in England studying.

If it was not for CLFA I would not be going to law school this year. I would have waited, possibly working a year or working towards a different unnecessary degree before pursuing law.

Thus, thank you so very much!

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Vivian Mak from Canada Law From Abroad was excellent! At first glance, applying as a non-lawyer into a LLM program was very daunting for me. 

Once I conducted research and got into contact with Vivian my experience and efficiency of application was expedited to a service level that I couldn't believe. Her knowledge of the application process and experience was undoubtedly one of the only reasons as a non-lawyer I was able to get accepted. 

I would highly recommend Vivian to anyone and in fact, already have had conversations with colleagues attempting to move forward in their education endeavors.

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Undertaking the decision to apply to Law School in England through CLFA was the best decision I made. Not only was I provided a personal consultant who helped me step by step, starting with the application process until departure. I had the security that most students do not have, access to insider information and advice from students/ advisors who have completed their LLB’s or LLM’s in England at the finest of Universities. CLFA as an association is organized, resourceful and knowledgeable.

My advisor was able to keep me on track, steer me in the right direction and offer options that were catered to my individual needs. I must express the value CLFA has brought to my experience of applying to Law School. I had the opportunity to attend the Pre-Departure Networking Event that was hosted, I am appreciative for the valuable information I retained and the fellow contacts I was able to meet.

I can proudly say that, this year I will be entering into the graduate entry GE LLB, studying in the heart of London, thanks to CLFA! 

I strongly believe that law is a central facet to the functioning of society and now I can join the legal profession as I embark on this new and challenging enterprise.

As Dr. Samuel Johnson wrote, "If a man is tired of London, he is tired of life"

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