Join Canada Law from Abroad and some of our Partners for an evening of speed networking.
Interested in UK law school but overwhelmed trying to choose which options to apply to? This is the perfect opportunity to meet with representatives from various law schools all in one place! The intimate and informal nature of this event will allow you to practice your networking skills in a professional setting. You will be able to gather crucial information about everything from pro bono opportunities to campus accommodation and career support and as such get to know each university better as you become one step closer to choosing the right law school for you.
Canada Law from Abroad Advisors will also be on hand to meet with you for an advising session to further discuss your application.
Never attended a networking event before? Not to worry! Register to attend and Canada Law from Abroad will send you further guidance with tips on what to expect and what you will gain from this experience.
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.
During the event, you will have the opportunity to meet a number of 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 throughout the evening.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, we can put you on a waitlist or try to find an alternative option for you.
UNIVERSITIES IN ATTENDANCE
Almost 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 to 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 are an athlete 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 city/university with a “quintessentially British” feel. Or maybe you are really looking forward to 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.
We will also be having a social meet and greet the following evening. This will be an opportunity to interact casually with representatives from the law school, other students, and most importantly 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 be held on the evening of 4th March 2023 in Downtown Toronto. The exact location will be provided to after you have registered below.
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 to notify 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 or not, that’s okay you can either register now and then notify your advisor later on if you won’t be able to make it.
If you would like to schedule an advising 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 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 get in if there is a queue when you arrive.
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 could benefit from studying in the UK is most welcome! So make the trip even if you just starting to consider studying in the UK in the future, this is not an event just for those who have applied or decided to apply, but for everyone who wants to learn more about what study opportunities exist in the UK.
As a Canadian, who had just completed a degree in Politics and Sociology, some wondered why I chose the LLB Single Honours degree program at Queen’s University Belfast but the choice was easy. I knew that I wanted to study law and to practice, not just in Canada but also internationally. Queen’s offered me a three-year program similar to a Canadian JD. With this degree, I can practice in the UK, and I can return to Canada. This program is amazing because it offers North Americans the opportunity to obtain a law degree as an undergrad, so the process is much quicker! Not only that, but the Queen’s School of Law ranked 8th overall in the UK in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2013.
From the moment I arrived, representatives from Queen’s made me feel welcome by meeting me at the airport and helping with accommodation. Further, I love being in the LLB program because the school provides constant, easy points of contact with a variety of people who can help us with our course. Each student has a personal tutor who they can visit at any time to discuss questions or concerns. Lecturers in general are open to meeting up.
Queen’s also offers a huge variety of opportunities for internships and study abroad schemes that I have already been offered as a first-year student. I love how the school is genuinely concerned for their students’ immediate needs and future career aspirations. I would highly recommend the LLB Program at Queen’s to any international and especially North American student who is thinking about a future in law.
I completed my first year in the JD program on a very high note because of the incredible opportunities available at Queen’s and the support of the key staff members at the School of Law. On the academic side, I was awarded one of the Top Module Mark prizes. Outside of my course work, I was able to participate in various extra-curricular activities.
Through the School of Law, I was able to participate in the Lincoln’s Inn Tour in London. By visiting one of the four Inns of Court has helped me understand the process of being ‘Called to the Bar’ in England and Wales. Another great opportunity was being able to publish a report about Northern Ireland for the World Universities Comparative Law Project with Allen & Overy. This experience was truly invaluable in developing my commercial awareness in a different jurisdiction. Through these two very different experiences, I was able to learn more about what it takes to become a successful barrister and a commercial solicitor.
As a Queen’s student, there were many opportunities to get involved on campus. One society event that sharpened my advocacy skills was the Belfast Model United Nations Conference. I was a delegate in the Human Rights Council representing the Republic of Albania. We dealt with discussing measures to eliminate gender based violence in all levels of education, including violence against the LGBTQI+ community. Another society event that was extremely rewarding was participating in Maynooth University's International Negotiations Competition as a member of the QUB Alternative Dispute Resolution Society and the UK chapter of the European Law Students' Association. This competition was another opportunity to expand my commercial awareness and develop negotiation skills.
Another valuable experience was becoming involved in my local community. In March 2016, I was trained as one of the Diversity Ambassadors with the QUB Student Union. We were hosted by Corrymeela Community (Northern Ireland's oldest peace and reconciliation organisation) and the British Red Cross. The training involved learning how to initiate diversity awareness and recruitment in clubs or societies on campus. At the end of the two-day residential, we were able to identify gaps in the student experience and services on campus. Our contribution was honoured at the Student Union Volunteering Excellency Awards in June 2016. Lastly, I also became an active member of ‘Lean In’ Belfast Chapter, which connects me with local professionals who continuously encourage me to “lean in” to my ambitions.
It is through all of these experiences that I was able to complete my first year in the JD program with a great deal of accomplishment and pride in my achievements.
Looking back on the past year, I am genuinely amazed at the amount of opportunities and experiences that I have had thanks to the Juris Doctor programs at Queen's.
After completing my first year of studies, I spent the summer back in Canada working for two separate law firms - one for three months, and another for a month. I was exposed to issues and files relating to labor law, family law, civil litigation, commercial litigation, insurance litigation and personal injury. I went to court for trials, attended commercial negotiations, took part in family mediation and watched a high-profile murder trial take place.
I was able to put the skills that I gained in my first year of studies to practical use - as I found myself frequently working out of my textbooks and off of my first year notes during my summer work. It is remarkable how often the landmark cases come up in everyday private practice.
Now that I am back for my second year, I am keeping myself very busy in a number of ways outside of the classroom. I am once again the Opinions section editor for the Queen's student newspaper - The Gown, I am a Junior Editor of the Norther Ireland Legal Quarterly, I am taking part in internal mooting competitions and finally - I volunteer once a week with a local charitable organization that works with anti-social youth.
This has all been made possible, and supported significantly by the excellent professors and support staff within the JD program. The student to professor ratio within the classroom is remarkable for a program of this sort - and you would be hard pressed to find a more hands on relationship between students and staff at any law school in the world. While the amount of work is substantial, and we are held to a high academic standard - that is to be expected of a doctorate program.
I am looking forward to another great year of studies here in Belfast, and I plan on going on an exchange next year for a semester, which is another incredible opportunity that the school helps to facilitate and provides unique opportunities for all students.
Join this 1 hour session with Queen’s University Belfast to discover the range of Law programmes available at this Russell Group University. Queen’s is one of the oldest Universities in the UK and Ireland and has a proud tradition of teaching law, dating from 1845. Meet with the Queen’s Belfast team and find out more about:
- the £20 million state-of-the-art Law School
- the UG and PG law programmes
- scholarships for Law programmes
- extra-curricular opportunities & societies for Law students
- student life in Belfast and Northern Ireland