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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!
Date
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 would definitely recommend studying at Exeter

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After doing a lot of research I decided University of Exeter was for me because the population size of the city and the size of the university are similar to my previous university and hometown. 

Describe your typical day at Exeter

I wake up and go to a BodySoc workout class. Then I go to the library to do work with my friends before heading to our seminar session for the day. In the evening I either relax in my accommodation with my flatmates or go to a social with the Canadian Law Society.  

What are the best aspects of studying in your department?

The class size is small and we’re always together so we get to know everyone very well. The lecturers also all know us by name so we get to know them too!

What activities are you taking part in?

I am in the Body Society and in the Canadian Law Society and I am also part of the Wills Clinic with the Exeter Pro Bono Projects. I think that taking part in the Wills Clinic will give me practical professional experience for the future. I really like going to Bodysoc classes because they are great way to break up the day and take your mind off schoolwork.

What's the best things about living in Exeter and would you recommend studying at Exeter?

Everything is in walking distance.  I would definitely recommend studying at Exeter.

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The professors are extremely supportive

The university of Exeter has incredible teaching staff, some of which are leaders in their respected field. This made the university attractive as the modules I am interested in are taught by professors well-known within that particular field.

Describe your typical day at Exeter.

Quite a difficult question to answer, our schedules change from week-week. One week may be loaded with lectures and seminars others will only contain two days of contact. That said, a typical day would involve lectures either spread out or back to back depending on the modules you select. The average day in first/ second year was spent attending lectures, syndicates, and seminars. Aside from those scheduled contact hours most of the cohort was completing their reading list. Outside academia, social events are never in short supply. Every week a new event or evening plan would be created.

What are the best aspects of studying within your department?

The professors are extremely supportive, and truly do their best to provide the best experience for their students. Very impressed with the lecturers’ commitment to getting to know their students. I also liked the difficulty of the overall program. 

How would you describe the vibe on campus?

Buzzing! The campus is brought to life by its students. Societies are very relevant, promoting their weekly or daily events. Forum hill, to my surprise, hosts food trucks from a variety of local restaurants every Friday which ends a difficult week nicely.

What activities are you taking part in? Which clubs/societies or facilities/activities do you enjoy the most?

Throughout my academic career I’ve been involved in numerous law societies and their events. These events consist of networking events, mooting, negotiation competitions, open days, dinners… etc. Currently, the president of the Canadian Law Society. Other activities I’ve been involved with outside of academia would just be intramural soccer.

Would you recommend Exeter to your friends? 

Of course! Exeter has provided me with a great education, amazing friend group, and opportunities not available at other universities.

Has the University been supportive during your time here? 

The lecturers in my program have always been supportive. They always interact and support student organized societies.

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An amazing experience

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The reason I chose the University of Exeter were the opportunities available, as well as the quality of teaching and support I had heard about from former students and a professor.

The staff are above and beyond helpful, always willing to do whatever is necessary for us to succeed. Additionally, the importance of a community has always been stressed, with various events, social and academic. 

I would absolutely recommend Exeter to my friends. I believe that the support and opportunities available are unparalleled. Being able to attend a Russell Group university with staff that care and want you to thrive is an amazing experience.

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The moment I arrived on campus I knew I made the right decision

When I was comparing universities I thought long and hard about what was important to me. If I was going to travel thousands of miles away from my friends and family I wanted to be happy with my decision. Not only did I want to attend a renowned Russell Group university I wanted to be in a safe and beautiful city. The University of Exeter met my criteria and more! The moment I arrived on campus I knew I made the right decision. 

The best word to describe the vibe on campus is 'lively'. The Forum is a bustling hub of activity, with every day being different. The campus is vibrant with a variety of shops, food stalls, bake sales hosted by societies, career fairs and volunteer opportunities. There is also a piano set up inside the Forum where students can casually sit down and serenade the crowd.  

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Wonderful Assistance from a Friendly and Knowledgeable Advisor

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My Canadian Law From Abroad advisor went above and beyond in assisting me in applying for (and being accepted by) the University of Exeter. With my advisor's assistance, submitting my application was a relatively (as much as it can possibly be) stress-free experience. She provided step-by-step instruction, advice which influenced and informed my decisions, and support when requested.

Canada Law From Abroad truly recruits some top-notch individuals.

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Extremely helpful

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Canada Law From Abroad is extremely helpful in the process of applying to law schools. I felt comfortable that I had the help I needed to make applying go smoothly as possible. My advisor was very friendly and always had a answer to all my questions. Thanks CLFA!

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A Process Well Organized

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The student advisor that really helped me through the process looking and applying for a university in the UK was Vivian. She genuinely cares about all of the students and even guided me to choosing the University of Exeter, which was not on my list when applying. Through the countless emails, questions and phone calls she was able to help me through everything and assisted with the process of the visa application. This was a great asset to applying outside of the country and I would definitely recommend this site and organization to any of my friends who do want to study in the UK.

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Canada Law from Abroad is Amazing!

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The application process was a breeze thanks to Vivian Mak. She was very thorough in guiding me throughout the entire process. She was extremely quick in her responses via e-mail and this made the process less stressful. I'm looking forward to attending the University of Exeter in September 2018 for the 2 year LLB program!

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