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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.

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‼️ 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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My Experience with Canada Law from Abroad

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My name is Nicole and I am a recent graduate from York University in Toronto, Ontario. Ever since I heard of the Canada Law from Abroad program during my studies at York, I knew this was an opportunity I had to pursue.

I am so grateful to have been connected with my Guidance Counsellor / Advisor from Canada Law from Abroad, who has made the entire application process simple and straight-forward. From applying to Universities to my Student Visa, she has always been there and helped me every step of the way. She provides me with important information, is always there whenever I have a question and keeps me updated.

Now, approaching September 2019, I am so thrilled and excited to begin Law School at the University of Kent in Canterbury. I am looking forward to this amazing experience ahead and I would highly recommend Canada Law from Abroad to anyone who is interested in studying law.

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Thanks for all the help, guidance and support!

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I had heard people mention that studying law in the UK was a possibility, but had no real idea about how to go about doing so. I first randomly heard about an organization called CLFA from a friend, so I googled them and sent an email to see if this was a real possibility I could consider. I received an email from one of the Canada Law from Abroad staff, who would also become my advisor later on. I got a lot of information and not too long after, I began the process.

My process took a little longer then expected, and probably a little longer then most. I began the process in preparation for the 2016-2017 academic year. I was ecstatic  when I began receiving the acceptance letters, but unfortunately it wasn't meant to be and I ran into some unexpected complications and had to postpone and defer my plans. I tried again the next year, and once again ran into a different but still unexpected issue which caused me to postpone it for another year. Throughout all this, my Canada Law from Abroad advisor was right there with me guiding and helping me to reach my goals of law school in the UK. Not only did she do that, she also helped me to not feel discouraged and to continue pursuing my goal.

I tried a third time and this time I made sure that everything I could control was done right. As it happens, my perseverance paid off, and the third time was the charm! Thanks for all the help, guidance and support along the way!

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The teaching staff is unparalleled

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I’ve recently graduated from the University of Kent Law School, with a degree classification in the upper second-class honours (2:1). 

When I first attended the Canada Law From Abroad advice session in September 2014, the process of applying, accepting, attending and completing law school was daunting. But with the support and guidance of John and recent graduates, I was able to work through the application process and eventually decide on the University of Kent Law School. At KLS, the teaching staff is unparalleled, arguing cases before the Supreme Court, European Court of Justice and International Court of Justice. Their combined professional and academic experience provided a firm foundation for my learning experience.

Beyond my academic experience, I clerked at the Kent Law Clinic. At KLC, I was tasked with conducting legal research, client intake interviews, facilitating free legal advice sessions and have clerked on multiple legal actions. The exposure and experience I have gained at Kent Law Clinic will undoubtedly aide me in my future as an Ontario lawyer. 

If you are a prospective UK law student, Canada Law From Abroad will guide you in every step of the process, and you will be in no better hands.

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Supportive, informative and helpful

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Reaching out to CLFA was easily one of the best decisions I've ever made.

I've always had an interest in studying law overseas. I was never too sure how to go about finding credible information about the application process and generally what to expect. I reached out to CLFA and I was assigned a recruiter by the name of Vivian. Vivian was a tremendous help during this process. She not only suggested schools based on my interests, she helped break down the application process in a simple manner.

Without her support, it would not have given me the confidence to proceed and complete my application. I’m happy to share that I have received an offer of acceptance from the University of Kent. I’m excited for the future and all of its new possibilities thanks to Vivian and CLFA.

If anyone is interested in applying to law school in the UK, reach out to CLFA. You will not be disappointed.

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Incredible Support

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Canada Law from Abroad provided fantastic step-by-step guidance during my application process and helped me to take advantage of the opportunity to combine my education with international experience.

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Opened Up Great Opportunities

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I'm studying law at University of Kent and I just love it! 

CLFA made applying to schools in the UK much easier and without them the process would have seemed impossible to do on my own. CLFA helped every step of the way and provided extremely helpful information, even after moving to England. 

I would recommend CLFA to anyone thinking of studying in the UK because they really help make it much easier than just doing it on your own and studying in the UK is a great opportunity for anyone who is looking for an exciting opportunity to study law. 

Without CLFA I don't think I would have applied to schools in the UK and I would have missed out on all of the great things here! 

Thank you for all your help throughout everything!

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Great Organization

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Canada Law from Abroad is a great organization and helped me immensely while applying to law school in the United Kingdom. 

My advisor helped me with all parts of the application process and made sure it was considered promptly by the admissions department. 

CLFA also helped me with getting all parts of my Visa application completed, which can be a daunting process. I recommend anyone who is considering studying law overseas use Canada Law from Abroad.

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University of Kent Law School Webinar

Kent Law School brings the study of law to life and prepares you for a successful career in law! Our LLB in Law develops your critical and analytical skills, enables you to think about the role of law in society, and provides hands-on experience through opportunities to work on real cases in our Law Clinic. Join this webinar to learn about the LLB programs and the opportunities that you can take advantage of at Kent! There will also be a chance to ask current students some questions, as a few will be joining the webinar.  

Watch any time! 

Fill in the form below and we will send you a link to the recording of this webinar for you to watch on-demand.
 
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