Queen's Faculty of Law is committed to offering its students international opportunities and a global perspective.
• Global Law Programs at the Bader International Study Centre
• International Exchanges for Queen's Law Students
• Students Coming to Queen's Law on Exchange
• International Speakers Series
• Funded Public-Interest Internships
• Dean's Excellence Fund for Educational Enrichment Projects
• International Moots
The Faculty's unique Global Law Programs, held each May and June at Queen's Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle in the U.K., offer students intensive and integrated academic programs in International Business Law and Public International Law.
Queen's Law students have the opportunity to spend a term on exchange at one of our partner universities around the world.
There are enormous benefits to studying abroad. Exchanges are exciting and challenging, and allow students to live in a different culture, benefit from the unique strengths of other universities, and make friends and meet professional peers in another country. Lawyers and legal academics increasingly work in international settings, and links to individuals abroad and knowledge of other legal systems and cultures are definite assets for Queen's Law students and graduates.
Each year the students studying here on exchange enrich the Faculty and bring unique perspectives and insights to the students at Queen's. Students from other countries who spend a term at Queen's Law are welcomed warmly. We hope that you will consider joining us as a visiting student.
Law students are increasingly interested in gaining experience and serving the public by working with not-for-profit and public-interest agencies in the summers after their first and second years. The Torys Public Interest Summer Internship Award program for first-year students and the Dean's Excellence Fund internship program for second-year students reflect the Faculty's commitment to helping our students gain useful practical experience, contribute to the community and learn about national and international career opportunities.
Students planning an educational enrichment project are encouraged to apply for funding from The Dean's Excellence Fund. The Fund, which is the result of generous alumni donations, supports not only second-year internships, but other educational enrichment activities that may include attending or organizing conferences, presenting academic papers, or participating in other extracurricular activities.
Queen's Law students have the opportunity to participate in international law moots, including the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot, the Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot, the ELSA Moot Court on WTO Law, the Niagara Moot and the First Year International Law Moot.
The International Speakers Series was established in 2008 as part of a Queen's Law initiative to increase students' exposure to international issues and opportunities. The series, organized by Professor Darryl Robinson, brings in activists, practitioners and academics to discuss current topical issues in international law. Topics have included international human rights and other legal issues arising in specific countries, the responsibility to protect and the future of globalization. Speakers are also invited to share their own experiences, lessons learned and advice for interested students in order to shed light on international career opportunities.