Queen’s Law enjoys an outstanding reputation as a vibrant, collegial community. Our students contribute enthusiastically to community service and charitable fundraising. Some serve in Faculty governance or organize Faculty events as members of the Law Students’ Society. All students participate in a rich variety of clubs, organizations, sports and cultural activities that support their broader development.
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All law students are members of the Law Students’ Society (LSS). The LSS serves as a vital forum for representation of law students. Student leaders have an important role in faculty governance. LSS representatives also serve on university-wide committees of Senate and on the executive of the Society of Graduate and Professional Students. The LSS funds student clubs and its class representatives and elected members are central to the vibrant and diverse range of student clubs, organizations and activities. LSS student athletic representatives organize a busy schedule of intramural sports including rugby, hockey, soccer, squash, ultimate frisbee and many others.
The SGPS is the central student government body for law, graduate, education and theology students. The Society administers health and dental plans for professional program students. Law students can be elected to the SGPS Council and Committees to play a role in governance at the university level.
The Queen’s Centre offers upgraded and integrated athletic, aquatic, recreational and community facilities. At the law school, student athletic representatives organize a busy schedule of intramural sports including rugby, hockey, soccer, squash, ultimate frisbee and many others.
Queen’s is a residential university where the vast majority of students come from out of town and live on campus or within walking distance. There are residences dedicated to graduate and professional degree students, but most law students live in community-based housing.
The International Housing Office assists incoming international students in seeking temporary accommodations and short-term housing options. The office also provides sublet/housing exchange options to out-going exchange and study abroad students.
Established in 1841 by Royal Charter of Queen Victoria, Queen’s is firmly entrenched as one of Canada’s leading universities. Queen’s is internationally renowned for scholarship, research, social purpose, spirit and diversity.
More than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students from every Canadian province and territory and from 120 countries around the world are enrolled at this foremost institution of higher learning.
Historic downtown Kingston is bordered by waterfront parks along the shores of Lake Ontario and the Cataraqui River. The Queen’s campus is just a 10-minute walk to the vibrant downtown.
Kingston offers the perfect blend of quaint small-town feel with big city amenities. A college town, and enclave for writers, artists and musicians, Kingston provides an ideal lifestyle for students of Queen’s University, the Royal Military College of Canada and St. Lawrence College.
Centrally located along the shore of Lake Ontario, Kingston is within a three-hour drive of major metropolitan centres:
Toronto, 262 km
Ottawa, 177 km
Montreal, 296 km
Syracuse, New York, 175 km
Learn about life in Kingston at the city's website.