Queen's Law

Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law

Welcome from the Dean

For students seeking an engaging and transformational learning experience, Queen’s Faculty of Law is the school of choice. 

Our residential setting in Kingston allows our students to live close to campus, avoiding long commutes and ensuring that the law school hums with activity from morning to night. A strong sense of community is a signature feature of our Faculty, providing a law school experience that is personal and collegial as well as challenging and stimulating. 

Students also give our Faculty top grades. In the 2013 Law School Survey of Student Engagement, 96 per cent of our third-year students rated their educational experience at Queen’s Law as “good” or “excellent.” Other participating Canadian law schools received an average of only 80 per cent.

Our Faculty also provides students with an unrivaled range of international and experiential opportunities. We offer programs in international law at the Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle in England, and provide exchanges with leading law schools in Europe, Asia, South Africa and Australia. Almost half of Queen’s Law students study abroad while pursuing their education with us. Closer to home, our hands-on experiential opportunities include clinics focusing on business law, poverty law, elder law, family law and prison law. We also offer one of the largest competitive moot programs in the country, internships with the federal government and community clinics, and various funded summer public-interest internships.

Queen’s also takes pride in its outstanding placement rate, among the best of any law school in Canada. In a typical class, 80-85% of our students have secured articles by the beginning of their third year; practically all by graduation. 85% of our Law'16 class had summer placements by the end of their second year. 

At Queen’s we are proud to uphold over a century and a half of tradition as one of Canada’s most prestigious universities, and equally proud to see the next generation of Canada’s finest legal minds in our classrooms today. 

Bill Flanagan
Dean and Professor of Law