Eligibility to Apply

Students registered in a J.D. or LL.B. program at an accredited Canadian or American university are eligible to apply.

International law students fluent in English at universities which are in an exchange partnership with Queen's University are also eligible.  International students may be required to provide proof of fluency in English and/or other documentation.

Application Procedures

The 2021 programs will be offered online. We now have short waiting lists for both programs, but applications are still being accepted. Please complete the application form and email it to lawcastle@queensu.ca as soon as possible - places will be offered to students on the waiting lists in the order received.

All students in receipt of a government student loan can apply for a needs-based BISC Bursary. Queen's Law students can also apply for a merit-based Global Law Scholarship. 

Students should receive responses to their admission application and any bursary and/or scholarship application at about the same time.

Application Documentation

All applicants must complete the application form (linked above) and submit by email the additional documents indicated below.

Queen's Law Students

If you wish to be considered for a Global Law scholarship, please send a personal statement by email to lawcastle@queensu.ca when you submit your application to the program. Your personal statement should explain how your application meets the scholarship criteria of academic excellence and demonstrated interest and/or experience in international law. The statement should be a maximum of 500 words.

Law Students at Other Universities

Check whether some or all of the courses in the selected program can be recognized for transfer credit. Submit a Letter of Permission from your home university to lawcastle@queensu.ca when you apply or as soon as possible. 

If you have completed any law school courses when you apply, please also submit a law transcript by email.


Questions? Contact the International Law Programs team:

Academic Director, Nicolas Lamp

Associate Academic Director, Ardi Imseis

Program Director, Gillian Ready