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

Applications from Queen's Law and up to 10 students at the Schulich School of Law will be given priority until the initial application deadline of November 25. In previous years, all Queen's and Dalhousie students who applied by the initial deadline were offered their first-choice program. Applications from students at other law schools will be considered in the order received.

The online application for the 2023 term is now closed. If you missed the deadline and would still like to apply, please email Gillian Ready at gillian.ready@queensu.ca

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. 

Initial offers will be made in December, with responses required in January.  Applications may continue to be accepted until early March, provided spaces remain in the program.

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 and submit by email the additional documents indicated below.

Queen's Law Students

Complete and submit the brief application form for Queen's Law students (linked above) by November 25th, 2022.

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 Schulich and Other Universities

Complete and submit the brief application form for students at other universities (linked above) as soon as possible. Students at the Schulich School of Law have admissions priority until November 25th and should apply by that date.  Applications from students at other law schools will be considered in the order received after initial offers are made to Queen's and Schulich students.

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:

Program Director, Gillian Ready

Academic Director, Ardi Imseis

Associate Academic Director, Nicolas Lamp