Eligibility to Apply

Students registered in a J.D. or LL.B. program at an accredited Canadian or American university are eligible to apply. (A student who is completing a law degree in French may need to submit proof of fluency in English. Contact Program Director Gillian Ready for more information before submitting an application.)

International law students fluent in English at universities in an exchange partnership with Queen's University and, in some cases, at other universities, may also be eligible to apply.  International students may be required to provide proof of fluency in English and/or other documentation. Contact Program Director Gillian Ready for more information before submitting an application.

Application Procedures

Apply: Queen's Students Apply: Non-Queen's Students

Applications from Queen's Law and up to 10 students at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie will be given priority until the initial application deadline of November 26, 2023. Initial offers will be made in December, with responses required in January. In previous years, all Queen's and Dalhousie students who applied by the initial deadline were offered their first-choice program.

After the initial offers are made, applications may continue to be accepted until early March. Applications from students at other schools and any late applicants from Queen's and Dalhousie will be considered in the order received, provided spaces remain. 

All students in receipt of a government student loan can apply for a needs-based Bader College Bursary. Queen's Law students can also apply for a merit-based Global Law Scholarship. See the Program Fees page for more details. Provided students apply for financial aid at the time of application to the program, they should receive the response to their bursary and/or scholarship application before their response is due to the offer of a place.

Application Documentation

All applicants must complete the relevant application form above 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 by November 26th, 2023.

If you wish to be considered for a Global Law scholarship, please send a personal statement to lawcastle@queensu.ca when you submit your application to the program, and by November 23rd at the latest. 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 Dalhousie and Other Universities

Complete and submit the brief application form for students at other universities as soon as possible. Students at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie have admissions priority until November 26th 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 Dalhousie students.

If you have completed any law school courses when you apply, please submit a law transcript to lawcastle@queensu.ca.

Check before you apply whether some or all of the courses in the selected program are recognized by your law school for transfer credit. You will need to submit a Letter of Permission from your home university to lawcastle@queensu.ca if you accept the offer of a place in the program. 


Questions? Contact the International Law Programs team:

Program Director, Gillian Ready

Academic Director, Ardi Imseis

Associate Academic Director, Nicolas Lamp