The 2020 International Law Programs Application is now open.

The deadline for priority admission is December 1, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis until the end of March, 2020.

Students who have been accepted into the program can apply for a BISC Bursary through Queen's University Student Awards Office. Applicants should use the "Bader International Study Centre Upper-Year Bursary" application form. Notification regarding bursary decisions will come directly from the Student Awards Office.

Eligibility to Apply

Students registered in the J.D. or LL.B. program at accredited Canadian and American universities are eligible to apply.

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

Application Procedures

Students are encouraged to apply early as the number of positions is limited.

Applications from Queen's Law students and up to 10 Dalhousie Law students will be given priority and an equal chance of acceptance. If there are more applications from qualified Queen's and Dalhousie students than places in any of the programs by the deadline, a lottery will be held. Qualified students who are not accepted through such a lottery will be assigned places on a waiting list by lottery.

Applications from students from other universities, and applications from Queen's and Dalhousie Law students received after the deadline, will be considered in the order received, provided space remains.

A student who applies for a scholarship or bursary when applying for admission should receive responses to the scholarship, bursary and admission applications around the same time. 

No applications can be accepted after late March.

Application Documentation

All applicants must complete the online application form, and include the following additional documents:

Queen's Law Students

If you wish to be considered for a law scholarship, the "Dean Bill Flanagan International Studies Award", please include the following:

  • Personal Statement
    Explain how your application meets the scholarship criteria of academic excellent and demonstrated interest and/or experience in international law

Law Students from Other Universities

  • Personal Statement
    ​Explain your interest in the program, why you would be well suited, include any prior experience and how the program fits with your intended academic or career plans. 
  • Résumé
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts
  • Official law transcripts (to be submitted when fall term grades are released)
  • Letter of permission from home university 

Course Selection

Please select the International Business Law Business Law Program or the Public International Law Program. Due to conflicts in field trip and class times, students are not able to take a combination of courses from different programs.

Queen's Law students may not take courses at the Bader International Study Centre that overlap substantially with coursework previously completed, nor will they be permitted to enroll in courses for credit at Queen's that overlap substantially with work that they have completed at the Bader International Study Centre.

Students from other universities should consult with their Faculty Advisor to ensure that the courses in the selected program can be recognized for transfer credit.


Questions? Please contact the International Law Programs team.

General questions:

Academic Director, Nicolas Lamp

Associate Academic Director, Ardi Imseis