How can I find out more about the programs?
There will be in-person sessions at Queen's during the academic year, and in-person and/or online sessions in the winter term for students at other law schools. You can email Gillian Ready to ask questions at any time; she will be happy to send you our Student Advisor list so you can learn about our graduates' experiences. This document also includes links to our photo galleries.
You can also read our Student Testimonials.
What is it like to live at Bader College?
Students and faculty live in separate wings of Bader Hall residence, a modern building which is a 5-minute walk through the castle grounds. The residence is similar to university residences in North America. Most students live two to a room, and bathroom facilities are shared. Single rooms are available for an additional fee. Meals are served cafeteria-style in the castle's dining hall. There are options for vegans and vegetarians with every meal, and dietary needs can be accommodated.
How far is Bader College from London?
Bader College is approximately 100 km from central London. Travel time is approximately two hours by taxi and an hour and a half by train. Train tickets can be purchased for between £17 ($27 CA) and £31 ($50 CA) for a day-return, depending on the time of travel and how far in advance you book your ticket. The closest train station to Bader College is Polegate, which is 15 minutes away; it costs about £17 ($28 CA) to get there by taxi.
What activities are available in the area surrounding Bader College?
Bader College is located in a rural area. The nearest local shops are a twenty-five minute walk away. More extensive shopping and other activities, including movies, pubs, restaurants, etc. are available in Eastbourne, a 25-minute drive from Bader College. Mini-buses make free trips from Bader College into Eastbourne and other surrounding towns several times each week. The nearest nightclubs are in Eastbourne and the taxi fare back to Bader College at night is £22-£27 ($36-$45 CA). After midnight the fare may increase to £25-£30 ($41-$50 CA).
Will I have time to travel on my own?
Students in each of the programs will have a few Fridays and/or Mondays during the course with no classes. Coursework is demanding but flexible enough that students can travel on weekends. Many students also choose to travel in Europe after the spring term.
How diverse is the student body at Bader College?
As at any law school, the students in the International Law Programs are of various ages and have varied undergraduate degrees and wide-ranging life experiences. The program is also open to international students who meet the law program's admission requirements. In addition to the law program, there are students from various Canadian and international universities taking undergraduate courses at Bader College during the spring term.