2024 Term Dates 

The term dates will be May 4 to June 28, 2024. Orientation activities will take place in Kingston on May 4th and 5th, and students will attend three weeks of classes in Kingston. The group will then travel to Bard College in Berlin, Germany, for the final 5 weeks of the program, including a week-long field trip to Paris or The Hague and Geneva.  Classes will end June 21, exams will be held June 24-26, and students will leave Bard College by June 28.

Certificate of Completion

Upon the successful completion of one of the International Law Programs, students receive a “Certificate of Completion” in International Business Law or Public International Law from the Faculty of Law. The top three students in each program are awarded their certificates "With Merit" 

LLM Students

LLM students who enroll in one of the programs will begin their LLM studies in early May, with 3 weeks of study in Kingston and 5 weeks at Bard College in Berlin. They will complete the requirements for the LLM at Queen's in Kingston over the remainder of the summer and in the fall term, with the possibility of completion as early as the end of December.

LLM students can choose the Public International Law or Business International Law stream and must take all courses in the selected program. Graduate students attending the Castle will be required to pay the International Law Programs fee for the first two months of their LLM studies. This fee includes tuition, accommodation and meals in Berlin, and the field trip in Europe (but not airfare). After completing one of the International Law Programs, the monthly cost of tuition and other fees at Queen's in Kingston will be the same as for other graduate students. LLM students who attend one of the International Law Programs are eligible for the same scholarships as other LLM students, and in addition will be eligible to apply for bursaries, awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need, to assist with the program fee.

Students who wish to attend one of the International Law Programs as part of their LLM studies must submit their application for admission to the LLM program by November 15, indicating clearly a wish to be considered for one of the International Law Programs. Space is limited and admission is on the basis of academic merit. LLM students apply to the International Law Programs through the Graduate Program. Please contact Dianne Flint, Graduate Studies Assistant, for more information and application procedures.