If you want to practice law in Canada after your LLB, you must pass a series of exams set by the Canadian National Accreditation Committee (NCA) and a ‘National Requirement’ for a legal research test at a Canadian law school. The NCA will not accredit any law modules taken outside of Canada, however our Canadian Law modules follow a syllabus based on the NCA requirements so will prepare you for the exams.
Yes. We have an annual Canadian Law Fair which includes members of our alumni who have a variety of legal roles in the UK and Canada. We also have careers tutors and Canadian Law Tutors with specialist knowledge.
Teaching and learning
How do the classes and learning work in Leicester Law School?
Our lectures introduce you to topics but tutorials are where the real engagement happens. This is where you do most of your learning in small groups of students that you prepare for independent study.
We have a variety of other learning events and activities including bite-size lecture recordings, online self-assessments and problem-solving activities.
Teaching staff offer assistance on a one-to-one or group basis during ‘Office and Feedback Hours’.
How much time will I spend in class?
Like most law schools you will spend about 10 to 12 hours a week in class. This includes lectures and small group tutorials. We think this is the best way to learn about law and develop legal skills.
This learning takes up about two-thirds of your week. The other third can be spent working, socialising and developing transferable legal skills in the award-winning Leicester University Law Society and on pro bono Projects or exploring other opportunities at the University and in the city.
How will I access course books online?
The specialist law librarian and tutors provide links to the various ebooks which the University subscribe to and you can access our reading lists online.
If you want a physical book wait until the start of term as the University often arranges special deals and there is no pre-reading for your modules.
The textbooks for our Canadian law modules are not available to the University as ebooks but you can purchase them directly from the publisher’s website.
Is there a recommended way for converting my country's currency to UK pounds?
There are many conversion sites and phone apps including XE to choose from. Please be aware that market rates may not match in store prices or rates offered by currency exchange companies. We recommend that you open a UK bank account after you arrive on campus, or use a bank that will not charge you for international transactions.
Can you help me get work placements?
From the first year to the final year there are opportunities to win placements across a range of modules and competitions. A specialist Law Careers Tutors is also available.
Law placements tend to range from one to a few weeks giving you a range of different experiences. You can also work in our Legal Advice Clinic and other pro bono projects.
Do you keep in touch with your alumni?
We have over a thousand alumni across Canada and hold several events during the year in major Canadian cities. Our new graduates are able to meet the members of the alumni and there are lots of opportunities for networking and to get advice. We also keep in touch with our Canadian alumni on LinkedIn.
Our Future Students Officer Kristin Loong runs our Malaysian alumni chapter. There are alumni events and the opportunity to network and get advice from wide-ranging members of our alumni. You can join this group when you join the Law School. We also have an active Malaysian LinkedIn group to stay in touch.