Support for Canadian students

Support for Canadian law students at the University of Leicester is second-to-none amongst UK universities. We have a long history of Canadian students studying with us, and we will support you with both your academic studies and your return to Canada to practise law from your very first week with us. 

NCA requirements mean returning students must complete at least one year of ‘in-person instruction’ before seeking accreditation. This is possible on the LLB (JD Pathway) and the LLB Law degrees. We have written to you directly with your options but if you have any questions please contact us on law@le.ac.uk

Transitioning to the Canadian legal system

We hold sessions throughout the year in conjunction with the Canadian Law Society to help with the transition to a legal career in Canada, including workshops to prepare a résumé for Canadian law firms. We will make sure you know how to gain accreditation through the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) in Canada and ensure that you stay up to date with the NCA’s requirements which may change in the future. The Managing Director of the NCA speaks to our Canadian students annually about the process of accreditation. We also arrange for your transcripts to be sent directly to the NCA after graduation.
Learn more about the NCA accreditation

Osgoode Hall Law School (York University) and the University of British Columbia give presentations on their LLM courses as a route to gaining accreditation in Canada.

You can get hands-on experience of debating Canadian law issues through the University of Leicester Canadian Law Mooting Competition, which we launched in 2014. You will compete against mooting teams from other UK universities in front of a panel of judges and experts from the UK and Canada.

Building your professional network

With over 10 years of experience teaching and supporting Canadian students and the largest Canadian student body of any UK law school, we have developed an extensive alumni network in Canada. We maintain strong relationships with our graduates, whose experiences and insights can be of great benefit to you both throughout your studies and upon graduation. 

While you study with us, you can begin to build a professional network of connections for your return to Canada, and many of our students have been able to find work experience opportunities through our alumni network.

Personal support

You will be assigned a personal tutor, who is a member of academic staff that you can go to for advice and support concerning both academic and personal issues throughout your degree.

Noah, Canadian graduate

Studying common law in the country where the concept was invented was a big plus for Noah, as well as the opportunities to travel.