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Interesting programs for students considering law

Many students interested in law are aware that the Richard Ivey School of Business has a joint HBA/JD program in partnership with the law school at Western University. Students can complete both degrees within six academic years. More information is available at https://www.ivey.uwo.ca/mba/mba-program/combined-jdmba-degree/. Queen’s Commerce has a similar six-year program: http://law.queensu.ca/jd-studies/academic-programs/combined-jd/bcomjd.

For students who are perhaps less interested in business, both Trent and Laurier Universities offer students the option of completing a BA and LLB in six years of study. Unlike the Western and Queen’s programs, students are not required to take the LSAT in order to qualify. In both cases, students study at their Canadian university for their first two years, then spend three years studying law in the UK, before returning to Canada to complete their final year of study.

Students in the dual program at Trent can major in Business, Canadian Studies, English Literature, Environmental & Resource Studies, Economics, Gender & Women’s Studies, History, International Development Studies, Philosophy, Political Science or Sociology. Law studies will be taken at Swansea University College of Law: https://www.trentu.ca/futurestudents/degree/law-arts-trentswansea-dual-degree-llb-ba.

The program at Laurier allows students to major in Criminology, Human Rights & Diversity or Law & Society at the Brantford campus or Political Science at the Waterloo campus. The law degree would be completed at the University of Sussex: https://www.wlu.ca/programs/interdisciplinary/law-degree-uk-and-ba-laurier/index.html.

St. Thomas University in Fredericton has a very interesting major in Law, Politics, and Society that would be worth exploring: https://www.stu.ca/laps/. The university has an award-winning moot court program, gaining a first-place finish at the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition in 2017 and winning the national undergraduate moot court competition in their first appearance at the Osgoode Cup. St. Thomas was also the first university in Canada to create a partnership with the Harvard Business School: https://www.stu.ca/hbx/.