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Queen's University - Faculty of Law

updated: January 2013
sources: Queen's University, wiki

The Queen's University Faculty of Law is a professional faculty of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and is regarded as one of the most prestigious institutions of legal education in North America.

While the tradition of legal education at Queen's University heralds back nearly 150 years, the law school as it currently exists was officially established in 1957. Faculty members from Queen's have been honoured with major teaching and research awards, and are recognized nationally and internationally as leading experts in their fields. Past and current professors at Queen's such as William Lederman, Toni Pickard, Gary Trotter, Allan Manson, Nick Bala and Don Stuart are routinely cited in Supreme Court of Canada and other appellate decisions.

     Queen's University
     Sir John A. MacDonald Hall
     128 Union Street
     Kingston, ON, Canda
     K7L 3N6
Victoria Law

General Reference

Applications Received No Data or Not Applicable
First Year Law Students Accepted 169
LSAT 159 (2010 - 2011)
GPA cumulative undergraduate average 78% (2010-2011)

Admitted Applicant Profile (2010-2011) - source www.law.queensu.ca


2010-2011 General Category Interim Statistics
Average LSAT Score 161 (84th percentile)
Average LSAT Highest Score 162 (87th percentile)
Average Cumulative Undergraduate Average 81%
Average Last 2 Years' Average 83%
First Year Class Size 169
% of class admitted in this category 78%


Application Deadline (Regular) November 1
Last LSAT Accepted December Test
Application Fee $195 + $90/school (through OUAC)
Online Application Ontario Universities' Application Centre - Ontario Law Schools
Tuition and Expenses $15, 357/year (2012/13) Canadian
$1,830 books and supplies
additional $1,000-$1,500 if leasing a computer
Regular Admission Requirements
  • To be eligible for admission, applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of three years of full-time undergraduate studies at an institution recognized as providing an academic environment and education that prepares students for potential success in advanced study. Prior to completion of undergraduate degree studies, the applicant would have completed secondary schooling in Canada or equivalent pre-university studies.
  • LSAT/TOEFL may be required
Admission Committee Considerations For general category:
The applicant’s academic record and LSAT score are weighed most heavily in this category. In making distinctions between applicants who are equally competitive on these bases, the other criteria set forth in the Admissions Philosophy are weighed carefully. Competitive applicants will have at least an “A-” average (80–84 percent, GPA 3.7) in the last two years of their undergraduate degree program.

More than $4.4 million in total financial assistance granted in 2010-11

Scholarships and Bursaries General Information

Admissions Office Faculty of Law
Queen's University
MacDonald Hall
128 Union St.
Kingston, ON
K7L 3N6
Admissions Contact (Email) jd@queensu.ca

Program Information

Combined Degrees Master of Arts (Economics)-J.D. (3 years)
Master of Public Administration/J.D. And Master of Industrial Relations/J.D. (3.5 year programs)
J.D./Master of Business Administration degree (4 year)
Common Law/Civil Law degree program (1 year)
JD/MPL (Master in Urban Planning)
School Composition/Population

Total enrollment less than 500 students

Exchange Programs

With schools in Europe, Middle East, Asia, Australia and South Africa

International Exchanges for Queen's Law Students

Transfers Yes
Mature Student Yes
Part-Time Student Yes
Centres Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace

Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle in the UK

Special Programs Queen's Legal Aid
Clinical Correctional Law proram
Clinical Family Program
Queen's Business Law Clinic
Elder Law Clinic
Pro Bono Students Canada
Course Curriculum (1st year) First Year Program


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