It is not uncommon for Canadian students to study law in the United States and return to Canada to pursue a legal career. The courses we offer at UST Law in the subject areas of Contracts, Torts, Property, and Corporate Law (Business Associations) would provide you with the core competencies you would need to practice law in Canada. Your competencies in Canadian law in the areas of Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Foundations of Law, and Professional Responsibility, can be satisfied through examination when you go through the Certificate of Qualification process with the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA).
In your final year of law school at UST Law, you would apply to the NCA for a Certificate of Qualification and request that we send your official transcript to the committee. After graduation in May you would begin preparing for any Canadian law exams required to receive the certificate. By December of that same year you will know your results and be in a position to seek an articling position and begin preparing for the licensing process.
All international applicants are considered for merit scholarship opportunities. Although international applicants are not eligible to receive United States federal student loans (unless you are a permanent resident of the U.S.) Canadian students can apply for Canadian federal and private student loans.