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Queen's University Faculty of Law
Motto Soit Droit Fait
Parent school Queen's University at Kingston
Established 1861
School type Public
Dean Mark Walters
Location Kingston, ON, CA
Enrollment 496
Faculty 83 (See List)
Annual tuition
Outlines 0 (See List)
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Queen's University Faculty of Law is located in Kingston, ON

The Queen's University Faculty of Law is a professional faculty of Queen's University at Kingston in Kingston, Ontario Canada and is regarded as one of the most prestigious institutions of legal education in Canada. According to the 2013 Maclean's Magazine Law School Rankings, Queen’s is tied for third among law schools in Canada.[1]

While the tradition of legal education at Queen's University heralds back nearly 150 years in 1861, 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. As consultants, advisors, and project directors, Queen's Law professors have made substantial contributions to various provincial and national law commissions, as well as national and international organizations. Queen's Law also offers an increasingly global perspective, including an extensive offering of exchange programs, a continuous stream of visiting scholars and guest lecturers from law schools and legal institutions around the world, and the hallmark International Law Spring Program at the International Study Centre (ISC) at the historic Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England.

The International Law Spring Program at Herstmonceaux Castle offers an intensive and integrated academic program in international law taught by prominent practitioners and academics from around the world. The international law certificate program is split into three streams: International Public Law, International Business Law and Comparative International Law, and is open to accredited law schools in Canada and the United States and international universities with which Queen's is an exchange partner.

Taking advantage of the ISC's location, the International Law Spring Program includes a number of field trips to international institutions in Europe including the World Trade Organization in Geneva, the Canadian Mission to the European Union in Brussels, the International Criminal Tribunal in the Hague, the United Nations Office in Geneva, and the OECD in Paris, among other key institutions.


Notable Queen's Faculty of Law alumni include:


  • William Lederman – OC (January 6, 1916 – July 26, 1992) was a Canadian constitutional scholar and the first dean of Queen's University Faculty of Law.
  • Nicholas Bala - leading Canadian scholar on Family Law, frequently cited by the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • Don Stuart - Leading Canadian scholar on Criminal Law, frequently cited by the Supreme Court of Canada.

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