Law (JD Pathway) LLB

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 23,219

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  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
This two-year accelerated qualifying law degree is tailored to the needs of Canadian university graduates. You will develop your legal reasoning and problem-solving skills while learning to apply both English and Canadian law in its context
  • By studying ‘Foundations of Canadian Law’ and ‘Canadian Constitutional Law’, you will be equipped with a critical understanding of the framework and fundamentals of Canadian law, as well as prepared for the Canadian National Committee on Accreditation exams. This degree is recognised in England, Wales and Canada and will provide an excellent foundation to pursue a legal career in these countries.
  • You will join our community of over 300 Canadian law students – the largest group in any UK university. Our student-run Canadian Law Society will not only support you during your time with us, but also provide you with a wealth of opportunities to enhance your prospects as a law graduate. With more than ten years' experience supporting students on their transition to a legal career in Canada, we have the expertise to get you to where you want to go.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022

Entry requirements

  • You will need a Bachelors degree with at least a high 2:2, and usually a CGPA ranging from B to B-, depending on the institution from which you have applied.
  • No LNAT required - Unlike some universities, at Leicester we do not require applicants to have taken the National Admissions Test for Law. We are not convinced that LNAT scores provide any information we cannot get from your exam grades and school report.
  • Other national and international qualifications considered.

Selection Process

  • Applicants are not normally interviewed. If you receive an offer you will be invited to visit the Leicester Law School.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 including 6.0 in writing (or equivalent). If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU)offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard. 

Year 1

  • Your first year covers the fundamental principles of the English legal system with three of the seven foundational law subjects. You are introduced to the Canadian legal and governmental systems and the role of law in Canadian society. You begin to build upon the academic skills acquired during your previous degree, as well as develop your legal reasoning by solving real problems and critically analysing the suitability of current laws. This degree recognises your existing skills, permitting you to learn to a greater depth of analysis than is considered on a 3-year degree, bringing you quickly up to speed for a future career.


  • Analysing Law (advanced)
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law (advanced)
  • Contract Law (advanced)
  • The Law of Tort (Advanced)
  • Foundations of Canadian Law

Year 2

  • You will complete your study of the seven foundation subjects, broadening your understanding of the English legal system and learning about the law of the European Union, including its influence over Canadian law. You will study the Canadian Constitution and be introduced to its application in Canadian legal practice.


  • Legal Foundations of the European Union
  • Criminal Law (advanced)
  • Land Law (advanced)
  • Equity and Trusts (Advanced)
  • Canadian Constitutional Law
  • UK and EU Students 
  • Starting in 2021 
  • The University of Leicester has made the decision to keep fees for EU students at the same level as UK student fees for this year, despite this no longer being a UK Government requirement. £9,250 in your first year. 
  • Tuition fees are subject to government regulations and may change in future years If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition f

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