University of New Brunswick (English)

Region: Ontario Answer # 919

Often referred to as UNB Law, the Faculty of Law at the University of New Brunswick was founded more than a century ago in Saint John.  Since 1959 the Faculty has been part of UNB’s Fredericton campus and is the second oldest university-affiliated common law school in Canada.

UNB’s greatest asset is its small size. The low student to teacher ratio has helped develop a community atmosphere among and between the students and faculty.  Enrolment in first year is limited to approximately 90 students. The number of applicants each year greatly exceeds these 90 seats with about 800 applications received. The total number of students is approximately 230 with about 17 full-time faculty, resulting in a student-teacher ratio of about 14:1.

All classrooms, professorial and student offices, the library, the bookstore, and lounges are located in one building, Ludlow Hall. Moreover, the Faculty strives to keep education financially affordable by maintaining reasonable tuition fees, as well as scholarship and bursary support. Full-time tuition costs about $10,000 per year.

The Faculty of Law offers a full-time three-year program leading to the Juris Doctor (JD) degree and a four year program leading to the joint MBA/JD.

In order to be considered for admission, requirements include: a degree from a recognized Canadian university; or a degree from a non-Canadian university acceptable to UNB Law; or at least three years (or equivalent) of full-time academic study at a recognized Canadian university; and the LSAT.

For more information, visit the University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Law.

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