Dear Queen's Supporter,
Today’s law students think globally, and with good reason. Living in a world of lightning-fast communication and open borders, they understand that their future careers may find them working with clients from around the globe, from New York to New Delhi, from Singapore to Shanghai.
Responding to our students’ interests, I am proud to report that we have a broader range of international programs for our students here at Queen’s than any other law school in Canada.
For the last ten years, we have offered our unique Global Law Programs at Herstmonceux Castle in England each spring. Taught by distinguished lawyers and professors, these intensive programs – one in International Business Law, the other in Public International Law – feature special guest lectures and events as well as field trips to London, Brussels, Paris, The Hague and Geneva.
Queen’s Law also offers interested students a variety of internship opportunities working with not-for profit and public interest agencies internationally. Grant recipients have worked with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the OECD in Paris, and the World Trade Organization, among many other organizations.
For those interested in learning more about global finance, Queen’s offers funding for a summer internship with RBC Investor Services in Luxembourg.
Queen’s boasts more exchange programs than any other Canadian law school, and each year about 30 percent of our third-year students take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad for a term at law schools in Europe, Australia, Asia, Israel, India and South Africa. Closer to home, our International Speakers’ Series brings leading practitioners and scholars to Queen’s to talk about issues in international law.
Our students are effusive about the international opportunities Queen’s has given them. Max Ettinger (Law ‘13), an alumnus of both Herstmonceux Castle and a term at the University of Hong Kong, praises Queen’s extensive exchange options. He told me recently, “You can go almost anywhere you can think of in the world.”
Queen’s broad array of international programs is preparing a whole generation of future lawyers to thrive as members of an exciting new global legal profession. To thrive – and to lead. They are ready.
Our great challenge now is to sustain and increase these programs that are providing such inspiring opportunities to our students and preparing them to make a difference in the profession. We can’t do it without your help. Please join me today in supporting the Queen's Law School Fund, where every gift creates opportunity.
Dean of Law