School of Law

Lauren Kolarek

Lauren Kolarek - Why Queen's?

As a Canadian, who had just completed a degree in Politics and Sociology, some wondered why I chose the LLB Single Honours degree program at Queen’s University Belfast but the choice was easy.  I knew that I wanted to study law and to practice, not just in Canada but also internationally.  Queen’s offered me a three-year program similar to a Canadian JD.  With this degree, I can practice in the UK, and I can return to Canada.  This program is amazing because it offers North Americans the opportunity to obtain a law degree as an undergrad, so the process is much quicker!  Not only that, but the Queen’s School of Law ranked 8th overall in the UK in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2013.

From the moment I arrived, representatives from Queen’s made me feel welcome by meeting me at the airport and helping with accommodation.  Further, I love being in the LLB program because the school provides constant, easy points of contact with a variety of people who can help us with our course.  Each student has a personal tutor who they can visit at any time to discuss questions or concerns.  Lecturers in general are open to meeting up.

Queen’s also offers a huge variety of opportunities for internships and study abroad schemes that I have already been offered as a first-year student.  I love how the school is genuinely concerned for their students’ immediate needs and future career aspirations.  I would highly recommend the LLB Program at Queen’s to any international and especially North American student who is thinking about a future in law.

Lauren Kolarek (LLB Single Honours – first-year)