School of Law

Juris Doctor

Juris Doctor

The JD is a first professional degree required for licensure in the field of law. The programme delivers a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) to graduates in a discipline other than Law. The JD is taught at doctoral level via intensive, small-group teaching and includes multiple research-focused activities.  The programme incorporates opportunities for students to study abroad for one semester in their third year from a selection of international university partners.

Programme Highlights

  • 3-year, full-time graduate-entry programme
  • study at a top UK Law School
  • Research-based legal studies (doctoral level)
  • student abroad opportunities with international study partners
  • small-group intensive teaching
  • excellent onsite facilities((a new £20 million Law School which opened in August 2016)
  • admission GPA 3.0/4.0 in primary degree other than law; no LSAT requirement
  • scholarships available; tuition  (to be confirmed)

Structure

This programme is taught at the doctoral level and includes multiple research-focused activities. In addition to the compulsory taught modules, students are required to complete a research portfolio and a dissertation. Students take ten compulsory taught modules:

Year 1
• Legal Methods and Skills
• Contract Law
• Tort Law
• Property

Law Year 2
• Equity and Trusts
• Constitutional and Administrative Law
• European Law
• Criminal Law
• Research Methodologies
• Research Design

Year 3
The third year of the programme consists of a Dissertation and taught modules from the wide selection of existing LLM modules in the School. Students have the opportunity to do a short placement or internship (maximum 12 weeks) outside the University in Year 3. Students also have the opportunity to spend a semester of their 3rd year studying at another University from a selection of international study abroad partners with which the Queen’s Law School has an agreement.

"Looking back on the past year, I am genuinely amazed at the amount of opportunities and experiences that I have had thanks to the Juris Doctor programs at Queen's. "
Lawrence Dushenski
Year 2 Juris Doctor Student

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