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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

About the Laurier-Sussex Law Program

In this program, you'll earn an Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Laurier and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom (UK) in six years. You are guaranteed an offer of admission to Sussex’s Law School if you maintain a minimum B average (73-76%) when at Laurier. 

In this innovative, competitive-entry program, you’ll have the opportunity to study alongside other high-achieving students. You’ll also have access to supports dedicated to your academic and professional success. Because the LSAT is not a requirement to study law in the UK, your focus during your first two years at Laurier can be on your studies.

The Laurier-Sussex BA+LLB pathway is available in six Laurier Honours BA programs:

The Laurier-Sussex program is also offered in combination with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree, which focuses on providing you with scientific knowledge and critical inquiry skills alongside your law degree.

Supporting Your Journey

The Laurier-Sussex program emphasizes student support and engagement. We have dedicated faculty and staff who will help you academically and professionally while at Laurier, assist you in preparing to study abroad and stay in contact while you are in the UK. Through special workshops, events and meetings, you'll have ample opportunity to meet your Sussex peers before embarking on your studies abroad.

Tuition Discount for Year 1 at Sussex

Starting fall 2021, Sussex Law School is offering a 15% tuition discount to Laurier students enrolled in a Laurier-Sussex Law program. The tuition discount is for your first year at Sussex only and is worth approximately $4,600 CAD.

Program Schedule

  • First two years of your studies will be spent at Laurier.
  • Next three years of your studies will be spent at the University of Sussex attaining your LLB.
  • Sixth and final year you will return to Laurier to complete the requirements of your BA. 

Your Sussex Years

Year 1: Start developing your legal knowledge with modules in:

  • Law of Contract
  • Law of Tort
  • Public Law
  • Justice
  • Equality and Society
  • Canadian Constitutional Law

Year 2: Continue building your foundation and explore new areas of legal system with modules in:

  • Criminal Law
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Land Law
  • Law and Policy of the EU

Year 3: Choose from dozens of optional modules which reflect the faculty’s research expertise.

The Final Year Advantage

In your final year at Laurier, you will take courses that prepare you to write the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) exams. These are required for legal practice in Canada when a law degree is earned abroad. The final year is tailored to this unique program, so you receive academic support with the accreditation process upon returning to Canada.

"This program is unique and offers a great path for those who are willing to work hard in order to obtain a law degree. It is less time than the typical process and it has the amazing opportunity to live outside of Canada and experience what life is like in Europe. [...] I came to Laurier because of my program, but I stayed because of Laurier itself. I love this school and anyone can see how much it loves its community back."

– Ally Buchanan (BA + LLB '22)

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