- The following materials are required to complete the application:
- Two current academic recommendations. Applicants applying online will have the option of having their referee submit the letter of recommendation to Queen's electronically. Photocopied or stale dated letters are not accepted.
- Two sets of official transcripts of the applicant's complete university-level academic record, sent to the School of Graduate Studies by each university the applicant has attended. If the transcripts are sent by the university to the applicant first, they will only be accepted if the applicant forwards them to Queen's in the original sealed envelope in which they were sent by the issuing university. Photocopied transcripts or those printed from university websites are not accepted. Degree and graduation certificates must be included if the transcript does not indicate the type of degree and date granted. Transcripts in languages other than English or French must be accompanied by an English or French translation provided by the institution issuing the transcript.
Applicants who apply with a paper application can refer to the Application Requirements section of the application package. This document is also available at the School of Graduate Studies website.
In addition to the above listed materials sent to the School of Graduate Studies, applicants should send the following directly to the Graduate Program at the Queen's Faculty of Law:
- A research proposal or statement of the subject area in which the applicant would like to do research in the LLM or PhD program. This statement should be two to five pages in length and give an idea of the applicant's understanding of the topic and research plans. Once admitted to the program, students may alter their research plans, subject to availability of faculty supervisors.
- A statement of the applicant's career objectives and reasons for wanting to pursue graduate studies in law.
- One or two writing samples that demonstrate the applicant's research and writing abilities, written originally in English and, preferably, written in an academic context.