The University of Sydney Law School and the University of British Columbia have signed an outbound pathway agreement, an exciting development for both institutions.
The agreement will allow eligible Sydney LLB and JD students to commence their postgraduate studies in Canada instead of completing their final semester at Sydney Law School, enabling them to be awarded both a Sydney LLB or JD as well as a Masters of Law (Common Law) from UBC.
The Master of Laws (Common Law) Program (LLM CL) is a one-year, full-time course based master's program for foreign trained lawyers. Completing this degree program will help Sydney students work towards the Committee on Accreditation (NCA) course requirements for practicing law in Canada.
The Head and Dean of Sydney Law School Professor Simon Bronitt said he was extremely pleased with the new partnership.
“The University of Sydney Law School is delighted and honoured to announce its new partnership with the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia,” Bronitt said.
“This new outbound pathway agreement builds on our pre-existing academic links with the UBC Law School, providing new professional destinations for recent law graduates seeking to qualify for legal practice in Canada or other North American jurisdictions”.
“This pathway arises from our ongoing strategic efforts to position Sydney Law School as a leading Global Law School.”
Students will be able to apply for this program directly to the University of British Columbia via their Application Portal.
Students took part in an immersive experience and gained valuable learnings during the Himalayan Field School, a partnership with Kathmandu School of Law that was supported by the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan.