Canada's great small law school
“Canada’s great small law school” is how students, faculty, and graduates regard the University of New Brunswick Law School. What sets UNB apart is our success in bringing together ambitious students and committed teachers in a demanding but supportive learning environment.
Founded more than a century ago in Saint John, since 1959 the Faculty has been part of UNB's Fredericton campus. Increasingly, we are recognized as one of the country’s leaders. Independent evaluations by Canadian Lawyer magazine have consistently ranked us among the very best.
A great student-teacher ratio
UNB’s greatest asset is its small size. We admit only 90 students each year and the total student body is about 230. With 17 full-time faculty, the student-teacher ratio is an impressive 14:1.
The school is a close-knit community, where students from all regions of Canada and around the world form friendships that last a lifetime. All classrooms, professorial and student offices, the library, the bookstore, and lounges are located in stately Ludlow Hall, a notably pleasant physical space.
At UNB Law, classes are taught primarily by full-time faculty members who are nationally and internationally known in their areas of expertise. And in an era of dramatic increases in law school tuition, ours remains very reasonable. The scholarship and bursary program provides students with outstanding financial support.
UNB Law enjoys an excellent reputation with the practising bar across Canada. Graduates have included judges on the Supreme Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Canada as well as the premier of New Brunswick and ministers in the federal cabinet.