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Faculty of Law
UNB Fredericton

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About the UNB Faculty of Law

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Founded 125 years ago, the Faculty of Law has since 1959 been part of the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton campus, located on the unceded traditional lands of the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) and overlooking the Saint John (Wolastoq) River. It is at once a national law school — with alumni in law, business, government, and non-profit organizations across Canada — and a regional school with a strong presence in the legal fabric of Atlantic Canada.

Collegial learning environment

UNB Law brings together ambitious students and committed teachers in a demanding but supportive learning environment. We admit about 92 students each year from across the country. The total student body is about 265, and the regular full-time faculty complement is 18. This is supplemented by about the same number of part-time instructors, mostly practising lawyers, and about eight staff members. This makes for a close-knit community with a strong emphasis on career readiness. Classrooms, offices, the renowned Gérard V. La Forest Law Library and lounges are all located in the same building.

Affordability

In an era of steep increases in law school tuition, our tuition and fees remain very affordable. Scholarships and bursaries, the majority of which are provided by dedicated UNB Law alumni, also provide students with outstanding financial support.

Reputation

UNB Law enjoys an excellent reputation. Graduates have included judges on the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada, and the superior and appeal courts of several provinces; a former New Brunswick premier; and federal and provincial cabinet ministers. Faculty members produce internationally recognized research and scholarship in patent law, defamation, taxation and dispute resolution, to name just a few subjects.

Communities and opportunities

UNB Law has established close relationships with UNB’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, which promotes professional growth and self-determination of First Nations. An emerging clinical legal education program, in which we are teaming with various community partners, gives students practical experience while also providing much-needed help to those who would otherwise go without access to legal information and services.

UNB Law is also in close proximity to the Knowledge Park, Atlantic Canada’s largest research and technology park, and the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, which produces research and applications in some of the most pressing cybersecurity issues. These relationships and linkages create opportunities for multi-disciplinary study that make UNB Law an exciting place to learn and grow.