Faculty: Faculty of Law
Degree(s): Juris Doctor of Law
Campus: Fredericton

The study of law is a diverse and rewarding path where you will grow your passion and problem solving skills. If you want a future career that takes place in progressive environments where great changes are made every day, choose law. 

The Juris Doctor (J.D.) is a full-time, three-year program. Applicants to the law program must have completed a degree from a recognized Canadian university or an accredited non-Canadian university which is deemed acceptable by the UNB Faculty of Law.

Why Law at UNB?

One of Canada's strongest practice-oriented J.D. programs - UNB is home to "Canada's great small law school." Our small size allows us to get to know each and every student - you are not just a number at UNB.

Hands-on learning

At UNB Law, we believe in providing students with numerous opportunities to put legal theory into practice. Whether through the competitive mooting program, the in-house law journal, or judicial or public interest internships, you will feel confident and prepared upon graduation. 

Skills you will acquire

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Advocacy
  • Collaboration/Consensus building
  • Research/Writing 

More info

For more information, see the Faculty of Law.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, see the Faculty of Law admissions.

Sample Courses

  • LAW 3908: Human Rights
  • LAW 3454: Environmental Law
  • LAW 3123: Immigration Law
  • LAW 3763: International Law and Organizations


  • Lawyer
  • Negotiator
  • Member of Parliament/Legislative Assembly
  • Legal Correspondent
  • Policy Analyst