Career Connections | Law | UNB

Why study Law at UNB?

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A law degree opens many doors of opportunity. Three years of legal study gives students a versatility that leads to employment not only in conventional law practice, but also in corporate and government legal departments, business, NGOs, politics and indeed almost anywhere

UNB Law prides itself on having one of the strongest practice oriented J.D. programs in Canada.  Our students are ready to hit the ground running when they graduate.

UNB Law is known as “Canada’s Great Small Law School” - our size allows us to get to know each and every student – you are not just a number at UNB Law!

What program options are there?

  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Joint JD/MBA

Learn more using UNB's Academic Program Search or by visiting the Faculty of Law website.

What makes Law students unique?

Our students are well rounded and well prepared.  Our program ensures that our graduates have the skills and knowledge required to grow a successful legal practice.

Our students are highly intelligent, engaged and passionate about their interest areas.

What do employers look for?

Legal employers are looking for well-rounded, multi-skilled students. In particular, they look for the following skills:
  • Leadership
  • Initiative
  • Work ethic
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management/ organizational skills
  • Problem solving/analytical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Interpersonal
  • Strong communication

What can I learn?

  • UNB Law provides the foundation upon which our students build their legal practices.
  • We have a more structured curriculum than other English Canadian law schools – we have more mandatory courses that require students to focus on core practice areas.
  • Even if you don’t want to practice law, a legal education at UNB builds skills that are transferable in countless contexts and industries.

Where can I go after graduation?

  • Lawyer
  • Negotiator
  • In-House Counsel
  • Legal Correspondent
  • Compliance Officer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Human Rights Officer
  • Policy Analyst
  • Legislative Drafter
  • Ethics Officer
  • Arbitrator
  • Mediator

How do I get the skills I need?

Your skill development will be guided with the help of an academic advisor, career services practitioner, and other professionals in your program of study.

Explore what's relevant to you

These avenues will assist you with your career planning depending on where you are in your studies