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Faculty of Law
UNB Fredericton

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About the Faculty of Law

Founded in 1892, the Faculty of Law has 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. We are a national law school with alumni in law, business, government, and non-profit organizations around the globe and a regional school with a strong presence in the legal fabric of Atlantic Canada.

Collegial learning environment

Our close-knit community brings together ambitious students and committed teachers in a demanding but supportive learning environment with a strong emphasis on career readiness. We admit about 92 students each year with a total student body of 265.

Our regular full-time faculty complement is 19. This is supplemented by about the same number of part-time instructors, mostly practising lawyers and about eight staff members. Classrooms, offices, the renowned Gérard V. La Forest Law Library and lounges are all located in the same building.


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.


We have a reputation as an outstanding Canadian law school. This reputation is rooted in our determination to treat our students as individuals and to offer a broad legal education through our core curriculum.

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, dispute resolution and more.

Communities and opportunities

Our community partners include New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission and Fredericton Legal Advice Clinic to give students practical legal experience while also providing much-needed help to those who would otherwise go without access to legal information and services.

Located in close proximity to 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 us an exciting place to learn and grow.