A vibrant, collegial and close-knit community

The Schulich School of Law plays an extraordinary role in Canadian legal education. What began as a “daring experiment” in two rented rooms in 1883 is now a national law school. We draw talented students from every region of the country and from around the world into our  JD, combined JD/Masters, LLM, and PhD programs.

Faculty & Research

We are committed teachers who care deeply about giving our students an outstanding legal education that prepares them to meet the needs of the communities they will serve in their varied careers. We are research leaders with rich local, national, and international networks and profiles, and we embrace the interdisciplinary opportunities found in our university setting. We are advocates who believe we can shape public policy to improve the lives of people everywhere.


Our alumni are leaders. They hold office in every level of government, teach in law schools, provide private and public sector legal services, lead businesses, advance policy in the executive branch of government, render decisions in courts across the country, and offer service to non-governmental bodies and non-profit and community organizations around the world. They have taken their legal education in many directions as lawyers – as entrepreneurs, military counsel, solo practitioners, CEOs, researchers, analysts, musicians, painters, authors, filmmakers, broadcasters, and in private practice. We have many engaged, loyal, and supportive alumni who give back to their law school as donors, teachers, mentors, guest speakers, and advisors. 


We value the contributions of the founding communities in our province: the Mi’kmaq Nation, Acadians, African Nova Scotians, and British. As students, staff, faculty, and alumni, we share an abiding commitment to the Weldon Tradition of unselfish public service.