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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

About the Laurier-Sussex Law Program

In this program, you'll earn an Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Laurier and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom (UK) in six years.

You'll complete your first two years in one of four Laurier BA programs:

If you meet the GPA eligibility requirements, you can apply to the UK law program during your second year at Laurier and you are guaranteed an offer of admission to Sussex's Law School.

After completing your LLB at Sussex, you'll return for one final year at Laurier to complete your BA. The final year at Laurier will provide you with an enriched program that will position you to successfully write the national accreditation exams leading to legal practice in Canada, or begin a rewarding career in a number of other law-related fields.

To progress through the program, and ultimately be admitted into the LLB program at Sussex, you must maintain a minimum GPA of 8 (equivalent to a B average) through your first two years at Laurier.

About the University of Sussex

The University of Sussex was founded during the 1960s in Brighton, which is on the south coast of the UK. Sussex has a strong reputation for excellence, and is in the top 25 universities in the UK and in the top 100 universities in the world for Law (The Times Higher Education World University rankings 2019). The campus size is equivalent to Laurier’s Waterloo campus, with more than 18,000 students in undergraduate and postgraduate studies. The Sussex Law School has approximately 1,000 students, with more than 100 of them being Canadian students.

Sussex has one of the most beautiful campus locations in the UK. Located at the entrance of a national park and only nine minutes from the exciting city of Brighton – quirky, bohemian and never boring. Brighton is one of the most vibrant and young cities in the United Kingdom. The city organizes countless festivals during the year, including Brighton Festival, Fringe Festival, Pride and The Great Escape (the largest New Music festival in Europe)!

Brighton is approximately 45 minutes away from the city of London, with trains leaving for London every 10-15 minutes. Gatwick Airport is less than a 30-minute drive to campus.

"This program is unique and offers a great path for those who are willing to work hard in order to obtain a law degree. It is less time than the typical process and it has the amazing opportunity to live outside of Canada and experience what life is like in Europe. [...] I came to Laurier because of my program, but I stayed because of Laurier itself. I love this school and anyone can see how much it loves its community back."

– Ally Buchanan (BA + LLB '22)

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