Queen's University - Faculty of Law

  • Address: Sir John A. Macdonald Hall, 128 Union Street, Kingston, Ontario Kingston K7L 3N6
  • Contact: Graham Lisa
  • Email: goddardr@lao.on.ca
  • Phone: 613-533-2220
  • Summary:

    The Queen's University Faculty of Law is a professional faculty of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and is regarded as one of the most prestigious institutions of legal education in Canada. According to the 2012 Maclean's Magazine Law School Rankings, Queen’s is ranked third among law schools in Canada.

    While the tradition of legal education at Queen's University heralds back nearly 150 years in 1861, the law school as it currently exists was officially established in 1957. Faculty members from Queen's have been honoured with major teaching and research awards, and are recognized nationally and internationally as leading experts in their fields. Past and current professors at Queen's such as William Lederman, Toni Pickard, Gary Trotter, Allan Manson, Nick Bala and Don Stuart are routinely cited in Supreme Court of Canada and other appellate decisions. As consultants, advisors, and project directors, Queen's Law professors have made substantial contributions to various provincial and national law commissions, as well as national and international organizations.

    Queen's Law School is housed in Sir John A. Macdonald's Hall, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister John G. Diefenbaker in 1960, and was completely renovated in 2003. It houses the William R. Lederman Law Library, named after the former dean and respected scholar, which contains over 150,000 legal volumes.