Peter A Allard School of Law

Frequently Asked Questions

Please thoroughly review the Go Global website. Additionally, below are some law specific FAQs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Not really.  While UBC does not indicate exchange grades on your UBC transcript, your partner university transcript will record your grades and may be requested by future employers or academic institutions.

You will not receive credit for the course at UBC.

Students attending Canadian universities on exchange should be able to graduate in May.  Additionally, it may be possible for students attending US schools to graduate in May. Please contact Susan Morin early in your exchange to discuss the feasibility of a May graduation date.

Students attending most partner institutions will graduate in November.

Yes. So long as the law school receives a transcript from your partner university, we can prepare a letter for the requisite law society indicating that you have met the requirements to graduate. The law society will permit the commencement of articles or bar course upon receipt of the letter, even if you haven’t officially graduated from UBC yet.

Students participating in a term 2 exchange outside of Canada will not be able to participate in May PLTC. Depending on the partner school, students should anticipate that the earliest they can commence articles is mid-late summer.  Term 2 exchange students should be able to participate in September PLTC.

It may be possible depending on the specifics of your program. Please speak to Student Services and the specialization/concentration coordinator if you are considering this option.

In future, the Faculty may implement a restriction such that students participating in a full term clinic or experiential learning opportunity may not also participate in a one term or full year exchange during their time at Allard Law. 

Currently there is no restriction but students are discouraged from pursuing both options. Students who wish to participate in a clinical opportunity and an exchange, should consider one of the lower credit clinical opportunities (such as the Innocence Project, Criminal Clinic, Corporate Counsel Externship, or Business Law Clinic.)

With permission, you may take a language course while on exchange. However such a course will not be credited towards your UBC Law degree.

You may only participate in an exchange program with a recognized partner university which has an established exchange agreement with UBC. 

Students wishing to study at another Canadian law school may wish to consider applying as a visiting student. You can apply to be a visiting student at any Canadian law school (including those with which UBC has an exchange program), however, acceptance as a visiting student at another Canadian law school is competitive and at the discretion of the other law school. You will pay tuition to the visiting school and will not be enrolled as a UBC student during your term of study.  Please speak with Student Services (, if you are considering this option. 

You may not attend a non-Canadian law school as a visiting student.

No. Allard Law students may only participate for credit in true exchange agreements where tuition is paid to UBC rather than the partner institution.

Law students are welcome to apply for and participate in most of Go Global’s study abroad or international service learning opportunities, however law students would not receive credit for such opportunities.  Allard Law will only transfer credit from partner universities as part of an official exchange program. 

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