The University of Calgary Launches New Foreign-Trained Lawyers Program

One-year program to help lawyers achieve NCA accreditation in Canada

The University of Calgary's Faculty of Law has announced the launch of a new Foreign-Trained Lawyers Program (FTLP).

The new program is a certification pathway which will help foreign-trained lawyers on the way to practicing law in Canada. Specifically, it is designed to help students meet the requirements of Canada's National Committee on Accreditation (NCA), something that most LL.M. programs will not do. The program will also address professional development training, including professional writing and oral communication skills, which are of the upmost importance for legal professionals who want to integrate in Canada.

The FTLP is a 24-unit post-bachelor's certificate program which is designed to be completed in one year (12 months). Some of the required courses include "Foundations of Canadian Law," "Constitutional Law," and "Ethical Lawyering," among others. 

To apply for the program, prospective students should have a law degree from a recognized law school. Applicants should also submit a proof of English proficiency as well as an NCA assessment report (issued within the past five years), which shows the required courses and law degree information. 

The new program is set to launch this September. Applications are open until July 1.

For more information, or to apply, please see the University of Calgary's FTLP program webpage. 


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