International Exchange

The student exchange program allows students in a Carleton University law program to study at one of our many partner institutions in over 35 countries worldwide for the fall term, winter term or full year (fall and winter terms). Approved courses that students complete successfully count towards the degree from Carleton. The exchange is a reciprocal arrangement in which students from abroad come to Canada and study at Carleton.

Individual students are likely to have different reasons for participating, but here are some of the most common:

  • All approved credits that are successfully completed count towards the Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton
  • Study abroad while paying tuition fees to Carleton
  • Strengthen academic and research skills
  • Strengthen personal skills through involvement in student activities and participation in a wide selection of student clubs, societies and athletic teams
  • Form friendships with a new cohort of domestic and international students. Experience the cultural and social life in another part of the world.

Before you Apply

As you begin your research, please review Your Responsibilities as an Outgoing Exchange Student (PDF)

How to apply 

For more information on how to apply for an academic exchange, please review the How to Apply instructions.

Lookbook of international exchange opportunities

Please refer to ISSO for the most current information.

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Third-year standing in a Law program at the time of the exchange
  • Completion of LAWS 1000 and 2.0 credits in second-year LAWS courses – please see further detail regarding these requirements in the


For more information or assistance, please contact the Exchange Team at:

 Exchange Team
International Student Services Office
128 University Centre
Carleton University
Telephone: +1 (613) 520-6600

For more information on international exchanges please visit the My Exchange website and see: International Opportunities.

Quicklaw (QL) Database

Quicklaw is a Canadian legal research database which provides students with full-text access to Canadian and foreign case law; Canadian and provincial legislation and regulations; newspaper articles, press releases, and newsletters.

Faculty and students in Law and Legal Studies or Criminology may register for their own Quicklaw Account.

Requests for Accommodation

Students with disabilities

Students with disabilities needing academic accommodations are required to contact a co-ordinator at the Paul Menton Centre to complete the necessary letters of accommodation. The student must then make an appointment to discuss their needs with the instructor at least two weeks prior to the first class or test. This is to ensure sufficient time is available to make the necessary accommodation arrangements.

Religious obligations

Students requesting academic accommodation on the basis of religious obligation should make a formal, written request to their instructors for alternate dates and/or means of satisfying academic requirements. Such requests should be made during the first two weeks of class, or as soon as possible after the need for accommodation in known to exist, but no later than two weeks before the compulsory event. Accommodation is to be worked out directly and on an individual basis between the student and the instructor(s) involved. Instructors will make accommodations in a way that avoids academic disadvantage to the student.

Students or instructors who have questions or want to confirm accommodation eligibility of a religious event or practice may request information or assistance from Equity Services  for Carleton’s Academic Accommodation policies and procedures.

Undergraduate Advising

If you require advice or assistance with any of the following, email the Law Advisor at or drop in during office hours to discuss your concerns.

  • Audit Review
  • Program and Course Requirements
  • Change of Program Elements / Switching into the Law Program
  • International Exchange

Please note: until further notice, the office is closed due to COVID-19 public health ordinances.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Positions

Please follow the steps below to apply for a TA position through Carleton Central (

Note: be aware that in FALL/WINTER terms you must be a full-time student during the term for which you would like to TA. Please see Section 6.4 of the Undergraduate Calendar for the definition of full time status. SUMMER terms does not require full-time status for a TA position.

  • At the main menu of Carleton Central, under the “Student Online Applications”, click on “Undergrad TA Applications”. This will bring you to a screen where you will be required to enter all information needed to apply.
  • Once you have entered all of your information, click on “submit application”


  • To be eligible for a TA position you must be either a full-time Graduate student with a Teaching Assistantship awarded through the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.


  • An Undergraduate student, registered at Carleton University, who has at least 3rd year standing and a minimum of a 9 GPA.

Priority will go to students who have secured TA positions in the past and those who are applying for courses which they have previously taken and have achieved an A- or above.

Deadline to apply

Please note that priority is given to Graduate Students.

For additional info, please visit TA Support Information.

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