From internships and co-ops to international exchange opportunities, there are many ways to expand your undergraduate experiences and learn valuable skills that will help guide your education and post-graduation life.

Service Learning Placement (LAWS 4905, LAWS 4906, and LAWS 4907)

The Service Learning Placement (internship) course gives students the opportunity to work with an organization whose focus relates to law. Students can earn a half-credit (LAWS 4906 or LAWS 4907; please note you can now take two distinct placement courses in a single academic year) or a full-credit (LAWS 4905) depending on the length of their placement. Participating students must identify a host organization and a faculty member to provide supervision.

For a list of prerequisites, please refer to the Course Calendar. For more details about how to choose a placement, and how the placement works, please review the Service Learning Placement guide and consult with the Undergraduate Supervisor. Students must consult with the Undergraduate Supervisor before completing the Service Learning Placement application form.

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Co-op Opportunities

Co-operative Education combines traditional, in-class education with hands-on experience. Co-op students alternate study terms at Carleton with four, eight, twelve or sixteen month work terms. Co-op opportunities are currently only available for students in the Business Law and Law, Policy and Government Concentrations. Eligible Undergraduate LAW BA students can start their first co-op work term in the summer after second year. The Co-op program is managed by the Co-operative Education Program office. Learn more: Co-operative Education Program.

Sangmi, Year 4 BA Law Student
Hear Sangmi speak about how her co-op placements complemented both her legal studies education and future career goals.

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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. Students may participate during the fall term, winter term or full year (fall and winter term). This program is managed by the International Student Services Office.

Adedoyin, Year 4 BA Law Student
Hear Adedoyin speak about how her international exchange experience complemented her legal studies education and opened new doors.

Benefits of the International Exchange Program

  • All successfully completed exchange-approved credits count towards the Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University
  • Study abroad while paying tuition fees to Carleton University
  • Strengthen your academic and research skills
  • Strengthen your 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

Eligibility Requirements

  • Third-year standing in a Law program at the time of the exchange
  • Completion of LAWS 1001 and LAWS 1002 (or LAWS 1000), and 2.0 credits in 2000-level LAWS courses – please see further detail regarding these requirements on the Before You Apply page.

How to apply

For more information on international exchanges please visit the International Opportunities page or contact International Student Services Office or

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