Global Esquire Canada is a resource center for Canadian students who wish to study abroad and obtain an LLB/JD, LLM or MA Law degree from a top tier UK Law school

In the legal area, academic training given in the United Kingdom makes it possible to enhance one’s international knowledge, while getting acquainted with common law. Many students therefore seize this opportunity to stand out from other candidates at the gates of the largest Canadian law firms.  To encourage international education in the UK and to address systemic barriers to legal education in Canada, Global Esquire Canada was founded to make a much needed contribution to the Canadian legal profession. Global Esquire Canada has partnered with the BlackNorth Initiative to offer The Global Esquire Canada Mentorship Program which will oversee the counselling and mentoring of 25 students per academic year, who wish to study a law or law related degree in the UK.

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Learn more about our Application Partner: Study in UK (SI-UK)

SI-UK North America has over 20 years of experience in providing free independent advice and support to Canadian students applying to study in the UK.

As the official representative of UK Universities in Canada, you will have access to our Law School Webinars and have the opportunity to meet our partners at our UK University Fair which takes place in February and September. As an official UCAS centre in Canada, we work to ensure your application is the best it can be and are proud of our 98% success rate in getting students an offer from the university of their choice.

Learn more about our Scholarship Partner: The Toronto School of Management- National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) Prep Program

The Toronto School of Management (TSoM) is providing a comprehensive NCA Prep program that supports the success of students in their journeys to rewarding legal careers. TSoM’s NCA Prep Program features courses aimed at ensuring students’ understanding of the 5 core modules mandated by the NCA.

The Toronto School of Management’s NCA Exam Prep Program is proud to offer a suite of products designed to fit the busy schedules of internationally trained lawyers:

  • Pre-recorded courses available on demand of the 5 core NCA subjects: Canadian Criminal Law, Canadian Constitutional Law, Canadian Administrative Law, Canadian  Professional Responsibility and Foundations of Canadian Law.
  • Comprehensive and updated Notes of the 5 Core NCA subjects
  • Private Tutoring
  • IRAC Exam writing training
  • Exam Strategy Live-Sessions: These two-hour live sessions are held by their expert course tutors, who will walk you through NCA exam strategy using Sample exam as template.

Learn more about our community partner, The Canadian Association of Black Lawyers.

The Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL), formed in March 1996, is a national network of law professionals and individuals committed to reinvesting in the community.

CABL’s continuing goal is to bring together law professionals and other interested members of the community from across Canada to cultivate and maintain The Association of Black professionals in Canada.

Global Esquire Canada Mentorship Program has a partnership with CABL which includes CABL’s support of the program in various ways to ensure students and law professionals of the program are connected and well positioned to succeed.

Learn more about our partner Pearson.

Pearson was founded in 1844 by Samuel Pearson in Yorkshire, England, and is the world’s leading learning company, with 35,000 employees across 70 countries world wide. Their products and services are used by millions of teachers and learners around the world every day. One student from the program will be awarded an 8 week paid internship with their international in-house legal department. This placement will be based in London, UK.

Team

Chief Consultant & Founder

Sara Bond,
BA Hons, LL.B, LL.M., TEP

Sara is a Canadian lawyer, licensed in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario. She practices in the area of Wills and Estates, and is employed at a major bank where she enjoys a wonderful work life balance and her dream job.

She completed her undergraduate education at York University with a Joint Honours in Criminology and Political Science, and she then went on to complete her law degree at the University of Sussex in the UK. When she returned to Canada she completed an LLM in Taxation at Osgoode Hall Law School, and further added to her expertise by completing the Internationally recognized Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners Diploma program.

It was during her final year of her undergraduate degree where she encountered an Osgoode Hall Law School student that shared some information that would change the entire course of her education and journey to becoming a lawyer. This information led Sara to conduct research. In doing so she learned she could pursue both of her passions at the same time, pursuing a legal career and international travelling.

Sara did not write the LSAT. She was aware that it constitutes a systemic barrier for students in accessing law schools. It is limited to US and Canadian Law schools, and not applicable to UK law school application process. Having a mentor has been instrumental in Sara’s journey to becoming a successful and joyous lawyer. Sara’s decision to study abroad was one of her best decisions she‘s made and for that reason she has worked as an Ambassador and Consultant in the past for Canada Law From Abroad. Sara had the opportunity to travel to Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, Toledo, Milan, Venice and other major destinations within the UK all while studying law.

Sara is now in a position to mentor and provide key information, mentoring and counselling for students on the advantages of pursuing law and law related degrees while incorporating key career planning tips and information that helped her succeed. Sara enjoys volunteering in various extra curricular activities including serving at her local church and she is a member of the BlackNorth Initiative Education Committee and BlackNorth Initiative Mentoring and Sponsorship Subcommittee. Sara has recently been honoured with the Lawyer Monthly, Women in Law Awards 2020.

VP, Marketing and Student Advising

Chioma Maureen Amadi. BSc Psychology MBPsS

Chioma is a professional consultant in Management, Marketing and Psychology.

She graduated from the University of Kent where she completed her undergraduate and Master’s degree in Psychology. During her studies at Kent, Chioma was a researcher for the Kent Child Development Unit and a Psychology course representative. 

Chioma further pursued academia as she studied Business Management at Liverpool John Moores University before returning to Nigeria where she developed fundraising programs for education local and international non-for profit organizations.

Upon moving to Toronto, Canada, Chioma attended Humber College and graduated from the Business Marketing Program. 

Chioma is the Vice-President of Marketing and Student Advising, she will head and lead the marketing and recruitment team at Global Esquire Canada. 

With Chioma’s international work experience in countries like Nigeria, Hungary, United Kingdom, and Canada, she is bringing a unique and global skillset to the leadership team at Global Esquire Canada.

Chief Operating Officer

Rachel Bangura, B.A., M.A., LL.B.

Rachel recently completed her licensing requirements as a Candidate of the Law Practice Program (LPP) with Toronto Metropolitan University (formely known as Ryerson University). Rachel completed her LPP Placement as a Student-at-Law for the Interim Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, Ena Chadha, an experienced Human Rights lawyer, investigator, educator and mediator in her private practice as Barrister and Solicitor. 

During her placement as a Student-at-Law, Rachel assisted in developing presentations on the topic of the Ontario Human Rights System, disability rights law and participated in helping conduct a workplace discrimination and harasment investigation where she participated in extensive witness interviews. Furthermore, Rachel conducted research and assisted in writing a reported on the mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policies in the workplace during the height of the Coronavirus pandemic.  

Rachel graduated from the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK and was awarded a Bachelor of Laws with Honours. During her legal studies, Rachel volunteered as a legal research assistant for Streetlaw Brighton on th ematter of Public Space Protection Orders, which gave Brighton authorties the power to displaced the unhoused.

Rachel completed her Master of Arts at Wilfrid Laurier University where she specialized in the field of Cultural Analysis and Social Theory. She conducted research on various topics ranging from racial inequality, gender discrimination, housing precarity and globalization in addition to studying intersectionality.

Rachel graduated from the University of Ottawa where she obtained her Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences with a double Major in Sociology and Criminology, Cum Laude.

Rachel is bilingual and serves both the Francophone and the Anglophone community. Rachel enjoys Human Rights law, Employment law and Corporate Commercial Law.