Thousands of Canadian students from all backgrounds choose to embark on an international educational experience studying an LL.B./JD, or LL.M. in the UK every year. Since Canadian students and professionals who identify with being BIPOC are negatively impacted by systemic racism which limits their access to domestic professional education and domestic professional career opportunities, this program was created to support communities in need of additional support. An international professional legal degree will provide the graduate with an international perspective and professional edge that is needed now more than ever in what is now a global professional services market.
Professor John Kelly’s Paper titled: “The Canadian Government Wants Canadians to Go Abroad for law Related Professional Education”, Professor Kelly confirms the Canadian governments call for the need for Canadian students to receive global education. In the Report of the study group on global education, “Global Education for Canadians- Equipping Young Canadians to Succeed at Home and Abroad”, the report states that “Global education generates the skills, understanding, outlooks and relationships at a time where there is rapid change in the world and at home.”
The vision for Global Esquire Canada Mentorship Program is to provide students with the competitive edge for global leadership in legal and law related professional careers in Canada designed for BIPOC communities.
In addition to studying for a professional degree, which can be used to either pursue the licensing steps to practice law in Canada (or another common law jurisdiction) or work in a law related field, students receive access to a remarkable new program tailored to help support their professional development.