General Tips From Past Experience

1) Plan the Order of your exams

The best exams to consider taking first are either Constitutional Law, Foundations of Canadian Law, or Legal Professional Responsibility. Constitutional Law and Foundations of Canadian Law are arguably the hardest exams so it may be beneficial to get these out of the way right off the bat. Furthermore, themes from these exams are typically found throughout all of the other ones as well. On other hand, if you feel anxious about starting with a hard exam, Legal Professional Responsibility is typically considered to be the easiest of the five core exams and it could be a good confidence booster going forward.

2) Be mindful of the following Topics

There are typically a number of repeating topics that always appear in certain exams. For instance, in either Constitutional Law or Foundations of Canadian Law, there will be a question pertaining to the relationship between the English and First Nations of Canada. These questions will usually examine and discuss the topics of reconciliation, Indigenous Justice Systems, and Land Rights.

3) administrative law apple podcast

If you have trouble understanding the readings or the legal tests in Administrative Law, check out the podcast Administrative Law (Canada) by Craig Forcese, a Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. The podcast contains 23 modules and it covers the basics of Administrative Law in a simple easy to understand way.

4) Start the application process early

Due to the nature of the times we are in and the fact that many people are working from home, the assessment may take 3-7 months. So it is important to submit your application ASAP as the availability of certain exams varies month-to-month. Furthermore, arrange for QUB and your undergraduate school to send your official transcripts and degree certificates. Do not mail them yourself as the NCA does not accept these original documents directly from applicants.

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