Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the career paths taken by graduates of the Institute of Air & Space Law?

A: Our Institute has some 900 graduates in 120 countries around the world. They work in a variety of professions, many in very senior positions in international organizations, law firms, airlines, manufacturers, insurers, governments, and in academia.

Q: Does one need to hold a law degree to enroll in the Institute of Air & Space Law?

A: One does need a law degree if he or she seeks to enroll in the Master of Laws or Doctor of Civil Laws program. However, a law degree is not a prerequisite to enter the Graduate Certificate program. See the Graduate Law Admissions site.

Q: Are scholarships available?

A: There are some scholarship opportunities available, and you can find them on the Financial Support for Graduate Programs in Law site section, where you can also find sources of external funding. Students at the Institute are also eligible for the Erin JC Arsenault Fellowship and Bala and Ram Jakhu Grant. The tuition fees are quite reasonable, and significantly lower than at most universities in the United States or Europe.

Q: Are most of your students Canadian?

A: No. In fact, North American students constitute less than a quarter of our student body. More of our students come from Asia and Europe than North America, though our Latin American and African student body is also large.

Q: Does the Institute of Air & Space Law hold workshops, seminars and conferences outside of Montreal?

A: Yes. We hold a number of events in Montreal, and in recent years we have co-sponsored educational activities in venues such as Dubai and Brussels, New Delhi and Macau.

Our faculty has taught courses or made presentations in Singapore, Santiago de Chile, Prague, Cologne, Guadalajara, Cambridge, Johannesburg and Seoul, for example. Ours is a highly international program.