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McGill University - Faculty of Law

updated: January 2013
sources: McGill University, wiki

The Faculty of Law is a constituent faculty of McGill University, in Montreal, Quebec.

Its graduates obtain both a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.), concurrently, in three to four years, allowing them to practice in both the Canadian, US and UK Common Law system as well as Quebec's civil law system.

The entrance average is traditionally around 3.7/161 (GPA/LSAT).

     McGill University
     Day, Chancellor, Hall
     3644 Peel Street
     Montreal, Quebec, Canada
     H3A 1W9
Flavelle House

General Reference

Applications Received No Data or Not Applicable
First Year Law Students Accepted No Data or Not Applicable
LSAT 161
GPA 3.7 (about 83%)
Application Deadline (Regular) November 1
Last LSAT Accepted December Test
Application Fee $100
Application Instructions McGill University Law Application Instructions
Online Application McGill University Online Law Application
Tuition and Expenses approx $4,184.58/year for Quebec students (2012/13)
approx $7,918.08/year for non-Quebec Canadian students (2012/13)
approx $30,838.68/year for international students (2012/13)
approx $1000 for books
Regular Admission Requirements
  • minimum of two years (60 credits) of university studies, or a diploma of collegial studies (DCS) from a Quebec College of General and Professional Education (CEGEP), at the time of registration/students with a french baccalaureate from Quebec (Colleges international Marie de France or Stanislas) are also eligible to apply
  • LSAT not required because of bilingual nature of school
  • McGill's integrated program is bilingual. Candidates must demonstrate substantial reading ability in, and aural comprehension of, both English and French

Admission Committee Considerations
  • academic record, linguistic abilities, personal statement, extracurricular, community or professional activities, and letters of reference (must be able to read and understand both English and French)
  • Faculty of Law Scholarships
  • McGill University Entrance Scholarships
  • need-based Entrance Financial Aid program

Entrance Scholarships and Bursaries

Admissions Office Undergraduate Admissions Office
Faculty of Law, McGill University
3644 Peel Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1W9

Program Information

Combined Degrees undergraduate law program combines Civil Law and Common Law into B.C.L./LL.B. Program
Desautels Faculty of Management M.B.A. Program joint degree with B.C.L./LL.B.
School of Social Work M.S.W. Program for joint degree with B.C.L./LL.B.
Exchange Programs Exchange Programs for Law Students
Transfers Yes, students who have successfully completed at least one year of full-time studies in an undergraduate program at another Canadian Law faculty
Mature Student Yes
Part-Time Student Yes
Course Curriculum (1st year) Required and complementary courses


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