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Contact/Admissions Information

McGill University
3644 Peel Street
Montreal, QC H3A 1W9
E-mail: undergradadmissions.law@mcgill.ca
Phone: 514-398-6602

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At a Glance

Degrees Offered
  • B.C.L./LL.B. degrees ( Civil Law/Common Law )
  • *McGill’s Faculty of Law has a policy of “passive bilingualism”. In order to thrive in the faculty’s bilingual environment, students should have substantial reading ability in both English and French, as required texts will be in both languages.

Joint Degrees
  • B.C.L./LL.B. / MBA (Master of Business Administration)
  • B.C.L./LL.B. / MSW (Master of Social Work)
  • Law students have the opportunity to pursue a minor offered by McGill’s Faculties of Arts or Science.
Dual Degrees
  • N/A
Speciality Programs/Concentrations
  • Commercial Negotiation & Dispute Resolution
  • International Human Rights & Development
  • N/A

Important Dates
  • Application Open: Sept.1
  • Deadline for Regular Application: Nov.8
Academic Minimums
There are no cut-offs for the J.D. program with respect to these scores.

Application Categories
University, Mature, CEGEP and Quebec French Baccalaureate

Application Fee
Applicants pay a $102.20 fee.

Minerva Online Application Form




Personal Statement/Statement of Purpose
A Personal Statement is required.


Letters of Reference
Two (2) letters of reference are required.

Applicants who are students, or who have recently completed programs of study, are expected to provide academic references.

Applicants who are unable to obtain academic references because they are no longer students should submit letters from individuals who are well placed to evaluate the applicant’s academic abilities.


Applicants are not required to take the LSAT; however, if a candidate has taken or will be taking the LSAT, the score will be considered.

While the LSAT is not required, the LSAT result provides the Admissions Committee with an additional and useful piece of information regarding the strength of your candidacy and suitability for law studies. The relative strength or weakness of an LSAT result is evaluated in light of the entire application.

Although the LSAT is not a mandatory element in an application for admission, every applicant who has taken or will be taking it must disclose their LSAT information and failure to do so is a material misrepresentation.

See the admissions website for further details.


Supporting evidence, where necessary


Approximate Costs Per Year
Tuition & Fees $4,124.84 (Quebec Resident)
Tuition & Fees $8,492.54 (Non-Quebec residents not including intl. students)
Housing $350 – 1,200 per month
Books $1000

Financial Assistance

McGill University Faculty of Law provides student financial assistance in the form of scholarships, awards, prizes, bursaries, emergency funding, and external funding. Please visit their funding page for more information.

First-Year Applicants
Class Size: TBC

Number of Students Admitted in 2013 (JD Program): 178
Number of Applicants in 2012 Academic Year (JD Program): 1270

Range: 152 – 172
Avg.: 163
Median: 164

Range: 3.0 – 4.0
Avg.: 3.7
Median: 4.0

We make every attempt to provide accurate information on academic programs, admissions, finances (i.e. costs), and student information. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.