About McGill Law Students
An Integrated B.C.L./LL.B. Program
In 1999, the Faculty of Law at McGill University inaugurated the Integrated B.C.L./ LL.B. Program. Students now undertake the study of both the civil law and common law as of their first year in the Program. This Program is unique in Canada. Through our transsystemic approach and wide range of course offerings, we encourage students to develop a broad world view.
Earning two degrees provides McGill graduates with the tools to work in international law, as well as any province in Canada. Graduates are also qualified for admission to the bars of New York and Massachusetts, among others.
Carefully Picked Candidates
The admissions process at the Faculty is a rigorous one and only the strongest candidates are selected. Students are admitted not only on the basis of their marks, but also for their community involvement and achievements outside of the academic sphere. As a result, our students are a dynamic mix of individuals from different backgrounds with interests ranging from Business / Commercial Law to Human Rights.
Many are fluently bilingual or speak more than two languages. The Faculty of Law insists on the highest standards of learning and scholarship.
The Faculty of Law has worked towards providing a liberal education in law and jurisprudence suitable as preliminary training for the practice of law. Thanks to the education that they have received, we are convinced that our students and graduates have a great deal to offer any employer.
An Illustration - McGill Law and the Supreme Court
We have an excellent track record when it comes to clerkship positions. With regards to Supreme Court of Canada clerkships, for example, five McGill clerks were selected in 2001, seven in 2002, three in 2003, six in 2004, five in 2005, a record-breaking eight in 2006 and 2007, six in 2008, five in 2009, seven in 2010, six in 2011, and five in 2012.
For your information and to help you gauge the academic performance of McGill candidates, please consult the table of cumulative averages for undergraduate students found on our Student Affairs Office web site.