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Undergraduate admissions in law

Now that you have read all about our unique undergraduate program and our "transsystemic" approach to legal education, you may want to know more about admissions.

In the following section, you will find information on our admissions policy, requirements, categories and deadlines, supporting documents, and the admissions process.

We also have a complete FAQ.

Notable changes to our admissions policy

  • Our admissions policy was revised to further reflect our commitment to diversity in the entering class.
  • The Definition of Mature candidate has changed to mean candidates out of formal education for a minimum of five years.
  • Changes to Supporting Documents requirements:
     ∙  Résumé: document must be of two (2) pages or less.
     ∙  Reference Letters: we will only accept two (2) letters.

Information sessions

Our information sessions on admissions are now available to view via webcast:

  • September 23: Workshop for re-applicants - View webcast
  • October 8: General Plenary on Law Admissions - View webcast

Upcoming deadlines

Students in the Cegep category have until March 1, 2014 to apply, and March 7, 2014 to send in their supporting documents.

See all deadlines and student categories.

Admission Timeline (September entrance only)

September 1

Admission online application opens

Early September

Start of law school year

Come visit us and attend our Admissions Info Sessions (or view our video online, presently in production)

We might come and visit you! Check our website for recruitment visits

End of October McGill Open House - Come and meet us (Admissions and Student Ambassadors)
November 1       Admission application closes for most categories of candidates
December Latest LSAT testing recommended
December-January First round of offers

Start of law winter term

You may be called for an interview (non-CEGEP candidates)

February Admitted Candidates Information Day
March 1 Admission application closes for CEGEP candidates
April 1 Candidates admitted in the first round have until this date to accept our offer and pay deposit

Second round of offers

You may be called for an interview (CEGEP candidates)

First round of offers to CEGEP candidates

Start of Waitlist

End of law academic year

Most decisions will be made by mid to late May

May 1 Admission application closes for Transfer candidates
July Start of course registration for newly admitted candidates
August In-person registration