B.C.L./LL.B. admissions in law

Now that you have read all about our unique BCL/LLB 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.

Upcoming Information sessions

Upcoming information sessions and visits to recruitment fairs are posted on our Recruitment Events page.

Upcoming deadlines

The online application for Fall 2018 admission will be available as of September 1, 2017.  

Please read through all the tabs under the admission section of this website carefully before applying as there are specific rules that must be followed for the creation and submission of 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 webcast(s) online)

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

Latest LSAT testing recommended

Admissions offers are extended and will continue to be made on an ongoing basis until May

January Start of law winter term
February Welcome Day for Newly Admitted Candidates 
March 1 Admission application closes for CEGEP candidates
April 1 Candidates admitted early in the cycle (December - February) have until this date to accept our offer and pay deposit

You may be called for an interview (CEGEP, Mature, and Advanced Standing candidates)

First offers to CEGEP candidates extended

Start of Waitlist

End of law academic year

Most decisions will be made by late May-June

May 1 Admission application closes for Transfer candidates
June-August Space permitting, offers of admission made to candidates from the waitlist
July Start of course registration for newly admitted candidates
August Orientation & in-person registration