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The B.C.L. / LL.B. combined program

The Faculty of Law's unique integrated program leads to graduation with both civil law and common law degrees (B.C.L./LL.B).

McGill Law students are introduced to "transsystemic" teaching in the first year of the program; fundamental concepts of the civil law and common law traditions are studied within a single course. This unique method of instruction fosters analytical ability, critical reflection and openness to diverse approaches to legal problems.

Students in the McGill program must complete 105 credits. Most students take three-and-a-half or four years to complete the program. It is possible, however, to complete the program in three years by taking additional credits over the summer and by carrying heavier course loads in second and third years.

McGill's B.C.L./LL.B. program qualifies students for the Bar Admission Programs in all Canadian provinces, as well as some U.S. Jurisdictions (i.e. New York and Massachusetts).

For in-depth information (courses, non-course credits, etc.), see the B.C.L. / LL.B. program page on the Law Student Affairs Office site.