The B.C.L./LL.B. Integrated Program can further be enhanced by three options that students can pursue to broaden perspectives and expertise. Each of these options entails additional credits (18 to 24 credits), rounding out the basic program to a full four years.
The B.C.L./LL.B. with Minor Program is open to all students enrolled in the Faculty of Law and allows them to graduate with a minor concentration offered by McGill's Faculty of Arts or Faculty of Science. Law students should consult the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Science sections of the Undergraduate Programs Calendar to determine the requirements for individual minor concentrations. In addition to the 105 credits needed for the B.C.L./LL.B. program, students complete 18 further credits toward a minor program for a total of 123 credits. Since Science minors are typically 24 credits and Arts minor concentrations are typically 18 credits, Law students will be allowed to count six credits of a 24-credit Science minor towards their Law degree as non-Law credits.
To find out more, see our Minor Options on the SAO site.
Major Concentration Programs
The B.C.L./LL.B. with Major Concentration is open to all students enrolled in the Faculty of Law and allows them to choose one of two designated Major Concentrations: Commercial Negotiation & Dispute Resolution or International Human Rights & Development.
Honours Program in Law
The Honours program aims to provide within the B.C.L./LL.B program a space in which advanced research of the highest quality can be pursued, so that students may produce a substantial work of publishable quality.
The B.C.L./LL.B. with Honours is open to students who have completed four (4) terms of study at the Faculty of Law and who, during that time, have maintained a GPA of 3.0.
Students must complete 15 credits in addition to the 105 credits required in the B.C.L./LL.B. program. Conditional upon submission and approval of an Honours Thesis, students will be granted a B.C.L./LL.B. with Honours.
To find out more, see the Honours Option on the SAO site.