About Graduate Studies

Professor Richard Gold, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies (Law)

We do law differently at McGill. And we do it best.

The McGill Faculty of Law is one of the highest ranking law schools for a reason: uniquely in the world, we bring together not only the best minds, but an intimate understanding of how law, culture, people, and economies work together.

Through our transsystemic program, we not only teach what the law is, but how it can be used in practice, how different cultures and traditions shape the meaning and outcomes of law, and examine the symbolic meaning of legal rules and how they affect people and their communities.

It is no surprise, therefore, that each year McGill Law welcomes dozens of bright legal minds from around the world to become members of our community. Master's (LLM) and doctoral (DCL) students come to McGill from around the globe, with varied life and professional experiences, and a wide array of educational and legal backgrounds.

As the stories that our alumni recite on Our Alumni: Where Are They Now? webpage, our students leave McGill changed. In the process, they change us. Together we create a formidable, global, and constantly expanding and evolving community that provides a home for thought, connections that last a lifetime, and opportunities to continually explore the law.

We hope that you will consider joining and enriching our community at McGill in our beautiful, multicultural city of Montreal. We look forward to welcoming you here!