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Academic advising and support

Students are encouraged to seek academic advice and support from the SAO throughout their academic career. 

SAO Drop-in Hours

SAO Drop-in hours for the current academic year are as follows:

Monday - Thursday:
10:00 - 12:30, 14:00 - 16:00

10:00 - noon

For career-related services such as discussing career opportunities or having your CV reviewed, just follow the instructions and use the contacts from the CDO website.

To discuss a leave of absence, part time studies, withdrawal, advanced standing, comité des équivalences and special students course selection or adding/dropping courses outside the regular period, please make an appointment with Director, nancy [dot] czemmel [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Ms. Nancy Czemmel).

To discuss internships and funding, exchanges and exchange course selection, mooting, transfer credits and disability issues, or to discuss your academic and personal goals, please make an appointment with the sao [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Assistant Dean) (Student Life and Learning).

To discuss undergraduate (including joint programs) and graduate program requirements, graduation, extensions, final examinations, deferred and supplemental exams, fellowships (graduate), prizes and scholarships and transfer credits (including IUT), please make an appointment with Director, sao [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Ms. Nancy Czemmel).

To discuss B.C.L./ LL.B. program requirements, majors, minors, degree audits, alumni mentorship program and peer advising, please make an appointment with Student Affairs Consultant, vanessa [dot] morelli [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Ms. Vanessa Morelli).

Questions about the exchange program and exchange course selection may also be directed to sao [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Mr. Patrick Ritchie).

If you are not sure who to address your enquiry or who to make an appointment with, email sao [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca (the SAO).

If you need to speak to someone regarding a more sensitive and private matter, please email sao [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Mr. Patrick Ritchie). Mr. Ritchie will contact you and set up an appointment with an appropriate member of the SAO team.

Following your appointment, please take some time to complete our CDO & SAO Feedback Survey.

For more information, please sao [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca (contact the SAO) .

First year information


Additional advising services at McGill

Additional advising services available to students: McGill's First-Year Office, McGill's Counselling Service, McGill’s Writing Centre, McGill’s Tutoring Service and McGill's Service Point. For more information on services available, read up on Who’s Who.

McGill's Counselling Service offers various workshops to support students through their studies, from "Healthy Relationships" and "Public Speaking" to "Surviving Grad School" and a Bereavement Support Group. Visit their site for their schedule of Current workshops.