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A global model of legal education

BCL/LLB curriculum renewal

We do legal education like nobody else

Proudly bilingual; rigorously bijural: McGill Law sits at the epicentre of two major legal traditions of the western world — the civil law and the common law. From its earliest days, McGill has been a bridge between these two traditions.

Le programme de McGill est un modèle mondialement reconnu en matière d’enseignement du droit, qui sait s’adapter aux transformations du monde sans frontières d’aujourd’hui.

Et maintenant, nous allons encore plus loin.

La formation en droit à McGill explore les traditions juridiques dans une optique comparative et intégrée, unique au monde.

The renewed McGill curriculum that debuts in the fall of 2016 features multiple opportunities for problem-based learning, translation of knowledge into action, and the development of skills that are critical to engaged, effective and enlightened jurists.

An integrated education

a) designed to work across the traditional boundaries of first-year coursework
b) in French and English
c) that builds on an expertise in the civil law and common law, broadened to include other legal traditions, including better understandings of indigenous law, as well as cutting-edge scholarship in alternate dispute resolution
 

Une approche axée sur la résolution de problèmes où

a) les étudiants travaillent en groupe pour aborder des questions d’éthique et de méthodologie juridique, de recherche empirique et d’analyse des politiques
b) un horaire de cours révisé prévoit des périodes d’enseignement intensif d’une semaine durant les sessions d’automne et d’hiver
 

Innovative pedagogy that flips the script and

a) allows you to take the lead in your own education
b) uses technology in modernized classrooms to enhance participation and critical reflection

La vision critique et originale qui distingue la formation en droit à McGill est un véritable tremplin pour ceux et celles dont les idées contribueront à transformer le monde des affaires ou la société civile.

Above all, the Faculty prides itself on developing agile thinkers, conscientious citizens and global-leaning, forward-looking jurists for the 21st century.

McGill Law. It’s a world class move.

BCL/LLB curriculum renewal

Our new BCL/LLB program!

Graduate studies in Law

Undergraduate studies

To those undertaking law studies for the first time, we offer the combined Bachelor of Civil Law/Bachelor of Laws (B.C.L./LL.B.) program, leading to degrees in civil law and common law.

We also offer two joint programs, combining the B.C.L./LL.B. with either a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) or a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.).

Graduate studies

To those who already have a first law diploma and are interested in advanced legal studies, we offer the Master of Laws (LL.M.), with thesis and non-thesis options, the Doctor of Civil law (D.C.L.), and Graduate Certificates.

Students may elect to pursue their master's or doctorate in the Faculty of Law, the Institute of Comparative Law or the Institute of Air and Space Law.