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For the third year in a row, McGill students lead the Canadian law school pack when it comes to some of the most coveted jobs for budding jurists: clerkships at the Supreme Court of Canada.
The Court has confirmed that six of our students have been chosen to serve in the 2009-2010 year, more than any other law faculty in the country. In fact, there are only 27 positions available to students from the 21 law schools Canada.
This year's impressive number is bested only by the eight clerks who were chosen from McGill last year, which tied the record set in 2006 by – McGill.
"The success reflects first and foremost the outstanding quality of students who choose to study at McGill," said Dean of Law Nicholas Kasirer. It is perhaps not surprising that law students from McGill, who work in both official languages and earn degrees in both of Canada's legal systems (civil and common law), are in such high demand at the court that hears cases from across the land.
Added Kasirer, "The Supreme Court judges I speak to recognize that the trans-systemic and bilingual character of our program is perfect training for work at the Court."