Graduate Application Procedures

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Graduate Application Procedures for Graduate Programs (Law)

To apply for admission to a graduate-level Law program, please provide the following:

  1. Application form with $100 application fee (non-refundable) payable by credit card.
  2. Statement of academic program.
  3. Official transcripts and proof of degree.
  4. Certified translations of transcripts and proof of degree (if not written in French or English).
  5. Official university grading system.
  6. Two letters of recommendation on official letterhead and Referee's Report Forms from academic referees (sent directly by the referee to Graduate Programs in Law). For more information, consult
  7. Official TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB, ESOL or EDEXCEL score report (sent directly by the testing organization), a McGill Certificate of Proficiency in English or McGill Certificate of Proficiency - English for Professional Communication.
  8. Applicants must submit a résumé.
  9. Two recent passport photographs.

McGill's online application form for graduate program candidates is available at Documents corresponding to numbers 2-5 and 8-9 should be sent to the Coordinator, Graduate Programs in Law, at the address in Location.

Dates for Guaranteed Consideration

Dates for Guaranteed Consideration

The Date for Guaranteed Consideration to all graduate law programs (LL.M., D.C.L., Graduate Certificates) is January 15th but the Faculty of Law will accept applications until February 1st. Although McGill continues to accept applications until June 30th (April 30th for international applicants) for the Fall term, the Faculty of Law will not consider applications received on or after February 2nd.
Note: The application fee remains non-refundable.
McGill Graduate Law offers September entrance only; the Faculty is not willing to consider applications for Winter and Summer. Applications submitted for the Winter and Summer terms will be cancelled by the Faculty of Law WITHOUT reimbursement of the application fee.
Note: The application fee remains non-refundable.
Faculty of Law—2010-2011 (last updated Dec. 17, 2010) (disclaimer)