Faculty of Law

Law

Bienvenue à la Faculté de droit de l’Université McGill!

McGill’s distinctive legal education is one of the best in the world. It crosses boundaries of language, jurisdiction, legal tradition, discipline, and culture. It equips jurists with the critical knowledge, skills, and ethical grounding to excel as problem solvers and architects of social order. It prepares you for a world where boundaries are porous and shifting—and people, goods, and ideas move further and faster than ever.

Our double-degree program explores legal traditions from a unique comparative and integrated perspective. Building on proven strengths, in 2016 we launched a renewed curriculum, featuring new opportunities for problem-based learning, translating knowledge into action, and developing the soft skills that are critical to engaged, effective, and enlightened jurists. Within our graduate program’s vibrant community, our master’s and doctoral students receive dedicated attention from a diverse group of leading researchers. Our doctoral students receive a preparation for law teaching that has no equal.

La Faculté de droit est située au cœur de Montréal, une métropole francophone caractérisée par un environnement culturel dynamique et pluraliste. Cet espace cosmopolite a guidé notre mission fondamentale. L’enseignement et la recherche s’y déroulent en anglais et en français, en droit civil comme en common law. En cohérence avec notre situation sur le territoire traditionnel du peuple Kanien’kehá:ka et des appels de la Commission de vérité et réconciliation du Canada, nos réformes du programme augmenteront la part consacrée aux traditions juridiques autochtones.

The Faculty is outward-looking and international, recruiting professors from around the world. The BCL/LLB class entering in 2016 included students born in 30 countries and speaking 15 mother tongues.

We earned our extraordinary reputation with our unique program and path-breaking research. Our professors are deeply committed to our students’ success. We’re taking steps to be more inclusive towards a broad range of learners—and to better represent our diverse society, including Canada’s indigenous peoples. Canada’s oldest law faculty isn’t resting on its laurels.

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