Detail of a high rise in Montreal. By Phil Deforges at


Business Law Meter

A new blog on the block

The McGill Business Law Meter is an online forum for timely commentary and discussion of current developments in Canadian and transnational business law. For more information, to read the blog or to submit a blog entry, visit the blog page.

Student-led initiatives

Compass is a group of volunteer law students that offer work pro bono with startups to empower Canadian entrepreneurs. Students offer curated legal information and access to a network of partners to help startups grow. Visit their website or Facebook page.

McGill Arbitration Student Society

The Society aims to promote interest and further knowledge in arbitration, which is used to resolve both public and private sector legal issues. For more information visit their Facebook page.

McGill Business Law Association

The McGill Business Law Association (MBLA) is committed to increasing its members’ exposure to topical legal issues, career development opportunities, and occasions to interact with leading practitioners in the field of business law. The MBLA collaborates with Montreal, Toronto, and New York law firms to organize conferences, panel discussions, cocktails and lunches that help members develop a better understanding of business law and its practice. The events allow students to interact with lawyers and build their professional networks, while providing a forum for firms to showcase their organizations to a captive audience of future lawyers with a particular interest in business law. Visit their website or Facebook page.

McGill Intellectual Property Law Student Association

IPLSA is a student organization which aims to promote intellectual property law through on-campus events. It also serves as a platform to share IP news. Visit their website or Facebook page.

McGill International Business and Trade Law Society

The MIBTLS is a student-run society operating at McGill University’s Faculty of Law. Its primary aim is to promote the study of international business and trade law within the faculty. The Society provides a forum to discuss emerging topics and emphasizes community engagement between interested students, academics, practitioners, policymakers, business people, and transnational corporations. Visit their website or Facebook page.

McGill Journal of Dispute Resolution

The McGill Journal of Dispute Resolution (MJDR) is a bilingual peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to the presentation and promotion of high-quality scholarship in the fields of arbitration, mediation, facilitation, negotiation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. It promotes discourse and the exchange of ideas between scholars, practitioners, students and the public at large through the provision of free high-quality peer reviewed scholarship. Visit their website or Facebook page.

McGill Law Negotiation Club

The MLNC aims to help members develop their negotiation skills by organizing negotiation workshops, seminars, and competitions. They also train and participate in external competitions. Visit their website or Facebook page.

McGill Sports and Entertainment Law Association

The McGill Sports and Entertainment Law Association (MSELA) strives to support students interested in the niche field of sports and entertainment law. Through speaker events, simulation activities, and social/networking opportunities, MSELA connects like-minded students and provides them with exposure to the sports and entertainment law industry. Visit their Facebook page.

Back to top