McGill Law places 29th worldwide in 2024 THE World University Rankings

Published: 27 October 2023

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce it was once again ranked as one of the world’s top universities at which to study law. The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings placed McGill 29th worldwide.  

Since the law ranking was introduced in 2017, McGill has consistently featured in the global top 30. This year, 329 law schools around the world were ranked. McGill Law received the highest score in Canada, 17th best in the world, for the Teaching evaluation criterion.  

This continued success reflects McGill Law’s steadfast commitment to outstanding legal scholarship and pedagogy. The integrated BCL/JD program has become a global model for legal education, attracting some of the world’s best students. Through this bilingual curriculum, law students learn about civil law, common law, and – increasingly – Indigenous legal traditions concurrently, gaining a deeper understanding of law through the dialogue between legal systems.  

Recognized by their peers everywhere around the world for their incredible versatility, McGill Law graduates go on to become Supreme Court of Canada judges, members of Parliament, justice ministers, managing partners, solo practitioners, chief legal officers for multinationals, CEOs, and entrepreneurs.  

The BCL/JD program is taught by world-class scholars who are international leaders in their fields. McGill Law professors are sought-after experts, whose scholarship contributes to contemporary societal debates. Their publications inform courts including the Supreme Court of Canada, policymakers at all levels of government, and international tribunals and organizations. 

“I’m pleased to see this international recognition of our Faculty’s deeply rooted commitment to excellence and teaching innovation,” said Dean Robert Leckey, Ad E. “Our remarkable students, talented professors, and worldwide alumni network are dedicated to contributing their legal leadership to answer pressing global challenges.”  

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