McGill Law ranked 28th best worldwide, up one rank

Published: 10 April 2024

The Faculty of Law was once again ranked among the world’s top universities at which to study law by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The 2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject in Law and Legal Studies placed McGill Law 28th worldwide, up one spot from 2023.

Since QS introduced the ranking in 2011, the Faculty of Law has consistently placed in the top 35 institutions globally. The QS ranking is based on academic reputation, employer reputation, H-index citations, and citations per paper.

This continued success reflects McGill Law’s steadfast commitment to outstanding legal scholarship and pedagogy. Rooted in Montreal and open to the world, the McGill Faculty of Law carries out legal teaching and legal research that are ambitious, imaginative, and humanistic, preparing our students for a broad range of careers. The integrated BCL/JD program has become a global model for legal education, attracting some of the world’s best aspiring jurists. 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. “We are proud to be a place where remarkable students and talented professors come from the world over to learn together and challenge one another in an open-spirited and inclusive community that values curiosity, engagement, and courage.”

View the 2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject

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