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Prospective graduate students (Doctorate, Master's and Graduate Certificate)

Deadline of application to all graduate law programs

Canadian students:
Fall: December 15
Winter: No admission*
Summer: No admission*
International students:
Fall: December 15
Winter: No admission*
Summer: No admission*

Special/Exchange/Visiting: McGill Law does not accept special, exchange or visiting students in its graduate programs.

*McGill Graduate Law offers the September entrance only.

Why McGill University Graduate Studies in Law?

There are many reasons for embarking on graduate studies in law. Some wish to complement their previous legal education with different areas of study and research. Some hope to return to their work as jurists with a fresh and perhaps specialized perspective. Others aim to prolong their time as university students and are keen to explore a new intellectual environment. Still others have specific career goals in mind and realize that graduate level scholarship is crucial to achieving those goals.

A graduate degree in law is not so much an instrument for achieving or attaining something; rather, it is an opportunity for self-discovery and re-commitment with the always-evolving issues and challenges embodied by legal education and scholarship. The Faculty of Law at McGill provides an environment that fosters intellectual enquiry. We seek students who seek to experience unexpected intellectual journeys, students who are open to the new ideas and opportunities that a stay at McGill may offer. Visit our Graduate Studies in Law website to learn more.

Come to McGill... For our transsystemic and integrated approach to legal pedagogy, our combination of comparative and multidisciplinary legal scholarship, our cutting edge communities of academics, and our extraordinarily diverse graduate student body.

Come to McGill... to learn, enjoy, challenge yourself, and redefine what it means to be a contemporary jurist.