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Undergraduate admissions in law

Now that you have read all about our unique undergraduate program and our "transsystemic" approach to legal education, you may want to know more about admissions.

In the following section, you will find information on our admissions policy, requirements, categories and deadlines, supporting documents, and the admissions process.

We also have a complete FAQ.

Upcoming Information sessions

Upcoming information sessions et visits to recruitment fairs are posted on our Recruitment Events page.

  • September 14, 2016: Workshop for Re-Applicants
  • October 5, 2016: Law School and Diversity Information Session
  • October 6, 2016: General Plenary on Law Admissions
  • October 30, 2016: McGill University Open House

Upcoming deadlines

The online application for Fall 2017 admission will be available as of September 1, 2016.  Students in the University and Mature categories have until November 1, 2016 to apply, and November 8, 2016 to send in their supporting documents. 

Please read through all the tabs under the admission section of this website carefully before applying as there are specific rules that must be followed for the creation and submission of supporting documents.

See all deadlines and student categories.

Admission Timeline (September entrance only)

September 1

Admission online application opens

Early September

Start of law school year

Come visit us and attend our Admissions Info Sessions (or view our webcast(s) online)

We might come and visit you! Check our website for recruitment visits

End of October McGill Open House - Come and meet us (Admissions and Student Ambassadors)
November 1       Admission application closes for most categories of candidates
December Latest LSAT testing recommended
December-January First round of offers
January

Start of law winter term

You may be called for an interview (non-CEGEP candidates)

February Admitted Candidates Information Day
March 1 Admission application closes for CEGEP candidates
April 1 Candidates admitted in the first round have until this date to accept our offer and pay deposit
April-May

Second round of offers

You may be called for an interview (CEGEP candidates)

First round of offers to CEGEP candidates

Start of Waitlist

End of law academic year

Most decisions will be made by mid to late May

May 1 Admission application closes for Transfer candidates
July Start of course registration for newly admitted candidates
August In-person registration