Key Dates and Deadlines

McGill Universal Deadlines can be found in McGill's Important Dates website, with detailed information about the latest class schedule located under their key academic dates page.

Specific deadlines for the Faculty of Law


Fall 2022 Term

  • LAWG 110D1/D2: Integration Workshop Week runs alongside Orientation, August 29, 2022 – September 2, 2022
  • Upper-year classes start on August 31, 2022.
  • First-year classes start on September 6, 2022.
  • Labour Day:  September 5, 2022. No class
  • Add/drop deadline: September 13, 2022. See also: withdrawal information. 
  • Fall Term Essay application forms are due September 8, 2022 by 15h00 (see SAO forms)
  • Undergraduate Honours Program application formis due to the SAO by October 7, 2022 at 15h00. 
  • The Fall term verification week runs September 26-30, 2022. Students MUST verify their record on Minerva and report any errors or omissions to the SAO. 
  • Course Withdrawal with Refund is September 20, 2022. 
  • Thanksgiving Day Holiday: October 10, 2022. Classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed. 
  • Fall Break: October 11, 2022 and October 12, 2022. No Classes. 
  • Makeup Days: Thursday, October 13, 2022 and Friday, October 14, 2022
    • Thursday and Friday, October 13 & 14, the normal Thursday & Friday schedules of course lectures, labs, and conferences will be replaced by Monday & Tuesday schedules, respectively. To determine which courses will be taught on that day, see Key Dates.
  • Fall Law Focus Week Workshops: October 17-21, 2022. ALL classes suspended (except all 1L courses). Registration for FWW (Fall term) will open on July 28th at 11:00am. See course offerings list for more information. 
  • Deadline to REMOVE S/U Option for Fall 2022: October 25, 2022 *Students who selected the S/U option for one of their Fall 2022 courses can remove the S/U option up until 25 Oct 2022. See description of McGill's Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option. 
  • Course Withdrawal with NO Refund: October 25, 2022. 
  • The deadline to report an Exam Conflict is November 15, 2022. For more information, please see the SAO's Examination Policy webpage. 
  • Apply to graduate on Minerva: For all undergraduate students who expect to complete their program requirements at the end of the Fall 2022 term (February 2023 graduation), the deadline to apply on Minerva is November 30, 2022. 
  • Study Day(s): December 6, 2022 
  • Last day of lectures: December 5, 2022 
  • Fall examination period runs December 7 – December 21, 2022 (inclusive). 
  • Applications for deferred examinations and evaluations must be made through the Student Affairs Office. Supporting documentation is required. Students must inform the SAO, prior to or within twenty-four hours of the examination, of the reasons for requesting permission to write a deferred examination. 
  • Fall Term Essays, Honours progress reports and term/final papers are due via SAOAssignments.law [at] mcgill.ca on December 15, 2022 at 15:00 . Late submissions will be subject to late penalties. 
  • Take-Home exams for both BCL/JD students and Graduate students must be downloaded and submitted within the examination period via ExamSoft. Instructors may assign specific download and submission dates & times. The last date and time to upload a completed exam is December 21, 2022 at 17:00. 

Important Reminders

  • All assignments must be handed in electronically by 15:00.
  • All extension requests must be submitted to the Student Affairs Office for approval (supporting documentation may be required), before the original deadline. See the SAO policy on Extensions. Late submissions will be subject to late penalties. 
  • All assignments submitted to the SAO are final - students will not be permitted to submit any additional work or an alternative version. Only the initial submission to the SAO will be forwarded for grading. (With permission *only*, a subsequent submission can be forwarded for grading but will be subject to a penalty of a deduction of one grading unit.) 

Winter 2023 Term

The dates for courses are  January 4 to April 13, 2023 (specific dates available at www.mcgill.ca/importantdates/key-dates).

  • LAWG 110D1/D2: Integration Workshop Week:  January 4-10, 2023, inclusive (Tentative Date). Integration Workshop Week is mandatory for all 1L students. 
  • Upper-year classes start on January 4, 2023. 
  • First-year classes start on January 11, 2023 (Tentative Date). 
  • Winter Term Essay application forms are due by (Tentative Date) January 10, 2023 by 15:00 (see SAO forms)
  • For Outgoing Exchange/Study Away programs, the application deadline for Summer 2023, Fall 2023 or Winter 2024 exchange is in January 2023 (Date TBD). 
  • Add/drop deadline is January 17, 2023. 
  • Course with refund is January 24, 2023. 
  • Course withdrawal with NO REFUND for winter 2023 courses is March 7, 2023 on Minerva. 
  • The Winter term verification week runs January 23-27, 2023. Students MUST verify their record on Minerva and report any errors or omissions to the SAO. 
  • Winter Law Focus Week Workshops: February 20-24, 2023. ALL classes suspended (except 1st year courses). See course offerings list for more information. 
  • Apply to graduate on Minerva by March 1, 2023: deadline to apply to graduate on Minerva for all undergraduate students who expect to complete their program requirements at the end of the Winter 2023 term (Spring 2023 Convocation). 
  • Study Break: February 27 - March 3, 2023. 
  • The deadline to report an exam conflict is March 15, 2023 via SAO.law [at] mcgill.ca. For more information, please see the SAO's Examination Policy. 
  • The deadline to submit Clerkship Application is March 13th, 2023 at 15:00 (Date TBC). 
  • The deadline to submit Moot Applications is March 13th, 2023 at 15:00 (Date TBC). 
  • Easter holiday: April 7-10, 2023. No classes or exams. Administrative offices closed.  
  • Last day of Lectures: April 13, 2023 
  • Study day(s): April 15 & 16, 2023 
  • Winter examination period runs April 14 - April 28, 2023 (inclusive). 
  • Applications for deferred examinations and evaluations must be made through the Student Affairs Office. Supporting documentation is required. Deadlines for applications is TBC. Students must inform the SAO, prior to or within twenty-four hours of the examination, of the reasons for requesting permission to write a deferred examination. 
  • Winter term essays, Honours progress reports, Honours Theses (submitted by the end of the 4th academic year) and term/final papers are due via SAOAssignments.law [at] mcgill.ca on April 20, 2023 at 15:00. Late submissions will be subject to late penalties. 
  • Take-Home exams for both Undergraduate Students and Graduate Students must be downloaded and submitted within the examination period via ExamSoft. Instructors may assign specific download and submission dates & times. The last date and time to upload a completed exam is April 28, 2023 at 17:00.

Important Reminders 

  • All assignments must be handed in electronically by 15:00. 
  • All extension requests must be submitted to the Student Affairs Office for approval (supporting documentation may be required), before the original deadline. See the SAO policy on Extensions. Late submissions will be subject to late penalties. 
  • All assignments submitted to the SAO are final - students will not be permitted to submit any additional work or an alternative version. Only the initial submission to the SAO will be forwarded for grading. (With permission *only*, a subsequent submission can be forwarded for grading but will be subject to a penalty of a deduction of one grading unit.) 

Summer 2022 Term

Last day to add/drop a course
(with refund)*

4th SCHEDULED CLASS

*The add/drop deadline might differ for intensive courses; please consult the course description for details.

Last day to withdraw from a course
(no refund)**

9th SCHEDULED CLASS

**The withdrawal deadline might differ for intensive courses; please consult the course description for details.

*Due to the intensive nature of Focus Week Workshop courses, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the first lecture day and withdrawal is the second lecture day.*

*The Add/Drop deadline for Term Essays is May 9th, 2022 by 15:00.*

  • Apply to graduate on Minerva before May 24, 2022: deadline to apply to graduate on Minerva for all undergraduate students who expect to complete their program requirements at the end of the Summer 2022 term (Fall 2022 Convocation).
  • Summer Term Essay applications are due by May 9, 2022 by 15:00 (see SAO forms).
    • *Note that it is the student responsibility to have your supervisor email the sao.law [at] mcgill.ca (SAO) approval to supervise your Term Essay no later than the Term Essay application deadline. If your supervisor does not approve, your Term Essay will be refused.
  • Assignments:
    • All assignments must be submitted electronically before 15:00 unless otherwise stated by the instructor. Course work received after 15:00, without an approved extension, will be subject to a grading penalty
    • Extension requests must be submitted via email to the Student Affairs Office, before the original deadline. See the SAO policy on Extensions. Late submissions will be subject to late penalties.
    • All assignments submitted to the SAO are final. Students are not be permitted to submit any additional work or an alternative version. Only the initial submission to the SAO will be forwarded for grading. (With permission only, a subsequent submission will be subject to a penalty of a deduction of one grading unit.)
  • National Patriots’ Day holiday: May 23, 2022. No Classes. Administrative offices closed.
  • La Fête Nationale du Québec holiday : June 24, 2022. No Classes. Administrative offices & Libraries closed.
  • Canada Day holiday: July 1, 2022. No Classes. Administrative offices & Libraries closed.
  • Summer examinations: Refer to the PDF icon Summer 2022 Course Offerings document.
  • Applications for deferred examinations and evaluations must be made through the Student Affairs Office. Supporting documentation is required. Students must inform the SAO, prior to or within twenty-four hours of the examination, of the reasons for requesting permission to write a deferred examination.
  • Summer term essays are due via SAOAssignments.law [at] mcgill.ca on August 15, 2022 at 15:00 unless an earlier deadline has been imposed by the instructor. Late submissions will be subject to late penalties.

(*Students starting l’école du barreau in September will need to submit by 15:00 on August 1, 2022.)

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