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 2023 Term

The dates for courses are August 30 to December 5, 2023 (specific dates available at Key Academic Dates).

  • August 30, 2023 – September 7, 2023: LAWG 110D1/D2: Integration Workshop Week runs alongside Orientation. 

  • August 30, 2023: Upper-year classes start. 

  • September 4, 2023: Labour Day – No class.

  • September 5, 2023: First-year classes start. 

  • September 8, 2023 at 15h00: Fall Term Essay application forms are due (see SAO forms). 

  • September 12, 2023 at 23h59: Add/Drop Deadline, see: withdrawal information. 

  • September 19, 2023: Course Withdrawal with Refund. 

  • September 25-29, 2023: The Fall term verification week – Students MUST verify their record on Minerva and report any errors or omissions to the SAO. 

  • TBD: Undergraduate Honours Program application form is due to the SAO. 

  • October 6 - October 11, 2023: Fall Break – No Classes. For makeup day information, please see below and McGill Key Academic Dates.

  • October 9, 2023: Thanksgiving Day Holiday – Classes cancelled & administrative offices closed. 

  • October 16-20, 2023: Fall Law Focus Week Workshops – ALL classes suspended (except all 1L courses). Registration for FWW (Fall term) will open on DATE TBD. See course offerings list for more information. 

  • October 24, 2023: Deadline to REMOVE S/U Option for Fall 2022: *Students who selected the S/U option for one of their Fall 2023 courses can remove the S/U option up until 24 Oct 2023. See description of McGill's Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option

  • October 24, 2023: Course Withdrawal with NO Refund. 

  • November 15, 2023: The deadline to report an Exam Conflict – For more information, please see the SAO's Examination Policy webpage. 

  • November 30, 2023: MAKEUP DAY - Regular Thursday schedule will be replaced by a Monday schedule

  • December 4, 2023: Deadline to apply to graduate on Minerva – For all undergraduate students who expect to complete their program requirements at the end of the Fall 2023 term (February 2024 graduation). 

  • December 5, 2023: Last day of lectures.

  • December 6, 2023: Study Day.  

  • December 7 – December 21, 2023: Fall examination period runs (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. 

  • December 14, 2023 at 15h00: Fall Term Essays, Honours progress reports and term/final papers are due. Late submissions will be subject to late penalties. 

  • December 21, 2023 at 17h00: The last date and time to upload a completed exam. 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 and times. 

Important Reminders 

  • All assignments must be handed in electronically by 15h00. 

  • 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 2024 Term

The dates for courses are January 4 to April 12, 2024 (specific dates available at Key Academic Dates). 

  • January 4-10, 2024 (inclusive): LAWG 110D1/D2 - Integration Workshop Week. Integration Workshop Week is mandatory for all 1L students.  

  • January 4, 2024: Upper-year classes start. 

  • January 9, 2024 at 15h00: Winter Term Essay application forms are due (see SAO forms

  • January 11, 2024: First-year classes start. 

  • January 15, 2024: The application deadline for Outgoing Exchange/Study Away programs for Summer 2023, Fall 2023 or Winter 2024. 

  • January 16, 2024: Add/Drop deadline. 

  • January 22-26, 2024: The Winter term verification week – Students MUST verify their record on Minerva and report any errors or omissions to the SAO. 

  • January 23, 2024: Course withdrawal WITH refund for Winter 2024 courses on Minerva. 

  • February 26 - March 1, 2024: Winter Law Focus Week Workshops – ALL classes suspended (except 1st year courses). See course offerings list  for more information. 

  • February 27, 2024: Course withdrawal with NO REFUND for Winter 2024 courses on Minerva. 

  • March 4 - March 8, 2024: Study Break. 

  • March 4, 2024: Deadline to apply to graduate on Minerva for all undergraduate students who expect to complete their program requirements at the end of the Winter 2024 term (Spring 2024 Convocation). 

  • March 13th, 2024 at 15h00 (tentative date): The deadline to submit Clerkship Application. 

  • March 13th, 2024 at 15h00 (tentative date): The deadline to submit Moot Applications. 

  • March 15, 2024: The deadline to report an exam conflict. For more information, please see the SAO's Examination Policy. 

  • March 29 - April 1, 2024: Easter holiday – No classes or exams. Administrative offices closed. For makeup day information, please see McGill Key Academic Dates. 

  • April 11, 2024: MAKEUP DAY - Regular Thursday schedule will be replaced by a Monday schedule.

  • April 12, 2024: Last day of Lectures. 

  • April 13 & 14, 2024: Study day(s). 

  • April 15 - April 30, 2024 (inclusive): Winter examination period. 

    • 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.  

  • April 19, 2024 at 15h00: Winter term essays, Honours progress reports, Honours Theses (submitted by the end of the 4th academic year) and term/final papers are due. Late submissions will be subject to late penalties. 

  • April 30, 2024 at 17h00: The last date and time to upload a completed exam. 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. 

Important Reminders  

  • 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 2024 Term

*Dates to be updated in Winter 2024*

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