Academic Advising and Support

Students are encouraged to seek academic advice and support from the SAO throughout their academic career at the Faculty of Law.

If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, financial problems or any other personal problem, support is available. Come by your SAO on the 4th floor or send your availabilities to sao.law [at] mcgill.ca to schedule an appointment with Nancy Czemmel, Director of Student Life & Learning; Jinnie Park Student Affairs Consultant; or Giosi Rota, Student Affairs Consultant. The SAO will point you in the direction of the right resources. If you notice one of your classmates is struggling, send them our way.

SAO drop-in hours

You can come speak to a Student Advisor during drop-in hours:

  • Mondays: 13:00-14:30
  • Wednesdays: 13h00 – 14h30
  • Fridays: 13h00 - 14h30 

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For general questions, please visit the Student Affairs Office on the 4th floor during office hours (see right-hand column) to speak with our front desk staff.

Scheduling an appointment

Most questions can be answered by this website or by the SAO front counter staff. However, there are certain cases where an appointment with the Director or an Advisor is necessary. All appointment requests must be made via sao.law [at] mcgill.ca.

Nancy Czemmel (Director, Student Life & Learning):

  • Student advising & support
  • Accommodations
  • Extension or deferral requests
  • Comité des équivalences, special students and advanced standing course selection
  • Course change/Withdrawal
  • Part time status
  • Leave of absence

Jinnie Park (Student Affairs Consultant):

  • Student Advising & support (1L & 2L)
  • Degree/program planning; degree audits
  • Exchanges (course selection, transfer credits, application process)
  • Majors, joint programs
  • Student Life & Learning Series

Giosi Rota (Student Affairs Consultant):

  • Student advising & support (Upper Years)
  • Degree/program planning; degree audits
  • IUTs
  • Internships
  • Summer Term Away
  • Moots, clerkships and other clinical legal education opportunities
  • Exam conflicts & deferrals

If you are unsure who to address your enquiry to or who to make an appointment with, email sao.law [at] mcgill.ca (the SAO).

For career-related questions, such as discussing career paths, or having your CV reviewed, head to the Faculty's Career Development Office.

Workshops and info sessions

The Faculty of Law Student Affairs Office runs workshops and information sessions during the year.

Each session is geared to help equip you with the tools you need to navigate the law program from start to finish, with emphasis on academics and general wellness. During our sessions, we are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about the program and faculty.

Autres services étudiants à McGill

L’Université McGill offre tout un éventail de services pour favoriser un milieu accueillant. Parmi ces services, vous trouverez du counseling, de l’aide en santé mentale, du tutorat, des programmes de bourses d’études et d’aide financière étudiante, la Maison des premières nations, de même que les installations liées au sport et à l’exercice physique.  Passez voir www.mcgill.ca/studentservices pour voir tous les services proposés.

Additional advising services include McGill's First-Year Office, McGill's Counselling Service, McGill’s Writing Centre, McGill’s Tutoring Service and McGill's Service Point. For more information on available services, read up on Academic Advising's Who’s Who. We also have compiled an extensive Student Wellness section for our students.