SAO Forms

Course Selection
Majors and Minors
Honours Program
Essay Forms
Clerkships, Moots, Legal Clinic
Exchanges and feedback
Prizes and Scholarships
Attestation Letters


Verify your degree requirements (degree audit) according to your year of admission.

PDF icon Degree Audit 2022
PDF icon Degree Audit 2021
PDF icon Degree Audit 2020
PDF iconDegree Audit 2019
PDF iconDegree Audit 2018
PDF iconDegree Audit 2016 and 2017

The brochures below also provide an at-a-glance overview of the BCL/JD (previously BCL/LLB) program requirements. Please select the one relating to your admission year:

PDF icon 2022-2023
PDF icon2021-2022
PDF icon2020-2021
PDF icon2019-2020
PDF icon2018-2019
PDF icon2017-2018

Did you recently visit the SAO? Let us know about your experience!

SAO Feedback Form [web]

Course Selection

As a Comité des Equivalence student

Microsoft Office document iconBar Equivalence - Course Selection

As a Transfer or Advanced Standing student

Microsoft Office document iconTransfer Student or Advanced Standing Student - Course Selection Form

As a Exchange or Visiting student

Microsoft Office document iconExchange Students and Visiting Students - Course selection form

Become a Group Assistant.

File Group Assistant Application Form

Take a graduate level course as an undergraduate or graduate student. MINERVA course form [.pdf]

Take an outside course (Law or Non-Law), students can now apply via the Minerva Exchange/Study Away menu.

Processing time is normally 5 to 10 working days of submission.

If approved, student will be issued a Letter of Permission (downloadable from Minerva) and the student's McGill record will be updated to “Term Away” (summer term).

Change a course (add/drop) a course (only if Minerva cannot be used to add-drop).

Important: Be aware of the impact of a course withdrawal. See our note in the Registration Guide.

Course change form [web]

You are a non-Law McGill student who wants to take a course at the Faculty of Law.

FileNon Law Student- Law Course Application Form


Report a conflict in your examination dates.

Exam Conflict Report Form [web]

Deferred examinations

*LLM students only*

BCL/JD students must put the request through Minerva

*Deferral of a Final Examination Request Form [web]

S/U grading switch for deferred exams S/U grading for exams deferred to summer 2021 [web]
Exam viewing

Examination Viewing Request Form [web]

Exam viewing feedback survey [web]

Grade Review Request Grade Review Request Form [Microsoft Form]
Extension Request for Term Essay or Final Paper

PDF iconExtension Request Form

Sign an exam confidentiality agreement.

FileExam Confidentiality Agreement

Majors and Minors

Apply for a Minor at McGill's Faculties of Arts or Science.

File Application to enroll in a minor program

Apply for one of the two Major programs at McGill Law, which are offered in Commercial Negotiation, and in International Human Rights and Development. Microsoft Office document iconApplication to enroll in a Major Concentration (Law programs)

Honours Program

Apply for the Law Faculty's Honours Program. Honours application form [.doc]
Complete Thesis Proposal and Literature Review Honours Thesis I (WRIT 450) Report [.doc]
Complete Thesis Research Report Honours Thesis II (WRIT 451) Report [.doc]
Complete Honours Thesis. Honours Thesis III (WRIT 452) Report [.doc]

Essay Forms

Use the Faculty of Law cover page for your written work.

File Standard Cover Page for Written Work (not anonymous)

File Standard Cover Page for Written Work (anonymous)

Apply to write a Term Essay (WRIT 491, 492, 493, 494, 495)

When deciding on the subject of your term essay, look at essay contests posted on this site and elsewhere.

A supervisor for a Term Essay MUST be a full-time Faculty member only. See their research areas.

Both the student and the supervisor must agree to meet to discuss the research and writing progress for a minimum of three separate dates before the final submission deadline.


Please note that there is a maximum of 3 Term Essays throughout the entire BCL/JD Program

Term Essay Authorization form [web].

Please make sure to have your outline, bibliography and table of contents ready in a single file to send to your supervisor when submitting your application.

Apply for a one-credit Writing and Drafting Project (WRIT 520) Open to Graduate Students only FileWRIT 520 Writing and Drafting Project

Clerkships, Moots, Legal Clinic

Apply to student clerk at a court or administrative tribunal, or at one of the Montreal Courts. Student Clerkship applications (2023-2024) [web]
Apply to participate in a Moot Competition Mooting Competition Applications (2023-2024) [web]
Apply for the Legal Clinic Course.

PDF icon MLCC Round 1-Booklet 2023/2024-Application

Prizes and Scholarships

Nominate yourself or a fellow student for a prize or scholarship. Discretionary prizes online application form [web]
Apply for a post-graduate scholarship or travelling fellowship. (students will need to provide an updated CV with a projected budget, and get two respondents to email PDF letters of recommendation) Post-graduate scholarships online application form [web]
Apply for the Johnston Medal for outstanding contribution (graduating students). Students who graduate in the top 10% of their cohort are encouraged to submit this application form. Principal David Johnston Medal for Contribution online application form [web]

Exchanges and feedback

Proof of Language Proficiency Form - Exchange Application PDF iconProof of Language Proficiency Form
You are a McGill Law student who went out on exchange, and has some feedback to share.

Exchange Feedback: McGill Students going abroad [web]

You are a student from another university who came to McGill on exchange, and has some feedback to share.

Exchange Feedback: Students coming to McGill [web]

Attestation Letters

Request an attestation letter from the SAO. Attestation Letter Request Form [web]
Request an attestation letter for the LSO, QC and/or NY Bar exam. Bar Attestation Letters [web]


Apply to be a Student Ambassador at the Faculty of Law.

Ambassador sign-up form [web]

Book an room at the Faculty of Law. Before submitting a request, please read the McGill University Guidelines for Booking Occasional Events

Room booking request form [web]
Apply for after-hours access to McGill Law buildings.

After-hours access request form [.docx]

Request to view your student file at the SAO Request to view your student file
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