COVID-19 Information for the Faculty of Law

COVID-19 FAQ from the Faculty of Law

Latest updates

Updated: 20 May 2021.

This page will be updated shortly to reflect the public health situation in 2021 with a new FAQ specific to Faculty of Law operations. In the meantime, you will find the most up-to-date information on the McGill University Coronavirus website.

The situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve. McGill has been sending out detailed messages: please read each one with care.

Prioritize your health and to follow the guidance of public health authorities. Please get vaccinated as soon as possible. This is a difficult time in many respects and the members of the Faculty of Law are here to support you however we can.

Be safe and be kind, both to others and to yourselves, and continue to look out for one another. We are in this together, and we will get through it together.

For older news items previously published below, visit our archive.


11 June 2021, noon: Virtual Convocation Ceremony for Law

Graduation is an important milestone in a student's life, and while there’s no replacement for crossing the stage in person, McGill will celebrate this occasion by celebrating all of our graduates’ accomplishments. There will be a 30 min video for each Faculty with music, brief speeches, as well as graduates’ names and a photomontage.

The ceremony for the Faculty of Law will take place online on June 11, 2021, at noon.

The videos will be made available for viewing afterwards to accommodate students in different time zones and those who are otherwise unable to watch the video at the time of its initial release. Family and friends of graduating students, as well as any other members of the McGill community, will also be able to view the video at the time of its release or at any point there after.

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1 March 2021: return to campus in Fall 2021

On 23 February 2021, McGill University announced it will return to in-person teaching beginning in Fall 2021. Potential and admitted candidates should refer to McGill's Coronavirus FAQ's Fall 2021 semester section for complete details.

Access to buildings remains limited

All Faculty of Law buildings remain classified as “limited access”. Only individuals who have been given express permission to enter the buildings may do so.

If you have been authorized to be on campus, please remember to follow the mandatory Directives for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 on Campus, which include wearing a mask or face covering, respecting the 2-meter physical distance requirement, and following arrows and signs when moving inside the building.

To keep everyone safe who is required to be physically present at the University, remember that only authorized people are allowed to access McGill buildings to carry out approved activities. Even if you are authorized to enter, you are must not open doors for friends or colleagues, or let anyone slip in behind you. Always ensure that the door has closed properly once you are inside.

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