McGill Law is committed to supporting Indigenous students and we welcome dialogue with interested prospective LLM and DCL applicants. First Nations, Inuit, and Métis persons are strongly encouraged to apply to the Faculty of Law, and are invited to self-identify on their uApply application form.
Self-identification allows McGill to inform students about specific services and funding opportunities and to assess its progress in the recruitment and retention of Indigenous students. This includes ‘Status,’ ‘Treaty,’ ‘Registered,’ ‘Non-Status,’ and ‘Non-Registered’ Indigenous persons.
In addition to our numerous sources of financial support, the Faculty now offers funding packages to admitted Inuit, First Nations, and Métis students.
DCL students will receive $10,000/year in additional funding for three years; LLM students will receive a funding package of $10,000 for one year.
Indigenous students may also be eligible for other sources of financial support (First Peoples' House site).
Indigenous research opportunities
The Faculty is host to a vibrant Aboriginal Law Students’ Association and the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism’s Aboriginal Human Rights Initiatives.
First People’s House
McGill’s First Peoples’ House provides a sense of community and a voice for Indigenous students who have left their communities to study at McGill.
A “home away from home,” First Peoples’ House offers a mentoring program, computer and lounge facilities, guest lectures, elder visits, academic counselling, a weekly community lunch, an ever-expanding resource centre, and student housing.