Consult our faculty members' pages to learn about the research, teaching, and writing interests of our law professors. We also invite you to visit the Faculty of Law's Research Themes page for more information on faculty members' interests.
How are supervisors assigned? When does this happen?
Doctoral applicants are not required to contact a potential supervisor during the application process. Applicants who receive an offer of admission to the Faculty of Law are provided with the name of a professor who has agreed to supervise their work.
While applicants to the DCL program are invited to suggest potential supervisors based on their proposed research topic, the choice of supervisor is finalized by the Associate Dean, Graduate Programs in Law, in consultation with the Graduate Programs Admissions Committee. Factors taken into account include potential funding, mentoring capacity, and potential for high quality attention and support.
LLM applicants are not required to contact a potential supervisor during the application process. LLM candidates are assigned a supervisor during their first semester at the Faculty of Law by the Associate Dean, Graduate Programs in Law.
Supervisors are chosen based on the student’s background and interests and on the professor’s mentoring and guidance capacities with respect to the particular student.
For more, consult McGill’s Graduate and Postdoctoral Support's Supervision website for information to guide supervisors, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.