Registration and Orientation

Welcome to the Faculty of Law at McGill University.

In anticipation of your upcoming graduate studies, please read the information below.

International students are encouraged to consult the Pre-Arrival Guide created by International Student Services. They should also register for a pre-arrival orientation webinar.

Lectures begin on Wednesday, August 30, 2023. See Key Academic Dates.

The information below outlines the registration process step-by-step. If you have any questions or concerns, please [at] (email us).

1. Complete your registration as a new graduate student

Registration for the Fall 2023 and Winter 2024 academic year for new graduate students opens on Minerva as of July 4, 2023 (9:00 a.m. EDT) on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Official registration period: July 4, 2023 to August 14, 2023; otherwise a late registration fee will be charged.
  • Register for both the Fall 2023 and Winter 2024 terms.
  • Ensure to add the Registration Confirmation Course “REGN RCGR” via Minerva for the Fall 2023 and Winter 2024 terms.


+ Fall 2023 = 202309, CRN # 179

+ Winter 2024 = 202401, CRN # 190


  1. Log into Minerva
  2. Click on Student > Registration Menu > Search Class Schedule and Add Course Sections
  3. Select a term (Fall 2023)
  4. Select REGN - Registration for Subject
  5. Click Course Search at bottom of page
  6. Find RCGR - Confirm Grad Reg
  7. Click on View Sections
  8. Check off the box for CRN 179
  9. Follow instructions (Repeat this process for Winter 2024, choosing CRN 190)
  10. To find specific courses, search for the correct subject code under Subject (CMPL, LAWG, PUB2, BUS2, ASPL, etc.)

Register for all compulsory courses listed on your course selection form (see below). As well, register for any 500 or 600 level elective courses you wish to take in the Faculty of Law. (Refer to the courses and exam schedules page below.)

Please also review the information posted on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) website regarding registration and orientation. All incoming graduate students must complete a mandatory on-line Academic Integrity Tutorial on Minerva as well as It Takes All of Us: Creating a Campus Community Free of Sexual Violence, a mandatory online learning program that strives to increase awareness of sexual violence by addressing topics like consent, bystander intervention, and supporting survivors.

Please review the following documents in order to assist you with registration and course selection:

Important note: Graduate students are eligible to register for 500-level courses or higher.

2. Orientation activities

Each year, the Faculty of Law and the Graduate Law Students Association (GLSA) welcome new students and help them get settled in.

We will be in touch over the coming weeks with information concerning welcome and orientation activities, which we anticipate will start during the summer and continue into the fall.

The GLSA has created a Facebook Group for incoming students. Please join in order to connect with current students!

McGill University also provides information and support to welcome graduate students from around the world.

3. Consult your course selection form

These forms are program-specific; please ensure you are consulting the form that corresponds to your program of study.


Comparative Law

Air and Space Law

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