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Research in law

McGill’s Faculty of Law has a strong international reputation for its highly distinctive approach to legal research. Our students and faculty members produce research that is relevant, critical and pluralist.

At McGill, law is seen as a social force with diverse origins and multiple forms and where legal communities interact and give substance to each other. Law is not merely a professional training. Law is a foundational subject in the humanities and social sciences. Law should be understood in its relationship with a rich range of disciplines and perspectives including politics, philosophy, literature, sociology, economics, geography, history and cultural studies. 

Because of this, our unique transsystemic program, which approaches legal traditions in a dialogic and interactive fashion, provides an ideal platform through which to learn and understand the value of law, as well as the problems and the challenges facing law in an increasingly globalized world.

Research themes

Postdocs, research fellows & visiting scholars

Research impact

Research institutes, centres & working groups

Research chairs

About the Office of research at the Faculty