McGill among best law schools for integrated common and civil law program


‘Unique character’ of McGill’s approach gives grads more opportunities

For the first time since Maclean’s magazine began ranking Canadian law schools in 2007, one school is perched in the Top Three of both the common and civil law school lists. The magazine’s annual compilation, which separates its common law rankings from its civil law rankings, placed McGill’s Faculty of Law third among common law schools across the country – and at the top of the ranking of civil law schools.

“The story behind the numbers here points to the unique character of McGill’s program,” said Dean of Law Daniel Jutras. “Our curriculum brings together common and civil law traditions in a fully integrated program of legal studies and our students graduate with a dual BCL/LLB degree that allows them to pursue careers in law and public service not only across Canada but also in parts of the U.S., Europe and around the world.”

This is the first year McGill has appeared in the civil law school rankings.

“As a Faculty that has been awarding Bachelor of Civil Law degrees since our founding in 1848, we’re delighted that this ranking recognizes McGill’s contribution to both legal traditions,” Jutras said. “Our dual identity places us at the forefront of a legal education system that seeks to prepare jurists for an increasingly globalized world.”

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