Overview of Undergraduate Degrees Offered
Our undergraduate Law program integrates the Civil Law and the Juris Doctor. Consequently, students in the undergraduate program obtain a double degree of Civil Law (B.C.L.) and Juris Doctor (J.D.). Students may enrich their program with one of our minor, major, or honours programs, or take one of our joint degree programs in Management or Social Work. Students can also go on exchange through our Student Exchange Program, take non-course credits and outside credits, or put their learning in practice through our various internship programs.
McGill B.C.L./J.D. Program
McGill B.C.L./J.D. Program
The Faculty of Law's unique integrated program leads to graduation with both civil law and Juris Doctor degrees (B.C.L./J.D.).
McGill Law students are introduced to “transsystemic” teaching in the first year of the program; fundamental concepts of the civil law and Juris Doctor traditions are studied within a single course. This unique method of instruction fosters analytical ability, critical reflection, and openness to diverse approaches to legal problems. Students in the McGill program must complete 105 credits. Most students take three-and-a-half or four years to complete the program. It is possible, however, to complete the program in three years by taking additional credits over the summer and by carrying heavier course loads in second and third years.
Due to the demanding nature of the B.C.L./J.D. Program, the Faculty does not permit students to be registered in our B.C.L./J.D. Program and another university program concurrently. In addition, the Faculty does not permit students to register in our program on a part-time basis with a view to completing other programs of studies while taking courses in our Faculty. Furthermore, the Faculty does not permit students to take leave from our program in order to complete a graduate program.
This joint program, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with integrated Bachelor of Civil Law/Juris Doctor (B.C.L./J.D.) is offered by the Faculty of Law and the Desautels Faculty of Management.
Candidates interested in pursuing this program must submit separate applications to the Faculty of Law and to the Desautels Faculty of Management M.B.A. program. Information about the M.B.A./Law program is available at mcgill.ca/law-studies/undergrad-programs/joint/#MBA.
This joint program, Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) with integrated Bachelor of Civil Law/Juris Doctor (B.C.L./J.D.) is offered by the Faculty of Law and the School of Social Work.
Candidates interested in pursuing this program must submit separate applications to the Faculty of Law and to the School of Social Work M.S.W. program. Information about the M.S.W./Law program is available at mcgill.ca/law-studies/undergrad-programs/joint/#MSW.