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Updated: Mon, 07/15/2024 - 16:07

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Legal Education at McGill

Legal Education at McGill

We do legal education like nobody else

Proudly bilingual, rigorously pluralistic, the McGill Law program breaks the mould for legal education in our fast-paced, globalized world. No other law program reaches further. The McGill program ensures that students gain a cosmopolitan understanding of the law that is not confined to specific jurisdictions or legal traditions.

Legal education at McGill explores concepts and ideas through a comparative, integrated lens that is unique around the world.

The McGill curriculum features multiple opportunities for problem-based learning, translation of knowledge into action, and the development of skills that are critical to engaged, effective, and enlightened jurists.

An integrated education

  1. Designed to work across the traditional boundaries of first-year coursework.
  2. Offered in French and English.
  3. That builds on an expertise in the civil law and common law, broadened to include other legal traditions, including better understandings of Indigenous law, as well as cutting-edge scholarship in alternate dispute resolution.

A focus on problem-solving

  1. Students work in small groups to tackle issues in legal methodology and ethics, empirical research, and policy analysis.
  2. A revised semester timetable makes space for one-week intensive teaching on specialized topics during the fall and winter terms.

Innovative pedagogy that flips the script and

  1. Allows you to take the lead in your own education.
  2. Uses technology in modernized classrooms to enhance participation and critical reflection.

The original and critical vision that characterizes legal education at McGill is a springboard for those whose ideas will inspire legal leadership for global challenges.

Above all, the Faculty prides itself on developing agile thinkers, conscientious citizens, and globally oriented, forward-looking jurists for the 21st century.

McGill Law. It's a world-class move.



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  • 3644 Peel Street
  • Montreal QC H3A 1W9
  • Canada
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  • Montreal QC H3A 1W9
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  • 3644 Peel Street, Room 406
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  • Montreal QC H3A 1W9
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