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Contacts

Website: http://www.mcgill.ca/law-admissions/undergraduates/admissions/
Phone: 514-398-6602
Admissions e-mail: undergradadmissions.law@mcgill.ca

Program Information

  • Double Degree of civil law (B.C.L.) and common law (LL.B.)
  • 3.5 years in length
  • Joint programs are available. Descriptions can be found here

Admission statistics

  • Total number of applicants in 2013: 1270
  • Applicants interviewed 2013: NA
  • Class size in 2013: 178

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Applicants must complete a minimum of 60 university credits, but it is recommended to complete a bachelor’s degree
  • Required Courses: NA
  • Recommended Courses: NA
  • All applicants must demonstrate reading ability and aural comprehension of both French and English
  • The Admissions Committee seeks that applicants have taken courses that develop critical, analytical, and reasoning skills, as well as strong reading and writing abilities.

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GPA

  • Minimum grade/GPA: 3.0
  • Average grade/GPA of admitted applicants in 2013: 3.7
  • Calculation method:
    • School details (E.g. Courses completed during the year of entry are not counted towards the GPA/The lowest academic year is not counted/etc.)

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LSAT

  • LSAT is not required, but recommended as it provides extra information on the candidate
  • Minimum score: 152
  • Average LSAT score of interviewed applicants 2013: 163
  • All LSAT scores will be considered/The most recent LSAT scores will be considered/The best LSAT scores will be considered
  • The LSAT must be taken before XX (date) to qualify for this application cycle. Scores older than XX (date) will not be accepted.

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Supporting Documents

  • McGill Online application
  • Supplemental Documents sent to the Law Admissions Office
    • Official Transcript
    • Personal Statement: two typed pages (single or double spaced), addressing applicant’s interest in law, and specific interest in McGill
    • Resume: includes work and volunteer history as well as extra-curricular activities, hobbies, interests, etc.
    • Two Letters of Reference: academic references are more heavily weighted, but both are accepted.
    • Final decision from the Comité des équivalences of the Barreau du Québec (Comité des équivalences applicants only)
    • Final decision from the Chambre des notaires (Chambre des notaires applicants only)

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Timeline 2013-2014

  • September 1, Admission online application opens
  • November 1, Admission application closes for most categories of candidates
  • December, Latest LSAT testing recommended
  • December-January, First round of offers
  • January, You may be called for an interview (non-CEGEP candidates)
  • March 1, Admission application closes for CEGEP candidates
  • April 1, Candidates admitted in the first round have until this date to accept our offer and pay deposit
  • April-May, Second round of offers, You may be called for an interview (CEGEP candidates), First round of offers to CEGEP candidates, Start of Waitlist,Most decisions will be made by mid to late May
  • May 1, Admission application closes for Transfer candidates
  • July Start of course registration for newly admitted candidates

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Interview

  • Interviews will be conducted in January for non-CEGEP candidates, and in April-May for CEGEP candidates

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Tuition 2013-2014

  • In-province/domestic students:
    • First year tuition: $ 2,224.20
    • Total first year fees: $ 4,050.21
  • Out-of-province/non-domestic students:
    • First year tuition: $ 6,234.90
    • Total first year fees: $ 8,060.91
  • International Students:
    • First year tuition: $ 30, 654.00
    • Total first year fees: $ 33, 311.01

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