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Contacts

Website: http://www.mcgill.ca/law-admissions/undergraduates/admissions/
Phone: 514-398-6602
Admissions e-mail: admissions.law@mcgill.ca
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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

  • Number of applicants in 2016: 1271
  • Class size: ~180

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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 or a DCS (Diploma of College Studies)
  • 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

  • Lowest grade/GPA in 2016: 3.0
  • Average grade/GPA of admitted applicants in 2016: 3.8
  • 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
  • Lowest score in 2016: 150
  • Average LSAT score of admitted applicants 2016: 162
  • 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 December of the previous year for which they are applying to qualify for this application cycle.

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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

  • September 1, Admission online application opens
  • November 1, Admission application closes for most categories of candidates
  • December: Latest LSAT testing recommended
  • March 1: Admission application closes for CEGEP candidates
  • April 1: Candidates admitted early have until this date to accept offer and pay deposite
  • April-June: Interviews

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Tuition 2017-2018

  • In-province/domestic students:
    • First year tuition: $ 2,391
    • Total first year fees: $ 4,387.88
  • Out-of-province/non-domestic students:
    • First year tuition: $ 7,402.80
    • Total first year fees: $ 9,399.68
  • International Students:
    • First year tuition: $ 30, 547.20
    • Total first year fees: $ 33, 392.08

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