The four pillars of the University's Commitment are foundational to your McGill experience. As a student in the Faculty of Law, you will be immersed in a culture grounded in your program’s unique perspectives, approach and curriculum.
Our world-renowned faculty members create opportunities for experiential learning in the classroom. Beyond the classroom setting, students can explore a wide variety of learning environments from local and international clinical and internship placements, to competitive mooting and clerkships in local and international courts and tribunals.
We have a strong exchange program, consisting of partnerships with over fifty leading institutions around the world. Students can also participate in a summer joint law program in China. Every year, our Human Rights Internships Program places well over 20 students for 12-week summer internships with local and international NGOs and Tribunals.
Students participate fully in the Faculty’s vibrant intellectual life. Opportunities abound for paid research assistantships with professors, research centres and research groups. Students can opt into the research intensive honours program and also take a leadership role in student-led seminars and on a number of internationally-renowned, student-run law journals.
Guidance and Support
Under the leadership of the Director, Student Life and Learning, the Faculty has established local services for students, ranging from advising to peer mentoring and wellness support. Students have access to comprehensive career development services, including an extensive alumni mentorship program through which all second year students have access to one-on-one guidance from alumni in diverse fields of practice.
The Faculty of Law has a very strong commitment to local outreach and community engagement. Volunteer and Pro Bono opportunities abound within the Faculty and include providing legal information and assistance to marginalized communities and reaching out to underprivileged teens through the High School Outreach Program.