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McGill University

McGill University is one of Canada's best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the country's leading research-intensive universities. With students coming to McGill from about 150 countries, its student body is the most internationally diverse of any medical-doctoral university in Canada.

The oldest university in Montreal, McGill was founded in 1821 from a generous bequest by James McGill, a prominent Scottish merchant. Since that time, McGill has grown from a small college to a bustling university with two campuses, 11 faculties, some 300 programs of study, and more than 35,000 students. The University partners with four affiliated teaching hospitals to graduate over 1,000 health care professionals each year.

The law school

McGill's Faculty of Law is situated in four graceful nineteenth century mansions plus a modern, six-story building nestled partway up Mount Royal, looking down on the main campus and the city's commercial hub.

McGill law professors are considered experts in both civil and common law traditions, with many emphasizing a comparative approach, most readily demonstrated by the number of international law specialists. This depth gives students a wide choice of courses in public and private international law, including human rights and international business law.

Tuition fees

You will find detailed information concerning tuition and fees on the University's Student Information site. LL.M. students are charged for three (3) full-time sessions.

Entry Requirements

As a candidate for admission to McGill's LL.M. program, you MUST possess a Bachelor of Laws degree or an equivalent law degree from an accredited university with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0/4.0, or its equivalent (upper second class).

There is one exception: if you are applying to the Air and Space Law Graduate Certificate and if you do not hold a law degree you must fulfill the following two requirements:

1. have an undergraduate university degree in another discipline, and

2. possess sufficient professional experience, as demonstrated by the curriculum vitae, in the fields of Air and/or Space Law to compensate for the lack of a law degree (as determined by the Graduate Admissions Committee).

Graduate level courses are offered in English, and sufficient English-language abilities must be demonstrated for admission.

The Program

Master's students in the Faculty of Law may select a general LL.M. program that offers maximum flexibility, or an interdisciplinary program in Environmental Studies, European Studies or Bioethics. Alternatively, they may follow one of the LL.M. programs offered within the Institute for Comparative Law or the Institute of Air and Space Law.

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