About Graduate Studies in Law

Professor Richard Gold, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies (Law)Professor Richard Gold, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies (Law)

We do Law differently at McGill. And we do it best.

McGill’s Faculty of Law is one of the highest-ranking in the world for a reason: we uniquely bring together not only the best minds, but an intimate understanding of how law, culture, people, and economies work together.

Through our transsystemic program, we teach what the law is, how it is used in practice, the perspectives of different cultures and legal traditions, and the symbolic meaning of legal rules to people and their communities.

It is no surprise, therefore, that each year McGill Law welcomes dozens of bright legal minds from around the world to become members of our community. Master's (LLM) and doctoral (DCL) students come to McGill from around the globe, with varied life and professional experiences, and a wide array of educational and legal backgrounds.

As the stories that our alumni recite on Where Are They Now? page, our students leave McGill changed. In the process, they change us. Together we create a formidable, global, constantly expanding and evolving community that provides a home for thought, connections that last a lifetime, and opportunities to continually explore the law.

We hope that you will consider joining and enriching our community at McGill in our beautiful, multicultural city of Montreal, ranked the best city in the world for students. We look forward to welcoming you here!