McGill University - Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law
Chancellor Day Hall, 3644 Peel Street
Montréal, QC
Canada H3A 1W9

Law (D.C.L.)

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
Description Intensive, selective and challenging, our doctoral program is ideal for scholars intent on deepening and broadening their critical understanding of the law, as well as their original engagement with it. Our doctorate serves as a a starting point for those planning to pursue academic careers, or equivalent positions of leadership and expertise in other areas. The D.C.L. is a research degree that may be pursued either directly through the Faculty, or through one of its Institutes (Institute of Comparative Law or Institute of Air and Space Law). See our program description and requirements for more information. McGill's Faculty of Law currently has 50 students in the doctoral program, hailing from all around the world. Each year, approximately ten new students are admitted to this vibrant community.
Website: Law (D.C.L.) at McGill University - Faculty of Law
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 70 to 74
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.
* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: January 30, 2018