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Faculty of Law

Legal leadership for global challenges. Pushing the boundaries of what a law school can be.

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Your support is essential in helping the Faculty of Law remain at the forefront of training, research and serving the public good.

McGill Law has continuously thrived at the forefront of complex issues by looking further than other law schools. We have the bilingual, pluralistic approach and global orientation to distinguish us from our peers. We make a difference to our community, to Canada, and to the world at large. Our significant impact has been made possible by our accomplished alumni, faculty members and generous supporters.

Changes in society, technology and the legal profession call for the kind of agile and rigorously trained thinkers we nurture. We have the talent, the experience and the ambition to push the boundaries of what a legal education can do. You can help us lead the way.

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Discover our vision for the future

Cultivating leaders for a fast-changing world

Our graduates embody success across nearly every field, parlaying the knowledge, perspective and skills we provide into leadership on issues of global importance. Help us shape cohorts of future-ready graduates by preparing them for a changing career landscape, fostering innovative teaching and learning, and supporting a diverse student population that brings new ideas to the table.

Your support will help us:

  • Augment course offerings to include intensive hands-on courses in areas such as environmental law, legal approaches to artificial intelligence, financing and structuring of startups, and human rights and democracy
  • Let the world be a classroom through student placements in legal clinics and other practicial business settings, and awards enabling students to participate in international human rights internships and other global opportunities
  • Launch careers by transforming our Career Development Office into an innovative, multi-service centre and expanding our alumni mentorship program
  • Support student wellness and increase diversity by enhancing mental health counselling and programming
  • Award bursaries and scholarships to students from underrepresented groups, and hire an advisor to provide counselling to these students
Faculty of Law: Shaping better societies

Shaping better societies

Our professors advance knowledge and lead national and international policy debates. They help shape government and civil society and are active in advancing solutions to complex global challenges. Help us build on existing expertise, develop new research strengths in strategic areas and encourage essential legal debate.

Your support will help us:

  • Build on existing strengths in business law, comparative private law, and air and space law
  • Hone expertise in emerging areas including Artificial Intelligence and technology, Health and disability law, Indigenous law, and Environmental law and transnational justice
  • Lead global debate by attracting and retaining top talent, supporting networking and the dissemination of research, and encouraging outreach and public engagement

Providing a world-class learning environment

As an international leader in the field, McGill’s Faculty of Law deserves facilities that will make it a symbol of the legal profession for the future. Help us enhance our physical environment and equip McGill Law’s home in Chancellor Day Hall for legal education in McGill’s third century. 

Your support will help us:

  • Modernize classrooms with state-of-the-art technology adapted to our flexible teaching techniques
  • Reflect the 24/7 nature of today’s student experience by providing space for studying, collaborating and socializing
  • Create a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor spaces by reshaping the south exterior, entrance and basement of Old Chancellor Day Hall

Ready to drive positive change. Made by education that shapes future-ready students.

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