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I have no stake in this, just curious.

Do the vast majority of law students at the civil law faculties still enter straight out of CEGEP?   I'm pretty sure historically it was a first degree in Quebec -  I don't think Tom Mulcair or Jean Charest for example have any other degrees besides their law degrees.

Is this still the case?  Or are many getting BA degrees first?

 

 

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It's becoming less prevalent, especially in schools in Montreal (i.e., UdeM). McGill is mostly a second degree, as they only have a limited amount of spots for CEGEP students. When I was at UdeM, quite a few years ago now, it was maybe 70/30 CEGEP vs second degree. From what I hear, it's probably closer to 50/50 now, if not more.

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Interesting.  It would be interesting to know what impact a first-entry law degree had on BA programs that are common "pre-law" studies in other provinces, like political science.  On the one hand, it may have kept some very bright students away.  On the other, it might have resulted in fewer students who just saw it as a hoop to jump through on the way to law school.

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