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  1. Not necessarily. I have at least one colleague at the Faculty who was accepted early June. I know it's hard, but you must remain patient It is. See my reply above. Good luck to all still waiting!
  2. Hello all! First, congrats on your acceptance and welcome to McGill’s Faculty of Law! I will myself be graduating in April and moving outside of Quebec in July. My apartment will thus become available. It is located 200 meters from the Prefontaine metro station, on the green line, which takes you directly (no transfer) to the Peel station, where the Faculty is located. The landlords are seriously the best (I have been here for 4 years and know them very well). What’s more, I will have furniture to sell, including office supplies, bedframe & mattress, chairs, working & eating tables, and storage cabinets. Bottom line, you could rent an apartment that’s ready and comfortable on day 1. If you are interested, do not hesitate to send me a private message, I’ll be happy to help! Best! 😊
  3. Hello @Dance5678, 4L here. First, congrats on your acceptance and welcome to McGill Faculty of Law 😊 To answer your questions, I would say that law school, at least at McGill, is not memorization-based. In my personal experience, most exams, in most courses, were open book. However, many exams are short in duration. Therefore, while you do not necessarily need to “memorize”, you also cannot afford to lose much time researching your notes during exams. In other words, you need to rapidly know either which authorities support your arguments, or where to find said authorities. This latter point implicitly answers your last question; many, perhaps most, exams are indeed about logical thinking and constructing your arguments. Doing so presupposes that you have spotted the relevant legal issues to discuss in the first place. Therefore, I would say that exams are basically: 1. Reading fact patterns & identifying their legal issues; 2. Pondering the relative importance of each legal issues (which ones are worth more, less, or even none, of your time and/or words); 3. Discussing the legal issues & making your arguments; 4. Supporting your arguments with authorities (statutes, jurisprudence, and/or doctrine); 5. Discussing grey areas in the specific area(s) of law you are discussing; Obviously, this is only a very brief summary of my personal experience with law exams. My colleagues here may have had different experiences. I therefore encourage you to discuss with more people if you would like to have a clearer idea of what to expect. Also, keep in mind that, when you start law school, you will go through “Integration Week”, where you will basically learn the basics of law school. In any event, I hope this helps! Do not hesitate to reach out if you have further questions! Best of luck! 😊
  4. Awesome. Do not hesitate if you have other questions Best!
  5. Hello @lexidk I would not worry too much about your 24R score. Mine was 25 or 26, and I still got into McGill (after my undergrad, that is). I think the Faculty asks for all post-secondary transcripts so they can assess applications holistically. However, university grades are the most consequential. Keep in mind that most applicants have impressive grades. Therefore, do not underestimate the importance of your recommendation letters, PS & CV. Hope this helps! Good luck!
  6. Hello all! I hope you are all doing great. I remember how excruciating it can be to wait for the Faculty’s decision. To help you cope with the wait, I decided I would share a little family story with you all. When my dad applied to law school, back in 1989, he knew his application was not very competitive. He decided to give it a shot anyways. He was expecting to be rejected by the faculty. However, and to his surprise, he was waitlisted. He then saw a lot of his co-applicants getting admitted, while his application remained on the ice. As time passed, he gradually lost hope he would ever get into law school (he only applied to one faculty, and decided he would not try again, should he not be admitted). July came, and still no response from the faculty. By then, he had resigned himself. Demoralized, he found himself a job and basically stopped thinking about law school altogether. Just one week before law school was scheduled to start, the faculty called and told him there was a spot for him if he was still interested. He immediately accepted the offer. He is a lawyer to this day. Bottom line: do not give up hope just yet. McGill is known to be slow in their admission process. Given COVID, you can expect even more delays than usual. Thus, as of today, it would be premature for any of you to conclude you are not getting in. Do not draw any conclusion; let the Faculty do so. Try not to worry too much; it will not help, and it will psychologically hurt you. Instead, try and enjoy your summer as much as possible, while it lasts Best of luck to all of you. Feel free to send me private messages if you have any questions. I am always happy to help. G.
  7. Hello @McGill2020. At first sight, and assuming your French is up to the Faculty's expectations, I would say your chances are quite good. Good luck!
  8. 3L here. The response to your question is "not necessarily". McGill tends to send its admission offers later than other law faculties. For example, some of my colleagues were accepted in late May, June, despite having solid application files. Put differently, we're still relatively early in the admission process. Given COVID-19, it's reasonable to expect some additional delays. Consequently, I would not draw any negative inference yet. Good luck!
  9. Hello @Fasht, I applied with a 4.21/4.3 GPA (Université Laval/QC) and was accepted on January 5th, 2017. To my knowledge, I was within the first ones of my cohort to be admitted. I know of at one other applicant with similar grades who was admitted before I was. I am not sure which university/degree she had graduated from prior to being admitted, but I know she was from PEI. I hope this helps! Good luck! G.
  10. Hi @JadedSpade I was accepted back in January 2016. I don't mind sending you my PS. Just send me a private message if you're interested. Best, G.
  11. @Megbean123 You can use the schedule builder to track how many seats available there are left. Just select the right semester, write the course's name or code (not CRN) and voilà!
  12. Bonjour @Fasht! Comme je vous sais français(e), je me permets de vous répondre en français. N'hésitez pas à poser vos question sur ce forum Notez que les "EC" constituent une catégorie très large et hétérogène. En guise d'exemple, certains applicants mentionnent leurs voyages/expériences interculturelles, les loisirs qu'ils ont hors des études, leurs capacités extra-curriculaires (ex. langues, commerce, cuisine, arts, etc.). Les ECs sont une occasion de "vendre" votre candidature en vous aventurant hors des paramètres davantage stricts relatifs aux résultats académiques, avec lesquels vous jouissez évidemment de moins de flexibilité. Il me semble s'agir là d'une excellente idée de EC. Je vous encourage effectivement à en faire part à la Faculté lors de votre application. Personnellement, je vous recommanderais d'inclure cette information à la fois dans votre curriculum vitea ainsi que dans votre lettre de motivation personnelle. J'inclurais également ces explications dans votre lettre de motivation. Je ne crois pas. Vos intentions et motivations à elles seules devraient déjà jouer en votre faveur. N'hésitez pas si vous avez d'autres questions! Bonne chance et bonne journée! G.
  13. Congrats Albert! Welcome to the Faculty!
  14. Good morning @JamesLBona All mandatory first-year courses are offered in both languages. Those courses are: - Constitutional law/droit constitutionnel - Criminal justice/justice pénale - Contractual obligations/obligations contractuelles - Torts (Extra-contractual obligations)/Délits (obligations extra-contractuelles) - Foundations/Fondements du droit The other courses are offered in English, French, or both. Keep in mind though that even if you are taking a course in English, you can ask questions & write all your exams in French, and vice versa. As far as I know, this applies to every course the Faculty offers. If you are interested in consulting the list of the offered courses, you can do so here: https://www.mcgill.ca/law-studies/courses/current. Hope this helped. Have a nice day - G
  15. Gerwulf


    As @pzabbythesecond indicated, I would only ask after you are admitted. Once you are, email them at [email protected] with any question you may have. They are very responsive and helpful (they usually respond within 24 hours). Good luck and congrats on your acceptance in the UK
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