Area of Law: Law Schools & Becoming a Lawyer
Answer Number: 909
University of MontréalRegion: Ontario Answer Number: 909
Founded in 1878, the Université de Montréal, with its two affiliated schools, the École Polytechnique and the HEC Montréal, is currently the largest university in Québec and the second largest in Canada.
Its Faculty of Law has about 60 professors who, along with various legal practitioners, teach approximately 1,400 students enrolled at the three levels—JD, Masters, and Ph.D.
The Faculty offers a complete and comprehensive legal education in the goal of preparing students to practice law and enter other careers in which knowledge of the law is a definite advantage.
The undergraduate program prepares students for graduate studies, specialized courses, and professional practice in various spheres and provides a basic grounding in the law.
The Faculty’s Master’s and Ph.D. programs are open to students who hold an undergraduate law degree from a university in Québec, another province, or another country, as well as certain other undergraduate degrees. Although a passive understanding of French is of course indispensable to students who hope to succeed, a number of courses in this program are given in English. For student’s requesting it, permission may be granted to write a Master’s or Ph.D. thesis in English.
In addition to offering programs and research activities that provide international perspectives, the Faculty runs many student exchange programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and organizes summer programs with law faculties in other countries. Many foreign professors visit the Faculty each year to pursue research and give classes or lectures.
Full-time tuition is about $5,000 per year, depending on your province of residence. For more information, visit the University of Montréal, Faculty of Law.
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