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Université de Montréal: Evolve in excellence

Given the great number of excellent law faculties in Canada, why choose Université de Montréal? Montréal’s dynamic cosmopolitan vibe and the incredible diversity of the Faculty’s student community are certainly major assets. Yet, as important as these aspects may be to the quality of a student’s life, they cannot by themselves justify the choice of a higher education institution – neither can the fact that university fees are relatively low when compared to the rest of North America.  And while it is true that the Faculty, one of the top Francophone Law Faculties in the world, offers a great variety of programs to its postgraduate students, this is not its most important asset either.

A unique combination of intellectual pluralism and ground-breaking scientific research

Undoubtedly the Faculty of Law at Université de Montréal is set apart from other law faculties for its unique combination of intellectual pluralism and ground-breaking scientific research undertaken by professors and students in numerous fields of law, all in a truly diversified cultural environment. Our professors are positivist and pluralist jurists; they undertake economic analysis of law and they engage in contract theory; they are both theoretically inclined and practically oriented; they reconceptualize justice through the prism of cyberjustice – while continuing to pay attention to its more traditional forms. And they accomplish all of this, and even more, in an environment that brings together civil law and common law, without neglecting other non-state legal traditions, all the while taking intellectual diversity and interdisciplinary research extremely seriously.

Even though the Faculty offers a predominantly French-speaking environment, it takes concrete steps to ensure that all of its students are exposed to legal thinking in all the most influential languages. In a globalized world where English is the lingua franca, the Faculty of Law’s engagement to linguistic diversity is anything but superficial, as one’s understanding of a language cannot be limited just to its instrumental capacity. Language actually gives one access to a “world”, opening you up to explicit and implicit cultural references that those who do not speak it often miss, as well as intellectual networks that are more dynamic in law than in other disciplines. Université de Montréal offers a truly North-American learning experience – including libraries stocked with considerable resources and frequent interactions between professors and students – while cultivating its European roots and extending its networks to numerous developing states. Our Faculty of Law succeeds better than any other in bridging worlds.