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Study in Montreal

Located in the heart of one of the best student cities in the world (link), the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal stands out in international rankings.

Our Faculty distinguishes itself by its tradition of excellence, an atmosphere of intellectual pluralism as well as cutting-edge scientific research carried out in all areas of law, in a very diverse cultural environment. Our professors are positivist jurists as well as pluralists who know how to combine the economic analysis of law and the theory of contracts, combine theory with practice or rethink justice through cyberjustice, while continuing to be interested in more traditional forms of justice. All this, and more, is accomplished in an environment uniting civil law and common law, without neglecting non-state legal traditions such as those of the First Nations, all the while drawing on interdisciplinary research. The Faculty offers a truly North American teaching experience, while cultivating its European roots and extending its networks across the globe. Thus, she succeeds better than any other in bridging worlds.

Some stats

According to the “Times Higher Education” ranking, the Faculty of Law is in 88th position in the list of the best universities in the world

International students count for 30% of students in the master's degree with research profile, 60% of studenst in the professional master's degree and 45% of PhD students.

The Faculty welcomes an average of one hundred international exchange students each year.

How to study at the Faculty

  • Regular program : lien vers programmes sur notre site web ou vers les Admissions

    • Business Law in a Global Context
    • DESS (Graduate Diploma in North American Common Law – à venir

Montreal Summer School

North American Law Study Program

  • Summer School
  • Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal
  • From Tuesday July 2nd to Friday July 12th, 2024

You’re a law student and want to learn about North American Law in a fun and multicultural setting? The Faculty of Law is happy to welcome students from all over the world to attend the 12th edition of its Summer School.

Over the course of 2 weeks, you will tackle various aspects of the Canadian judicial system with leading scholars and experts, in addition to visiting important legal and political institutions of the province of Quebec and Canada.

You will arrive in Montreal in a festive environment, as Canada Day celebrations will take place for July 1st. From July 2nd to July 12th, you will have 9 days devoted to academic learning. The evenings and the weekend will be free so you can take advantage of all that the vibrant and culturally rich city of Montreal has to offer!

Program includes 33 hours of courses

  • Introduction to Canadian Legal System
  • Canadian Constitutional Law
  • Canadian Constitutional Law 2 – Human Rights
  • Canadian Criminal Law
  • Canadian Administrative Law
  • North American Trade Law
  • Introduction to U.S. Law
  • Canadian Business Law
  • Sustainable Development in Canada
  • Law and Economics
  • Quebec Civil Law and Canadian Bijuralism

Outings included

  • Visit of a law firm
  • Visit of the Montreal Court House
  • Day trip to Ottawa: visit of the Senate and Supreme Court
  • Visit of the Quebec Court of Appeal (to be confirmed)

Academic requirements

Student must have completed at least one-year of studies in a law program outside of Canada

Language requirements

As English is the language of instruction, students who are not currently attending an English-language institution are expected to demonstrate that they have a sufficient knowledge of English prior to the program. This can be done by providing a transcript demonstrating previous courses followed in English, a language certificate from the home university, or results of an internationally recognized test.

  • Certificate demonstrating level B2 of the Common European Framework (CEFR)
  • IELTS: minimum score of 6.5 in all categories
  • TOEFL: 90 overall


There will be 2 exams, in the form of quizzes. The grading scale used is Pass/Fail. Participants will receive a certificate during the closing ceremony.

Registration fee

  • Registration fee: montant à venir
  • Deposit to secure your place: montant à venir
  • Registration fee includes

    • Tuition
    • Outings
    • Wireless internet on campus
    • Welcome breakfast
    • Lunches on campus (7)
    • Closing ceremony and farewell cocktail reception


Housing is not included, but we have secured a special rate at the Université de Montréal residences, a 15-minute walk from the classrooms.

  • Solo rooms: 47$ CAD per night per room (plus taxes)
  • Flexo rooms: 59$ CAD per night per room (plus taxes)
  • Special rates also available for other rooms

Rooms are available on a first come first serve basis and must be booked by each student. We will provide you with the code to benefit from the advantageous rate upon reception of the payment of the deposit.

Other accommodation options

Register here: form available in February

Application deadline: Friday April 19th, 2024

Payment deadline: Friday May 3rd, 2024

*Should you need a visa to come to Canada, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible in order to fulfill all the administrative requirements.


Check back regularly for the site updates relating to the Summer School:

  • Detailed program : April 2024
  • Biography of scholars and experts : April 2024
  • Summer School preparation guide

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