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The Graduate Law Students’ Association (GLSA) is an Association with an Executive Board composed of five graduate students, who represent all Law graduate students at both the Faculty of Law and the Post-Graduate Students Society of McGill University (PGSS).  All graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at the McGill Faculty of Law are members of the GLSA.

(Picture of the 2015-2016 GLSA Executive Committee)

Each member of the Board has a portafolio and each portafolio has its own set of responsibilities. The current structure of the GLSA Board is as follows:

  • President
  • Vice-President Academic Affairs
  • Vice-President Communications
  • Vice-President Finance
  • Vice-President Internal and University Affairs

The GLSA executives aim to improve the graduate student experience at McGill and advance your interests within the Faculty of Law.  The GLSA holds seats at many Faculty committees, including Faculty Council, the Graduate Studies Committee and PGSS Council. The GLSA also organizes social, cultural and academic events which provide students the opportunity to relax and socialize outside the classroom, and to discuss their research with their peers.

The major GLSA event is an annual conference that provides graduate law students both from McGill and other North American graduate law schools with the opportunity to present their original research at an academic conference. For more information, see [GLSA Conference].

The five GLSA Execs hail from all streams in the graduate student body: DCL; LL.M. Thesis; LL.M. non-Thesis; Institute of Air and Space Law and Institute of Comparative Law.

Elections are held in September of each year.

For more information about the GLSA please review the GLSA constitution [GLSA Constitution]

McGill is situated on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. The GLSA honours and respects the diverse Indigenous peoples whose footsteps have marked the territory on which its members gather.