This is a student-centred, active learning classroom. The aim is to create a dynamic conversation about the course. There will be no or very little lecturing. The expectation is that you will have learned the basics before class so that class time can be used productively

The deal is as follows: there is no final exam. This means that after the last class you walk out with no further obligation. But it also means that much of the evaluation will occur during the semester in the classroom. The time you save in revisions, you will need to invest in class preparation. Continuous evaluation is in my opinion fairer because it gives plenty of opportunities to shine, even if one has a few bad days. It is also closer to the real world, which is rarely neatly separated between learning and evaluation.

Specifically, the formula is:

Undergraduate students

Graduate students:



Please submit by sending to  SAOassignments.Law@mcgill.ca copying me (frederic.megret@mcgill.ca). You must submit using your mcgill address only. Please save your file as Course Name-Professor-Assignment Name  student.

“McGill University values academic integrity. Therefore, all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures (see www.mcgill.ca/students/srr/honest/ for more information).


“In accord with McGill University’s Charter of Students’ Rights, students in this course have the right to submit in English or in French any written work that is to be graded.”