Three young student lawyers yesterday got a $5,000 boost after top law firm Marshall, Diel & Myers split its annual scholarship award between them.
... Ms [Alexis] Haynes, who has graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University, also Canada, later graduated from Queen Mary, University of London with a law degree and will now read for her legal practice certificate and Master’s degree in law at the University of Law in London.
Congratulations to four faculty members who were announced as recipients of the Advocatus Emeritus title for 2014:
- Professor Adelle Blackett (also recipient of the Mérite Christine-Tourigny for 2014)
- Professor François Crépeau
- Dean and Professor Daniel Jutras
- The honorable Marie Deschamps (adjunct professor)
The Faculty extends its congratulations to the following alumni who were also awarded the distinction for 2014:
Whose Truth? What Kind of Reconciliation? The Importance of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions for Promoting Democratic Good Governance
A free international conference hosted by the Institute for the Study of International Development. All welcome.
Purpose: Explore the factors that condition the success of truth and reconciliation commissions in contributing to creating social cohesion as a foundation for democratic good governance by examining diverse national experiences.
Legal Theory Workshop: "Compared to What? Judicial Review and Other Veto Points in Contemporary Democratic Theory"
A Legal Theory Workshop with McGill alumnus Scott Lemieux, Professor of Political Science at the College of Saint Rose (Albany, New York): "Compared to What? Judicial Review and Other Veto Points in Contemporary Democratic Theory"
Many democratic and jurisprudential theorists have too often uncritically accepted Alexander Bickel's notion of "the countermajoritarian difficulty" when considering the relationship between judicial review and democracy (this is the case for arguments both for and against judicial review).