Fasken Martineau has become the first law firm to make a major
gift to Campaign McGill, the ambitious fundraising drive currently
underway at the University.
Together the firm and its members are contributing more than
$350,000 to create the Fasken Martineau Excellence Fund, which will
be used to support both research and students at McGill’s Faculty
“We are tremendously grateful to Fasken Martineau for leading
the way in supporting our best and brightest students,” said Dean
of Law Nicholas Kasirer. “Given the number of our graduates that go
on to build wonderful careers with Fasken Martineau, this gift is
an incredible acknowledgement to the role that education plays in
shaping the legal community as a whole.”
The Excellence Fund is comprised of three components, all of
which are Faculty of Law and University priorities:
- The endowed Fasken Martineau Scholarship for Legal
Excellence will provide a substantial renewable scholarship to
an excellent student entering the BCL/LLB program at McGill’s
Faculty of Law.
- The endowed Fasken Martineau Corporate Social
Responsibility Research Fund will support students working as
research assistants for law professors in the area of social
- The Fasken Martineau Fund for the Journal of Law and
Health will provide support to this student-run and
peer-reviewed scholarly publication on health and the
Fasken Martineau’s aim is provide tangible financial support
where it is most needed. “We like the idea of investing in the
future by rewarding scholastic excellence, while also financing the
immediate results which are provided by specific research,” said
Claude Auger, Fasken Martineau’s Managing Partner for Quebec.
For more information, please visit www.fasken.com.
Law students such as Michael Huynh, Virginie Marier, Narimane
Nabahi and Dorian Needham will receive support for the McGill
Journal of Law and Health, thanks to the Fasken Martineau