On April 24, 2009, the Québec Society of Comparative Law (AQDC) held its annual symposium at McGill’s Faculty of Law, under the theme of La circulation des modèles juridiques: Thème classique, réalités contemporaines. Part of the proceedings included announcing the winners of the AQDC’s 2008-2009 writing contest for undergraduate and graduate students, who this year turned to be two McGill Law students.
LLM student Marianne Hardy-Dussault won the Graduate prize for her Master’s thesis « Le port de signes religieux dans les établissements publics d'enseignement québécois et français: une liberté, deux modèles », which was written under the supervision of Professor Colleen Sheppard.
In turn, BCL/LLB student Valérie Simard won the Undergraduate prize for her essay, "Liberalizing the Ownership of Legal Service Providers: In the Public Interest", which she wrote under the supervision of Professor Wendy A. Adams.
The Faculty of Law warmly congratulates them both for their contributions to comparative law.