Inst. of Air and Space Law news
We are pleased to announce that Professor Richard Gold has accepted to serve the Faculty as Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) for a three-year term which started on September 1st, 2015. A James McGill Professor, Richard Gold was the founding Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy. He teaches in the area of intellectual property, international intellectual property, comparative intellectual property, innovation policy and intellectual property management. His research generally focuses on the life sciences.
Professor Angela Campbell was recently appointed Associate Provost (Policies, Procedures and Equity) (APPPE). She will step into the role on September 1. The APPPE is one of two Associate Provosts assisting Provost Christopher Manfredi in top-level academic governance at McGill.
Distinctive curriculum and international career opportunities hallmarks of the McGill program. McGill University’s Faculty of Law has been ranked 26th among the world’s law schools by the QS World University Rankings – Law for 2015.
The Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL) of the Faculty of Law at McGill University intends to appoint one or two Postdoctoral Research Fellow(s) during the 2015-2016 academic year. Updated deadline to apply: 16 March 2015.
Call for Papers: 3rd Manfred Lachs International Conference on NewSpace Commercialization and the Law
3rd Manfred Lachs International Conference on NewSpace Commercialization and the Law Organized by the Institute of Air and Space Law, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Venue: Headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization When: 16 and 17 March 2015 Call for papers
Old Chancellor Day Hall, the Faculty of Law’s most iconic building, is closing at the end of June for 16 months as we undertake much-needed renovations to upgrade the building’s heating, electrical systems, plumbing, windows and more, while respecting its historical features. Faculty and staff who were in OCDH have been relocated either to New Chancellor Day Hall and 3674-3690 Peel Street, or to rented office space near McGill University’s Roddick Gates at 2001 McGill College Avenue, suite 750.
On 14 March 2014, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced that Mr. John Augustin, a graduate of the Institute of Air and Space Law (class of 1991-92) and a native of Saint Lucia, has been appointed to the post of Director, Legal Affairs and External Relations Bureau (D/LEB). Mr. Augustin has been a staff member of ICAO since July 1989, where he has held positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as Deputy Director, LEB. Before joining ICAO, he served within various ministries of the Government of Saint Lucia.
MONTRÉAL, 18 November 2013 – The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced today that Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu of Nigeria has unanimously been elected as the new President-elect of the ICAO Council. He will officially take over the reins as ICAO Council President beginning 1 January 2014, for a three-year term. Dr. Aliu is a graduate of McGill University's Institute of Air & Space Law.
Calls for papers: 2nd Manfred Lachs International Conference on Global Space Governance - 29-31 May 2014
The Committee is inviting submission of papers that, among other things, will discuss and critically analyze the current socio-political, strategic and legal challenges to the achievement of good global space governance and, as well, propose viable policy options and regulatory mechanisms that will help ensure that present generations of humanity can continue their exploration and use of outer space without seriously compromising the possibility for future generations to do the same. 2nd Manfred Lachs International Conference on Global Space Governance The Instit
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Dr. Yaw Nyampong has been named Executive Director of the Centre for Research in Air & Space Law. Yaw Nyampong (LLM’05, DCL’11) is also a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the University of Ghana, Legon. He held an Arsenault Postdoctoral Fellowship at McGill's Institute of Air & Space Law in 2011-2012, and a Boulton Fellowship at the Faculty of Law in 2012-2013.
Professor Paul Dempsey and Dean Daniel Jutras are delighted to announce that a new Graduate Fellowship Fund has been created at the Faculty of Law of McGill University to celebrate Professor Nicolas Mateesco Matte, OC, OQ, QC, who directed McGill’s Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL) from 1975 to 1989.
By Paul Stephen Dempsey Special to the Gazette May 14, 2013 MONTREAL — Qatar’s proposal to move the International Civil Aviation Organization’s headquarters to the Persian Gulf would be a significant blow to Montreal. ICAO, which regulates safety, security and environmental issues in international aviation, has been a key part of Montreal since the organization began operations in 1947.
We are thrilled to introduce the Law Inspiration NetworK (LINK) for students and alumni. Many of our alumni have asked how they can get involved in Student Life & Learning at the Faculty of Law. Similarly, our students are eager to reach out to accomplished alumni all over the world. In response, we have put together a full menu of exciting options to connect McGill Law alumni with McGill Law students.
Letter from Pr. Paul Dempsey, Director of the IASL, Regarding the Institute's Research Programs and Its Graduates
Dear IASL Alumni and Friends, Recently, the McGill Daily published an article describing an effort by a student organization – Demilitarize McGill – to protest activities at several McGill University institutions, including the Institute of Air & Space Law [IASL], a graduate program of the Faculty of Law. The article erroneously states, "The IASL . . . conducts research for the U.S. Air Force." This is false. The IASL conducts no research for or on behalf of the USAF or any other military institution.