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Saying goodbye to Professor H. Patrick Glenn (1940-2014)

Above all, I remember his laughter and the mischievous twinkle in his eye. He would say something uniquely insightful, and immediately cover it up with a chuckle. Only later would one realize the depth of his learning, as layers upon layers of wisdom emerged from a casual conversation in the hallway.

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Published on : 03 Oct 2014

Saying ‘au revoir’ to Old Chancellor Day Hall: The Faculty of Law is moving!

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.

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Published on : 10 Jun 2014

McGill to host American Journal of Comparative Law

The Faculty of Law of McGill University is delighted to announce that starting January 2014, it will host The American Journal of Comparative Law, in partnership with the Georgetown University Law Center. Professor Helge Dedek, who is Director of the Institute of Comparative Law at McGill, has been named co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, together with two colleagues in Washington D.C.

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Published on : 19 Dec 2013

Daniel Clarry wins APDQ 2013 prize for best master’s thesis in Quebec

At its annual banquet held April 20, 2013, the Association des professeures et professeurs de droit du Québec (APDQ) awarded Mr. Daniel Clarry its Excellence Prize for best master's theses in 2013 for his work entitled "The irreducible core of the trust" (see on eScholarship@McGill), prepared under the direction of Professor Lionel Smith, McGill University. The jury was composed of Professors Hervé Cassan (U.

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Published on : 25 Apr 2013

Evan Fox-Decent’s book shortlisted for Macpherson Prize

The Faculty was delighted to learn that Professor Evan Fox-Decent’s book, Sovereignty’s Promise: The State as Fiduciary, is one of three books shortlisted for the 2012 C.B. Macpherson Prize.

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Published on : 06 Jun 2012

Call for papers: The Politics of International Law

The Dean Maxwell and Isle Cohen Doctoral Seminar in International Law offers approximately twelve doctoral and post-doctoral researchers with a keen interest in international law the opportunity to present and discuss their research ideas with fellow researchers and professors from the Faculty.

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Published on : 14 Mar 2012

Call for papers - Stateless Law? The Future of the Discipline

This event will aim to foster critical assessment the latest developments in legal thought and innovative approaches to law, in the light of globalization and the move away from a national paradigm for law. It will ask how to integrate the insights so gained into the teaching of law.

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Published on : 12 Mar 2012

Publication of “Le droit civil et ses codes: parcours à travers les Amériques”

In 2009-2010, the Quebec Research Centre of Private and Comparative Law hosted a series of Civil Law Workshops on the theme "The Civil Law and its Codes: A Journey Across the Americas". The collected texts have now been published by Les Éditions Thémis under the title Le droit civil et ses codes: parcours à travers les Amériques.

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Published on : 16 Jan 2012

Call for volunteer judges for the Canadian qualifying rounds for the Jessup Moot

Next March, McGill’s Faculty of Law will be hosting the White & Case Canadian National Division Qualifying Tournament. Approximately 120 lawyers, legal academics and judges will be needed to act as competition judges.

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Published on : 07 Dec 2011

Paul-André Crépeau (1926-2011)

The Faculty of Law learned with great regret of the passing of Professor Emeritus Paul-André Crépeau on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at the age of 85.

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Published on : 06 Jul 2011

Focus online - Helge Dedek on philosophy, history and law

Assistant Professor Helge Dedek likes to examine the law from a comparative and historical perspective. He spoke to Focus online about some interesting ideas that arise when history, philosophy and law intersect.

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Published on : 15 Apr 2011

Call for applications: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the QRCPCL

The Quebec Research Centre of Private and Comparative Law (QRCPCL) invites qualified candidates to apply for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship position, with effect from August 2011.

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Published on : 01 Mar 2011

Manon Berthiaume awarded the Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff

At the 2010 Fall Convocation ceremony, Principal Heather Munroe-Blum awarded our colleague Manon Berthiaume the Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff, in the Clerical category.

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Published on : 10 Dec 2010

inFocus online: Is the gift a contract?

As the holiday season kicks into high gear, inFocus online takes a look at the legal and social dimensions of what gifts say about us and our relationships.

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Published on : 06 Dec 2010

Call for papers: Joint Cross-border Sustainability Conference

McGill's Faculty of Law and Vermont Law School are pleased to announce an interdisciplinary and comparative workshop on the challenges posed by sub-national, national, and international attempts to achieve environmental sustainability. The Conference will take place 10-12 June 2011. Deadline to submit abstracts: 25 January 2011.

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Published on : 26 Nov 2010