Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law and McGill University’s Institute for Health and Social Policy (IHSP) are pleased to announce the joint appointment of Professor Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry, BCL/LLB’04, as Assistant Professor. Professor Beaudry will be joining McGill University in September 2018.  

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Published on: 19 Feb 2018

Are you writing a supervised term paper or research essay for class this winter? Or did you write one in the fall or summer terms just past?

Get experience presenting your work and enjoy sharing your ideas with colleagues and professors by participating in the BLG Student Research Mini-Conference, hosted by the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law on April 6, 2018, at McGill University’s Faculty of Law.

Published on: 16 Jan 2018

The Faculty of Law is pleased to share the news that Professor François Crépeau was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada by Governor General Julie Payette on December 29, 2017. Professor Crépeau, who was honoured for “his research and contributions to international law and for his efforts to promote civil rights, particularly with respect to refugees,” joins the prestigious roster of McGill Law community members appointed to the Order of Canada.

Published on: 9 Jan 2018

Professor Nandini Ramanujam, Executive Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, was recently appointed co-chair of the Principal’s Task Force on Respect and Inclusion in Campus Life, alongside with the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Bruce Lennox.

Published on: 14 Dec 2017

Montreal, 1 December 2017 – The Faculty of Law has learned with deep sadness of the passing of Professor Emeritus John W. Durnford on Thursday, 30 November 2017, at the age of 88. His death is a grievous loss to the McGill Law community.

Do you have thoughts and memories to share about John Durnford? Please write in our guest book.

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Published on: 1 Dec 2017

From November 27 to December 21, McGill students will be able to access the Nahum Gelber Law Library 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As agreed between the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU) and the Law Students Association (LSA), the Nahum Gelber Law Library will limit access to the three upper floors of the library to Law students only during the December 8 to December 21 examination period.  Details are as follows:

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Published on: 28 Nov 2017

Thanks to the generosity of Sophie Nappert (BCL’86, LLB’86), the Nappert Prize in International Arbitration will again be awarded by McGill University in 2018.

The Nappert Prize Competition is open to all students, junior scholars and junior practitioners from around the world. To be eligible for the prize, authors must:

Classified as: Fortier, Research
Published on: 20 Nov 2017

The Faculty of Law congratulates Professor emeritus Armand de Mestral on being the 2017 recipient of the Canadian Council on International Law’s John E. Read Medal.

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Published on: 8 Nov 2017

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Sébastien Jodoin has just published “Forest Preservation in a Changing Climate: REDD+ and Indigenous and Community Rights in Indonesia and Tanzania” with Cambridge University Press.

Published on: 26 Oct 2017

McGill’s Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) is currently accepting applications for:

  • a twelve-month clerkship at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA);
  • a ten-month clerkship at the International Court of Justice (ICJ);
  • a nine-month clerkship at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR)

All three clerkships are due to start in September 2018.

Deadline: January 15, 2018 5:00 PM EST

Published on: 25 Oct 2017

The vision and generosity of the Steinberg Foundation is at the heart of this new and exciting Fellowship opportunity. The Centre for Human Rights & Legal Pluralism of the Faculty of Law at McGill University is delighted to be able to offer two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year.

​Deadline: February 1, 2018 at 11:59 EST.

Classified as: Research
Published on: 16 Oct 2017

The Disability and Human Rights Series explores compelling issues on disability with a focus on law and policy. Both law and non-law students from all levels and academic backgrounds are welcome to submit.

The ‘Disability and Human Rights’ series welcomes articles, commentaries, podcasts, artwork, photography and other forms of writings and media that deal with the subject of disability.

Published on: 16 Oct 2017

Are you writing a supervised term paper or research essay for class this fall or coming winter? Or did you write one in the summer term just past?

Get experience presenting your work and enjoy sharing your ideas with colleagues and professors by participating in the BLG Student Research Conference, hosted at the Faculty of Law next spring, by the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law.

Published on: 16 Oct 2017

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Andrea Bjorklund, L. Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law, and Professor Kun Fan have been appointed Norton Rose Faculty Scholars in Arbitration and Commercial Law, for a three-year term. The previous holders were Professor Fabien Gélinas, before he became the Sir William C.

Classified as: Fortier, Research
Published on: 10 Oct 2017

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that it has been ranked among the world’s top universities to study law by the Times Higher Education (THE). A ranking by subject released on October 4, 2017, declared McGill the 13th best school to study law worldwide.

This year marks the first time Law has been included as a subject by the THE. Scores were calculated using the 13 performance indicators as their World University Rankings, which fall under five categories: teaching, research, citations, international outlook, and industry income.  

Published on: 4 Oct 2017

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