Law Faculty Alumni news
Left blind by a botched eye operation at the age of 16, Thomas Shearer Stewart nevertheless graduated from the Faculty in 1908, winning the Faculty’s gold medal award for academic excellence. His granddaughter, Lesley Stewart, tells his remarkable story.
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the creation of two new research: the Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism, made possible by a $3 million bequest from Law graduate and former member of the Faculty Advisory Board, Peter MacKell; and the Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy, made possible by a generous $3 million gift from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation.
The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) awarded Professor Ram Jakhu the 2011 Social Sciences Book Award for his book National Regulation of Space Activities (Springer, 2010) during a gala dinner in Cape Town, South Africa, on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011.
The Honourable Thomas M. Davis (BA’76, BCL’80, LLB’80) a lawyer with Borden Ladner Gervais in Montreal, is appointed Puisne Judge of the Superior Court of Quebec in the District of Montréal.
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that our colleague Robert Leckey has been appointed William Dawson Scholar by the University. William Dawson Chairs are intended to recognize the outstanding work of younger scholars at McGill.
The Faculty of Law mourns Professor Emeritus Ivan A. Vlasic, LLM’55, who passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. He was 84. The McGill University Flag will be lowered, on April 27, in his memory.
It was with regret that the Faculty of Law learned of the sudden passing of Gary Nachshen, BCL '87, LLB'87, at the age of 51. A commemorative fund has been set up by his family and his business partners at Stikeman Elliott.
Our main cover story is an interview with Marc Barbeau, BCL’84, LLB’85, a partner at Stikeman Elliott, a lecturer at the Faculty, and also the creator of the Ilana Lederer Fund for legal education. Our second story is about Jordan Waxman, LLB’91, BCL’92, senior VP with Merrill Lynch Private Banking in New York, marathon swimmer and creator of the Jordan Waxman Entrance Scholarship.
The Institute of Air and Space Law invites applications for one or two 1-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, which will start August 2011. Deadline to apply: 15 April 2011.
Jodi Ettenberg, BCL/LLB’02, (leftmost on photograph) left a flourishing career at a firm in New York City in 2008 to travel the world. What was initially intended to be a year-long journey has turned into a much bigger undertaking. She writes about the influence of her legal background on her experiences.
What does one do with a law degree these days? The Faculty’s Career Development Office takes the question in its broadest sense and offers up a multitude of possibilities, addressing how the economic climate and changing legal landscape affect the search for a job. (Our cover article for this month)
Vrinda Narain practiced as a lawyer in Delhi for six years before taking on an LLM and a DCL degree at McGill. Now an assistant professor cross-appointed in the Faculties of Law and of Arts (at the McGill Institute of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies [IGSF]), she offers her critical take on multiculturalism and comments on what the upheaval in the Middle East means for women there.