Law Faculty Alumni news
Lawyers making fun of themselves to raise money for charity: it’s not a joke, but Skit Nite at the Faculty of Law does have a reputation for milking the experiences of students, professors and lawyers themselves for punch lines that hit close to home.
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.
Drawing on his education and experiences at McGill, John Haffner, BCL/LLB ’06, currently a renewable energy executive based in Asia, argues that American law schools could benefit from “more expansive and globally enriched curricula.” (Originally published February 8, 2011, in The Huffington Post.)
Funds from Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt go towards state-of-the-art classrooms and the Fasken Martineau Excellence Fund supports three priorities: student research into corporate social responsibility; academic excellence; and the operating costs of the McGill Journal of Law and Health.
A criminal law shadowing program provide opportunities for Law students to catch a glimpse of the humanity and the reality of the legal process. Students follow prosecutors or legal aid lawyers throughout the day, and get a feel for the work, from procedures to salary, work hours and more. Article by Victoria Leenders-Cheng.
Evan Fox-Decent and Vìctor Muñiz-Fraticelli, two assistant professors at the Faculty of Law, have carved careers out of interdisciplinary work, combining legal and political theory while working in English, French and Spanish, all with the goal of re-examining conceptions of authority and legitimacy. Read the interview inside inFocus online.
Law Professors Rosalie Jukier and Robert Leckey will both be taking home Principal's Prizes for Excellence in Teaching, respectively in the Associate and Assistant Professor categories. They recently had a conversation with inFocus online reporter Victoria Leenders-Cheng on comic books, crayons, teaching students and, more often than not, learning from them as well.
Dr. Sylvia Ospina, LLM'88, (Colombia, United States) was awarded the Distinguished Service Award. She is a graduate of McGill's Institute of Air & Space Law.
Professor Roderick Macdonald will be receiving an honorary doctorate from Université de Montréal during its fall convocation ceremony to be held on October 7, 2010.
The 39th Edward Warner Award, the highest honour in the world of civil aviation, was conferred by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on Dr. Nicolas Mateesco Matte on September 30, 2010, in recognition of his eminent contribution to air and space law.
Over 85 graduates, faculty members, lawyers and judges gathered in Chancellor Day Hall on May 6 to celebrate the continued significance of the Civil Litigation Workshop at the Faculty of Law.
The Faculty of Law was delighted to learn recently that our esteemed colleague Alan T. John Hobbins, BA’66, MLS’68, will be awarded the 2010 Library Career Recognition Award. The prize will be presented to him during Law’s Spring Convocation on June 4, 2010 at 10 a.m.