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Focus online - Court Jesters (or get ready for Skit Nite 2011)

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.

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Published on : 08 Mar 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

Focus online op-ed: John Haffner argues it’s time to globalize the J.D.

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.)

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Published on : 01 Mar 2011

Focus online: Gifts in action

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.

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Published on : 09 Feb 2011

inFocus online: Côté cour au Palais de justice

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.

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Published on : 10 Dec 2010

inFocus online: Research profiles of Professors Evan Fox-Decent and Vìctor Muñiz-Fraticelli

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.

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Published on : 09 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

inFocus online: Teaching Awards double header for Law

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.

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Published on : 05 Nov 2010

Sylvia Ospina, LLM'88, awarded IISL'S Distinguished Service Award

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.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2010

Roderick Macdonald to receive honorary doctorate from Université de Montréal

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.

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Published on : 30 Sep 2010

Dr. Nicolas Mateesco Matte Recipient 2010 Edward Warner Award

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.

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Published on : 29 Sep 2010

Mourning Tamar Oppenheimer, OC, BA’46, LLD’94

It is with regret that the Faculty of Law learned that Dr. Tamar Oppenheimer, OC, BA’46, LLD’94, passed away on June 9, 2010. She was 84.

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Published on : 29 Jun 2010

Civil Litigation Workshop celebrates 20-plus years at the Faculty of 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.

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Published on : 11 May 2010

John Hobbins to receive 2010 Library Career Recognition Award

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.

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Published on : 10 May 2010

Sophie Morin, LLM'00, gets 2010 Capitant prize

Sophie Morin, Wainwright Junior Fellow, has received the 2010 Capitant prize her doctoral thesis "Le dommage moral et le préjudice extrapatrimonial."

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Published on : 03 May 2010