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Lori Weitzman, BCL’84, LLB’85, named to the Court of Quebec

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Quebec, Kathleen Weil, today announced that Lori Weitzman has been appointed to the Court of Quebec, Criminal and Penal Division, in Montreal. She will be joining on the bench our former colleague, Justice Patrick Healy, BCL’81.

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Published on : 26 Apr 2010

Jasmine Wahhab, BCL/LLB’06, to clerk at International Court of Justice

Jasmine Wahhab, BCL/LLB’06, has been selected to clerk at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague in 2010-2011, as part of the Judicial Assistants Program of the Court.

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Published on : 23 Apr 2010

McGill does well at the 2010 Vis Moot

The McGill Vis moot team, composed of students Alex Dobrota, Maha Hussain, Sarah Walker and Mathieu Kissin, recently returned from Vienna, where they competed in the 17th annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. This year's competition, held from March 26 to April 1, 2010, saw teams from 255 schools representing 62 countries.

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Published on : 09 Apr 2010

Celebrating Dean Maxwell Cohen and Isle Cohen

On the day that would have been Maxwell Cohen’s 100th birthday, the Faculty hosted a special celebration in honour of the late Dean of Law and to mark the launch of the Dean Maxwell and Isle Cohen Doctoral Seminar in International Law, created through the generous contributions of JoAnne Sulzenko, daughter of Maxwell and Isle Cohen, and of alumni and friends of the Faculty.

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Published on : 22 Mar 2010

Top corporate dealmaker supports students in Law and Social Work

Gift from McGill alumni Stephen and Andrea Halperin creates two funds – one for students in Law and one for students in joint Law-Social Work program

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Published on : 11 Mar 2010

Gérard Bouchard to speak on “Democracy and Diversity: the New Challenges”

Gérard Bouchard, the prominent Quebec historian and sociologist who co-chaired the Bouchard-Taylor Commission will deliver this year's McNaughton Lecture on public policy at McGill's Faculty of Law on March 3, 2010.

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Published on : 11 Feb 2010

DCL grad Mohammad Nsour publishes book

Mohammad Nsour, DCL’09, has published his recent doctoral thesis as a book, Rethinking the World Trade Order: Towards a Better Legal Understanding of the Role of Regionalism in the Multilateral Trade Regime (Sidestone Press, Hooigracht, The Netherlands, 2009).

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Published on : 09 Feb 2010

Law Faculty launches inFocus online magazine

To celebrate the New Year, the Faculty of Law has launched inFocus online, the digital edition of its alumni magazine, inFocus online.

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Published on : 05 Feb 2010

Private International Law moves to the forefront at McGill

Campaign McGill gift from Jean Gabriel Castel, renowned academic and former Faculty member, reinforces McGill’s strength in private international law.

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Published on : 13 Jan 2010

Stuart H. (Kip) Cobbett appointed Chair of McGill’s Board of Governors

One of Montreal’s leading lawyers and a longtime supporter of McGill University, Stuart H. (Kip) Cobbett has been appointed to a five-year term as Chair of the University’s Board of Governors, effective Jan. 1, 2010. Mr. Cobbett succeeds outgoing Chair Robert Rabinovitch.

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Published on : 06 Jan 2010

Ram Jakhu named to outer space group in The Hague

A professor at McGill’s Faculty of Law has been named to a prominent group of distinguished legal experts working to develop arbitration and settlement rules for disputes related to outer space.

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Published on : 03 Dec 2009

The Reporter - For Graham Fraser: Canada’s Commissioner of Official Languages

In the McGill Reporter, Pascal Zamprelli interviews Graham Fraser, Canada’s Commissioner of Official Languages, who gave the 20th F.R. Scott Lecture.

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Published on : 19 Nov 2009

IASL student Rachel Pachoud receives two major scholarships

Rachel Pachoud, an LL.M. candidate attached to the Institute of Air and Space Law, has been awarded two prestigious scholarships: the Wings Club Scholarship and the 2009 International Aviation Women's Association scholarship.

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Published on : 13 Nov 2009

Federal Court Judge honoured for service to Law faculty

The Hon. James K-Hugessen, BCL’57, a longstanding Federal Court Judge, was awarded one the Faculty of Law’s most prestigious honours – the F.R. Scott Award for Distinguished Service on November 3, 2009.

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Published on : 04 Nov 2009

Sophie Latraverse, BCL’85, a pioneer of anti-discrimination law in France

A July 24 Vancouver Sun article featured McGill Law grad Sophie Latraverse, who helped found the Haute Autorité de Lutte contre les Discriminations et pour l'Egalité in France.

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Published on : 10 Aug 2009