Law Faculty Alumni news
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
Campaign McGill gift from Jean Gabriel Castel, renowned academic and former Faculty member, reinforces McGill’s strength in private international law.
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.
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.
In the McGill Reporter, Pascal Zamprelli interviews Graham Fraser, Canada’s Commissioner of Official Languages, who gave the 20th F.R. Scott Lecture.
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.
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.
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.