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Vrinda Narain appointed Associate Dean (Academic)

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Vrinda Narain has accepted the mandate of Associate Dean (Academic) in the Faculty of Law, for a three year term beginning September 1, 2016. Professor Narain’s research and teaching focus on constitutional law, social diversity and feminist legal theory. She was a Boulton Fellow in 2007, before joining the Faculty of Law as an Assistant Professor in 2008.  

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 20 Jun 2016

Yaëll Emerich to head Crépeau Centre

The Faculty is pleased to annonce that Professor Yaëll Emerich has been appointed Director of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law. Her mandate begins on July 1, 2016.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, Research
Published on : 13 Jun 2016

Kirsten Anker promoted to Associate Professor

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that Professor Kirsten Anker has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 26 May 2016

Robert Leckey named Dean of the Faculty of Law

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Robert Leckey as Dean of the Faculty of Law at McGill University, starting July 1, 2016.   Professor Leckey joined the Faculty of Law in 2006, and is currently a full professor and a William Dawson Scholar. He does research and teaches in the areas of constitutional law and family law, using a bilingual and transsystemic approach. He has received the McGill Law Students’ Association’s John W. Durnford Teaching Excellence Award (2009) and the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2010).

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Published on : 22 Apr 2016

Professors Gélinas, Saumier and Leckey named to Faculty Chairs

We are thrilled to announce the appointments of three colleagues to named chairs in the Faculty of Law. Fabien Gélinas has been named Sir William C. Macdonald Professor of Law, for a seven-year term commencing May 1, 2016. Fabien Gélinas, who leads the Private Justice and the Rule of Law research team, specialises in international dispute resolution and arbitration.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, Research
Published on : 21 Apr 2016

Retirement of our colleagues Paul Dempsey and Margaret Somerville

After many years of extraordinary service and scholarly commitment to McGill University, our colleagues Paul S. Dempsey and Margaret A. Somerville will be retiring respectively on June 1, 2016, and August 31, 2016. 

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Published on : 21 Apr 2016

Baxter Family Competition on Federalism

McGill University’s Faculty of Law and the Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism are proud to announce the creation of the Baxter Family Competition on Federalism, which has been made possible through the generous support of Rachel Baxter, BSc’84, BCL’88 and Colin Baxter, BCL’90, LLB’90, who both practice law in Ottawa, as corporate and litigation counsel respectively.

Classified as : Faculty, External, Students, Research
Published on : 23 Mar 2016

Arnold & Blema Steinberg Post-Doctoral Fellowships in International Migration Law & Policy

The vision and generosity of the Steinberg Foundation is at the heart of this new and exciting Fellowship opportunity. The Centre for Human Rights & Legal Pluralism of the Faculty of Law at McGill University is delighted to be able to offer two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year. ​Deadline: 30 April 2016 at 11:59 pm EST.

Classified as : External, Research
Published on : 22 Mar 2016

Call for applications: student research summer seminars at the Crépeau Centre

Each summer, the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law organizes a series of seminars to promote the legal research of students from McGill and elsewhere. Attendance is open to all. Progression of the series:

Classified as : External, Students
Published on : 15 Mar 2016

Professor Ram Jakhu appointed Director of the Institute of Air and Space Law

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Ram Jakhu has been appointed Director of the Research Center and the Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL), for a one-year term that will begin on June 1, 2016, when the outgoing director, Professor Paul S. Dempsey, will be stepping down.

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Published on : 05 Feb 2016

Essay Contest: Nappert Prize in International Arbitration

Thanks to the generosity of Sophie Nappert (BCL’86, LLB’86), the Nappert Prize in International Arbitration will be awarded for the second time in 2016 after an enormously sucessful inaugurual competition in 2014.

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Published on : 14 Jan 2016

Call for applications: 2016-2017 Arsenault postdoctoral fellowships at the IASL

As in the previous five years, the Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL) of the Faculty of Law at McGill University intends to appoint one or two Postdoctoral Research Fellow(s) during the 2016-2017 academic year. Deadline to apply: 31 January 2016.

Classified as : External, Students
Published on : 14 Dec 2015

Call for Papers: Conflicts in Space and the Rule of Law

The Institute of Air and Space Law of McGill University wishes to invite submissions for its 4th Manfred Lachs International Conference on Conflicts in Space and the Rule of Law, which will take place on May 27-28, 2016. Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2016 Download our Call for Papers for the themes, procedure and complete list of deadlines [.docx].

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Published on : 10 Dec 2015

Poster Contest for Law Students to mark Crépeau Centre's 40th anniversary!

To encourage innovation and stimulate interest in research among law students at faculties of Quebec civil law, the Paul-André Crépeau Center for Private and Comparative Law is launching a student poster contest. The contest is linked to the conference that will mark, on 12 February 2016, the Crépeau Centre’s 40th anniversary, during which poster submissions will be displayed and the  winners announced.

Classified as : External, Students, contest
Published on : 25 Nov 2015