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Omar Farahat to join the Faculty of Law as Assistant Professor

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Omar Farahat as Assistant Professor. Dr. Farahat completed his Ph.D. at Columbia University in 2016, after which he worked as a Research Fellow at Yale Law School. Prior to that, he obtained a dual law degree from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Cairo University in 2004, an LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 2007, and an interdisciplinary M.A. in the humanities from New York University in 2010. He has practiced law in Cairo, New York, and Paris.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 11 Apr 2017

Tanveer Ahmad appointed Executive Director of the Centre for Research in Air and Space Law

The Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL) is pleased to announce that Md. Tanveer Ahmad has been named Executive Director of the Centre for Research in Air and Space Law (CRASL).

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, Research
Published on : 27 Mar 2017

Extended deadline! Call for papers: BLG student research mini-conference

Are you writing a supervised term paper or research essay for class this winter? Or did you write one in the fall or summer terms just past? Get experience presenting your work and enjoy sharing your ideas with colleagues and professors by participating in the BLG Student Research Conference, hosted by the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law in collaboration with Borden Ladner Gervais, on March 31, 2017 (2:30-5:00 PM), at McGill University’s Faculty of Law.

Classified as : Students
Published on : 24 Jan 2017

GLSA Annual Conference Call for Papers - Governing Our Commons: What Matters To Us Today

The graduate students of McGill University’s Faculty of Law are pleased to announce their annual graduate law conference. The conference will be held in Montreal, Canada, on May 13 and 14, 2017. We invite graduate students in law and related disciplines to submit papers on the theme of the conference,  and particularly on issues of global significance. Speakers will present their research in panels on various aspects of the theme, each moderated by a chair.

Classified as : External, Students
Published on : 18 Jan 2017

Brian F. Havel to head McGill’s Institute of Air & Space Law

The Faculty of Law and the Institute of Air & Space Law (IASL) are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Brian F. Havel as Director of the IASL. Brian Havel is a Distinguished Research Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, where he currently directs the International & Comparative Law Program and the International Aviation Law Institute.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 12 Dec 2016

Adelle Blackett named Canada Research Chair in Transnational Labour Law and Development

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that Professor Adelle Blackett, Ad. E., as been named the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Transnational Labour Law and Development. Blackett’s work, which addresses labour regulation in an era of neoliberal global governance, explores the intimate relationship between social and economic policy.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, Research
Published on : 02 Dec 2016

Hoi Kong receives Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching at Fall Convocation.

The Faculty is delighted to announce that Professor Hoi Kong was awarded the Principal’s Prize in Teaching Excellence during Law’s Fall Convocation ceremony on November 2.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 03 Nov 2016

Call for papers: Canada-EU disputes

Seminar on Canada - EU Disputes Friday, February 3, 2017, McGill University, Montreal, Canada Deadline: November 15, 2016, 23:59 EST. For the past seven years, the Canada Europe Transatlantic Dialogue (CETD) has been examining different aspects of the public dimensions of Canada – EU relations. This project, funded by the SSHRC, brings together Canadian scholars from seven universities with European scholars interested in this topic.

Classified as : Students
Published on : 03 Nov 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 2017-2018 academic year. ​Deadline: December 31, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST.

Classified as : External, Research
Published on : 12 Oct 2016

Professor Adelle Blackett awarded research fellowship from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation

The Faculty of Law is proud to announce that Professor Adelle Blackett, Ad. E., has been awarded a research fellowship by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. This prestigious prize, which is valued at $225,000, recognizes public intellectuals in the humanities and social sciences who venture beyond the boundaries of their disciplines to find new solutions to complex issues of major importance to Canadians.  

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

Colleen Sheppard named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Today, the Royal Society of Canada released its list of 89 new Fellows, among which is our own Colleen Sheppard, who has joined the Academy of Social Sciences.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, Research
Published on : 07 Sep 2016

New Faces at the Faculty

We are delighted to welcome new colleagues, visiting professors, and fellows to the Faculty of Law. First, Professors Mark D. Walters and Kun Fan have joined the Faculty, arriving respectively from Queen’s and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. We are also welcoming Li Ka Shing Professor of Practice Cliff Manjiao Chi, from Xiamen University Law School, and Li Ka Shing Junior Fellow Dr. Hongqin Mu, from Shantou University Law School, who are both spending the fall term at the Faculty.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, Research
Published on : 31 Aug 2016

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