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Roderick Macdonald receives McGill University Medal

On May 28, Roderick Macdonald was awarded in absentia the McGill University Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement, one of the University’s highest honours. Macdonald received the McGill Medal as part of the Convocation ceremony for the Faculty of Law, where he taught thousands of students over the course of a distinguished career that spanned more than three decades. Professor Daniel Jutras, Dean of the Faculty of Law, accepted the Medal in Professor Macdonald’s name.

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Published on : 06 Jun 2014

Call for Papers - “International Law: Between Internationalism, Transnationalism and Cosmopolitanism”

We are pleased to announce that the third Dean Maxwell & Isle Cohen Doctoral Seminar in International Law will take place on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the Faculty of Law of McGill University, in downtown Montreal.

Classified as : External, Students
Published on : 21 May 2014

Seven Clerks for Seven Judges

The Faculty warmly congratulates the seven Law students who have just been given the nod to clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada in 2015-2016. They are:

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Published on : 04 Apr 2014

Call for papers: Tax Justice and Human Rights Research Collaboration Symposium

We invite paper proposals for a Tax Justice and Human Rights Research Collaboration Symposium, to be held at the McGill Faculty of Law, Montreal, Quebec, from Wednesday to Friday, 18-20 June, 2014. The symposium will explore the fundamental connections between taxation and human rights by providing a forum for collaboration among emerging scholars, established academics, civil society organization representatives, tax justice advocacy groups, tax policy makers, and researchers from around th

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Published on : 01 Apr 2014

Professor Lionel Smith Awarded 2014 Killam Fellowship

On March 18, 2014, the Arts Council of Canada announced the recipients of the 2014 Killam Fellowships. Among the five nominees is Professor Lionel Smith, director of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law and a James McGill Professor at the Faculty of Law of McGill University. Professor Lionel Smith's Killam award will allow him to carry out a two-year full-time research project entitled Conflicts of Interest and Fiduciary Obligations.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2014

Essay Contest: Nappert Prize in International Arbitration

The Nappert Competition is open to all students, junior scholars and junior practitioners from around the world. To be eligible for the prize, authors must be either currently enrolled in a B.C.L, LL.B., J.D., LL.M., D.C.L., or Ph.D. program (or their local equivalents). Those who are no longer in school must have taken their most recent degree within the last three years, or have been admitted to the bar (or the local equivalent) for the first time and for no more than three years (whichever is later). 

Classified as : Faculty, Students
Published on : 06 Jan 2014

McGill to host American Journal of Comparative Law

The Faculty of Law of McGill University is delighted to announce that starting January 2014, it will host The American Journal of Comparative Law, in partnership with the Georgetown University Law Center. Professor Helge Dedek, who is Director of the Institute of Comparative Law at McGill, has been named co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, together with two colleagues in Washington D.C.

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Published on : 19 Dec 2013

Calls for papers: 2nd Manfred Lachs International Conference on Global Space Governance - 29-31 May 2014

The Committee is inviting submission of papers that, among other things, will discuss and critically analyze the current socio-political, strategic and legal challenges to the achievement of good global space governance and, as well, propose viable policy options and regulatory mechanisms that will help ensure that present generations of humanity can continue their exploration and use of outer space without seriously compromising the possibility for future generations to do the same. 2nd Manfred Lachs International Conference on Global Space Governance The Instit

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Published on : 03 Dec 2013

Call for applications: 2014-2015 Arsenault postdoctoral fellowships at the IASL

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 2014-2015 academic year. Deadline to apply: 14 February 2014.

Classified as : External, Students
Published on : 03 Dec 2013

Focus online: "There’s a place for us"

The October 2013 edition of Focus online takes a look at the Faculty of Law’s 5th annual DCL retreat that took place this September, to discuss ‘Finding Our Place in Academic Life.’ The event, which was coorganized by doctoral candidates Jodi Lazare and Geoffrey Conrad, drew over 30 students for a full day of rewarding and insightful discussion. Read the story in the October 2013 edition of Focus online: publications.mcgill.ca/droit/2013/10/16/theres-a-place-for-us/

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Published on : 30 Oct 2013

Six projects at the Faculty of Law receive SSHRC funding

The Faculty’s Office of Research is happy to announce that six exciting projects have been awarded funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

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Published on : 29 Oct 2013

Yaw Nyampong named Executive Director of Centre for Research in Air & Space Law

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Dr. Yaw Nyampong has been named Executive Director of the Centre for Research in Air & Space Law. Yaw Nyampong (LLM’05, DCL’11) is also a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the University of Ghana, Legon. He held an Arsenault Postdoctoral Fellowship at McGill's Institute of Air & Space Law in 2011-2012, and a Boulton Fellowship at the Faculty of Law in 2012-2013.

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Published on : 17 Sep 2013

Daniel Weinstock to direct McGill’s Institute for Health and Social Policy

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Daniel Weinstock to the position of Director of the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy, an interdisciplinary institute housed within the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, starting August 1.

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Published on : 11 Jul 2013

Ronald Niezen inaugural incumbent of the Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy

The Faculties of Arts and Law are happy to announce that Professor Ronald Niezen, a former Chair of McGill’s Department of Anthropology who held the Canada Research Chair in the Comparative Study of Indigenous Rights and Identity, has been appointed as the first incumbent of the Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy.

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Published on : 20 Jun 2013

Shauna Van Praagh named President of Canadian Association of Law Teachers

Earlier this month, during the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT) in Victoria, B.C., Professor Shauna Van Praagh was elected President of the Association and a member of its executive.

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Published on : 14 Jun 2013