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Focus online: From the back room to the front lines

The year 2012 marks the 60th anniversary of the McGill Law Journal as well as the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Canadian Constitution. To reflect on these milestones, the Journal’s annual lecture in early March featured one of the final drafters of the Constitution Act, Mary Dawson, BCL’66.

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Published on : 22 Mar 2012

Dear Lord Denning...

McGill law students have a history of paying tribute to Lord Denning, one of the best-known and oft-quoted common law judges in recent memory. In the lead-up to the Faculty’s annual Skit Nite on March 20, Focus online looks at a few student encounters with the beloved British jurist.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2012

Focus online, March 2012 edition

This month, Focus online takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Course aux stages with new CDO director, Maryse Chouinard. We also examine the long-standing fascination with British judge Lord Denning and speak to Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson about her role in shaping Constitutional history.

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Published on : 19 Mar 2012

Call for papers: The Politics of International Law

The Dean Maxwell and Isle Cohen Doctoral Seminar in International Law offers approximately twelve doctoral and post-doctoral researchers with a keen interest in international law the opportunity to present and discuss their research ideas with fellow researchers and professors from the Faculty.

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Published on : 14 Mar 2012

Call for papers - Stateless Law? The Future of the Discipline

This event will aim to foster critical assessment the latest developments in legal thought and innovative approaches to law, in the light of globalization and the move away from a national paradigm for law. It will ask how to integrate the insights so gained into the teaching of law.

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Published on : 12 Mar 2012

Allison Christians to take up Stikeman Chair in Tax Law

The Faculty of Law at McGill University is delighted to announce that Professor Allison Christians from the University of Wisconsin has been appointed to the H. Heward Stikeman Chair in Taxation Law. Professor Christians will be joining us in May 2012.

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Published on : 08 Feb 2012

Professor Dempsey’s book on air law to be translated into Spanish

On January 25, 2012, the government of the Dominican Republic announced that it will undertake to translate and publish Paul Stephen Dempsey's book Public International Air Law into Spanish.

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Published on : 03 Feb 2012

Rod Macdonald honoured by the Canadian Bar Association

Professor Roderick Macdonald was awarded the Paul-André Crépeau Medal by the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Division, at a reception held on January 12, 2012.

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Published on : 20 Jan 2012

Call for volunteer judges for the Canadian qualifying rounds for the Jessup Moot

Next March, McGill’s Faculty of Law will be hosting the White & Case Canadian National Division Qualifying Tournament. Approximately 120 lawyers, legal academics and judges will be needed to act as competition judges.

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Published on : 07 Dec 2011

Video interview with Professor François Crépeau on the rights of migrants

Following his appointment as UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Migrants and in the run-up to International Migrants Day on December 18, Professor Crépeau speaks about public perceptions of immigrants and how migrants are treated by states and tribunals.

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Published on : 24 Nov 2011

Focus online: New research Chairs at the Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the creation of two new research: the Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism, made possible by a $3 million bequest from Law graduate and former member of the Faculty Advisory Board, Peter MacKell; and the Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy, made possible by a generous $3 million gift from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation.

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Published on : 03 Nov 2011

First X Prize Design Course (INTD 597) in Canada offered during 2012 Winter term

The Institute for the Study of International Development is pleased to announce a new partnership with the X Prize Foundation, leading to the offering of the first X Prize Design Course (INTD597) offered in Canada.

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Published on : 28 Oct 2011

Ram Jakhu honoured for his work by International Academy of Astronautics

The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) awarded Professor Ram Jakhu the 2011 Social Sciences Book Award for his book National Regulation of Space Activities (Springer, 2010) during a gala dinner in Cape Town, South Africa, on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2011

Remembering Alexandra Dodger (1983-2011)

The Faculty of Law is mourning the loss of Alexandra Dodger, a student whose commitment to social justice and human rights distinguished her both in her studies and her work.

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Published on : 17 Oct 2011

O'Brien Fellowships 2011 – Call for applications

Interested applicants must submit an O’Brien Fellowship application to the Graduate Studies Office of the Faculty of Law by the deadline for application for admission to the LL.M. or D.C.L. program.

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Published on : 22 Sep 2011