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Robert Leckey Appointed William Dawson Scholar

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that our colleague Robert Leckey has been appointed William Dawson Scholar by the University. William Dawson Chairs are intended to recognize the outstanding work of younger scholars at McGill.

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Published on : 17 Aug 2011

François Crépeau elected United Nations Special Rapporteur

On Friday, June 17, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council elected Professor François Crépeau, holder of the Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, to the position of United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, for a three year mandate, renewable once.

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Published on : 01 Aug 2011

Helge Dedek to join Käte Hamburger project in Bonn

McGill Law Professor Helge Dedek has been invited to join the Advanced Studies Centre at the University of Bonn, Germany, for the academic year 2011-2012.

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Published on : 02 Jun 2011

DCL candidate Claris Harbon receives prestigious Trudeau Scholarship

McGill doctoral law student Claris Harbon is one of 14 Canadian and foreign students recognized today by The Trudeau Foundation for their work in areas including environment, international affairs, responsible citizenship, and human rights and dignity.

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Published on : 17 May 2011

DCL student Remus Valsan appointed at Edinburgh

Remus Valsan, QRCPCL Researcher and doctoral student at McGill Law, has taken up his appointment as Lecturer in Corporate Law at the School of Law of the University of Edinburgh.

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Published on : 03 May 2011

Julie Paquin, DCL'10, wins Prix Henri Capitant

Julie Paquin, LLM'97, DCL'10, has been awarded the prestigious Prix Henri Capitant 2011 for her doctoral thesis, entitled "Business Law Transplants and Economic Development: An Empirical Study of Contract Enforcement in Dakar, Senegal", which was supervised by Professor Adelle Blackett.

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Published on : 29 Apr 2011

Lionel Smith elected a Visiting Fellow at Oxford's All Souls

Professor Lionel Smith, Director of the QRCPCL, has been elected a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Professor Smith has been a professor at McGill since 2000, was awarded a James McGill Chair in 2004, and became the Director of the QRCPCL in 2007.

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Published on : 28 Apr 2011

LLM student and anti-discrimination lawyer Tamara Thermitus receives a Prix Mérite from the Quebec Bar

The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is pleased to announce that the Quebec Bar has awarded a Prix Mérite 2011 to Tamara Thermitus for her distinguished career and involvement in the legal community.

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Published on : 27 Apr 2011

Focus online - Looking forward, giving back

Our main cover story is an interview with Marc Barbeau, BCL’84, LLB’85, a partner at Stikeman Elliott, a lecturer at the Faculty, and also the creator of the Ilana Lederer Fund for legal education. Our second story is about Jordan Waxman, LLB’91, BCL’92, senior VP with Merrill Lynch Private Banking in New York, marathon swimmer and creator of the Jordan Waxman Entrance Scholarship.

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Published on : 15 Apr 2011

Focus online - A postcard from el fin del mundo

Professor René Provost, who is currently doing a sabbatical year in Argentina with Professor Shauna Van Praagh and their three boys, sends us a note about their antipodean discoveries...

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Published on : 15 Apr 2011

Focus online - La Clinique de droit pénal international : sept ans au service des tribunaux du monde

The McGill International Justice Clinic recently received funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade that, confirming the importance of the Clinic's research contributions to criminal tribunals around the world. Meet the students currently working at the Clinic. (In French)

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Published on : 15 Apr 2011

Focus online - Helge Dedek on philosophy, history and law

Assistant Professor Helge Dedek likes to examine the law from a comparative and historical perspective. He spoke to Focus online about some interesting ideas that arise when history, philosophy and law intersect.

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Published on : 15 Apr 2011

Focus online: Scarlet Key Society welcomes record number of Law students

Four graduating Law students were inducted into McGill’s venerable Scarlet Key Society in March, in recognition of their efforts and contributions to McGill and the community: James Desjardins, Cindy Kou, Tanya de Mello and Sara Ross.

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Published on : 04 Apr 2011

Catherine Doldirina elected as the new Co-Chair of Space Generation

DCL candidate Catherine Doldirina was recently elected to co-chair the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) for a two-year term.

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Published on : 04 Apr 2011

Call for applications: postdoctoral fellowship(s) at the IASL

The Institute of Air and Space Law invites applications for one or two 1-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, which will start August 2011. Deadline to apply: 15 April 2011.

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Published on : 18 Mar 2011