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McGill team wins Sarin Leiden International Air Law Moot

Congratulations to the McGill Moot Team for taking first place in the 2011 Sarin Leiden International Air Law Moot Court Competition in Dubai, UAE. The team consisted of the following Institute of Air & Space Law students: Auguste Hocking (Australia), Joseph Wheeler (Australia) and Mithun Pemmaiah (India); our Doctoral candidate, Paul FitzGerald (Canada), coached the team.

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Published on : 15 Mar 2011

Focus online - Jodi Ettenberg: the legal nomad

Jodi Ettenberg, BCL/LLB’02, (leftmost on photograph) left a flourishing career at a firm in New York City in 2008 to travel the world. What was initially intended to be a year-long journey has turned into a much bigger undertaking. She writes about the influence of her legal background on her experiences.

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Published on : 10 Mar 2011

Focus online: Law at work

What does one do with a law degree these days? The Faculty’s Career Development Office takes the question in its broadest sense and offers up a multitude of possibilities, addressing how the economic climate and changing legal landscape affect the search for a job. (Our cover article for this month)

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Published on : 09 Mar 2011

Focus online: Vrinda Narain on multiculturalism, religious freedom and gender equality

Vrinda Narain practiced as a lawyer in Delhi for six years before taking on an LLM and a DCL degree at McGill. Now an assistant professor cross-appointed in the Faculties of Law and of Arts (at the McGill Institute of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies [IGSF]), she offers her critical take on multiculturalism and comments on what the upheaval in the Middle East means for women there.

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Published on : 09 Mar 2011

Focus online - Court Jesters (or get ready for Skit Nite 2011)

Lawyers making fun of themselves to raise money for charity: it’s not a joke, but Skit Nite at the Faculty of Law does have a reputation for milking the experiences of students, professors and lawyers themselves for punch lines that hit close to home.

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Published on : 08 Mar 2011

IASL student Joseph C. Wheeler receives Royal Aeronautical Society Centennial Scholarship

Joseph C. Wheeler, an Australian lawyer who received his Certificate in Air & Space Law from McGill's Faculty of Law this winter, was the first lawyer to receive a Royal Aeronautical Society Centennial Scholarship in November 2010. The IASL congratulates him for this distinction.

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Published on : 07 Mar 2011

Call for applications: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the QRCPCL

The Quebec Research Centre of Private and Comparative Law (QRCPCL) invites qualified candidates to apply for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship position, with effect from August 2011.

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Published on : 01 Mar 2011

Focus online op-ed: John Haffner argues it’s time to globalize the J.D.

Drawing on his education and experiences at McGill, John Haffner, BCL/LLB ’06, currently a renewable energy executive based in Asia, argues that American law schools could benefit from “more expansive and globally enriched curricula.” (Originally published February 8, 2011, in The Huffington Post.)

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Published on : 01 Mar 2011

Focus online: The Laws of the Heart

Enough with the ubiquitous purple and pink hearts of Valentine’s Day! Mélanie Mader is here to talk about the real thing. The newest member of the Faculty’s Research Group in Health and Law wants to have a frank discussion about organ donation and she has an unusual suggestion for doing so.

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Published on : 09 Feb 2011

Welcome to Postdoctoral Researcher Mélanie Mader

The McGill Research Group on Health and Law (RGHL) is pleased to announce that Dr. Mélanie Mader has joined the Faculty of Law as a Postdoctoral Researcher for one year, starting this January.

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Published on : 05 Jan 2011

Manon Berthiaume awarded the Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff

At the 2010 Fall Convocation ceremony, Principal Heather Munroe-Blum awarded our colleague Manon Berthiaume the Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff, in the Clerical category.

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Published on : 10 Dec 2010

inFocus online: Research profiles of Professors Evan Fox-Decent and Vìctor Muñiz-Fraticelli

Evan Fox-Decent and Vìctor Muñiz-Fraticelli, two assistant professors at the Faculty of Law, have carved careers out of interdisciplinary work, combining legal and political theory while working in English, French and Spanish, all with the goal of re-examining conceptions of authority and legitimacy. Read the interview inside inFocus online.

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Published on : 09 Dec 2010

Call for papers: Joint Cross-border Sustainability Conference

McGill's Faculty of Law and Vermont Law School are pleased to announce an interdisciplinary and comparative workshop on the challenges posed by sub-national, national, and international attempts to achieve environmental sustainability. The Conference will take place 10-12 June 2011. Deadline to submit abstracts: 25 January 2011.

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Published on : 26 Nov 2010

inFocus online: interview with the Honorable Louise Otis, Senior Boulton Fellow

Louise Otis is known as ‘la mère de la médiation’ in Québec for having introduced an alternate dispute resolution system to the province’s highest judicial body, the Court of Appeal, in 1997. Appointed Senior Boulton Fellow at the Faculty of Law for the year, the former justice sat down with inFocus reporter Victoria Leenders-Cheng to discuss mediation and empowerment.

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Published on : 15 Nov 2010