Law Grad Studies news
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.
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.
Law Professors Rosalie Jukier and Robert Leckey will both be taking home Principal's Prizes for Excellence in Teaching, respectively in the Associate and Assistant Professor categories. They recently had a conversation with inFocus online reporter Victoria Leenders-Cheng on comic books, crayons, teaching students and, more often than not, learning from them as well.
Like so many conversations among students, the one that opened the second annual DCL student retreat at Thomson House in mid-October eventually made its way to the subject of Facebook. And like so many conversations about Facebook among individuals who also teach…
Banner, the enterprise system used at McGill to store all student, applicant, employee and finance data, will undergo a major upgrade from version 7 to version 8. Banner, Minerva, the portal and other systems will be unavailable from 5:00 pm Thursday, November 18 to 6:00 pm Monday, November 22. See the full announcement for a list of other systems that will be affected during this period.
The Quebec Research Centre of Private and Comparative Law is breaking new ground with international research programs into legal education that integrates civil and common law, and the global expansion of trust law.
Giorgio Resta, professor of comparative law and visiting professor at the Faculty of Law, sits down with inFocus reporter Victoria Leenders-Cheng to talk about cultural nuance, harmonizing legal systems and the tension between mass media and judicial process.
Dr. Sylvia Ospina, LLM'88, (Colombia, United States) was awarded the Distinguished Service Award. She is a graduate of McGill's Institute of Air & Space Law.
DCL candidate Carlos Ivàn Fuentes wins International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea moot competition
Carlos Ivàn Fuentes, a doctoral student at McGill’s Faculty of Law, won both the top Prize and the Best Speaker Award at the Mooting Competition held last August at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, in Hamburg, Germany.
On September 2010, during the official opening of the Quebec courts, the Jeune Barreau de Québec awarded Louis-Philippe Pigeon Prize to Me Julie McCann for her exceptional contribution to the legal profession.
Professor Roderick Macdonald will be receiving an honorary doctorate from Université de Montréal during its fall convocation ceremony to be held on October 7, 2010.
Professor Adelle Blackett, BCL’94, LLB’94, has received the 2010 Bora Laskin National Fellowship in Human Rights to pursue research in contemporary labour law.
The International Academy of Comparative Law has just announced that Professor Robert Leckey, BCL’02, LLB’02, is the recipient of the 2010 Canada Prize for his book, Contextual Subjects: Family, State and Relational Theory (University of Toronto Press, 2008).
McGill University is now officially a member of the Scholars at Risk Network. Furthermore, Dr. Nandini Ramanujam, Executive Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, has been appointed as McGill’s representative in the SAR Network, and will coordinate the program here.