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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

inFocus online: Teaching Awards double header for Law

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.

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Published on : 05 Nov 2010

inFocus online: Retreat enhances doctoral student experience

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…

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Published on : 04 Nov 2010

Banner/Minerva Upgrade: several systems affected, Nov. 18 - 22

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.

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Published on : 26 Oct 2010

Headway Magazine: Law Fusion

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.

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Published on : 22 Oct 2010

Sylvia Ospina, LLM'88, awarded IISL'S Distinguished Service Award

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.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2010