Law Grad Studies news
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.
IASL Adjunct Professor Rod Margo, DCL’79, has been named ‘Global Aviation Lawyer of the Year 2010’ in the Who’s Who Legal Awards. Margo is a partner in the Los Angeles offices of Condon & Forsyth LLP.
Professor Shauna Van Praagh addressed the graduate students at a reception during the Third Annual Graduate Law Students Conference, reflecting upon her three-year mandate as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies. This is a transcript.