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Law students Kristin McHale and Sam Walker win AUCC awards

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that students Samuel Walker (BCL/LLB ’09) and Kristin McHale (BCL/LLB ’09) are recipients of the 2008 Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) “Students for Development” Award.

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Published on : 05 May 2008

Law student Alex Herman featured in the McGill Reporter

Third-year McGill law student Alexander Herman was interviewed by Pascal Zamprelli in the April 24 issue of the Reporter. Alex is the author, with Paul Matthews and Andrew Feindel, of "Kickstart: How Successful Canadians Got Started".

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Published on : 04 May 2008

McGill team wins this year’s BCF Cup

BCL/LLB students François Beaudry and Claude Lévesque won this year’s provincial round of the Face à Face oratorical contest, which was held last April 4 at Université Laval.

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Published on : 14 Apr 2008

Congratulations to the Law Class of 2008

Words from Shauna van Praagh at the Law Graduation Bal on April 11, 2008.

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Published on : 14 Apr 2008

Two law students inducted into Scarlet Key Honour Society

During the 2008 Pinning Ceremony held March 27 at the University Club of Montreal, 18 new members were welcomed into the Scarlet Key Society. Among them were Nafay Choudhury, BCL/LLB'11, and Hugh Meighen, BCL/LLB'09.

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Published on : 02 Apr 2008

Sopinka Cup win for Rahman and Newhouse

McGill University has captured its first Sopinka Cup. This weekend, the mooting team of law students Monika Rahman and Mareike Newhouse took home the Sopinka Cup and three of the five individual prizes, too: Best Opening Statement (Rahman), Best Closing Statement (Newhouse) and Best Overall Advocate (Rahman). The Faculty of Law offers them its warmest of congratulations!

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Published on : 17 Mar 2008

2008 Jessup Moot

On March 6-9, McGill Law students Damian Hornich, Balkees Jarrah, Elizabeth Neelin-Robinson and Sybil Thompson took part in the Canadian Rounds of the Jessup International Mooting Competition, which was held this year in Saskatoon. Our mooters secured prizes for their advocacy skills, with Balkees ranking as the 2nd top oralist and Damian as 4th among 60 participants. Bravo!

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Published on : 14 Mar 2008

2008 McGill Laskin moot team takes top prize

On March 1 in Winnipeg, McGill won the top prize – the prize for Best Team – at this year's Laskin Moot competition. The prize recognizes the exceptional teamwork and strong advocacy skills of law students Lindsay Aagaard, Will Fyfe, Pierre Gemson and Anne Merminod.

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Published on : 07 Mar 2008

Mareike Newhouse and Monika Rahman take home the 2008 Guérin Cup

In February, the Sopinka Trial Moot team of Mareike Newhouse and Monika Rahman took first place in the Quebec Round of the Sopinka competition (the Guy-Guérin Cup), and will be competing in the national competition in Ottawa in Mid-March against seven other university teams.

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Published on : 25 Feb 2008

Information appearing on Minerva and official transcripts

The SAO reports that as of Fall 2007, Faculty of Law courses taught in French will appear on transcripts and on Minerva with their titles in French. Also, class averages will appear on transcripts (see Details for more info).

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Published on : 15 Feb 2008

2008 Mignault Moot win!

The McGill team took the prize at this weekend's Mignault Moot for 2nd best memorandum (defense), prepared by Kerianne Wilson and Adele D'Silva, with help from their teammates Myriam Couillard-Castonguay and Rafal Jeglinski.

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Published on : 11 Feb 2008

GLSA site now live

The Graduate Law Students Association has relaunched its site: visit glsa.mcgill.ca!

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Published on : 06 Feb 2008

Joshua Krane gets 1st prize in Chaire de Notariat essay contest

BCL/LLB student Joshua Krane has won the first prize in the undergraduate category of the Chaire du notariat – 2007 Concours de rédaction juridique. The paper, "Beneficiary-Initiated Modification of Trusts: A Comparative Examination," explored whether beneficiaries of Quebec trusts can modify their trusts without court approval. The paper, written under the supervision of Professors Madeleine Cantin-Cumyn and Lionel Smith, will be published in a forthcoming edition of the Revue générale de droit. Bravo, Joshua!

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Published on : 05 Feb 2008

Sign up for the Law Student Scholarly Paper Workshop

Each semester, McGill Law students write articles on a variety of pressing legal subjects within the law, running the gamut from international tribunals to complex transactions to family law. However, these articles reach only a specialized audience. Here is an opportunity to benefit from the cross-pollination that might result from a discussion of and comparison among papers drafted for different courses that have common themes, or that draw on common ideas. This workshop allows any interested student to present his or her work to other faculty members and students. Papers may be drawn from any area of scholarship being pursued by students enrolled at the faculty. Students who are interested in presenting their paper will be placed on a panel with three or four other students. Each student on the panel will be invited to discuss his or her paper for not more than 10 minutes. Interested students are invited to send an email to Professor Kim Brooks by February 22. Include your name, contact information, a tit

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Published on : 31 Jan 2008

BCL/LLB student Julia Nicol and DCL student Anna Conley win QSCL's first prize

Doctoral student Anna Conley has won the Quebec Society of Comparative Law's (QSCL) first prize in the Graduate category, while BCL/LLB student Julia Nicol won first prize in the Undergraduate category. The Faculty and their supervisors warmly congratulate them.

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Published on : 24 Jan 2008