Law student affairs news
Andrée Boisselle, who currently is doing a Ph.D. in Law at the University of Victoria, has received a Trudeau Scholarship as she studies indigenous legal traditions for her thesis, "Making Room for Indigenous Law in Canada: Towards a Reconception of Western Legal Theory".
The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at McGill's Faculty of Law is now accepting applications for three international judicial internships. The selected interns will be placed at:
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.
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".
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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).
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.