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Andrée Boisselle, BCL/LLB’99, a 2008 Trudeau Scholar

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".

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Published on : 27 Jun 2008

Two McGill Law graduates on the École du Barreau’s Honour Roll

Slava Sinigerska, BCL/LLB’07, and Nicolas Leblanc-Langlois, BCL/LLB’07, were placed on the École du Barreau’s 2007 Excellence Honour Roll.

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Published on : 19 Jun 2008

International Judicial Clerkships Program

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:

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Published on : 17 Jun 2008

Roy Heenan made Doctor of Law; Kim Brooks receives Durnford Award

See also some photos and download the convocation addresses by Dean Kasirer and by Roy Heenan

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Published on : 27 May 2008

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