Law student affairs news
Following general acclaim, we reproduce here the hilarious lyrics by Francie Gow (with apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan), an oeuvre that was produced for Skit Nite 2006.
Benjamin Perrin, a master's student, received the University of Ottawa International Law Students Association Award for his presentation on promoting compliance with international humanitarian law by private military and security companies. The award was given during the second annual Global Generations Conference, held in Ottawa on February 17. The conference was hosted by U. Ottawa's Faculty of Law and the Canadian Lawyers Association for International Human Rights. Mr. Perrin's research work was undertaken following Professor René Provost's seminar on international humanitarian law last term.
McGill's 2006 Laskin Moot Team (Véronique Roy, Prachi Shah, Anne Lefever, David Sandomierski did well in Halifax. The team placed 2nd overall, with 1st place appellant pleaders, 2nd and 3rd place individual pleaders, and 2nd place pair.
In early February, the Concours Mignault moot team (Julien Morissette, Lana Rabinovitch, Jean-François Bisson-Ross and Caroline Briand) returned from Ottawa with the Best Pleader Prize (Julien Morissette). Our appellants team, Julien Morissette and Lani Rabinovich, came in second, but did not make it to the finals because the first place team (Laval) was also representing the appellants. This year, the moot revolved around issues of contract law and arbitration. Congratulations to our four students and to their coaches, Jean Lortie and Greg Moore (McCarthy Tétrault).
Stéphanie Raymond-Bougie's master's thesis, "L'arbitrage des différends en droit de la consommation," got the nod for the 2004 Prix Minerve: her thesis was published last month by Les Éditions Yvon Blais. Stéphanie - whose work was supervised by Professor Fabien Gélinas, director of McGill's Institute of Comparative Law - is now employed at Desjardins Ducharme s.e.n.c.r.l.