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Andrew Brighten: Defending the rights of animals

Over the summer of 2008, BCL/LLB student Andrew Brighten will have the rare opportunity to learn more about animal law and litigation by participating in a 10-week clerkship at the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) in California.

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Published on : 05 Dec 2007

Six McGill Law graduates named "Rising Stars"

The Faculty wishes to congratulate Jane Caskey (LLB'95), Sunny Handa (BCom'89, LLM'95, DCL'98), Desmond Lee (LLB'96), Christopher Naudie (BA'90, BCL/LLB'94), Martin Valasek (BCL/LLB'98) and Justin Vineberg (BCom'93, BCL/LLB'97), who have won this year's Lexpert Leading Lawyers Under 40 award.

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Published on : 03 Dec 2007

McGill law student and alumnus each awarded an Action Canada Fellowship

The Faculty offers its warmest congratulations to doctoral candidate Mélanie Bourassa Forcier and alumnus Benjamin Perrin (LLM'07), who were among the 17 exceptional Canadians chosen this year for Action Canada Fellowships. In total, four students and alums from McGill University were selected for this honour.

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Published on : 27 Jul 2007

McGill Law at the WTO Moot Competition

Albert Chen (Law III), Paul Clark (LLM), Mante Molepo (Law IV) and Parul Shah (Law IV) represented McGill and Canada at the ELSA WTO Moot Competition, May 1-6, 2007, in Geneva, Switzerland, taking the prize for best complainant's submission in the international written round.

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Published on : 16 May 2007

2007 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition

The Faculty is pleased to report that this year's Vis moot team, comprised of Albert Chen, Martin Doe, Annie Guérard-Langlois and Rachel St. John, took home the second-place award (ex aequo with Columbia) for claimant's factum.

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Published on : 03 May 2007

Law student Andrés Drew receives Scarlet Key Award

Andrés Drew has been awarded a Scarlet Key Award from Chancellor Dick Pound in recognition of his outstanding leadership as a student.

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Published on : 05 Apr 2007

Student Laura Buckingham wins 2007 Falconer Essay Competition

Congratulations to Laura Buckingham (Law IV), who is this year's winner of the 2007 Allan Falconer Memorial Student Essay Competition for her article "Striking Back: The Tort Action for Spousal Violence." The contest is run by the Canadian Journal of Family Law (CJFL), an interdisciplinary academic journal at UBC that publishes articles on a wide variety of family law issues in both English and French on topics in either common law or civil law. Along with presenting Laura with a monetary prize, the CJFL will publish her article in its upcoming July 2007 publication.

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Published on : 14 Mar 2007

Amazing mooting for McGill in 2007

In the last month, McGill Law students have been standing out at the various mooting contests of the season.

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Published on : 02 Mar 2007

Jean-Philippe Dallaire at the heart of the Quebec National Assembly

Alumnus Jean-Philippe Dallaire (BCL/LLB'06 with great distinction) has won one of the five 2006-2007 10-month internships from the Fondation Jean-Charles-Bonenfant.

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Published on : 12 Jan 2007

Bravo to Law student Emmanuel Henri Ravanas

The Faculty of Law is pleased to report that LLM student Emmanuel Henri Ravanas has won, ex-aequo, the Prix de la Chaire du Notariat (administered by the Chair, which is at Université de Montréal). His topic is "Les difficultés d'introduction de la fiducie québécoise dans les pays de tradition civiliste connaissant l'institution de la réserve héréditaire. L'exemple de la France." The Faculty extends its congratulations to Mr. Ravanas and his supervisor, Professor Madeleine Cantin Cumyn.

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Published on : 07 Dec 2006

Alumnus Guillaume Rousseau publishes 'La nation à l'épreuve de l'immigration'

Alumnus Guillaume Rousseau will be launching his book, "La nation à l'épreuve de l'immigration," on Wednesday, November 8, at Salle Ludger-Duvernay, 82 Sherbrooke Street West, at 7 pm. Bernard Landry, who wrote the preface, will be in attendance.

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Published on : 06 Nov 2006

Student Frédéric Desmarais wins 2006 Matthieu-Bernard contest

Frédéric Desmarais (Law III) has won the 2006 Matthieu-Bernard legal essay contest organized by the Société québécoise de droit international. His paper, "Le consentement préalable, libre et éclairé des peuples autochtones en droit international à la lumière des modèles de l'intégrité culturelle et de l'autodétermination: l'émergence d'un principe prématuré," impressed the jury, who declared it an excellent paper, with its solid documentation and detailed analysis. His text will be published in the Revue québécoise de droit international in March 2007.

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Published on : 06 Nov 2006

Innocence McGill among Forces AVENIR finalists

Innocence McGill has been selected as one of the nine McGill finalists in the 2006 Forces AVENIR contest. Winners will be announced September 28 during the awards gala.

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Published on : 14 Sep 2006

National prize goes to McGill law student

Pierre-Olivier Savoie has won the pan-Canadian Dispute Resolution Award in Law Studies, sponsored by the Department of Justice of Canada.

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Published on : 20 Jul 2006

2006 medals and fellowships for our graduating students

The Faculty offers its warmest congratulations to this year's gold medalists and fellowship winners: Aseet Dalvi (Elizabeth Torrance Gold Medal); Peter Repetto (Aimé Geoffrion Gold Medal); Christine Mainville (David L. Johnston Gold Medal); and Julia Carbone (Thomas Shearer Stewart Travelling Fellowship).

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Published on : 11 Jun 2006