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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

Daniel Jutras receives 2006 Durnford Award

The John W. Durnford Teaching Excellence Award went to Daniel Jutras this year, in recognition of the quality of his teaching and the inspiration he brings to his students.

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Published on : 31 May 2006

Eight McGill students chosen for prestigious clerkships

Not all clerical jobs are created equal. Some can lead to a lifetime of toiling in obscurity while others are stepping stones to bigger and better things. Supreme Court clerkships fall in the latter category, which is why eight McGill law students were clicking their heels after finding out they had been chosen for one.

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Published on : 18 May 2006

Charles-Rousseau Moot

The Charles-Rousseau Moot was held this year in Tunis, from May 1 to 7. Bravo to the McGill team, composed of Émilie Fay-Carlos, Kyle Gervais, Camille Paulus and coach Antoine Motulsky, who took 4th place for best paper. Émilie Fay-Carlos also took 9th place for her presentation. This year, the case opposed the Jasmine Republic and the Iris Kingdom regarding fishing rights on the Tethys Sea.

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Published on : 09 May 2006

Vis International Arbitration Moot

The 2005-06 Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot took place in Vienna from April 7-15. This year's team, comprising Bram Abramson, David Dubrovsky, Rajalakshmi (Shubha) Krishnan and Aleks Zivanovic, tied for 2nd place (with Ottawa) for best claimant's memorandum (out of nearly 160 teams) and received an honourable mention (i.e., in top 10%) for best respondent's memorandum. Aleks Zivanovic also received an honourable mention, missing the top mooting prize by the impossibly narrow margin of 0.5%. The team was advised by Kate Taylor (Oslers), Catherine Walsh and Frédéric Bachand. Oslers, Ogilvy Renault, Fasken Martineau, and Davies helped during practice arguments.

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Published on : 16 Apr 2006

Team wins Space Law Moot Regional Competition in Washington

The Faculty would like to congratulate Michael Taylor, Susan Trepczynski and Andrew Williams of the Institute of Air and Space Law. On April 8, their team won the North American Regional Round of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Competition, held in Washington, DC.

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Published on : 10 Apr 2006

Eight clerkships at the Supreme Court of Canada

We are happy to report that Faculty students landed eight of the 27 clerkship positions offered by the Supreme Court of Canada in 2007-08. Delphine Lourteau (Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin), Sylvia Rich and Jean-Michel Boudreau (Justice Ian Binnie), Véronique Roy (Justice Louis LeBel), Jason MacLean (Justice Marie Deschamps), Tam Boyar (Justice Morris Fish), Rohan Gulrajani (Justice Rosalie Abella) and Kelly Doctor (Justice Louise Charron) will be heading to Ottawa next year. Congratulations to all!

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Published on : 05 Apr 2006

The Pirates of Penzance board the HMS Transsystemia

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.

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Published on : 29 Mar 2006

New LSA executive elected

Following the Law Student Association elections held on March 23, current VP Athletics Kara Morris was elected President.

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Published on : 28 Mar 2006

Carlos Iván Fuentes Alcedo wins Washington College of Law's 2006 Human Rights Award

The Faculty is proud to report that LLM student Carlos Iván Fuentes Alcedo has been awarded first place for his paper.

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Published on : 27 Mar 2006

Katie Gibson impresses with her winning essay

Kudos to Katie Gibson, who has won the 2005 Canadian Lawyers Abroad/Avocats canadiens à l'étranger Essay Competition.

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Published on : 28 Feb 2006

Benjamin Perrin receives award for international humanitarian law research

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.

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Published on : 21 Feb 2006