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Law student Marvin Coleby elected president of the Black Law Students Association of Canada

The Faculty was happy to learn that Marvin H. Coleby, VP external of the Black Law Students Association of McGill (BLSAM), has been elected President of the Black Law Students Association of Canada (BLSAC) for the 2013-2014 Term. Marvin Coleby campaigned on a platform of youth empowerment, the refocusing of cultural and racial rights, closer Canada-US ties, and the implications of common and civil jurisdiction mixing for Black jurists.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 10 Apr 2013

Six McGill Law Students to Clerk at Supreme Court of Canada in 2014

Six students of McGill's Faculty of Law will serve as law clerks to justices of the Supreme Court of Canada in 2014. They are Marc-André Roy (Justice Cromwell), Nicola Langille (Justice Fish’s successor), , Zain Naqi (Justice Moldaver), Molly Krishtalka (Justice Karakatsanis), Ian Dahlman (Justice LeBel’s successor), and Marcus Moore (Chief Justice McLachlin) [not in photo]. They are all in their third year of the BCL/LLB program.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 03 Apr 2013

Two McGill Law students receive Scarlet Key Award

The Faculty of Law was delighted to hear that two of its students were awarded Scarlet Key Awards during a pining ceremony held at McGill’s Faculty Club on March 22, 2013. Graham Splawski and Sandra Aigbinode both received their Scarlet Key pins from Principal Heather Munroe-Blum, in recognition of their efforts to help support McGill and the broader community.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 26 Mar 2013

Call for applications: Arsenault postdoctoral fellowship(s) at the IASL

The Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL), of the Faculty of Law at McGill University, invites applications to the Arsenault Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. The IASL intends to appoint one or two Postdoctoral Research Fellow(s), to start 1 September 2013. The position(s) is (are) funded by the Erin J C Arsenault Trust Fund. The research team is led by Prof. Ram Jakhu, Associate Professor, and Associate Director of the Centre for Research in Air and Space Law. The position(s) is (are) for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

Classified as : External, Students
Published on : 12 Mar 2013

Call for Application: Aisenstadt Research Fellows, summer 2013

Aisenstadt Student Research Fellowship 2013 The McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) is pleased to open this call for applications for a Nussia & André Aisenstadt Student Research Fellow for the summer of 2013.

Classified as : Students
Published on : 04 Mar 2013

Democracy, Human Rights and the Fragility of Freedom

International human rights experts convene at Echenberg Family Global Conference to address democratic citizenship and the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms on a global scale How do we bridge the gap between the theory of human rights and the complex social, political and economic realities of a turbulent and interconnected world? The McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) and the McGill Faculty of Law will host the Echenberg Family Conference, “Democracy, Human Rights and the Fragility of Freedom”.

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Published on : 01 Mar 2013

Call for Papers: Manfred Lachs Conference on the Regulation of Emerging Modes of Aerospace Transportation

Manfred Lachs Conference on the Regulation of Emerging Modes of Aerospace Transportation. Deadline for papers: February 8, 2013.

Classified as : Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 24 Jan 2013

Future Royal Society of Canada library to be named after Professor Rod Macdonald

On November 16, 2012 at an event at the Ottawa Convention Centre to mark the 130th anniversary of Royal Society of Canada (RSC), Governor General David Johnston announced the creation of a new library at Walter House, the RSC’s new headquarters in Ottawa. “I am equally delighted to announce that this new reading room, with the support and encouragement of his many friends, colleagues and loved ones, is to be named in honour of Rod Macdonald,” he added.

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Published on : 07 Dec 2012

Election Day - September 4, 2012

Message to all staff and all students from Line Thibault, Acting Secretary-General

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Published on : 02 Aug 2012

Opinion: Advancing Americans’ right to health

Professor Colleen Sheppard, director of the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, and Derek J. Jones, a member of the Centre, signed an op-ed in the June 29, 2012 edition of the Globe and Mail.

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Published on : 03 Jul 2012

McGill confers honorary Doctor of Laws degree on renowned sociologist

McGill University conferred degrees today upon close to 200 students from the Faculty of Law and awarded an honorary degree to Boaventura De Sousa Santos in recognition of his outstanding contributions to his field.

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Published on : 08 Jun 2012

Evan Fox-Decent’s book shortlisted for Macpherson Prize

The Faculty was delighted to learn that Professor Evan Fox-Decent’s book, Sovereignty’s Promise: The State as Fiduciary, is one of three books shortlisted for the 2012 C.B. Macpherson Prize.

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Published on : 06 Jun 2012

Focus online - Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse speaks about creativity and intellectual property

In an interview with Focus online, Professor Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse explains how the Law of the of intellectual property influences areas that were formerly classified as strictly commercial and as having no artistic value, and how to artisanal skills could be leveraged to stimulate creativity and innovation.

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Published on : 20 Apr 2012

Focus online - Court Orders: McGill’s Supreme Court Clerks for 2013-2014

What does it take to clerk at Canada’s top court? Focus online talks with Malcolm Lavoie, Ilana Ludwin, Laura Scheim, Katie Webber (all LLB/BCL candidates) and Guillaume Laganière (LLM), the five McGill law students who have secured Supreme Court clerkships for 2013.

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Published on : 17 Apr 2012

Launch of the Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg Fund for Community Engagement

We are proud to announce that Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg and its lawyers have made a gift of $450,000 to McGill University’s Faculty of Law by establishing an endowment fund that will provide bursaries to McGill law students allowing them to do pro bono work for a wide variety of Montréal’s community objectives.

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Published on : 28 Mar 2012