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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

Call for Legal Methodology Tutorial Leaders

Me Helena Lamed, who runs the Legal Methodology program, is running a call for Applications for Tutorial Leaders for 2012-2013. Deadline: 12 April 2012.

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Published on : 27 Mar 2012

Focus online: From the back room to the front lines

The year 2012 marks the 60th anniversary of the McGill Law Journal as well as the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Canadian Constitution. To reflect on these milestones, the Journal’s annual lecture in early March featured one of the final drafters of the Constitution Act, Mary Dawson, BCL’66.

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Published on : 22 Mar 2012

Dear Lord Denning...

McGill law students have a history of paying tribute to Lord Denning, one of the best-known and oft-quoted common law judges in recent memory. In the lead-up to the Faculty’s annual Skit Nite on March 20, Focus online looks at a few student encounters with the beloved British jurist.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2012

Focus online, March 2012 edition

This month, Focus online takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Course aux stages with new CDO director, Maryse Chouinard. We also examine the long-standing fascination with British judge Lord Denning and speak to Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson about her role in shaping Constitutional history.

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Published on : 19 Mar 2012

Rod Macdonald honoured by the Canadian Bar Association

Professor Roderick Macdonald was awarded the Paul-André Crépeau Medal by the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Division, at a reception held on January 12, 2012.

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Published on : 20 Jan 2012

Video interview with Professor François Crépeau on the rights of migrants

Following his appointment as UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Migrants and in the run-up to International Migrants Day on December 18, Professor Crépeau speaks about public perceptions of immigrants and how migrants are treated by states and tribunals.

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Published on : 24 Nov 2011

Focus online - The McGill/Hebrew U. Human Rights Summer Program: Tough questions, challenging answers

Ten McGill Law students and three Faculty members travelled to Hebrew University in Jerusalem for three weeks in August. Partnered with ten counterparts from Hebrew University, they discovered some challenging – and unexpected – points of view.

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Published on : 23 Nov 2011

Focus online: Turning tragedy into triumph: Thomas Shearer Stewart, BCL 1908

Left blind by a botched eye operation at the age of 16, Thomas Shearer Stewart nevertheless graduated from the Faculty in 1908, winning the Faculty’s gold medal award for academic excellence. His granddaughter, Lesley Stewart, tells his remarkable story.

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Published on : 04 Nov 2011