Law student affairs news
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.