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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

Focus online: Building bridges with Asia

Driven by student interest and new partnerships with institutions abroad, the Faculty unveils an exciting agenda for academic and professional opportunities in Asia. Read the rest in Focus online, October 2011.

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Published on : 02 Nov 2011

First X Prize Design Course (INTD 597) in Canada offered during 2012 Winter term

The Institute for the Study of International Development is pleased to announce a new partnership with the X Prize Foundation, leading to the offering of the first X Prize Design Course (INTD597) offered in Canada.

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Published on : 28 Oct 2011

Remembering Alexandra Dodger (1983-2011)

The Faculty of Law is mourning the loss of Alexandra Dodger, a student whose commitment to social justice and human rights distinguished her both in her studies and her work.

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Published on : 17 Oct 2011

Professor Desmond Manderson made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

The Royal Society of Canada announced 78 new Fellows this week, including nine McGill researchers and scholars from the faculties of Medicine, Law and Arts. Among them is Professor Desmond Manderson, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Law and Discourse. Find out more in the McGill Reporter.

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Published on : 14 Sep 2011

Announcing the Aisenstadt Equality and Community Initiative

The McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is pleased to announce that through a gift from the Aisenstadt Foundation, the Aisenstadt Equality and Community Initiative, has been established. This initiative aims to enhance engagement between universities and community-based organizations on issues relating to equality and access to fundamental social and economic rights.

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Published on : 05 Sep 2011

Maryse Chouinard, new director of the CDO

The Faculty welcomes Me Maryse Chouinard, BCL’00, LLB’00, as the new Director of the Law Career Development Office.

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Published on : 26 Aug 2011

Welcome to our newest colleagues at the Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law extends a warm welcome to the five new colleagues who will be joining us in September or later during this academic year: Vincent Forray, Jennifer Langlais, Mark Massoud, Ruth Sefton-Green and Andrea Bjorklund.

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Published on : 24 Aug 2011

Law students Adela Maciejewski Scheer and Rachel Gotthilf awarded Justice Canada research contracts

Law students Adela Maciejewski Scheer and Rachel Gotthilf have each been awarded a research contract by the Department of Justice as part of its program on Canadian bijuralism.

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Published on : 02 Jun 2011

Focus online - A new roster of Supreme Court clerks

The Faculty of Law continues its record of sending students in large numbers to clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada: for 2012, six of the 27 clerks at the Court will be McGill Law graduates. They are Adela Gotz, Anja Kortenaar, Michael Bookman, Annamaria Enenajor, Corey Omer, and Mary Race.

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Published on : 15 Apr 2011

Focus online - Looking forward, giving back

Our main cover story is an interview with Marc Barbeau, BCL’84, LLB’85, a partner at Stikeman Elliott, a lecturer at the Faculty, and also the creator of the Ilana Lederer Fund for legal education. Our second story is about Jordan Waxman, LLB’91, BCL’92, senior VP with Merrill Lynch Private Banking in New York, marathon swimmer and creator of the Jordan Waxman Entrance Scholarship.

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Published on : 15 Apr 2011

Focus online - A postcard from el fin del mundo

Professor René Provost, who is currently doing a sabbatical year in Argentina with Professor Shauna Van Praagh and their three boys, sends us a note about their antipodean discoveries...

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Published on : 15 Apr 2011

Focus online - La Clinique de droit pénal international : sept ans au service des tribunaux du monde

The McGill International Justice Clinic recently received funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade that, confirming the importance of the Clinic's research contributions to criminal tribunals around the world. Meet the students currently working at the Clinic. (In French)

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Published on : 15 Apr 2011