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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

Focus online - Helge Dedek on philosophy, history and law

Assistant Professor Helge Dedek likes to examine the law from a comparative and historical perspective. He spoke to Focus online about some interesting ideas that arise when history, philosophy and law intersect.

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Published on : 15 Apr 2011

Focus online - March event round up

An array of events in March marked the the end of a busy winter term and as students head into exams and look towards Convocation, Focus online provides a glimpse at how the vibrant intellectual life of the Faculty wrapped up the school year.

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Published on : 15 Apr 2011

Focus online - Raising the bar: a non-competitive moot emphasizes negotiation and teamwork

A look at moots that took place this March, such as the Kawaskhimon Moot, the Montreal Bar Prize Moot, the Jessup Moot and the Leiden Air Law Moot.

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Published on : 15 Apr 2011

Focus online: Scarlet Key Society welcomes record number of Law students

Four graduating Law students were inducted into McGill’s venerable Scarlet Key Society in March, in recognition of their efforts and contributions to McGill and the community: James Desjardins, Cindy Kou, Tanya de Mello and Sara Ross.

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Published on : 04 Apr 2011

Focus online: Joey Flowers fires up a feast for the Native Women’s Shelter

3L Joey Flowers spent a weekend in March cooking up braised bison short ribs and Arctic char to raise money for Montreal’s Native Women’s Shelter and his efforts caught the attention of the Montreal Gazette.

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Published on : 04 Apr 2011

Focus online - Jodi Ettenberg: the legal nomad

Jodi Ettenberg, BCL/LLB’02, (leftmost on photograph) left a flourishing career at a firm in New York City in 2008 to travel the world. What was initially intended to be a year-long journey has turned into a much bigger undertaking. She writes about the influence of her legal background on her experiences.

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Published on : 10 Mar 2011

Focus online: Law at work

What does one do with a law degree these days? The Faculty’s Career Development Office takes the question in its broadest sense and offers up a multitude of possibilities, addressing how the economic climate and changing legal landscape affect the search for a job. (Our cover article for this month)

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Published on : 09 Mar 2011

Focus online: Vrinda Narain on multiculturalism, religious freedom and gender equality

Vrinda Narain practiced as a lawyer in Delhi for six years before taking on an LLM and a DCL degree at McGill. Now an assistant professor cross-appointed in the Faculties of Law and of Arts (at the McGill Institute of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies [IGSF]), she offers her critical take on multiculturalism and comments on what the upheaval in the Middle East means for women there.

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Published on : 09 Mar 2011

Focus online: a constellation of moot wins for 2011

The Faculty’s moot teams began their competitions in February and have amassed some stellar results thus far, taking first-place in several moots, along with various other prizes in contests such as the Laskin, the Mignault, the Sopinka, the Gale Cup and the Jessup. And the season has just begun!

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Published on : 08 Mar 2011

Focus online: Philip Duguay has the wind at his back

The insights 4L Philip Duguay drew from a summer spent in South Africa led him to write an article about wind energy development in the country, which will be published this month in the March issue of the Oxford University Journal of World Energy Law and Business. (in French)

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Published on : 08 Mar 2011

Focus online - Court Jesters (or get ready for Skit Nite 2011)

Lawyers making fun of themselves to raise money for charity: it’s not a joke, but Skit Nite at the Faculty of Law does have a reputation for milking the experiences of students, professors and lawyers themselves for punch lines that hit close to home.

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Published on : 08 Mar 2011

Mae J. Nam selected as recipient of the 2011 McGill Alumni Association’s James G. Wright Prize

For her record of volunteerism and community service, Nam has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 McGill Alumni Association’s (MAA) James G. Wright award, which will be presented at the MAA Awards Banquet on May 26.

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Published on : 04 Mar 2011