Law student affairs news
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)