Law student affairs news
January 2011 saw a visit from the Honourable Speaker of the House Peter Milliken (left); a Research Group in Health and Law lecture on euthanasia and assisted suicide with Jocelyn Downie; and two Faculty events on religion and law.
Last week, the team of Katrina Peddle and Anja Kortenaar (pictured here during practice) won the Guy-Guérin Cup, Quebec's regional round for the Sopinka Cup. In addition, Katrina Peddle won for best opening statement and Anja Kortenaar for best closing statement.
First-year law student and Black Business and Professional Association scholarship recipient Simone Samuels speaks from personal experience about the importance of access to education and to the legal system.
At the 2010 Fall Convocation ceremony, Principal Heather Munroe-Blum awarded our colleague Manon Berthiaume the Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff, in the Clerical category.
A criminal law shadowing program provide opportunities for Law students to catch a glimpse of the humanity and the reality of the legal process. Students follow prosecutors or legal aid lawyers throughout the day, and get a feel for the work, from procedures to salary, work hours and more. Article by Victoria Leenders-Cheng.
With its Suggestion Box initiative, the Faculty of Law's Educational Equity Committee hopes to provide an additional avenue for law students to participate in a constructive dialogue about these issues. All respectful comments are highly valued and encouraged.
The Faculty of Law is pleased and grateful to announce that, for a second consecutive year, the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation is supporting its High School Outreach Program, an innovative program where law students help high school students succeed.
Louise Otis is known as ‘la mère de la médiation’ in Québec for having introduced an alternate dispute resolution system to the province’s highest judicial body, the Court of Appeal, in 1997. Appointed Senior Boulton Fellow at the Faculty of Law for the year, the former justice sat down with inFocus reporter Victoria Leenders-Cheng to discuss mediation and empowerment.
Law Professors Rosalie Jukier and Robert Leckey will both be taking home Principal's Prizes for Excellence in Teaching, respectively in the Associate and Assistant Professor categories. They recently had a conversation with inFocus online reporter Victoria Leenders-Cheng on comic books, crayons, teaching students and, more often than not, learning from them as well.
Banner, the enterprise system used at McGill to store all student, applicant, employee and finance data, will undergo a major upgrade from version 7 to version 8. Banner, Minerva, the portal and other systems will be unavailable from 5:00 pm Thursday, November 18 to 6:00 pm Monday, November 22. See the full announcement for a list of other systems that will be affected during this period.
On August 30, Dean Daniel Jutras welcomed First Year students, offering them words of advice that covered everything from the cultural consequences of studying law to the feasibility of using the study of law in a pickup line... and later one, he refereed a soccer game pitting First Years against Upper Years. Read further inside inFocus online.
Two students from the Faculty of Law spending the summer abroad working in international development were named recipients of internships prizes from the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC).
Samuel Walker, BCL/LLB’10, has been awarded a Gates Scholarship to attend the University of Cambridge (UK), where he will be pursuing a master’s degree in international law.