Law student affairs news
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.
The McGill Vis moot team, composed of students Alex Dobrota, Maha Hussain, Sarah Walker and Mathieu Kissin, recently returned from Vienna, where they competed in the 17th annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. This year's competition, held from March 26 to April 1, 2010, saw teams from 255 schools representing 62 countries.
Bryana Jensen, Mary Race, Alexandra Dodger and Kabir Jamal formed the only Canadian team to win an award in the final rounds, with a remarkable 4th place global recognition for its written submissions among the 105 finalists from 76 countries.
Law students Alexandre Shee and Seo Yun Yang were one of 14 McGill students to receive a Scarlet Key on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, in a pinning ceremony presided over by Principal Heather Munroe-Blum.
Law students Mary Race, Kabir Jamal, Bryana Jensen and Alexandra Dodger took silver at the Canadian National Division Qualifying Tournament of the 2010 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition last weekend.
Maclean's magazine has just announced that McGill Law’s Kim Brooks has become one of 10 professors across the country to be selected for Canada’s most prestigious university teaching awards, the 3M National Teaching Fellows.