Law student affairs news
This weekend, the team of Andrew Carvajal and Alexandre Bien-Aimé took First Prize at the Quebec Round of the Sopinka competition, also known as the Guy-Guérin Cup.
The McGill team took three prizes this year. Bravo to our students Narimane Nabahi, Alexandre Forest, Olivier Cournoyer Boutin and Benedicte Martin!
Two McGill Law graduate students have been awarded the first Marc Lalonde Prize for Excellence in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration. DCL student Jean-François Hébert and LLM student Robin F. Hansen were honoured at a ceremony held earlier this week at Ogilvy Renault in Montreal.
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As part of the ongoing consultation on homelessness in Quebec, the McGill student group Equity Access submitted a memorandum to the Commission on November 4, 2008. The memorandum focuses on the growing litigiousness surrounding the homeless people and contains 15 concrete recommendations. The memorandum can be consulted online.
Borden Ladner Gervais extends and expands its BLG Fellowship program with a new five-year commitment
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) has announced the extension of the BLG Fellowship program to promote legal research, with a new, expanded five-year commitment of $1.2-million in funding for research projects.
Jimena Blumenkron, a student doing a master’s degree within the Institute of Air and Space Law, received the 2008 International Aviation Women’s Association annual scholarship.
Flora Lê won the opportunity to present a paper at the annual North American Consortium on Legal Education’s (NACLE) conference. Her work, “L’adaptation de l’industrie agricole nord-américaine aux changements climatiques : vers une nouvelle gouvernance”, was written under the direction of Professor Richard Janda.
Two McGill students were honoured in the category “Personnalité 1er cycle” (“undergraduate personality”) at the annual Gala Forces AVENIR held last night in Montreal.
Robert Amdursky and Adam Settecase, two BCL/LLB students from the Faculty of Law, each received an Award of Distinction from Professor Jan Klabbers, Director of the Centre of Excellence in Global Governance Research, for their essays at the 21st Helsinki Summer Seminar on International Law, the Environment and Power.
BCL/LLB (Law IV) student Claire Stockwell has been awarded one of ten 2008 Global Youth Fellowships from the Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation.
Régine Tremblay, Anne Merminod and Joyce Tam, three McGill Law students, have won the first, second and third prize from the Essay Contest organized by the Centre de recherche en droit public (CRDP) of the Université de Montréal.
Alex Lefebvre has just published a book titled The Image of Law: Deleuze, Bergson, Spinoza (Stanford University Press). Alex is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow currently doing research in collaboration with Canada Research Chair in Law and Discourse Desmond Manderson.