Law student affairs news
Convocation for the Faculty of Law is unfailingly a momentous event - we share here some of the highlights of the Spring 2009 Convocation ceremony for the Faculty of Law, held on May 29, 2009.
Three McGill Law Students Receive AUCC Students for Development Awards to Support International Human Rights Internships
The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that the recipients of the 2009 Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) Students for Development Award include three law students. Justin Dubois, Mae J. Nam and Jeannine Plamondon, students at McGill’s Faculty of Law, have each received a Students for Development Award.
The Faculty of Law was delighted to learn that two of its recent graduates are among the 15 doctoral students who received one of the prestigious scholarships awarded by Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.
The 25th edition of the Charles-Rousseau public international law moot was held May 2-8 at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium. The McGill team was awarded the Charles-Rousseau Prize for the 1st place team, winning the final round against Université Paris I - Sorbonne.
Eloge Christian Butera, a second year student at McGill’s Faculty of Law, received twin honours this April: he was granted the Young volunteer Claude-Masson Award and selected for a Sauvé Scholarships.
On April 24, 2009, the Québec Society of Comparative Law (AQDC) held its annual symposium at McGill’s Faculty of Law. Part of the proceedings included announcing the winners of the AQDC’s 2008-2009 writing contest for undergraduate and graduate students, who this year turned to be two McGill Law students.
Faculty of Law BCL/LLB student Justin Dubois has been selected for this year’s 2009 Helton Fellowships, established by the American Society for International Law (ASIL) to support young people doing fieldwork in international law.
This year’s McGill Vis Moot Team returned from Vienna with a number of awards. Students Anja Grabundzija, Élise Béland, Eric van Eyken and Paula Viola won the Award for 2nd Place Claimant's memo, and received an Honourable Mention for their Respondent's Memo. After making it to the elimination rounds, Anja and Paula each received Honorable mentions as best "individual oralists".
After doing a human rights internship in 2008 at the State Institute of Islamic Studies (IAIN) Ar-Raniry in Aceh, Philip Duguay wrote an article on the question of women's rights in Aceh, Indonesia. His paper will be published in the forthcoming issue of the Singapore Law Review.
At the Sopinka Cup held in Ottawa in mid-March, the team of Alexandre Bien-Aimé and Andrew Carvajal represented the prosecution in the trial of a charge of dangerous driving while racing, causing death.
Last weekend, McGill's Jessup Moot Team, composed of Angus MacLean Rennie, Lee Rovinescu, Sandrina Antohi and Arezou Farivar, took third place at the national qualifying tournament of the 2009 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. They will advance to the International Rounds, to be held at the end of March.
McGill Law’s team, composed of students Keith Serry, Stéphanie Bachand, Owen Ripley and Palma Paciocco, placed second overall at the 2009 Laskin Moot, out of 19 universities who participated this year.
Marguerite Tinawi, Seo Yun Yang, Lauren Chang MacLean and Guy-Philippe Bouchard took two of the top four spots at the Harold J. Fox Moot, which was held in February at the Federal Court in Toronto.