McGill Research Group on Health and Law

Health Law at McGill (picture of Themis and Hermes)


Atelier doctoral de droit de la santé: « Utilisation des médias sociaux comme outils de diffusion de la recherche »

10 novembre 2017 • 12h00 - 13h00
Salle A-9445, Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal

Les professeures Catherine Régis et Lara Khoury tiendront un Atelier doctoral en droit de la santé organisé conjointement par la Chaire de recherche du Canada sur la Culture collaborative en droit et politiques de la santé et le Groupe de recherche en santé et droit de l’Université McGill.

La professeure Claudine Bonneau du Département de Management et de technologie de l’École des sciences de la gestion de l’UQÀM viendra notamment présenter des exemples de succès de diffusion et les différentes stratégies possibles pour y arriver. Ce sera aussi l’occasion de raffermir les liens qui se tissent entre nos programmes et d’échanger sur nos projets respectifs dans un cadre informel. Passer ici pour en savoir davantage...


Bravo, Lee Black!

Lee Black, DCL'17, and jury

August 24, 2017: Cheers to newly minted Doctor of Civil Law Lee Black (3rd from left), who has successfully defended his doctoral thesis, "Ethics and law, and ethics as law: legal pluralism and the normative relationship between the State and the medical profession", which was written under the supervision of Professor Daniel Jutras (centre).


Health as a social and academic priority

Health issues are at the forefront of modern social preoccupations in Canada. McGill’s Faculty of Law offers an array of opportunities for those who seek to explore these issues through academic study and research.

Public health, aging, health and the environment, biotechnologies, global health, the growing prevalence of obesity and other chronic health conditions and illnesses, HIV/AIDS and the spread of infectious diseases, access to health care institutions and technology, the governance of health care institutions, human rights and health, clinical research and the protection of human research subjects, social diversity and health, and Aboriginal health exemplify topics of preeminence in the minds of Canadians that McGill’s Faculty of Law has also identified as priorities.

A tradition

McGill’s Faculty of Law has a strong tradition in health law. Emeritus Professor Paul-André Crépeau (1975-1994) published a seminal work titled La responsabilité civile du médecin et de l'établissement hospitalier in 1956, which contributed in a major way to the development of Medical Law in Quebec. It houses the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law, founded in 1986, whose founding director, Margaret A. Somerville, was a prominent scholar in Bioethics. The Crépeau Centre for Private & Comparative Law, founded in 1975, also demonstrates the Faculty’s commitment to health law through, inter alia, the work of Me Pierre Deschamps C.M., Project Director - Medical Law and the Ethics of Research and Organisations.

Teaching and research in health law

McGill University and its Faculty of Law offer an exceptional and unique space for transsystemic, comparative and pluridisciplinary pedagogy and scholarship on health law matters. A number of courses that address health law and policy questions are offered to our undergraduate and graduate students. Several colleagues also act as supervisors to graduate students working on projects that deal with issues of health and medical law.

Health research initiatives underway at McGill’s Faculty of Law investigate diverse themes of pressing importance within both academic and societal realms. The Law Faculty is also host to various research centres which oversee work bearing a direct impact on health issues. In recognition of the growing importance of this discipline, the McGill Research Group on Health and Law was formed with a view to advancing health law research within the Faculty of Law.

Vibrant student initiatives

Students at McGill Law are also at the core of the Faculty’s commitment to teaching and research in the area of health law. The Faculty-wide enthusiasm for health law studies is demonstrated by student initiatives such as the McGill Journal of Law and Health.