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Robert Leckey named Dean of the Faculty of Law

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Robert Leckey as Dean of the Faculty of Law at McGill University, starting July 1, 2016.  

Professor Leckey joined the Faculty of Law in 2006, and is currently a full professor and a William Dawson Scholar. He does research and teaches in the areas of constitutional law and family law, using a bilingual and transsystemic approach. He has received the McGill Law Students’ Association’s John W. Durnford Teaching Excellence Award (2009) and the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2010).

Published: 22Apr2016

Retirement of our colleagues Paul Dempsey and Margaret Somerville

After many years of extraordinary service and scholarly commitment to McGill University, our colleagues Paul S. Dempsey and Margaret A. Somerville will be retiring respectively on June 1, 2016, and August 31, 2016. 

Published: 21Apr2016

Nicolas Mateesco Matte (1913-2016)

It is with regret that the Faculty of Law and the Institute of Air and Space Law must announce the passing of Dr. Nicolas Mateesco Matte, OC, QC, FRSC, CR, SRC, on April 13, 2016, at the age of 102. Throughout his distinguished academic career, Nicolas Mateesco Matte contributed to the development and better knowledge of international air and space law.

Published: 19Apr2016

4th Manfred Lachs International Conference on Conflicts in Space and the Rule of Law

27May2016
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28May2016
Best Western Ville Marie Hotel 3407, rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W7

Almost sixty years of exploration and use of outer space have brought unprecedented benefits to mankind.

Professor Ram Jakhu appointed Director of the Institute of Air and Space Law

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Ram Jakhu has been appointed Director of the Research Center and the Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL), for a one-year term that will begin on June 1, 2016, when the outgoing director, Professor Paul S. Dempsey, will be stepping down.

Published: 5Feb2016

Call for Papers: Conflicts in Space and the Rule of Law

The Institute of Air and Space Law of McGill University wishes to invite submissions for its 4th Manfred Lachs International Conference on Conflicts in Space and the Rule of Law, which will take place on May 27-28, 2016.

Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2016

Download our Call for Papers for the themes, procedure and complete list of deadlines [.docx].

Published: 10Dec2015

John Augustin appointed Director, Legal Affairs and External Relations Bureau, at ICAO

John Augustin

On 14 March 2014, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced that Mr. John Augustin, a graduate of the Institute of Air and Space Law (class of 1991-92) and a native of Saint Lucia, has been appointed to the post of Director, Legal Affairs and External Relations Bureau (D/LEB). Mr. Augustin has been a staff member of ICAO since July 1989, where he has held positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as Deputy Director, LEB. Before joining ICAO, he served within various ministries of the Government of Saint Lucia.

Published: 9Apr2014

Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu of Nigeria is new President-elect of ICAO Council

MONTRÉAL, 18 November 2013 – The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced today that Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu of Nigeria has unanimously been elected as the new President-elect of the ICAO Council. He will officially take over the reins as ICAO Council President beginning 1 January 2014, for a three-year term. Dr. Aliu is a graduate of McGill University's Institute of Air & Space Law.

Published: 13Dec2013