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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: 22 Apr 2016

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: 21 Apr 2016

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: 19 Apr 2016

Currently recruiting: Faculty Lecturer - Institute of Air and Space Law

The Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL) of the Faculty of Law at McGill University is seeking to fill a position of full-time Faculty Lecturer for the 2016-2017 academic year.

The position will be funded in part by the Erin J C Arsenault Trust Fund and the appointment shall be for an initial duration of one year, with a possibility of renewal at the discretion of the Dean and subject to budgetary resources.

Published: 4 Mar 2016

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: 5 Feb 2016

Call for applications: 2016-2017 Arsenault postdoctoral fellowships at the IASL

As in the previous five years, the Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL) of the Faculty of Law at McGill University intends to appoint one or two Postdoctoral Research Fellow(s) during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Deadline to apply: 31 January 2016.

Published: 14 Dec 2015

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: 10 Dec 2015

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

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....

Published: 9 Apr 2014

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.

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Published: 13 Dec 2013