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Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty

Thesis outline

My thesis seeks to give meaning and significance to the freedom of outer space granted by Article 1 of the Outer Space Treaty. It presupposes that there is a dominant position in interpreting the freedom of outer space which has not given much real significance to the idea of benefit sharing.  Acknowledging Isaiah Berlin’s seminal work distinguishing between negative and positive liberty, the prevailing view of the freedom of outer space is best explained as negative freedom: an absence of constraint rather than enabling an outcome. This thesis proposes an opening of the discussion to determine what freedom can mean when it is conjoined with benefit sharing. It proposes a middle ground variant to the strong and weak variants of the positive conception of the freedom of outer space for the benefit of all countries. It investigates how the existing framework can enable developing countries to foster capabilities in a way that is of mutual significance to all. It is proposed that this leads us to analyzing closely the hierarchy of possible benefits and how we can imagine a cycle of positive feedback to build increasing cooperation between those on the margins of space activity and those gaining the greatest benefit from space. This analysis is presented through the space benefit hierarchy concept.

Education

  • DCL Candidate 2014 McGill University
  • LLM 2011 McGill University
  • MSc 2008 International Space University
  • BL 2006 Nigerian Law School
  • LLB 2003 University of Leicester

Fellowships/Awards

  • Erin JC Arsenault Fellowship, Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University
  • Nicholas Matte Prize in Space Law, McGill University
  • Cains Prize for Space Law, International Space University

Professional Experience

  • Space Industry Analyst-Consultant, EUROCONSULT (Montreal, Canada)
  • Legal Associate, Kayode Sofola and Associates (Lagos, Nigeria)
  • Legal Intern, Cains Advocates (Isle of Man, UK)
  • Legal Trainee, Nigerian National Space Research and development Agency (Abuja, Nigeria)

See Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty's complete Academic CV [.docx]


Md Tanveer Ahmad

Tanveer Ahmad

DCL Thesis Title: Toward Firmly Arresting Climate Change and Global Warming for the Welfare of both Present and Future Generations: An Aviation Perspective

Fellowships:

  • Robert E. Morrow, Q.C., Fellowship, 2012
  • Graduate Excellence Fellowship, 2012
  • Principal's Graduate Fellowship, 2009
  • Provost's Graduate Fellowship, 2009

Education:

  • DCL Candidate, Institute of Air & Space Law, McGill University
  • Master of Laws with thesis, Institute of Air & Space Law, McGill University
  • Bachelor of Laws with honors, University of London
  • Diploma in Law, University of London

Professional Experiences:

  • Research Assistant, Erin J.C. Arsenault Fund, Institute of Air & Space Law, McGill University, 2012 -
  • Jr. Lecturer, School of Law, BRAC University, Bangladesh, 2011 -
  • Research Assistant, Professor John Cobb Cooper Project, Institute of Air & Space Law, McGill University, 2009 - 2011.

Publication:

"One person, one fare: a policy which neither benefits the air carriers nor the disabled population" (2011) XXXVI Ann. Air & Sp. L. 377.

Thesis:

Adapting the Existing Regime for the Contemporary World to Achieve Global Civil Aviation Safety: A Developing Country Perspective (LL.M. Thesis, McGill University Faculty of Law, Institute of Air and Space Law, 2009) [unpublished].

Membership:

Life Member, Institute of Air & Space Law Association, McGill University

 


Ayodele Akenroye

Ayodele Akenroye

Thesis Topic

Militants and Victims of State Terrorism: Resistance and Reparations under International Human Rights Law and Transitional Justice

Education

Doctoral Candidate, McGill University Faculty of Law
LL.M. (Human Security), University of Manitoba, Canada
B.L., Nigerian Law School, Nigeria
LL.B. (with Honours), Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Recent Professional Experience

  • Human Rights Officer – Manitoba Human Rights Commission
  • Political Affairs Intern – Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Recent Prizes and Distinctions

Sir Lionel Brett Prize for the overall best student in Criminal Procedure, Nigerian Law School, 2008.

Publication

“ECOWAS Regional Framework on HIV/AIDS and the Military in West Africa” in Obijiofor Aginam (ed.) HIV/AIDS and the Military in Africa (United Nations University Press, 2011) [forthcoming].

Testimony

The Faculty of Law is indeed World Class, the library is home to an impressive collection of books and the supervision for Doctoral Students is top-notch!

 


D.C.L. student, Maude Choco

Maude Choko

Thesis topic

Empirical study of the original labour relations regime of artists in Quebec and the relation between individual rights and collective rights within a labour relations regime aiming at protecting freedom of association of atypical workers.

Education

LL.M. en droit du travail et droit comparé, Université McGill (2008)
Barreau du Québec (2003)
LL.B. Université de Montréal (2001)

Biographie

Après avoir effectué un stage à l'Organisation internationale du travail et pratiqué en droit du travail dans un des cabinet d'avocats international, Maude Choko a choisi de poursuivre une carrière universitaire. Chargée de cours à l'Université de Montréal à la Faculté de droit, elle a obtenu son LL.B. à l'Université de Montréal et son LL.M. à l'Université McGill, et est actuellement inscrite au doctorat à la Faculté de droit de l'Université McGill.

Avec le soutien successif de bourses doctorales du Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la mondialisation et le travail (CRIMT) et du Centre canadien de recherche en sciences humaines du Canada (CRSH), ses recherches portent sur la liberté d'association et la promotion de l'autonomie collective des travailleurs autonomes. Convaincue de l'intérêt du régime de rapports collectifs des artistes pour un plus grand nombre de travailleurs autonomes et soucieuse d'intégrer ses démarches artistiques et juridiques, Maude Choko a choisi d'orienter ses recherches doctorales vers le régime de rapports collectifs des artistes au Québec et les effets de la promotion de leur autonomie collective, par l'encadrement législatif, sur leur protection.

En parallèle à sa formation juridique et à ses recherches académiques, Maude Choko a également exploré sa passion pour les arts dramatiques, en suivant plusieurs formations de jeu tant théâtral que devant la caméra. Persuadée du pouvoir de communication des arts dramatiques et de leur capacité de toucher un large public sur des questions de société, elle a fondé un organisme de bienfaisance, le Théâtre Misceo, voué à l'éducation du public quant aux arts du théâtre et offrant des représentations de nature théâtrale. C'est ainsi qu'avec le soutien de la Fondation du Grand Montréal, elle a produit et interprété un des personnages d'une pièce de théâtre, intitulée 5F. L'implication sociale lui tenant à cœur, Maude Choko a également œuvré au sein d'Avocats sans frontière Canada à titre de Vice-présidente aux communications et s'implique activement dans l'école que fréquentent ses enfants.


Geoffrey Conrad

Geoffrey Conrad A native of Montreal, Geoffrey earned a bachelor’s of arts in economics from Bishop’s University before pursuing undergraduate studies in law at McGill, where he was a director of the McGill Legal Information Clinic, worked as a constitutional law teaching assistant, and completed a term abroad at the Université Montpellier 1, in France.After obtaining his BCL/LLB degrees in 2007, Geoffrey practised civil and commercial litigation for several years at a prominent Montreal law firm.

In 2010, he left private practice to attend graduate school at the University of Victoria. His master’s thesis in law and society, which examined the challenges that religious pluralism poses to judicial decision-making, was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Silver Medal, as the top master’s thesis at the university in 2012, across all departments and faculties.
 
Since returning to McGill in September 2012 to undertake his doctorate in law, Geoffrey has been working under the supervision of professor Alana Klein. Combining his interests in media, public discourse, judicial decision-making, constitutional law and legal theory with his concern for social justice, Geoffrey’s doctoral research identifies a growing discrepancy between the nature of the community imagined by the traditional structure and model of constitutional adjudication, and the nature of the communities in which our social and political lives are increasingly embedded. Through an exploration of that discrepancy, his work asks us to reconsider the privileged role attributed to constitutional courts in the process of social norm formation and transmission by conventional models of judicial review, especially when it comes to issues of distributive justice.

Geoffrey holds a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He is a member of the Barreau du Québec.


Alvaro R. Cordova Flores – O’Brien Fellow

AlvaroAlvaro is a Peruvian lawyer and a O'Brian Fellowship recipient in Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. He is currently a student in the Doctoral Civil Law Program (DCL) at McGill University's Faculty of Law. He is conducting his research under the supervision of Colleen Sheppard, focusing on the intersections of the politics of identity, indigenous rights and legal realism. His ongoing research explores how non-indigenous judges resolve indigenous rights cases, and how certain judicial approaches can recreate cultural discrimination against indigenous peoples in Peru.

He started the LLM Program at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in 2010 under the supervision of Jeremy Webber and Avigail Eisenberg. In his LLM thesis (The Right of Indigenous Self-Determination and the Right to Consultation in the Peruvian Constitutional Tribunal Jurisprudence [2005-2011]) Alvaro explored the relationship between the right of indigenous consultation and the right of indigenous self-determination in the Peruvian context.

Alvaro is a 2004 summa cum laude graduate from the University of Lima School of Law in Peru. He has extensive professional experience in areas of constitutional law and fundamental rights. Since 2004 he has worked at the Peruvian Constitutional Tribunal, and previously he worked at the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2002). He also taught constitutional law (Fall 2010) at the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (Lima, Peru).


Dia Dabby

Dia Dabby

Thesis Topic

"Children's Rights, Religion and the Complexity of Identity"/"Les droits des enfants, la religion et la complexité identitaire"

Her doctoral work focuses on children's rights to religious freedom and equality in schools in a comparative constitutional context. Her interests include more broadly constitutional law, religion and law, comparative law, administrative law, legal pluralism, socio-legal studies, legal geography and legal education.

Education

Dia Dabby is a D.C.L. candidate at the Faculty of Law at McGill University, under the supervision of Professor Colleen Sheppard. She holds previous degrees in political science and sociology from McGill (B.A., 2002) and law from the Université de Montréal (LL.B., 2005; LL.M., 2010). She has been a member of the Québec Bar since 2008. She is affiliated with the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and the Institute of Comparative Law.

Recent Fellowships, Awards and Prizes

  • Post-Graduate Research Fellowship, Center for Comparative Constitutional Law and Religion, Universität Luzern (awarded for 2014-2015)
  • DCL Teaching Fellowship with Professor René Provost for CMPL-600 “Legal Traditions” (an obligatory course for all incoming graduate students of the Institute of Comparative Law at the Faculty of Law) (Winter 2015)
  • SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship (2012-2015)
  • McDonald Graduate Fellowship (McGill, 2011-2012)
  • Graduate Excellence Fellowship (McGill, 2011-2012)
  • Association québécoise de droit comparé, Graduate student prize (2009-2010)
  • Aisenstadt Fellow, Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (2010)
  • Centre de recherche en éthique de l'Université de Montréal, Graduate Scholarship (2009-2010)

 


Isabelle Deschamps

Isabelle Deschamps is pursuing a doctorate at the Institute of Comparative Law of McGill University under the supervision of Professor Adelle Blackett (since 2014) and Professor Roderick A Macdonald (2011 to 2014). She is investigating the interactions between regional commercial law reform and the practices of micro, small and medium businesses operated by women in Benin, Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, she conducted interviews with women microentrepreneurs, members of the bar and agents of the Organization for Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) in Benin, Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire in support of her research.

Prior to commencing graduate studies at McGill, Isabelle practiced commercial litigation in Montreal and London (UK). She qualified with the Quebec Bar in 2005 and was admitted at the Law Society of England and Wales in 2008 (currently non-practicing solicitor).

She completed her LL.B. at Université de Montréal in 2002 and a Master in International Relations at Instituto Ortega y Gasset (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) in 2004. Her thesis examined the legitimacy of political institutions in Canada and the United States at the dawn of the twenty-first century.

Isabelle currently sits on the board of directors and is co-founder of Health and Education Now!, an NGO working on community development projects in Benin and Cameroon.


P. Paul Fitzgerald

Paul Fitzgerald

Doctoral thesis topic:

My current thesis title is Freeing Open Skies; the need for Consistent and Harmonized Regulation of Aviation. It proposes a mechanism to deal with the contradictory liberalization and re-regulation currents affecting the international airline industry.

Professional experience

DCL candidate in Aviation Law with 20 years experience working on transportation and trade files as aviation lawyer, consultant, business professor, law Professor, project manager and transport policy advisor to Canada’s Federal Government and on Parliament Hill.

I have been working on Aviation Law files for most of my adult life. Canada's Blue Sky policy as well as its Open Skies agreements with the Iceland, New Zealand, Barbados, the Dominican Republic and South Korea, and the European Union are result of my work, as are Canada's governments initiatives in promoting the rights of airline passengers.

I taught Government Regulation of Air Transport at McGill's Institute of Air & Space Law in 2008 and 2009, and lectured at Chicago's DePaul School of Law in 2009. I have been published in the Annals of Air & Space Law, Issues in Air Law & Policy and the Journal of Air Law & Commerce.


 

Laure FouinLaure Fouin

Thesis Topic

Incentive-based regulation and the derivatives' market: repeal the bankruptcy safe harbours?

Education

  • Ecole du Barreau du Québec (2012)
  • Master 2 droit bancaire et financier, Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas (2010)
  • L.L.M, McGill University (2009)
  • Master 2 droit des affaires, Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas (2008)
  • Master 1 droit des affaires et fiscalité, Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas (2007)

Past Master Thesis Topics

  • La régulation des sondages de marché et le marché obligataire primaire
  • L'harmonisation du droit des sûretés: la nécessaire conservation d'une pluralité limitée de régimes
  • L'articulation entre droit commun de la concurrence et droit de la régulation sectorielle

Fellowships

  • Clive V Allen Fellowship (McGill University, 2010-2012)
  • Graduate Excellence Award (McGill University, 2012-2013)


Marika Giles Samson

Current Research

Marika’s doctoral project studies the ways in which courts are instrumentalised to marginalise political opposition and repress dissent. In doing so, Marika is exploring the interactions of judicial and political institutions, with particular emphasis on the role of the judiciary in the constitutional order, as well as questions of judicial ethics, court procedure, civil and political rights, and the rule of law. This project is being completed under the supervision of Professor Frédéric Mégret.

Education

  • LLM, specialisation in Public International Law, University College London (with distinction)
  • LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • BA, Communications Studies and Sociology, Concordia University

Professional and Teaching Experience

Marika has a substantial history as a legal researcher, having worked with the McGill International Criminal Justice Clinic, the UCL Centre for International Courts & Tribunals, and the Human Rights Treaty Study at York University. Outside the academy, Marika has also held an Associate Fellowship at the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House).

In 2015, Marika will be a Teaching Fellow in Judicial Institutions and Civil Procedure at the Faculty of Law, and has previously been a guest lecturer in Extrajudicial Dispute Resolution as part of the Teaching Mentorship Programme. Marika has also guest lectured on International Criminal Law and Restorative Justice, as well as a number of public legal education programmes, and has completed both the Law Teachers’ Programme at UCL and the Legal Education Seminar at McGill.

A member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 2002, Marika articled as a law clerk at the Federal Court of Canada and practiced civil litigation for several years before undertaking graduate study.

Prizes and Awards

  • O’Brien Fellowship, Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, McGill University
  • Doctoral Scholarship, Fonds de recherche société et culture de Québec


Kate Glover

Kate Glover

Research

Kate’s primary research interests include legal theory, legal institutions and process, constitutional law and procedure, legal education, and legal scholarship & research methodology. Her doctoral research explores how legal theory shapes the way that we see the world and considers why it matters.  In her dissertation, Kate explores these issues by first uncovering and assessing the legal theories that shape dominant narratives about the modern Supreme Court of Canada.  She then shows how theories of legal pluralism can contribute to our narratives by expanding and contracting our understandings of the Court and its relationship to law and society.

Education

Kate is a doctoral candidate at McGill University’s Faculty of Law working under the supervision of Professors Roderick Macdonald (2011-2014) and Hoi Kong (2014-2015). She holds degrees in philosophy and law from McGill (B.A., 2003, with great distinction), Dalhousie University (LL.B, 2006) and the University of Cambridge (LL.M., 2008).

Teaching & Professional Experience

Kate has been a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 2007. After being called to the Bar, she practiced law with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, representing clients in a variety of public law and commercial litigation matters. In 2009-2010, she served as a law clerk for Madam Justice Abella at the Supreme Court of Canada. In 2013, she served as junior counsel for the amicus curiae before the Supreme Court of Canada in the Senate Reform Reference.

During her doctoral studies, Kate held the Ian Pilarczyk Teaching Fellowship for two years and co-taught Graduate Legal Research Methodology, a mandatory course for all incoming LL.M students at McGill (2011-2013).  Also during this time, Kate has presented her research at conferences with national and international audiences (including the Osgoode Constitutional Cases Conference, the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law Centenary Conference on The Future of Law School, the Quebec Society of Comparative Law’s 50th Anniversary Conference, UBC Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Conference and the Conference of the Toronto Group for the Study of International, Transnational & Comparative Law) and been invited to give guest lectures in multiple courses in law and political Science.

Academic Awards & Distinctions (Selected)

  • 2012-2015   Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
  • 2010-2012   O’Brien Fellowship for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism
  • 2007-2008   Right Honourable Paul Martin Sr. Scholarship

In additon, Kate received more than a dozen awards for her academic achievements and contributions to the academic community (2003-2006) as a law student at Dalhousie University.

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • “Structure, Substance & Spirit: Lessons in Constitutional Architecture from the Senate Reform Reference” (2014) [forthcoming in the Supreme Court Law Review].
  • “Forgotten? The Role of Graduate Legal Education in the Future of the Law Faculty” (2014) 51:4 Alta L Rev [forthcoming] (with Professor Rosalie Jukier).
  • “Implicit Comparative Law” (2013) 43:1&2 RDUS 123 (with Professor Rod Macdonald).

 


Palmira Granados Moreno

Thesis topic D.C.L. student, Palmira Granados Moreno

My research field is in the intersection between patents, human genetic information, and indigenous communities. I am particularly interested in the effects the current practice of patenting everything related to human genetic information within the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries has on 1) the indigenous communities (specifically a couple of Mexican indigenous communities) from where that human genetic information is obtained (anthropologically), 2) on the access to healthcare, and 3) on related research.

Education

BCL Law - Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City, Mexico LLM Law: Intellectual Property / Information Technology - University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada DCL Law: Intellectual Property / Biotechnology - McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Publications

  • "The GNU GPL License under the Mexican Intellectual Property System" AR: 91 Computer Law Journal 2006 February 2006.
  • "Legal Implications of the GPLv.3" Free Software Foundation Latin America wiki, September 2006.

Testimony

"I chose McGill University, because in my opinion, the study of a topic that is very specific requires a supervisor who is not only interested in the topic, but also who is familiarized and knowledgeable of the main concerns and discussions thereto related. After looking for supervisors in several universities that were knowledgeable in my research topic, I concluded that Richard Gold's interest on the link between biotechnology, commerce, policy, and ethics, his experience with Canadian Health Institutes, the Centre for Intellectual Property and Policy at McGill University, and with the Innovation Partnership organization as well as his expertise in intellectual property, concepts, concerns, and implications of property in parts of the human body were the characteristics I was looking for in a supervisor."

 


Jing Guan

Jing Guan

Thesis topic

An inquiry into the possible impact of the concept of the "responsibility to protect" (R2P) for public international law.

Education

Doctoral Candidate & O'Brien Fellow, McGill University, Canada

LL.M. 2009 & Victor & William Fung Fellow, Harvard Law School, USA

LL.M. 2008 & LL.B. 2005, Xiamen University, China

Publications

  • The ICC's Jurisdiction over War Crimes in Internal Armed Conflicts: An Insurmountable Obstacle for China's Accession? 28 Penn State International Law Review 703, 2010
  • Chinese Translation of 2005 Commentaries on the Articles of the 2005 OECD Model Income and Capital Tax Convention, member of translation team supervised by Prof. Yixin Liao, designated by China State Administration of Taxation, China Taxation Press, 2007
  • On the "Nachfrist-avoidance" Procedure in the CISG and Its Reference for Chinese Contract Law, Chinese Journal of International Economic Law (in Chinese), Vol.14, No.3, 2007
  • On Jurisdiction of the ITLOS and the Provisional Measures, China Oceans Law Review (in Chinese), No.1, 2007
  • On the Relationship between the International Criminal Court and Third States, Chinese Criminal Science (in Chinese), No.5, 2004
  • On the Punishment of Hit-and-Run in Traffic Accidents, Journal of Jimei University (Philosophy and Social Sciences) (in Chinese), No. 4, 2004

 


Claris Harbon

Claris Harbon

Research

For full details, please download Claris Harbon - Complete bio, publications and conferences .

Claris Harbon specializes and focuses on economic – social and feminist lawyering mainly on subjects concerning the subordination of minorities and disempowered groups such as Mizrahis, women, Arab-Israelis and children.

She has been researching the Eurocentric discriminatory basis of the Israeli Land Law and the crucial role it has played in discriminating against Mizrahis and Palestinians in Israel, especially with regard to public housing policies. She argues that the differential land policies directed against Mizrahis formed the basis for their legal and social inferiority, and resulted in creating unique structural legal problems that collectively affect Mizrahis. Specifically, she represented Mizrahis and Palestinians who resisted the ruling order, especially through land and property lawbreaking. It is this notion of resistance and civil disobedience that she now wishes to explore further for her doctoral research at McGill as an O'Brien Fellow.

View a 2012 Télé-Québec interview with Claris on Youtube where she explains her doctoral research project.

Education

  • LL.M. 2008, Yale
  • LL.M. (magna cum laude) in "Law, Society and Politics", Tel-Aviv University
  • LL.B. 1998 (with honors) from Northumbria Law School (Newcastle, England)

Fellowships and awards

  • O'Brien Doctoral Fellowship, Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, Faculty of Law, McGill University.
  • Trudeau Scholar, 2011

Publications

Among her publications are "Squatting and Invasion to Public Houses in Israel: Mizrahi Women Correcting Past Injustices" (in Law, Gender and Feminism. Daphne Barak - Erez et al. eds., 2006, Nevo Publishers), and "On Sense and Sensitivity - A Deconstructive Quest for My Mizrahi (Grass) Roots and Identity in Legal Representation" (in To My Sister: Mizrahi Feminist Politics. Shlomit Leer et al. eds., 2006, Babel Publishers). Claris Harbon has other scholarly articles in progress, and she is about to publish a children's book, along with a poetry book. Many of her poems have already been published in major poetry journals.

Testimony

"McGill’s Faculty of Law, whereby the law is not the only source of reference, but rather a medium of research amongst other intersecting disciplines, that can provide me with the intellectual means for pursuing my research."


Alexandra R. Harrington

Alexandra Harrington

Thesis topic

The Transformation of Territory in International Law

Education

JD, Albany Law School of Union University LL.M., Albany Law School of Union University

Publications

Law review publications

  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 1 – A Comparison with New York State Laws, forthcoming in the New York City Law Review Symposium edition.
  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 1 – A Comparison with New York State Laws, forthcoming in the New York City Law Review Symposium edition.
  • Natural Integrity: The Relationship Between Anti-Corruption Laws and Natural Resource Protections in Latin America, forthcoming in Currents International Trade Law Journal.
  • Natural Integrity: The Relationship Between Anti-Corruption Laws and Natural Resource Protections in Latin America, forthcoming in Currents International Trade Law Journal.
  • Throwing One Arm Around the World: Why the Failure of the World Trade Organization to Include Anti-Bribery and Corruption Targets Within Its Aid for Trade Program Undermines this Program and How to Bridge These Issues, forthcoming in the Touro International Law Review.
  • Throwing One Arm Around the World: Why the Failure of the World Trade Organization to Include Anti-Bribery and Corruption Targets Within Its Aid for Trade Program Undermines this Program and How to Bridge These Issues, forthcoming in the Touro International Law Review.
  • Explosive Road From Dublin: The Legal Flaws in the Convention to Ban Cluster Munitions and Recommendations for Their Cure, forthcoming the Gonzaga Journal of International Law.
  • Explosive Road From Dublin: The Legal Flaws in the Convention to Ban Cluster Munitions and Recommendations for Their Cure, forthcoming the Gonzaga Journal of International Law.
  • Regional Commons: An Assessment of the Impact of the Framework Convention and Kyoto Protocol on the Organization of American States and the Association of South East Asian Nations and Suggestions for the Role of Regionalism in International Environmental Law, forthcoming in the University of Baltimore Journal of Environmental Law.
  • Regional Commons: An Assessment of the Impact of the Framework Convention and Kyoto Protocol on the Organization of American States and the Association of South East Asian Nations and Suggestions for the Role of Regionalism in International Environmental Law, forthcoming in the University of Baltimore Journal of Environmental Law.
  • Faceting the Future: The Need for and Proposal of the Adoption of a Kimberley Process-Styled Legitimacy Certification System for the Global Gemstone Market, forthcoming in the Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems.
  • Faceting the Future: The Need for and Proposal of the Adoption of a Kimberley Process-Styled Legitimacy Certification System for the Global Gemstone Market, forthcoming in the Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems.
  • Peer Pressure: Correlations Between Membership in Regional and Regional Economic Organizations and WTO Dispute Resolution Claims and Their Implications, forthcoming in the South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business.
  • Peer Pressure: Correlations Between Membership in Regional and Regional Economic Organizations and WTO Dispute Resolution Claims and Their Implications, forthcoming in the South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business.
  • Prostituting Peace: The Impact of Sending State’s Legal Regimes on U.N. Peacekeeper Behavior and Suggestions to Protect the Populations Peacekeepers Guard, forthcoming in the Florida State University College of Law Journal of Transnational Law and Policy.
  • Prostituting Peace: The Impact of Sending State’s Legal Regimes on U.N. Peacekeeper Behavior and Suggestions to Protect the Populations Peacekeepers Guard, forthcoming in the Florida State University College of Law Journal of Transnational Law and Policy.
  • Policing Against the State: United Nations Policing as Violative of Sovereignty, forthcoming in the San Diego International Law Journal.
  • Policing Against the State: United Nations Policing as Violative of Sovereignty, forthcoming in the San Diego International Law Journal.

Book chapters

  • Does Condemnation of Evil Under International Law Encourage or Inhibit Domestic Promulgation of Laws Regulating the Same Evil?, in forthcoming book of proceedings of the Conference on Evil, State and the Law.

Testimony

"On a personal and professional level, my DCL classmates are remarkably encouraging of their peers. Together, the doctoral students at McGill are eager to help each other with academic questions and ideas, and the openness of the DCL community is truly invaluable, as are the friendships formed in this atmosphere."

 


Bethany Hastie

Doctoral Thesis Topic

My doctoral research examines how the law contributes to and facilitates labour exploitation and human trafficking through a case study of the Temporary Migrant Worker Program in Canada.

Education

  • LL.M., Institute of Comparative Law, McGill University (2012)
  • Juris Doctor, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia (2009)

Fellowships & Awards

  • SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (2013-2015)
  • O'Brien Doctoral Fellowship, Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, Faculty of Law, McGill University (2011-2013)
  • Bourses d'excellence du Centre Métropolis du Québec (2011)

 


Róisín Hennessy

Thesis Topic

Róisín Hennessy

A Critical Examination of the Role of Rule of Law Development Cooperation Programs in Combatting Gender Based Violence in Post-Conflict Developing States

Education

  • Doctoral Candidate, Faculty of Law, University of McGill, Montreal.
  • European Masters in Human Rights and Democratisation, 2003.
  • LLM, University College Cork, National University of Ireland, 2001.
  • BCL, University College Cork, National University of Ireland, 2000.

Professional Employment

  • 2008-2010, Senior Research, Policy and Legislative Review Officer, Irish Human Rights Commission, National Human Rights Institution of Ireland.
  • 2003-2006, Research, Policy and Legislative Review Officer, Irish Human Rights Commission, National Human Rights Institution of Ireland.

Publication

"Defining States' International Legal Obligations to Cooperate for the Achievement of Human Development: One Aspect of Operationalizing a Human Rights Based Approach to Development", in Human Rights in Development Yearbook, Prof. Martin Scheinin and Prof. Markku Suksi (eds.), 2002, The Hague; Boston: Kluwer Law International; Oslo: Nordic Human Rights Publications.

Fellowships and Prizes

O'Brien Doctoral Fellowship, Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, Faculty of Law, McGill University.

Testimony

"I came to McGill to benefit from the unique expertise of the Faculty of Law, in particular in the area of international human rights law, and to enjoy the supportive collegiate environment provided to Doctoral students by the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism."

 


Charles Hoffman

Charles Hoffman

Thesis Topic

"The Canadian Anti-Combines Act of 1889 in its Legal and Historical Context"

Education

  • Master of Laws, McGill University Institute of Comparative Law (anticipated February 2012)
  • Juris Doctor, University of Illinois College of Law (May 2005) (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Comparative Literature), University of Chicago (June 2001)

Professional Experience

  • Antitrust Associate, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP, New York, New York, 2007-2010
  • Litigation Associate, White & Case LLP, New York, New York, 2005-2007

Recent Fellowships and Awards

  • Richard H. Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowship, McGill University (2011-2014)
  • Saul Hayes Graduate Fellowship (2011-2012)
  • Pilarczyk Graduate Award In Law (2011)

Articles

Theses

  • The Abolition of the Legislative Council of Nova Scotia, 1925-1928 (LL.M. thesis, McGill University Institute of Comparative Law, 2011) [unpublished].

Testimony

"McGill's Faculty of Law is a vibrant intellectual community, where professors and students are never reticent to ask the fundamental questions of what the law is, why it is that way, and what it should be. Graduate students are pressed to think through the theoretical implications of their work; even if it does not necessarily end up in the thesis itself, having thought about these questions can be very helpful in framing our own research and understanding why it is important. Plus, the regular faculty seminars and workshops open to doctoral students provide a way to remain part of the broader scholarly debates without getting isolated in one's own work."

 


Diane Howard

Diane Howard

Thesis

My thesis uses modern principles of legal pluralism to order the relevant norms competing and intersecting in spaceport regulation and to help describe the rules and rulemaking that are evolving in this area in the absence of new hard law.

Education

B.Sc in Psychology with minor concentration in Theatre (University of Florida, Nova Southeastern University); J.D. (cum laude) Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center; L.L.M. McGill University (Dean's Honor List).

Publications

  • Article, "Safety and Liability Aspects of Solar Power Satellites" IAASS proceedings Spring 2010 (with Professor Ram Jakhu)
  • Article, "One man's ceiling is another man's floor: A comment on the failed MDA/ATK transaction" (2010) 35-1 Annals of Air & Space L 441 - 49.
  • Researcher/writer: Space Security Index 2010, Chapter Four - Commercial Space (Canada: Project Ploughshares) (in process)
  • Article, "Including Space Law and Policy in STEM Curricula" IAC proceedings October 2009.
  • L.L.M. Thesis "Making do with what we have: creating certainty in private space law" (2009) McGill University, Graduate Programs in Law, Montreal QC Canada (published as a book by VDM Verlag Germany)
  • Article, "Achieving a Level Playing Field in Space-Related Public-Private Partnerships: Can Sovereign Immunity Upset the Balance?" (2008) 73:4 J. Air Law & Commerce 723 - 57.
  • Researcher/writer: Space Security Index 2008, Chapter Four - Commercial Space (Canada: Project Ploughshares)
  • Book Review: Making Space Happen: Private Space Ventures and the Visionaries Behind Them By Paula Berinstein, Journal of Space Law, Volume 31, Number 2, 2005
  • IDEA Update: A Survey of the Recent Changes to Federal Special Education Legislation, Florida Bar Ass'n, Education Law Committee (with Professor Michael Dale, Winter 2004)

Shimelis Mulugeta Kene

Shimelis Mulugeta Kene is pursuing his Doctor of Civil Law (DCL) at the Institute of Comparative Law as an O’Brien Fellow at the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, McGill University.  His proposed doctoral research on Counter-terrorism and Human Rights with a focus on Ethiopia is being supervised by Professor Payam Akhavan.

In his home country, Ethiopia, Shimelis worked in varied settings, including at the Ethiopian Federal First Instance Court; the Organization for Social Justice in Ethiopia; the Human Rights Office of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE), and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

While in law school, he volunteered for human rights organizations in Ethiopia, and trained city-code enforcement officials and others in basic laws and human rights.

In 2007, Shimelis was a recipient of Outstanding Applicants Scholarship and participated in the third Intergenerational Leadership Forum organized by UNESCO Chair in Comparative Human Rights at the University of Connecticut, USA.

Shimelis holds an LLB (2005) from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia and an LLM (Honors) (2010) in International Human Rights from Northwestern University, USA where he was a recipient of an academic fellowship. In 2010, as a Postgraduate Assistant at Northwestern University School of Law, he conducted a field research project on the Liberian Juvenile Justice System under the auspices of UNICEF Liberia.


 


Jessica Ko

Jessica Ko

Doctoral thesis topic

Compensation for Injuries in International Carriage by Air

Education

  • Master of Laws (LLM), McGill University, Institute of Air and Space Law, Montreal, 1993-1995. Thesis subject: Liability Aspects of Air Transport between Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mainland China.
  • Master of Laws (LLM), Soochow University, School of Law, Taiwan, 1989-1991. Thesis subject: Policy and Legislation Review for Air Transportation Deregulation in the United States and European Economic Committee.
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Tunghai University, Department of Law, Taiwan, 1985-1989

Fellowships and scholarships

  • Boeing Fellowship, 2010-
  • China Aviation Development Foundation, Master of Laws scholarship awarded to one student in recognition of her academic distinction and contribution to her country's aviation development, 1993-1995.
  • Ministry of Education, Executive Yuan, Republic of China, two-year Master degree scholarship awarded to students in recognition of their outstanding scholastic achievement, 1989-1991.
  • Occupation Committee for Professional Driver, Republic of China, Bachelor study scholarship awarded to students in recognition of their outstanding scholastic achievement, 1985-1989.

Publications

  • Editor for the Civil Aviation Journal Quarterly, 1999 - 2005 CAA, Ministry of Transportation and Communications
  • "Comments on the Amended Maritime Act", Vol. 24, Taiwan Law Review (1997 April 15)
  • "Comments on the Amended Maritime Act", Vol. 23, Taiwan Law Review (1997 March 15)
  • "Comments on the Amended Maritime Act", Vol. 22, Taiwan Law Review (1997 February 15)
  • "Conflict of Law Issues relating to Air Transport between Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mainland China" (English text), Vol. 64, FT Law Review (1995 December 01)
  • "Conflict of Law Issues relating to Air Transport between Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mainland China" (English text), Vol. 64, FT Law Review (1995 October 01)
  • "You Must Know the Information for Direct Flight-Brief Introduction to Mainland China's Air Transportation", Vol. 68, FT Law Review (1993 April 01)
  • "Legislation Review for Taiwan's Deregulation in Air Transportation", Vol. 67, FT Law Review (1993 February 01)
  • "Legislation Review for Taiwan's Deregulation in Air Transportation", Vol. 66, FT Law Review (1992 December 01)
  • "Legislation Review for Taiwan's Deregulation in Air Transportation", Vol. 64, FT Law Review (1992 August 01)

Testimony

"I have benefited from the Institute of Air and Space Law's masters program. To proceed with my doctoral studies, I have had no second thoughts about coming back to McGill, because I know that I will have the best aviation professionals to guide me and also to enable me to explore in this very challenging academic environment."


Jodi LazareJodi Lazare

Research

Jodi’s research focuses on the effects and legitimacy of soft law instruments in the regulation of the family and the protection of vulnerable spouses. Her doctoral thesis seeks to redefine the boundaries of family law by exposing its relationship with the broader areas of governance, regulation and the rule of law.

Her broader research interests include family law, constitutional law, health law, criminal law and animal law.

Education & Professional Affiliations

DCL Candidate, McGill University
Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada
LLM, McGill University (2013)
JD, University of Ottawa (2011)
LLL, University of Ottawa (2010)
Graduate Diploma in Journalism, Concordia University (2006)
BA, McGill University (2004)
MEQ Bilateral Exchange Program, Sheffield University (2003-2004)

Selected Distinctions

Nominated for the Prix Minerve (Éditions Yvon Blais) 2013, Best LLM thesis in Quebec
Wainwright Scholarship for Law (2013)
Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2011-2012)
McCarthy-Tétrault Leadership Award (2008)

Recent Professional Experience

Law Clerk to the Honourable Justice Michael J. Moldaver, Supreme Court of Canada (2012-2013)
Part-time Professor, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section (Since 2010)


Chunbao Liu

Thesis topicD.C.L. student, Chunbao Liu

China’s Approaches to the International Trading System: the Tensions between Regionalism and Multilateralism

Education

LL.B. (2003), Soochow University, China; LL.M. (2006), Soochow University, China

Publications

  • “The Priority Rules in the Convention on the Assignment Receivables in International Trade” (2007) 3 Journal of the East China University of Politics and Law 87.
  • “Rejection of Goods: A Comparative Legal Analysis” (2004) 9 Legal Science Monthly 85.

Testimony

"McGill is a great intellectual community fully committed to fundamental inquiries."


Francis Lord

Thesis: Copyright Law and the Shaping of Literary Works: Between Trade and Enlightenment

“I’m doing a legal history of knowledge. I research whether copyright law has any effect on how literary works diffuse knowledge. My work shows how the law served as a catalyst through which people defended and confronted various conceptions of literary works. Copyright law today reflects and enforces the outcomes of these struggles, with crucial implications for the diffusion of knowledge. I explore this phenomenon through the history of infringement and collective management in Canadian and French law, and the different options they opened and closed to diffuse knowledge.”

The Centre for Intellectual Property Policy

“An important part of my work occurs at the CIPP. Where my thesis focuses on the epistemic implications of copyright law, my work at the CIPP is more about the economic ones: innovation, trade, technology transfer, etc. Between the two I find a good balance between fundamental and policy-oriented research that serves me well. The CIPP is a great place to study intellectual property; its members are experts in a wide range of topics and fully exploit the richness of the field. They are very invested on providing training and formative experiences to their students, doctoral or otherwise. Given that, it’s not surprising that IP is generating a lot of interest at the Faculty.”

Why McGill?

“The Faculty of law conceived its program to train academics in every aspect; it is centered on writing and defending an original thesis, but it goes beyond that. For example, the training it offers its students on legal pedagogy is more robust than in most North-American doctoral programs. The Faculty also puts a lot of emphasis on building a tight-knit ‘doctoral community’; my colleagues contribute to my education as much as the faculty members involved in my research. Moreover, some of the smartest undergrad and Masters students from around the world come to study here, creating a vibrant environment that constantly pushes towards self-improvement.”



Julie McCann

Sujet de thèse de doctorat: Julie McCannL’entente de partenariat public-privé: le cadre juridique formel, la pratique contractuelle et la relation partenariale. Essai d’élaboration d’une méthodologie de l’analyse contractuelle

Éducation

LL.M. Université Laval (avec mention); LL.B. Université Laval (avec mention); Science politique, Université Laval.

Subventions de recherche

  • Chaire de recherche du Canada en droit de l’environnement: Subvention de recherche de 2 ans.
  • Fiducie collection Bleue, subvention d’aide à la mise à jour d’un manuscrit

Bourses

  • Prix Louis-Philippe-Pigeon du Jeune Barreau de Québec 2010
  • CRSH, bourse de doctorat du Programme de bourses d’études supérieures du Canada Joseph-Armand-Bombardier
  • FQRSC Bourse de doctorat en recherche
  • Bourse de doctorat Hydro-Québec en droit
  • Bourse de rédaction de la Faculté de droit de l’Université Laval

Publications et conférences

  • LEMIEUX, D., MCCANN, J., « Les contrats de PPP au Canada », C.J.A.L.P., (à paraître).
  • LEMIEUX, D., MCCANN, J., « Les contrats de PPP au Canada », Rapport général pour le Canada, Washington, Conférence annuelle de l’Académie internationale de droit comparée, juillet 2010.
  • MCCANN, J, TREMBLAY É (coll.), Prescription extinctive, délais extinctifs et fins de non-recevoir au Canada , Collection Bleue, Montréal, Éditions Wilson & Lafleur, 2010 (à paraître).
  • MCCANN, J., La prescription des créances: à la croisée du droit processuel et du droit substantiel, mémoire de maîtrise, Université Laval, 2008.
  • BOUCHARD, C., LACOURSIÈRE, MCCANN, J., « La cyberpublicité, son visage, ses couleurs : qu’en est-il de la protection du consommateur? », (2005) 107 R. du N.
  • MCCANN, J., et André LAREAU, « Les nouvelles réalités matrimoniales et la planification fiscale », conférence prononcée dans le cadre d'un colloque organisé par l'Association de planification fiscale et financière, Québec, 12 mai 2004.

Témoignage

"La richesse de McGill repose sur la diversité des doctorants qui y étudient; tant par leurs champs d’intérêts que leur provenance, ces derniers alimentent, à travers leurs diverses implications, le débat juridique."

 


Alain Parent

Thesis topic

La théorie de l'imprévision en droit compare vu sous l'angle de l'analyse économique du droit et le contrat relationnel.

Education

L.L.B. (Université Laval); École du Barreau; L.L.M. (Université de Montréal; DESS en Common Law (Université de Montréal)

Publications

«La libération de la caution par la mise en œuvre de l’article 2363 Code civil du Québec : de la théorie à la pratique», (2006) 47 C. de D. 515;

La Revue juridique Thémis publiera à l'hiver 2009 ma seconde publication : «L'exception de subrogation. Raison d'être et mise en œuvre», (2009) 43 R.J.T.

Testimony

"J'ai la chance de travailler avec l'un des meilleurs théoriciens du droit, soit le professeur Jean-Guy Belley. Il est très disponible et il m'incite à dépasser mes limites."

 


Alejandro PieraAlejandro Piera

Doctoral thesis topic

GHG Emissions from International Aviation: Legal and Policy Challenges

International aviation grows at a rate of roughly 5 percent per year. Its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are forecasted to increase annually by 3-4 percent. Currently, international aviation’s contribution to global GHG emissions is approximately 2 percent and is expected to increase considerably as more people utilize air travel. While the aviation sector has introduced a number of technological and operational measures to curb emissions, these measures will not offset the emissions expected from its projected growth. For instance, there is no indication that alternative fuels will be available in sufficient quantities and at reasonable prices to engender meaningful reductions in GHG emissions.  This thesis examines aspects of the legal framework underlying the international aviation and climate change discourse with a view to providing some recommendations that may facilitate the adoption, implementation and, ultimately, compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) global market-based measure (MBM) scheme to limit GHG emissions from international aviation. In other words, it seeks to analyze certain issues that have directly or indirectly influenced discussions on aviation and climate change and that have played or will play a significant role in ICAO’s global MBM scheme. I deal with five broad areas. First, the thesis examines ICAO’s relationship with the climate change regime, the implicit mandate provided by the Kyoto Protocol and the interplay between the core principles of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) regime and those of the international aviation regime. I utilize the theory of fragmentation of international law as an analytical framework for the resolution of normative conflict. Second, the thesis explores ICAO’s institutional setting and its suitability for addressing climate change. Third, the thesis comprehensively analyzes the European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS), its influence on the climate change discourse, as well as the legal issues associated with it. Fourth, by applying the theory of norm entrepreneurship, the thesis assesses the role of the major players involved in climate change discourse. Fifth, the thesis highlights some issues that should be carefully considered during the design of ICAO’s global MBM.

Past legal education

LL.M. McGill (2000). LL.B., Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguay.

Publications

a) Articles

  • “Will the New ICAO – Beijing Instruments Build a Chinese Wall for International Aviation Security” (2014) 47 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 1 (co-authored with Michael Gill);
  • “Report of the Rapporteur of the Special Sub-Committee on the Preparation of an Instrument to Modernize the Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft of 1963” (2012) XXXVII Annals of Air & Space Law;
  • “ICAO’s Latest Efforts to Tackle Legal Issues Arising from Unruly/Disruptive Passengers: The Modernization of the Tokyo Convention 1963” (2012) 37 Air & Space Law 3, 231-244;
  • “Responsabilidad del Transportista Aéreo y el Síndrome de la Clase Turística” by Norberto Luongo, Book Review (2012) XXXVII Annals of Air & Space Law;
  • “Do contrato de transporte aéreo e da responsabilidade civil do transporte aéreo by Carlos Alberto Neves Almeida, Book Review, (2011) XXXVI Annals of Air & Space Law;
  • "La Jurisdicción en las Formas Modernas de Contratación del Transporte Aéreo Internacional de Pasajeros", co-authored with Norberto Luongo in Revista de Derecho del Transporte, No. 4 (2010) Editorial Marcial Pons (Spain).
  • "Unruly and Disruptive Passengers: Do We need to Revisit the International Legal Regime?", co-authored with Michael Gill. XXXV Annals of Air & Space Law McGill University.
  • " Uruguay: Acción de Inconstitucionalidad contra la Ratificación del CM99. Implicancias para el Transporte de Mercancías por Vía Aérea" in Revista de Derecho del Transporte, No. 2 (2009) Editorial Marcial Pons (Spain).
  • "La Tasa de Embarque Internacional por Vía Aérea - Un Adiós al Principio de Legalidad en Materia Tributaria", co-authored with Giselle A. Deiro. Revista Jurídica La Ley Paraguaya S.A. (April 2009).
  • "Aproximación al Estudio de los Daños Causados a Terceros en la Superficie por una Aeronave. Consideraciones a Partir del Derecho Nacional e Internacional". Revista Jurídica La Ley Paraguaya S.A. (March 2009).
  • "El Impacto de los Documentos Electrónicos en el Transporte Aéreo: El Billete de Pasaje", co-authored with Norberto Luongo. Revista Jurídica La Ley Paraguaya S.A. (September 2009).
  • "El Proyecto de la OACI sobre la Modernización del Convenio de Roma: Algunas Reflexiones" Revista del Derecho del Transporte, Universidad del País Vasco (November 2008)
  • "La Póliza de Seguro y el Uso de la Firma Facsimilar: Derribando Algunos Mitos sobre la Invalidez de los Documentos y Firmas Electrónicos en la Legislación Paraguaya", co-authored with Alejandro Guanes Mersan. Revista Jurídica La Ley Paraguaya S.A (August 2008).
  • "La Aplicación del Convenio de Montreal de 1999 y Algunas de sus Implicancias para el Transporte Aéreo", co-authored with Giselle A. Deiró. Revista de Información Jurídica y Aeropolítica de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Transporte Aéreo (ALTA). Vol. 1. No. 14. Mayo, 2008.
  • "Los Tributos Internos y el Transporte Aéreo en el Paraguay" co-authored with Giselle A. Deiró. Revista de Información Jurídica y Aeropolítica de Asociación Latinoamericana de Transporte Aéreo (ALTA), Vol., No. 12. October - November 2007.
  • "Conflictos Laborales Sobre los Beneficios de Vuelo Otorgados a los Empleados de Líneas Aéreas", co-authored with Giselle A. Deiró. Revista de Información Jurídica y Aeropolítica de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Transporte Aéreo (ALTA). December 2006.
  • "Go. Stop. Lite Speed Ahead... An Overview of Community and National Trademarks Laws in Mercosur." Issue 175, March 2005. Trademark World.
  • "Ciertos Aspectos Resaltantes de la Peculiar Ley 194, Que Regula las Relaciones Contractuales entre Firmas del Exterior y sus Representantes, Agentes y Distribuidores en el Paraguay", co-authored with Wilfrido Fernández. Revista ABPI. Associação Brasileira da Propiedade Intelectual (Julio/Agosto 2004).
  • "Intellectual Property in Space Activities. A United States Patent Perspective" XXIX, Number 1, February 2004. Air & Space Law, Kluwer International.
  • "The Simplifying Passenger Travel Initiative and its Legal Implications" XXVIII, Number 3, July 2003. Air & Space Law, Kluwer International.
  • "Facilitation in Air Transport" XXVI, Number 6, September 2001. Air & Space Law, Kluwer International.
  • "The Right of Privacy in International Air Transport" XXV Annals of Air and Space Law. McGill University. March 2001.

b) Book Chapters

  • "Aircraft Repossession and Enforcement: Practical Aspects in Paraguay" in Aircraft Repossession and Enforcement: Practical Aspects. Edited By Ravi Nath and Berend Crans (United Kingdom: Wolters Kluwer, 2008).

Testimony

"McGill's Faculty of Law is quite simply a unique academic centre where different legal traditions converge, enriching the DCL program. My classmates form a stimulating and encouraging group of very talented individuals, while the faculty members are fascinating scholars who provide the right balance of professional and academic experience."


Juan Camilo PintoJuan Camilo Pinto

Doctoral thesis topic

“687: The legal construction of a Social Scoring Mechanism

Education

  • Doctoral Candidate of Civil Law (Ph.D), McGill University, Canada (2012-)
  • Master of Laws, McGill University, Canada (2011)
  • Graduate Degree in Tax Law, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia (2010)
  • Called to the Bar, Colombia (2009)
  • Bachelor of Laws, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia (2009)

Work Experience

  • Risk-Analysis and Strategy Consultant, various projects, (2013)
  • Senior Advisor for Legal and Legislative Affairs/Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Senator J. Tapias, Senate of the Republic of Colombia, (2009-2010)
  • Junior Advisor for Legal and Legislative Affairs, Office of Senator J. Tapias, Senate of the Republic of Colombia (2008-2009)

Academic Experience

  • Research Assistant, Faculty of Law, McGill University (2013-)
  • Teaching Assistant for the Honorable Associate Judge of the Supreme Court of Justice and Chair of the Criminal Law Department at Universidad de los Andes Dr. Ricardo Posada, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia (2005-2008)

Volunteer Experience

  • Director of Strategic Development, Making Waves Canada, Canada (2012)
  • Volunteer English Teacher for Soldiers injured in combat, Army of Colombia, 1st Brigade-Healthcare Battalion, Colombia (2003)

University Activities

  • President of the Graduate Law Student Association (GLSA), McGill University (2013-2014)
  • Member of the PGSS Board of Appeals, McGill University (2013-2014)
  • Volleyball and Soccer Intramural teams (2010-2013)

Recent Fellowships and Awards

  • Macdonald Graduate Fellowship, McGill University, (2012-)
  • Fern Gertrude Kennedy Fellowship, McGill University, (2012-)
  • Chief Justice R.A Greenshields Scholarship, McGill University, (2012-)
  • Graduate Excellence Award, McGill University, (2013-2014)
  • Graduate Research Mobility Award, McGill University, (2013)
  • Colfuturo Scholarship, Colfuturo-Republic of Colombia, (2010-2011)

Publications

Articles

Richard Janda and Juan C. Pinto, Fiduciary Governance of Impact and Benefit Agreements, Autonomie économique autochtone: dimensions multiples/ Dimensions of Indigenous Economic Autonomy, (Themis, Forthcoming 2014)

Published Cases

Constitutional Decision C-094 of February 14 2007, Case-docket D-6393 (2006), Gazette of the Constitutional Court of Colombia, Constitutional Court of Colombia.


Anna Purkey

Anna Purkey

Doctoral thesis topic

An inquiry into the relationship between human dignity and access to justice in protracted refugee situations under international refugee law.

Past legal education

BCL/LLB, McGill University, 2005
LLM, University of Toronto, 2008
Doctoral Candidate, McGill University

Prizes and distinctions

Richard H. Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowship


Jeffrey J. Smith

Thesis topic and research

Jeffrey SmithI am considering the case for multilateral treaty regulation in the protection of the Arctic marine environment and the adequacies of conventional means for state actors to arrive at environmental protection in discrete regional geographic constructs. While intended to advance the policy and analytical development of marine environmental protection in the polar north, my work focuses on critical approaches to the legitimacy and state foundations of oceans law and environmental law as they have come to manifest themselves in the modern area.

An assessment of the utility and limitations of treaty making to realize environmental values and uses is an important area of inquiry, together with the validity of other sources of public international environmental law including the normative creation of apparent jus cogens principles.

The role of international organizations corollary to states in the development and promotion of rule-norms, including the United Nations Environment Program and the United Nations Development Program, together with the International Maritime Organization and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), are evaluated.

An important further area of inquiry is the comparative success of the Antarctic Treaty System.

Education

B.Sc. (Oceanography) (Royal Roads Military College); 
J.D. (University of Victoria); 
LL.M. (Fletcher).

Recent professional experience

Barrister & Solicitor (British Columbia);
Counsel to the United Nations administration in East Timor (UNTAET);
Director Fleet Planning & Projects, BC Ferries (Vancouver); 
Principal legal advisor (jurisconsult) to the government of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (present appointment).

Prizes and awards 

Roberts Legal Writing Prize (UVic.);
Stikeman Elliott-Carswell National Tax Award (UVic.);
Campney & Murphy Marine Law Prize (UVic.);
CIBC Fellowship 2012-2013 (McGill).

Publications

“Notre mer? An independent Quebec’s maritime jurisdiction in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Beyond” (Canadian Yearbook of International Law);
“A helping hand: The aiding and abetting of international crimes after Charles Taylor” (ASIL Accountability);
“Western Sahara: The failure and promise of international law” (The Advocate);
“The pillaging of the Sahara: Criminal liability of European Commission officials resulting from proposed renewal of the 2007 EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement” (ASIL Accountability);
“Brunei and Malaysia Resolve Outstanding Maritime Boundary Issues” (ASIL Law of the Sea Reports);
“Ex nullius lex: The legal reconstruction of East Timor” (The Advocate).


Jocelyn Stacey 

Doctoral thesis topic

Permanent State of Emergency: Rethinking Environment and the Rule of Law

Education

  • Doctoral Candidate, McGill Faculty of Law
  • Master of Law, Yale University (2011)
  • Bachelor of Law, University of Calgary (2009)
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Alberta (2006)

Selected Prizes and distinctions

  • SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship (2011-2014)
  • Viscount Bennett Scholarship (Law Society of Alberta, 2010)
  • Campbell McLaurin Achievement Award, Silver Medal (University of Calgary, 2009)
  • Talisman Energy Inc. Undergraduate Scholarship in Law (2008)
  • Borden Ladner Gervais Research Fellowship (2007)

Recent professional experience

  • Law clerk to the Honourable Justice Marshall Rothstein of the Supreme Court of Canada (2009-2010)

Vokhidjon Urinov

Doctoral thesis topic Vokhidjon Urinov

"Ensuring Tax Compliance in a Globalized World: International Automatic Tax Information Exchange Regimes"

Education

Doctoral Candidate, McGill University
LL.M. in Finance, Frankfurt University (2008)
LL.B., LLM (Honours), Tashkent State Institute of Law (2003, 2005)

Fellowships and prizes:

Aubrey Senez Scholarship
Deutsche Bank ILF Scholarship
Award of Excellence
Association of International Education Japan Fellowship

Testimony:

I think that the breadth and depth of McGill's law courses, its significant research resources, its stimulating professors and the exposure to some of the brightest minds that it provides are perfect opportunities for students doing cutting-edge legal research.


Isavella Maria Vasilogeorgi

Thesis topic: Isavella Maria Vasilogeorgi

"Legal Implications of the Use of Hybrid Aerospace Objects: At the Crossroads of Regenesis and Redefinition"

Education:

2011-2014 (expected): DCL Candidate in Air and Space Law, McGill IASL;
2010-2012, LL.M.-Thesis Air and Space Law, McGill IASL;
2009-2010, LL.M. Public International Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens;
2009, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 12th ECSL Summer Course on Space Law and Policy;
2007, Université Paris X - Nanterre, Erasmus in International Protection of Human Rights;
2003-2009, Law Degree, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Awards & Scholarships:

2011 International Aviation Women's Association (IAWA) Scholarship;
2011-2012 McGill Graduate Excellence Fellowship;
2010-2011 Erin J.C. Arsenault Fellowship in Space Governance;
2004 "The Grand Moment for Education Scholarships" EFG-Eurobank Corporate Responsibility 1st Annual Initiative for High School Valedictorians;
2003, 21st Lyceum of Athens Class Valedictorian;
1997-2003 Hellenic Air Force Civilian Personnel Monetary Awards for Outstanding students;
1998-2004 City of Athens Valedictorian Awards and Medals.

Publications:

  • Child pornography on the internet, Marangopoulos Foundation for Human Rights Youth Department Series, Nomiki Vivliothiki Publications, Athens [in Greek].
  • International Agreements signed or ratified by the Hellenic Republic in the year 2006, 59 Revue Hellénique du Droit International 2006.
  • International Agreements signed or ratified by the Hellenic Republic in the year 2007, 60 Revue Hellénique du Droit International 2007.
  • Book-review of Giovanni Distefano's & Gionata P. Buzzini's, Bréviaire de jurisprudence internationale: les fondamentaux du droit international public, Bruylant 2005, in 61 Revue Hellénique du Droit International 2008.
  • Al Oudha v. France, 48 Ιnternational Legal Materials (ILM) 871 (2009).
  • Delimitation of IMO - ICAO Search and Rescue Regions: A case of Jurisdictional Compilation and Complication, 37 Annals of Air and Space Law 2011.
  • Military uses of outer space: legal limitations, contemporary perspectives (LL.M. thesis, McGill University Institute of Air and Space Law, 2011) [forthcoming publication]


Zawati

Ma'n H. Zawati

Doctoral thesis topic

Challenges to the legal duties of clinician-researchers in genomic research

Education

  • Doctoral Candidate, Faculty of Law, University of McGill, Montreal, 2011-present.
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), Université de Montréal, 2009-2011.
  • Quebec Bar School, Montreal, 2007-2008.
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Université de Montréal, 2004-2007.

Professional Affiliations

  • Lawyer, member of the Quebec Bar, 2008 - present

Fellowships and scholarships

  • John and Edmund Day Award, 2011-2012
  • Justice K. Hugessen Fellowship, 2011-2012
  • Rathlyn Foundation Award, 2011-2012
  • Graduate Excellence Fellowship, 2011-2012
  • European Commission's Erasmus Mundus Visiting Scholarship, 2010

Publications (selected)

Book Chapters:

  • KNOPPERS, B.M. and Ma'n H. ZAWATI, "De l'éthique et des avocats: les comités d'éthique dans le milieu hospitalier", Partie 2: Enjeux de société, in Éthique, profession juridique et société - Collection de droit 2011-2012, volume hors série, École du Barreau (Cowansville: Éditions Yvon Blais, 2011), 55-62.
  • KNOPPERS, B.M. and Ma'n H. ZAWATI, « Biobanks » in CHADWICK, R. (ed), International Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, Chapter 22, London: Academic Press, 2011 (in press).
  • ZAWATI, M.H. and Bartha M. KNOPPERS "Biobanking between Hard Law and Soft Law: Harmonization?" in MASCALZONI D. (ed.), Ethics, Law and Governance of Biobanking: National, European and International Profiles, Springer, 2011 (in press)
  • KNOPPERS, B.M. and Ma'n H. ZAWATI, "Population Biobanks and Access" in ZATTI, P., S. RODOTÀ (eds), Trattato di biodiritto, Volume II, Dott. A. Guieffrè Editore S.P.A., Italy, 2011, 1181-1194.

Articles

  • OZDEMIR V., Tikki PANG, Bartha M. KNOPPERS, Denise AVARD, Samer A. FARAJ, Ma'n H. ZAWATI and Eugene KOLKER, "Vaccines of the 21st Century and Vaccinomics: Data Enabled Science Meets Global Health to Spark Collective Action for Vaccine Innovation", (2011) 15:9 OMICS, doi: 10.1089/omi.2011.03ed.
  • ZAWATI M.H., Pascal BORRY and Heidi Carmen HOWARD, "Closure of population biobanks and direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies" (2011) 130: 3 Hum. Genet., 425-432.
  • Knoppers B.M., Jennifer R. HARRIS, Anne Marie TASSÉ, Isabelle BUDIN-LJØSNE, Jane KAYE, Mylène DESCHÊNES and Ma'n H. ZAWATI, "Towards a data sharing Code of Conduct for international genomic research". (2011) 3:46 Genome Medicine, doi: 10.1186/gm262.
  • CAMBON-THOMSEN A., THORISSON G.A. and MABILE L. for the BRIF workshop group (ANDRIEU S., BERTIER G., ... ZAWATI M.H., ZINS M.), "The role of a bioresource research impact factor as an incentive to share human bioresources", (2011) 43 Nat. Genet., 503.
  • ZAWATI M.H., Matthew HENDY and Yann JOLY, "Incidental Findings in Data Intensive Postgenomic Science and Legal Liability for Clinician-Researchers: Ready for Vaccinomics?" (2011) 15:9 OMICS, doi: 10.1089/omi.2010.0137.
  • JOLY Y., Georgia KOUTRIKAS, Emma RAMOS-PAQUE, Ma'n H. ZAWATI, Jennifer GARDY, Michael HAYDEN and Bruce CARLETON, "Diagnostic Testing for Vaccinomics: Is the Regulatory Approval Framework Adequate?" (2011) 15:9 OMICS, doi: 10.1089/omi.2010.0135.
  • ZAWATI, M.H., Brian VAN NESS and Bartha Maria KNOPPERS, "Incidental Findings in Genomics Research: An International Comparative Analysis of Norms", (2011) 9:1 GenEdit 1.

Case Books

  • ZAWATI M.H. Recueil de textes normatifs et de doctrine - Obligations 2 DRT 1222GA, Montréal, COOP-Droit, Printemps-Été 2011.
  • ZAWATI M.H. Recueil de textes normatifs et de doctrine - Droit des sciences biologiques DRT 3802GA, Montréal, COOP-Droit, Printemps-Été 2011.

Conferences (selected)

  • "Return of Research Results and Incidental Findings in Biobanks: A Population-Based Perspective", Centre of Genomics and Policy Summer Presentations, Montreal, 16 August 2011.
  • « 'Workable Ethics' for Translational Research? », Best Practices for Personalized Medicine Meeting, Vancouver, 9 March 2011.
  • "Incidental Findings in Genomics Research: An International Normative Perspective", Managing Incidental Findings and Individual Research Results in Biobanks and Archives Working Meeting III, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 14 December 2010.
  • "Population Biobanks and Return of Results: A Review of Current Practices", Symposium on the Return of Research Results, McGill University, Montreal, 17 November 2010.
  • "Population Biobanks: If you Built It, Will They Come?", Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law, Leuven, Belgium, 13 October 2010.
  • "CPTP ELSI and Privacy Task Force: Emerging Issues", 21st Canadian Bioethics Society Annual Conference, Kelowna, British Columbia, 12 June 2010.

 


Ruiqiao Zhang

Thesis topic Ruiqiao Zhang

Ruiqiao Zhang is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in the area of comparative law under the supervision of Professor Lionel Smith. Her thesis research centers on a comparative study of tax law.

Education

  • Master Degree: 2008 LLM, McGill University, Canada; 2007 LLM in International Business Law, Amsterdam Free University, The Netherlands; 2006 Master of Law in Civil and Commercial Law, Jilin University, China.
  • Bachelor Degree: 2002 Bachelor of Law, Jilin University, China; 2003 Bachelor of Science-Biotechnology, Jilin University, China.

Publications

  • “On Main Body of Insurance Interest”, (2008) 1 Taxation and Economy 16.
  • “Conflict and Coordination of Privacy and Freedom of the Press”, (2007) 5 Heilongjiang Social Science 176.
  • “Conflict and Coordination of Privacy and Right to Know”, (2005) 5 Social Science Front 212.
  • “China’s Compensation System for Mental Damage”, (2005) 3 Journal of Jilin Public Security Academy 54.
  • “Mass Media and the Rule of Law”, (2005) 2 Journal of Jilin Public Security Academy.