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Professors Smith and Weinstock appointed to prestigious chairs

Tue, 2014-06-17 14:46

The Faculty is pleased to announce the appointment of Lionel Smith (first picture) to the Sir William Macdonald Chair. Established in 1895, the Macdonald Chair is one of the oldest endowed positions at McGill. In addition, Professor Smith was also selected for a Killam Research Fellowship in March 2014 in recognition of his outstanding research on fiduciary obligations and conflicts of interest.

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Bidding farewell to Roderick A. Macdonald (1948-2014)

Fri, 2014-06-13 21:42

A teacher, first and foremost, Roderick A. Macdonald will be remembered as one of the most important scholars and thinkers in McGill University’s history. He was a mentor and inspiration to generations of students and law professors, and a transformative force at the Faculty of Law, the University, in Canadian society, and in the broader world.

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Saying ‘au revoir’ to Old Chancellor Day Hall: The Faculty of Law is moving!

Tue, 2014-06-10 10:42

Old Chancellor Day Hall, the Faculty of Law’s most iconic building, is closing at the end of June for 16 months as we undertake much-needed renovations to upgrade the building’s heating, electrical systems, plumbing, windows and more, while respecting its historical features.

Faculty and staff who were in OCDH have been relocated either to New Chancellor Day Hall and 3674-3690 Peel Street, or to rented office space near McGill University’s Roddick Gates at 2001 McGill College Avenue, suite 750.

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Roderick Macdonald receives McGill University Medal

Fri, 2014-06-06 14:13

On May 28, Roderick Macdonald was awarded in absentia the McGill University Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement, one of the University’s highest honours. Macdonald received the McGill Medal as part of the Convocation ceremony for the Faculty of Law, where he taught thousands of students over the course of a distinguished career that spanned more than three decades. Professor Daniel Jutras, Dean of the Faculty of Law, accepted the Medal in Professor Macdonald’s name.

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Call for Papers - “International Law: Between Internationalism, Transnationalism and Cosmopolitanism”

Wed, 2014-05-21 15:24

We are pleased to announce that the third Dean Maxwell & Isle Cohen Doctoral Seminar in International Law will take place on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the Faculty of Law of McGill University, in downtown Montreal.

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Seven Clerks for Seven Judges

Fri, 2014-04-04 14:03

The Faculty warmly congratulates the seven Law students who have just been given the nod to clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada in 2015-2016. They are:

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Call for papers: Tax Justice and Human Rights Research Collaboration Symposium

Tue, 2014-04-01 15:54

We invite paper proposals for a Tax Justice and Human Rights Research Collaboration Symposium, to be held at the McGill Faculty of Law, Montreal, Quebec, from Wednesday to Friday, 18-20 June, 2014.

The symposium will explore the fundamental connections between taxation and human rights by providing a forum for collaboration among emerging scholars, established academics, civil society organization representatives, tax justice advocacy groups, tax policy makers, and researchers from around th

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Contact: Professor Allison Christians
Organization: Stikeman Chair in Tax Law
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Office Phone: 514-398-1223
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Professor Lionel Smith Awarded 2014 Killam Fellowship

Thu, 2014-03-20 16:27

On March 18, 2014, the Arts Council of Canada announced the recipients of the 2014 Killam Fellowships. Among the five nominees is Professor Lionel Smith, director of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law and a James McGill Professor at the Faculty of Law of McGill University.

Professor Lionel Smith's Killam award will allow him to carry out a two-year full-time research project entitled Conflicts of Interest and Fiduciary Obligations.

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