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3644 Peel Street
yaell [dot] emerich [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
View her List of Selected Publications [.doc] (updated August 2012)
Professor Emerich is particularly interested in civil law, especially property law, as well as legal theory and the relationship between law and language. She currently teaches Civil Law Property and Secured Transactions. From 2003 to 2006 she worked as a project director at the Quebec Research Centre for Private and Comparative Law and she continues to be a member of the editorial committee of the Private Law Dictionary/Dictionnaire de droit privé.
Her doctoral thesis, entitled La propriété des créances – Approche comparative, was on the Dean’s Honour List and received the Prix Minerve 2005 as well as the Prix de l’Association des professeurs de droit du Québec.
Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University, 2006
Doctorate in Law, Université de Lyon, 2004
Doctorate in Law, Université de Montréal, 2004
D.E.A. in Private Law, Université de Lyon, 1997
D.E.A.. in Philosophy of Law, Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), 1996
Maîtrise in Private Law, Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), 1995
Associate Professor, McGill University, Faculty of Law, 2012-
Assistant Professor, McGill University, Faculty of Law, 2006-2012
Legal Consultant on the standardization of the French vocabulary of the Common Law in Canada, Centre de traduction et terminologie juridiques, University of Moncton, 2006-
Project Director, Quebec Research Centre of Private and Comparative Law, McGill University, 2003-2006
Lecturer, McGill University, Faculty of Law (Civil Law Property), 2004-2006
Lecturer, Université de Lyon, Faculty of Law (Law of Contracts), 1999-2000
Lecturer, Université de Lyon, Faculty of Law (Family Law), 1999-2000
Researcher at the Institut d’Études Judiciaires, Université de Lyon, 1997-1999
Areas of Interest
Property law, secured transactions, torts, legal theory, jurilinguistics, comparative law.