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Geneviève Saumier

Associate Professor

2001 McGill College Ave
Suite 750, room 1
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A 1G1

514-398-6637 [Office]
genevieve [dot] saumier [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Focus online: Entrevue avec Geneviève Saumier (January 2011)
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Professor Saumier teaches private international law, international dispute resolution, consumer law and civil liability.

She has recently received an SSHRC grant to research the theory and practice of international jurisdiction in the judicial and arbitral settings.

She continues to publish on cross-border class actions and dispute resolution.

She organized the 43rd Annual Workshop on Commercial & Consumer Law, October 11-12, 2013.


Ph.D., Univ. of Cambridge, 1997

B.C.L., LL.B., McGill, 1991

B.Comm. (Finance & Int'l Business), McGill, 1987


Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Law, McGill University (2005-2008)

Visiting Professor, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy (2004-2005)

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University (2003- )

Lecturer, Summer Law Program, Penn State (2006), Tulane (2003-2004)

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University (1996-2003)

Deputy Director, Quebec Centre for Private and Comparative Law (1998-1999)

Law Clerk to the late Justice J. Sopinka, Supreme Court of Canada (1995-1996)

Visiting Research Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of New Brunswick (1994-1995)

Areas of Interest

Private international law, comparative law, international commercial law & litigation, consumer law, international aspects of family law and uniform law.

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