This transatlantic seminar seeks to start a reflection on books in the context of the study and learning of law. The starting point of this discussion is the idea that a book is a composition that seeks to gather its subject into an intelligible whole, which seems out of step with contemporary modes of writing the law. These modes sometimes seem more appropriate to the complexity of the legal phenomenon as it appears to lawyers and the public.
This year, Dominique Hascher, Judge of the Supreme Judicial Court of France and Adjunct Professor of Law at University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne, will deliver the John E.C. Brierley Memorial Lecture.
This lecture on arbitration commemorates the life and work of John E.C. Brierley, who was Professor and Dean of Law at McGill. He was a prominent figure in the discipline of comparative law internationally and the leading Canadian expert on arbitration.
Civil law workshop with Yann Favier, professor of private law at Université Rennes 2 and Université européenne de Bretagne.
This year, the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law is launching a new civil law workshop series under the theme "L'abnégation en droit civil," examining the aspects and effects of selflessness on civil law.
The Treaty of Niagara 1764 and Canadian constitutionalism today: Crown/First Nations relations 250 years in
The Royal Proclamation of 1763 is recognized as one of Canada’s founding constitutional documents, and is sometimes referred to as a “Bill of Rights” for Indigenous people. Less well-known and recognized in Canadian classrooms and jurisprudence is a treaty entered into a year later, in July and August 1764, when about 2000 First Nations chiefs gathered at Fort Niagara to meet with British superintendent of Indian Affairs, Sir William Johnson.
Join us for the 2014 Raoul Wallenberg Lecture in Human Rights, which will be given by Mr. Stephen Lewis. Mr. Lewis' presentation will touch upon the UN’s role and response to the cholera outbreak in Haiti, and to finding an end to the impunity surrounding UN military and civilian peacekeeping personnel who engage in sexual violence.
Join us for a talk by John Coggon, Professor of Law and the Philosophy of Public Health, University of Southampton, which is taking place in the Institute for Health and Social Policy seminar room.
Launch of Campaign 2014 and announcement of the financial goal:
For more than 20 years, Centraide has marked the launch of its annual fundraising campaign with a joyous public march through downtown Montreal. Please save the date, October 2, 2014, for Centraide’s March of 1,000 Umbrellas in your agenda.
Join us for the 2014 John P. Humphrey Lecture in Human Rights, which, this year, will be given by Steven Ratner, Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School.
Legal Theory Workshop with Professor Hans Lindahl who holds the Chair of Legal Philosophy at Tilburg University. He will speak on his new book, Fault Lines of Globalization: Legal Order and the Politics of A-Legality (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).
The Faculty is delighted to welcome three new members of the Law community this fall: Professor Sébastien Jodoin, Anne-Sophie Hulin and Justice Louise Provost.
Sébastien Jodoin (first photo) joined the Faculty as Assistant Professor on August 1st. Professor Jodoin is currently completing a PhD in environmental studies (law and public policy) at Yale, where is also a Faculty Associate of the Governance, Environment & Markets Initiative.