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Announcing the winners of the 2014 Nappert Prize

Professor Andrea Bjorkland, the L. Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law, was delighted to receive more than 80 submissions from scholars and junior practitioners affiliated with more than 50 institutions for the 2014 Nappert Prize in International Arbitration....

Published: 26 Aug 2014

Robert Leckey to head Paul-André Crépeau Centre

We are pleased to announce that Professor Robert Leckey has been appointed Director of the Paul-André Crépeau Center for Private and Comparative Law, for a three-year term beginning August 1, 2014. 

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Published: 22 Jul 2014

William Tetley (1927 – 2014)

It is with sadness that the Faculty announces the death of Professor William Tetley, C.M., Q.C., LL.L., who passed away, surrounded by his family, on July 1, 2014.

A world-renowned expert in maritime law, Professor Tetley led an extremely full life.

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Published: 3 Jul 2014

McGill Law community members to receive Advocatus Emeritus (Ad. E.) title in 2014

Congratulations to four faculty members who were announced as recipients of the Advocatus Emeritus title for 2014:

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Published: 2 Jul 2014

Law student Peter Grbac receives Helton Fellowship

This spring, BCL/LLB student Peter Grbac received an Arthur C. Helton Fellowship from the American Society of International Law (ASIL) to help support his 2014 summer internship in India.

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Published: 19 Jun 2014

Professors Smith and Weinstock appointed to prestigious chairs

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....

Published: 17 Jun 2014

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

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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Published: 13 Jun 2014

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

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 a...

Published: 10 Jun 2014

Student Ngozi Okidegbe to present at International AIDS Conference in Australia

Third year Law student Ngozi Okidegbe has been selected to present her paper, "Litigating HIV-related discrimination in Nigeria: implications of Georgina Ahamefule v. Imperial Medical Centre and Dr. Molokwu," – written under the supervision of Professor Vrinda Narain – at the 20th International AIDS Conference, which will take place July 20-25, 2014, in Melbourne, Australia.

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Published: 9 Jun 2014

Justice Clément Gascon (BCL’81) named to Supreme Court of Canada

On June 4, Prime Minister Stephen Harper named Mr. Justice Clément Gascon (BCL’81) to the nation’s highest court, replacing Mr. Justice Morris Fish (BCL’62), who retired last August after a decade on the Supreme Court.

The Faculty of Law offers Justice Gascon its warmest congratulations.

Read the article in the McGill Reporter.

Published: 6 Jun 2014

Roderick Macdonald receives McGill University Medal

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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Published: 6 Jun 2014

Faces of Change: Class of 2014 takes a crowdfunding approach for its class gift

The BCL/LLB graduating class is setting out to change the face of the Faculty, with a crowdfunded class gift aimed at expanding the Faculty’s photo collection.

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Published: 26 May 2014

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond to receive honorary Law degree from McGill during Law's Convocation

McGill University will bestow its highest honour on 14 outstanding individuals by awarding them an honorary doctorate at its 2014 Spring Convocation ceremonies. Among them is jurist Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond.

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Published: 23 May 2014

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

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....

Published: 21 May 2014

Professor Pierre-Gabriel Jobin receives Justitia Prize from Laval University

Laval University’s Faculty of Law has awarded a Justitia Prize to Professor Pierre-Gabriel Jobin, Ad.E. He received the Prize during the annual Quebec graduates’ cocktail, which was organized by the Dean of that Faculty, Professor Eugénie Brouillet, on May 15, 2014.

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Published: 16 May 2014

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