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De Mestral named Senior Fellow at CIGI

On December 10, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), located in Waterloo, Ontario, announced the appointment of Professor Emeritus Armand de Mestral as Senior Fellow with the think-tank’s International Law Research Program, effective immediately.

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Published: 19 Dec 2014

It's the Season: 48 Hours of Giving!

It’s the season for giving!

We often celebrate the holidays by giving back to the people and organizations that matter to us. Please help us celebrate 48 Hours of Giving at McGill’s Faculty of Law by supporting the Faculty’s Development Fund—the only flexible funding available to the Dean in order to meet the greatest needs of the Faculty.

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Published: 18 Dec 2014

Call for Papers: 3rd Manfred Lachs International Conference on NewSpace Commercialization and the Law

3rd Manfred Lachs International Conference on NewSpace Commercialization and the Law

Organized by the Institute of Air and Space Law, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Venue:  Headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization

When: 16 and 17 March 2015

Call for papers

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Published: 11 Dec 2014

Geneviève Saumier promoted to Full Professor

It is with great pleasure that the Faculty of Law announces that Geneviève Saumier was promoted to the rank of Full Professor on December 1st. When he shared the good news, Dean Daniel Jutras underscored how, "for nearly twenty years, Geneviève Saumier has outstandingly contributed to the intellectual and collegial life of both the Faculty and the University....

Published: 5 Dec 2014

Cristina Birks and Ma’n H. Zawati named YBAM Lawyers of the Year

The Young Bar Association of Montreal (YBAM) unveiled the seven "YBAM Lawyers of 2014" at its 8th Annual Leaders of Tomorrow Gala, which was held last Friday.

The Faculty of Law was delighted to learn that among them are Cristina Birks (BCL / LLB'07) of Borden Ladner Gervais, in the Civil and Commercial Litigation category, and Ma'n H. Zawati, a DCL candidate at McGill, in the Alternative Career category.

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Published: 3 Dec 2014

Fabien Gélinas to head Canadian Arbitration Committee

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, acting as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Canada branch, announced a new leadership for its Arbitration Committee at a meeting held in Montreal on November 8, 2014.  

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Published: 26 Nov 2014

Professor Richard Gold leads expert team on ground-breaking gene patent case

Law professor Richard Gold is leading a group of internationally recognized experts on gene patenting and its impact on the delivery of medical care, in connection with legal action launched by the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).

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Published: 4 Nov 2014

Johanne Poirier first incumbent of the Peter Mackell Chair in Federalism

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Johanne Poirier has been named the inaugural holder of the Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism. Professor Poirier will join the Faculty of Law on August 1, 2015.

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Published: 29 Oct 2014

Andrea Bjorklund named first ICSID Scholar in Residence

The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) announced this fall that Professor Andrea Bjorklund has been named its first Scholar in Residence.

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Published: 14 Oct 2014

Saying goodbye to Professor H. Patrick Glenn (1940-2014)

Above all, I remember his laughter and the mischievous twinkle in his eye. He would say something uniquely insightful, and immediately cover it up with a chuckle. Only later would one realize the depth of his learning, as layers upon layers of wisdom emerged from a casual conversation in the hallway.

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Published: 3 Oct 2014

Professor Somerville receives inaugural Jean Echlin Award

On September 11, during the International Palliative Care conference in Montreal, Professor Margaret Somerville received the 2014 Jean Echlin Award for Ethics in Palliative Care, sponsored by the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research.

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Published: 18 Sep 2014

Inaugural Spiegel Sohmer Tax Policy Colloquium

The Faculty of Law and the Stikeman Chair in Tax Law are pleased to announce the creation of the Spiegel Sohmer Tax Policy Colloquium, to be hosted annually at McGill University starting this Fall 2014 term.

The Spiegel Sohmer Tax Policy Colloquium has been made possible by a generous grant from the law firm Spiegel Sohmer, for the purpose of fostering an academic community in which learning and scholarship may flourish.

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Published: 17 Sep 2014

CALL CLOSED - 2015 International Forum for Young Leaders “Human Rights and Leadership”

THE CALL FOR CANDIDATES IS NOW CLOSED. WE ARE NOW REVIEWING FILES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.

The next generation of human rights professionals will be required to respond to increasingly complex and systemic global challenges through innovation and ingenuity.

Our mission is to foster a network of young leaders who aim to develop accessible solutions to these challenges and advance human rights and access to justice through ethical engagement.

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Published: 10 Sep 2014

New Faces at the Faculty for Fall 2014

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....

Published: 28 Aug 2014

Hoi Kong appointed Associate Dean (Academic)

We are pleased to announce that Professor Hoi Kong has accepted to serve the Faculty as Associate Dean (Academic) for a two-year term starting September 1st, 2014.

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Published: 27 Aug 2014

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