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.
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.
Congratulations to four faculty members who were announced as recipients of the Advocatus Emeritus title for 2014:
- Professor Adelle Blackett (also recipient of the Mérite Christine-Tourigny for 2014)
- Professor François Crépeau
- Dean and Professor Daniel Jutras
- The honorable Marie Deschamps (adjunct professor)
The Faculty extends its congratulations to the following alumni who were also awarded the distinction for 2014:
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.
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. In addition, Professor Smith was also selected for a Killam Research Fellowship in March 2014 in recognition of his outstanding research on fiduciary obligations and conflicts of interest.
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.
L’obligation de loyauté en droit privé québécois : son émergence, les obstacles à sa reconnaissance et ses manifestations en droit posé
NEW LOCATION: The talk will take place at 2001 McGill College Avenue, suite 750, room 27.
This summer, the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law is presenting its second series of Summer Seminars in which the whole McGill Law community is invited to take part. The main purpose of this series is to offer a forum to younger scholars to present their ideas and to engage with those of others in an informal setting.
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 at 2001 McGill College Avenue, suite 750.
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.
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.