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.
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.
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.
As Dean Daniel Jutras indicated, “Hoi has agreed to take on this important task as we begin a most important stage in our undergraduate program review and overhaul. Hoi’s commitment to our students is undeniable (as attested by the John W. Durnford Award he received last year), and his creativity and rigor in thinking about pedagogy and curriculum will be precious over the course of the next two years.”
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. Authors hailed from around the world, with every continent save Antarctica represented.
Celebrate the launch of Homecoming festivities at the Faculty’s weekly Coffeehouse. Come meet our current students and reminisce with your own memories of Coffeehouse. Célébrez le lancement des Retrouvailles en venant prendre l’apéritif avec le doyen, les professeurs et les anciens de la Faculté.
Free, but kindly RSVP to Alumnioffice [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca to help us with planning.
For information, contact the Law Faculty’s Alumni Relations office at 514-398-7934.
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.
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.