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Welcome to the McGill Business Law Platform

With an overall vision of how business law has an impact on both society and on other legal areas, the Professorship in Business Law serves as a liaison between the Faculty of Law and leading practitioners, in Montreal, in Canada and internationally.

Given the central role of business organizations and commerce in today’s world, McGill Law is committed to strengthening teaching, research and outreach in business law.

The McGill Business Law Platform, which the Professorship in Business Law has just launched, will become a hub of excellence in business law on par with McGill Law's other areas of recognized strengths such as human rights, comparative law and public policy.

Key parts of the McGill Business Law Platform are the Seminars in Business and Society and the McGill Business Meter Blog.

The latest in the Business Law Meter

16 Jan 2023
This post explores how corporations navigate political controversy. It argues that the old debate about whether they should engage in political controversy is giving way to a new conversation about how they can do so — both to manage risk and exploit opportunity. The old binaries between engage/disengage and stakeholder/shareholder are of little assistance when charting a course through today’s unpredictable business landscape.
3 Jan 2023
This post explores how corporations navigate political controversy. It argues that the old debate about whether they should engage in political controversy is giving way to a new conversation about how they can do so — both to manage risk and exploit opportunity. The old binaries between engage/disengage and stakeholder/shareholder are of little assistance when charting a course through today’s unpredictable business landscape.
3 Jan 2023

Through Bill C-27, the Canadian Federal Government has signaled a desire to update our legislative framework to account for the radical changes technology has had on our society. But is it enough?

3 Jan 2023
Tiktok is used by many political candidates and advocates to “democratize” political messaging and reach young voters – but is Tiktok’s algorithmic model compatible with democratic values?
1 Dec 2022
The following blog post is based on a research project on the regulation of CSR and ESG, undertaken as part of the course in Business Associations at McGill’s Faculty of Law in the Fall 2022 semester. Members of the group included Sofia Watt Sjöström, Spencer Williams, Aidan Carpio-Lanthier, Soraia Afshar and Joey Carrier, the course was convened by Professor Peer Zumbansen.
9 Nov 2022
The business of emotion recognition is a lucrative one—but is it based on an unsound premise?

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