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The McGill Business Law Meter Blog

On 1 November 2021, McGill's Faculty of Law launched the McGill Business Law Meter, a blog for timely commentary and discussion of current developments in Canadian and transnational business law. Under the editorial leadership of the inaugural holder of the Professorship of Business Law, Peer Zumbansen, McGill Law students engage with hot button issues in corporate and securities, labour and commercial law, investment law, international economic law and private international law. The Meter welcomes feedback and commentary as well as submissions from guest writers. Guest submissions and inquiries should be sent to: peer.zumbansen [at]

The latest in the Business Law Meter

29 Sep 2022

The McGill Law Business Meter Blog is recruiting writers/editors for the 2022-2023 academic year. The Meter provides timely commentary on current developments in Canadian and transnational business law.

31 Aug 2022
In this blog post Professor Darren Rosenblum summarizes their recent paper with Professor Anat Alon-Beck and Judge Michal Agmon-Gonnen which describes how in United States institutional investors play a role in pressuring boards to improve board diversity. The authors argue boards should have a fiduciary duty to diversify as it would offer a practical way to advance inclusion while bolstering good governance.
8 Aug 2022
Review of Chaumtoli Huq, Integrating a Racial Capitalism Framework into First-Year Contracts: A Pathway to Anticapitalist Lawyering (2022)
6 Jul 2022
The U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade abolished the half-century long existing constitutional right to abortion and further raises significant challenges for women’s health and well-being as well as their data privacy. In an era where our every move and conditions are tradeable data, attention now turns to those technology companies which have not only been collecting but also selling highly personal data from women.
26 Jun 2022
For only the second time in history, Canada has qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, hosted by Qatar in November later this year. However, scores of reports detailing human rights abuses suffered by migrant workers essential to the momentous event have led many to question whether a boycott is warranted. In an absence of formal legal recourse and limitations to FIFA’s liability as a non-state and non-business entity, normative approaches may be the only option to hold those at fault accountable.
16 Jun 2022
The use of artificial intelligence (“AI”) across sectors of society has become increasingly ubiquitous. The ubiquity of AI calls into question the ethical implications of its far-reaching use and how jurists can prepare themselves in an AI-driven world. The answer to educating future jurists about the challenges AI poses can potentially be found in law schools. However, many law schools do not yet meaningfully integrate AI in their curricula.


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