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Hugo Métivier

Hugo Métivier is the assistant director of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law since September 2021. 

As part of his duties, Hugo is responsible for the implementation of the Crépeau Centre's scientific projects and activities. Therefore, he participates in the organization of numerous national and international events and is responsible for the realization of the Centre's bilingual Private law dictionaries and lexicons project. 

Prior to his appointment as assistant director, Hugo was a researcher at the Crépeau Centre for three years. He had previously worked as a notary in private practice. 

Hugo completed a Bachelor of Civil Law, during which he had the opportunity to spend a semester in Italy, as well as a master's degree in notarial law at Laval University. He also obtained a certificate in translation from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. 

 


Étienne Cossette-Lefebvre is a researcher at the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law since September 2021.

After completing with “First Class Distinction” a multidisciplinary program leading to an integrated diploma in Science, Literature and Art at Jean-de-Brébeuf College in Montreal, Étienne Cossette-Lefebvre earned a B.C.L./LL.B. (Honours) at the Faculty of Law of McGill University in May 2014. He won numerous awards and distinctions while at McGill (J.W. McConnell Scholarship, Wilson & Lafleur Prize, Wainwright Essay Prize, Selma and Jak Almaleh Prize) and his name is mentioned on the Dean’s Honour List. He was also awarded the First Prize in the undergraduate category of the Comparative Law Contest 2013/2014 of the Quebec Association of Comparative Law. In 2020, Étienne earned an LL.M. at the Faculty of Law of the University of Toronto.

During his studies in law, Étienne worked for many professors as a teaching assistant and a research assistant in the fields of intellectual property law and the law of property (civil law, common law). He was also a student intern for Justice Nicholas Kasirer at the Court of Appeal of Quebec during the 2012/2013 academic year. After successfully completing the Quebec Bar and earning the second-highest grade point average of all 1092 Quebec Bar School’s students for the 2014/2015 academic year, Étienne worked as a research associate at the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law. From June 2015 to June 2017, he worked as a law clerk for Justice Robert M. Mainville at the Court of Appeal of Quebec. In June 2017, he was granted an exceptional one-year contract extension at the Court of Appeal of Quebec, which gave him the opportunity to work with many different Justices of the Court. In 2018-2019, he clerked for Justice Russell Brown at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Étienne has a strong interest in the law of property and the law of persons, in private law generally and in comparative law. He is a course lecturer at the Faculty of Law of McGill University (Administration of the Property of Another and Trusts (PRV4 548 – 3 credits)). Étienne is currently enrolled in the doctor of juridical science (SJD) program at the Faculty of Law of the University of Toronto. He feels privileged to be a Junior Fellow at Massey College.

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