On October 6, IASL students Andrew Williams, Michael Taylor and Susan Trepszynski won the First Runner Up award at the Manfred Lachs Moot Space Law Court World Finals Competition in Valencia, Spain.
The Faculty of Law and the Inter-university Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT) hosted a trilingual international seminar entitled "Mapping the Social in Regional Integration: Rethinking Labour Regulation" on September 29-30, 2006.
The Faculty of Law's Transsystemic Program has been selected as a recipient of the "Outstanding Program in International Education Award" by the Canadian Bureau for International Education. This prestigious professional award recognizes innovative programs in international education developed to meet long-term internationalization goals and needs, and that offer best-practice models that can be transferred to other institutions.
On October 10, in the McLennan Library Building, Professor Roderick A. Macdonald presented his annual F.R. Scott Lecture. The lecture examined the current processes used to select judges at all levels of courts, with a discussion of the qualities sought for each court and whether the processes used allow us to identify judges with these qualities. Rod Macdonald is F.R. Scott Professor of Constitutional and Public Law at McGill University.
Last night, Professor Margaret Somerville gave the first installment of her 2006 Massey Lecture, on the theme "The Ethical Imagination: Journeys of the Human Spirit," at the Mount Royal Centre. The next four lectures will be delivered across Canada: St. John's, Oct. 14; Vancouver, Oct. 17; Calgary, Oct. 19; Toronto, Oct. 27. The lectures will then be broadcast on CBC's radio program "Ideas," from November 6 to 10, 2006.
Forging a societal action plan in preventing childhood obesity around the world. Date: October 26-27, 2006. Place: Mount Royal Centre, 2200 Mansfield. Keynote speaker: Paul Krugman, New York Times columnist and economist. Participants from many domains (health, education, management, media, etc.) to develop a broader approach to prevention of childhood obesity that will be presented to the Global Prevention Alliance.
A free-standing ornamental wall fell over and smashed a large window at the Nahum Gelber Law Library, filling a corridor with large sandstone bricks. Fortunately, no one was injured but we are concerned about another free-standing wall of the same type. At the moment, our front door and driveway have been sealed off, but we are staying open. Access can be gained through Old and New Chancellor Day Halls.
The returns chutes in the McLennan Lobby will be under renovation from October 16 to 23. We will temporarily relocate the returns chute to the window on the EDRS side of the Loans Desk in the Redpath Library Building (near the Redpath entrance). We thank you for your patience as we strive to improve our service delivery.
The Blackwell Synergy site is undergoing unscheduled maintenance. The site has experienced a system or database error and Blackwell technical staff are working to make the site available as soon as possible. There is no indication when the repairs will be complete.
Roderick A. Macdonald, F.R. Scott Professor of Constitutional and Public Law at McGill University, has been mandated by Justice Minister Yvon Marcoux to head an expert panel that will examine if any measures to prevent Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) should be adopted by the government.