Symposium on the Aspirations and Impact of Scholarly Research in Law


Chancellor Day Hall Maxwell Cohen Moot Court (room 100), 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

For its 60th anniversary, the McGill Law Journal invites the legal community to reflect on the aspirations and the impact of scholarly research in law. This discussion integrates itself perfectly in the context where universities face ideological and financial pressures to move away from academic research towards a more «practical» approach.

The symposium will explore the role of doctrine in civil and common law; the «usefulness» of research and its impact on judicial, political and social decisions; and the social and personal representation of scholars in our universities and in the legal sphere.

This event aims to gather different personalities from the scholarly field and to explore their perspectives on the aspirations and impacts of scholarly research in law. Scholars, students, organisms that finance research, and other actors of the legal community are invited to learn and add their experiences to the debate.

Speakers: The former Supreme Court Justice and counsel at Heenan Blaikie, the Honourable Michel Bastarache, and Professors Adrian Popovici (Université de Montréal), Sylvio Normand (Université Laval), Finn Makela (Université de Sherbrooke) and Julie Paquin (University of Ottawa).

The symposium will be held in French.

A request for continuing legal education accreditation has been made to the Barreau du Québec.

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