On April 15, 2009, the Fonds de recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC) announced its funding decisions for 2009. Among them, a research team attached to the Faculty of Law’s Quebec Research Centre of Private & Comparative Law (QRCPCL) secured a grant of over $400,000 over the next four years for their research project, 'Vers une nouvelle juridicité québécoise'.
Lionel Smith, director of the Centre explains, “This new grant not only helps to secure the Centre's financial base, but promises funding for new projects that will engage the interest and participation of a wide range of colleagues. In particular, by building on the Centre's established expertise in terminological and lexicographical publications, we hope to launch a long-term project related to the vocabulary of transsystemic legal thought.”
Professor Smith adds, “The funded research program is articulated around the transsystemic mission of McGill’s Faculty of Law, exploring not only transsystemic legal education, but also the ways in which the transsystemic approach to law is more than a pedagogical model, and is indeed a way of understanding law.”
The successful team is composed of McGill Professors Yaëll Emerich, Daniel Jutras, David Lametti, Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse, Lionel Smith and Dean Nicholas Kasirer, as well as Professors Christine Morin of Université de Laval. This grant was awarded in the 'Soutien aux équipes de recherche' FQRSC program.