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Twenty McGill Law alums honoured by Best Lawyers

We were delighted to learn that among the Quebec 53 lawyers who were designated Lawyer of the Year 2012 by the editors of Best Lawyers, 20 are alums of McGill’s Faculty of Law.

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Published on : 04 Nov 2011

Focus online: New research Chairs at the Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the creation of two new research: the Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism, made possible by a $3 million bequest from Law graduate and former member of the Faculty Advisory Board, Peter MacKell; and the Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy, made possible by a generous $3 million gift from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation.

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Published on : 03 Nov 2011

Focus online - Jodi Ettenberg: the legal nomad

Jodi Ettenberg, BCL/LLB’02, (leftmost on photograph) left a flourishing career at a firm in New York City in 2008 to travel the world. What was initially intended to be a year-long journey has turned into a much bigger undertaking. She writes about the influence of her legal background on her experiences.

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Published on : 10 Mar 2011

Focus online: Law at work

What does one do with a law degree these days? The Faculty’s Career Development Office takes the question in its broadest sense and offers up a multitude of possibilities, addressing how the economic climate and changing legal landscape affect the search for a job. (Our cover article for this month)

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Published on : 09 Mar 2011

Focus online op-ed: John Haffner argues it’s time to globalize the J.D.

Drawing on his education and experiences at McGill, John Haffner, BCL/LLB ’06, currently a renewable energy executive based in Asia, argues that American law schools could benefit from “more expansive and globally enriched curricula.” (Originally published February 8, 2011, in The Huffington Post.)

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Published on : 01 Mar 2011

Interested in International Arbitration?

In response to the increasing demand for specialized courses in international arbitration, an International Academy for Arbitration Law will be launched in Paris in July 2011.

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Published on : 28 Feb 2011

Looking for Summer Accomodation in Toronto or Ottawa?

University residences are a good place to start when looking for summer housing. On the right-hand side of the screen, you'll find two attachments. One is for the University of Ottawa residences and the other is for the University of Toronto residences. Students should also consult the NALP 2011 Apartment Exchange. Visit www.nalp.org and follow the link to the Apartment Exchange.

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Published on : 23 Jan 2011

Preparing for the Ontario Bar Exam

If you completed a Kaplan or Princeton Review course in preparation for the LSAT and benefited from the experience, there are similar courses to help you prepare for the Ontario Bar Exam. CanBarPrep (www.canbarprep.com) is an example.

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Published on : 14 Jan 2011

inFocus online: Côté cour au Palais de justice

A criminal law shadowing program provide opportunities for Law students to catch a glimpse of the humanity and the reality of the legal process. Students follow prosecutors or legal aid lawyers throughout the day, and get a feel for the work, from procedures to salary, work hours and more. Article by Victoria Leenders-Cheng.

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Published on : 10 Dec 2010

Clerkship Handbook

In this handbook (see attachment), you will find information about selected clerkship programs offered throughout Canada. It is compilation of data contained in brochures produced by the courts as well as research, advice and comments from judges, past and present clerks, law professors, students and career offices. This edition also includes information from a wider range of Canadian courts.

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Published on : 22 Nov 2010

Funding for Graduate Students

Graduate students who are seeking funding should consult the following links: http://www.mcgill.ca/law-studies/funding/ http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/students/fellowships/

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Published on : 15 Nov 2010

Clerkships with the Federal Court and the Fedearl Court of Appeal

See attachment for information on clerkships with the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal for 2012-2013.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2010

Supreme Court Clerkships

Attached (see right-hand column) is an information sheet regarding applications for Supreme Court of Canada Clerkships for 2012-2013.

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Published on : 05 Oct 2010

Toronto OCIs - Hireback Watch 2010

Those participating in Toronto OCIs should have a look at this article.

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Published on : 13 Sep 2010

Legal Job Search Engines

The CDO has created an extensive list of legal and non-legal job search engines. Be sure to take a look. http://www.mcgill.ca/cdo/jobsearch/

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Published on : 13 Sep 2010