The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that Samuel Gale Professor Robert Leckey, BCL/LLB’02, has been reappointed as dean. Dean Leckey’s reappointment, approved by the Board of Governors at its meeting on 10 December 2020, is effective 1 July 2021 for a term of five years.
Dean Leckey joined the Faculty of Law in 2006, where he teaches and researches in constitutional law, family law, and comparative law. From 2014 to 2016, he served as director of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law.
We are pleased to share that Professor Emeritus the Hon. Irwin Cotler, OC, OQ, PC, BA’61, BCL’64, LLD’19, has been named Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combatting Antisemitism by the Prime Minister of Canada. Professor Cotler is the first incumbent of this role aimed at preserving the stories of Holocaust survivors through younger generations, and working to promote and defend pluralism, inclusion, and human rights.
2020-2021 theme: Inclusive Citizenship and Deliberative Democracy
This is an open call for blog posts. The CHRLP invites as wide a diversity of voices as possible to submit posts on critical questions touching on the above theme and intersecting with human rights and (or) legal pluralism.
The Faculty of Law is pleased to share that it has once again been ranked among the world’s top universities for studying law by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. The 2021 ranking by subject rated McGill the 16th-best school worldwide for studying law, up from 20th place last year. It marks the fourth consecutive year in the global Top 20 for McGill Law.
The O’Brien Graduate Fellowships were established in 2005 through a very generous gift from David O’Brien, BCL 1965, for newly admitted outstanding Masters or Doctoral students studying in the area of human rights and legal pluralism in the Faculty of Law, McGill University.
McGill’s graduate programs in law are the most extensive in Canada. Courses draw upon the civilian and common law traditions, but also include diverse legal traditions, legal theory, international law, environmental law, health law, human rights law, comparative private and public law, and air and space law.
Inspired by the fabled meeting place in ancient Rome, the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) Forum is founded on the principles of inclusive citizenship and deliberative democracy. The Forum aspires to create a space for learning from the past, deliberating about the present, and building a common future together.
See below on how to join this new reading group.
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce changes in the leadership of three research centres. Professor Richard Gold has been appointed director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy (CIPP), effective 1 September 2020. He will take over from Professor Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse, who served in the role since 2011.
The Faculty of Law is proud to announce that the Government of Canada has named DCL candidates Maria Adelaida Ceballos-Bedoya and Ermanno Napolitano as 2020 Vanier Scholars.
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Nandini Ramanujam has been promoted to the rank of full professor (professional) at McGill University.
On 15 May 2020, during the online Global Symposium on Human Rights, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Law, the Weeramantry family was delighted to announce the first laureates of a prestigious International Justice Award in honour of His Excellency Judge CG Weeramantry.
McGill University has announced that many of its programs will be delivered remotely in the Fall 2020 term.
The Faculty of Law will continue to deliver one of the best legal educations in the world to its exceptional students. It will offer a wide selection of courses taught by leading scholars, in all its programs, in a remote environment.
The Faculty of Law is taking steps to facilitate the transition to remote teaching and learning. Among other things:
This year's conference has been rescheduled and will now be taking place online in September
The Graduate Law Students Association (GLSA) of McGill University’s Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that its annual Graduate Law Conference will now be held online 24-26 September 2020.
The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is pleased to announce the addition of a new opportunity to the International Judicial Clerkship Program.
Established in 2019 by the Honourable Morris J. Fish, former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, the Hon. Morris J. Fish Clerkship Award will enable one current McGill BCL/JD student, or recent graduate, each year to partially fund their clerkship at the Supreme Court of Israel. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism invites submissions of unpublished papers under the theme “Queer Approaches to Law, Justice, and Equality in the New Decade”. We encourage a diversity of topics and perspectives.