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The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism invites submissions of unpublished papers under the theme “Queer Approaches to Law, Justice, and Equality in the New Decade”.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.
The Faculty of Law is pleased to share that it has been ranked among the world’s top universities to study law by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. The 2020 ranking by subject declared McGill the 20th best school to study law worldwide among 190 universities, placing McGill in the worldwide Top 20 for a third consecutive year.
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The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor René Provost, Ad. E., has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Professor Provost is one of nine McGill scholars to be named as RSC Fellows. Their induction will take place on November 22. Established in 1883, the RSC numbers more than 2,400 Fellows, selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the natural and social sciences, arts, and humanities.
The O’Brien Graduate Fellowships were established in 2005 through a very generous gift from David O’Brien for 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.
On May 30, 2019, Emeritus Professor the Honorable Irwin Cotler, P.C., O.C., O.Q. (BA’61, BCL’64), will receive a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, and give the commencement address at the Faculty of Law’s convocation ceremony.
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Andrea K. Bjorklund has been appointed associate dean (graduate studies) for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2019, and Professor Rosalie Jukier has been appointed associate dean (academic) for a two-year term, effective September 1, 2019.
On March 25, 2019, the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism of McGill University was pleased to award German-Turkish journalist and producer Deniz Yücel the Robert S. Litvack Award, who accepted it on behalf of all threatened and silenced Turkish voices. The award was presented to Mr. Yücel by Gabriela Siegel and Sylvia Litvack, respectively grand-daughter and widow of Robert Litvack.
The Faculty of Law’s Sustainability Committee is a new entity, created in response to student demand, building on impressive groundwork by members of a student-led committee. The committee fosters sustainability initiatives at the Faculty, and promotes the Faculty’s engagement in sustainability at McGill. We work closely with the McGill Office of Sustainability.
Our objective for our first year in existence is to design and implement a green strategy for the Faculty.
The McGill International Experience Awards, supported by Joseph Schull (BA'82, MA'85) and Anna Yang (BCL'88, LLB'88), help students gain first hand international experience related to their field of study.
Current BCL/LLB students are invited to apply for the following internship awards by Monday, March 25, 2019, noon (EST). (extended deadline)
The Faculty is pleased to announce that doctoral candidate and O’Brien Graduate Fellow J. Mauricio Gaona was awarded the 2018 Principal’s Prize for Public Engagement through Media in the Graduate Students, Research Associates and Post-Doctoral Fellows category.