Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor François Crépeau, O.C., O.Q., F.R.S.C., Ad. E., has been appointed officer of the Ordre national du Québec. He will be handed his medal by Premier François Legault during a ceremony at the National Assembly on 22 June.  

Admission to the Ordre national du Québec is the highest distinction conferred by the provincial government. Members are eminent individuals who, through their achievements, values, and ideals, have influenced Quebec’s growth and contributed to its renown. 

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Published on: 21 Jun 2022

The McGill University Faculty of Law and the LGBT Purge Fund are pleased to announce the creation of an experiential learning award and a research fellowship for law students. Supported by a $250,000 grant from the LGBT Purge Fund, both initiatives will promote student engagement towards 2SLGBTQ+ justice.  

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Published on: 7 Jun 2022

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that Professor Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse will be promoted to the rank of full professor, effective 1 June 2022. 

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Published on: 30 May 2022

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Johanne Poirier has received the 2022 John W. Durnford Award for Teaching Excellence. Named in honour of the late professor and former dean John W. Durnford (BCL'52), and conferred by students, this award each year recognizes a law professor’s exceptional pedagogy. Professor Poirier received the award during the Law Convocation ceremony on 26 May 2022 for the second time, having won it in 2019.  

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Published on: 27 May 2022

On 26 May, James (Sa’ke’j) Youngblood Henderson, F.R.S.C., will receive a Doctor of Laws (LLD), honoris causa, from McGill University, and give the commencement address at the 2022 Law Spring convocation ceremony.

Sa’ke’j Henderson is an internationally recognized authority in Indigenous knowledge, heritage, jurisprudence, constitutional rights, and human rights. He is the research director of the Native Law Centre of Canada and teaches Aboriginal law at the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan.

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Published on: 20 May 2022

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Tina Piper has been appointed associate dean (academic) and that Professor Darren Rosenblum has been appointed associate dean (graduate studies).

They will begin two-year terms on 1 September 2022 and 1 August 2022, respectively. They are replacing Professor Rosalie Jukier and Professor Andrea Bjorklund, who will have completed three years in these roles.

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Published on: 17 May 2022

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce four appointments for the 2022-2023 academic year.  

Professor Jennifer Raso will join the Faculty of Law as assistant professor on 1 August 2022. Konstanze von Schütz will begin as Wainwright Junior Fellow on 1 January 2023. Jérémy Boulanger-Bonnelly will begin as Boulton Junior Fellow on 1 January 2023. Both fellows will become assistant professors on 1 August 2023.  

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Published on: 12 May 2022

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Staci Angelis has been promoted to the role of manager, Career Development Office (CDO). Her first day in the role was 11 April 2022.

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Published on: 21 Apr 2022

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce it was once again ranked among the world’s top universities at which to study law by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject in Law and Legal Studies placed McGill Law 31st worldwide.  

Since QS introduced the ranking in 2011, the Faculty of Law has consistently placed in the top 35 institutions globally. The QS ranking is based on academic reputation, employer reputation, H-index citations, and citations per paper. 

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Published on: 6 Apr 2022

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Andrea K. Bjorklund has joined the panel of arbitrators for the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) for a six-year term. She was appointed by Canada’s Ministry of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development.  

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Published on: 29 Mar 2022

With sincere gratitude, the Faculty of Law is bidding farewell to Mtre Daniel Boyer, Ad. E., who is retiring from his role as Wainwright librarian and head law librarian. His last day will be 14 April 2022.

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Published on: 28 Mar 2022

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Johanne Poirier has been reappointed as holder of the Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism for a seven-year term, beginning on August 1, 2022.

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Published on: 22 Mar 2022

The Faculty of Law is pleased to welcome Mtre Vanessa Batik to its administrative team. She will take on the role of assistant dean (administration and strategy) on March 21, 2022.  

Classified as: Careers
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Published on: 18 Mar 2022

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the recent publication of A Cosmopolitan Jurisprudence – Essays in Memory of H. Patrick Glenn, a collection of essays edited by Professor Helge Dedek in honour of our deceased colleague H. Patrick Glenn, Peter M. Laing, Q.C., Professor of Law.

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Published on: 8 Mar 2022

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that two of its scholars have been named Canada Research Chairs. Professor Yaëll Emerich has been named the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Transsystemic Property & Sustainable Communities and Professor Ignacio Cofone has been named the Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Artificial Intelligence Law & Data Governance.

Published on: 12 Jan 2022

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