Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Rebel Courts: The Administration of Justice by Armed Insurgents (Oxford University Press, 2021), by Professor René Provost, FRSC, Ad E, has received the American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) Certificate of Merit for a Preeminent Contribution to Creative Scholarship.   

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Published on: 30 Jan 2023

The Faculty of Law is delighted to welcome Mtre Sandra Palmieri to its administrative team. She joins us for a one-year appointment as acting director for the Career Development Office (CDO), effective 3 January 2023. In this role, she will be responsible for leading the CDO team and offering a quality range of services, resources, and programs to undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent alumni.

Classified as: CDO
Published on: 16 Jan 2023

The 2022 United Nations Biodiversity Conference of the Parties (COP15) was held in Montreal on December 7-19, 2022. The conference’s outcome agreement, known as “30×30” means the protection of 30 per cent of land and oceans by 2030.

Classified as: Faculty of Science, Faculty of Law, Biology Department, biodiversity, Montreal
Published on: 13 Jan 2023

January 4 2022 | The Quebec government should establish a comprehensive “made in Quebec” legal framework to tackle intimate partner violence by creating a specific right to adequate housing under the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms and introduce comprehensive legislation that institutes a right to be free from domestic violence that includes legal recourses in civil matters, argues Pearl Eliadis, Associate Professor at the Max Bell School of Public Policy. 

Classified as: Faculty of Law, max bell school of public policy, opinion, news
Published on: 4 Jan 2023

Stephen Alexander Smith passed away on 29 November 2022, aged 64. 

Published on: 2 Dec 2022

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that, on 25 November, Professor Frédéric Mégret received an honorary doctorate from the University of Copenhagen at a ceremony followed by a reception with Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II as special guest. Professor Mégret had delivered his lecture associated with the award, entitled “Roaming Rights and Global Mobility,” at the Faculty of Law of the University of Copenhagen the day prior.  

Published on: 29 Nov 2022

As of Thursday, December 1, McGill students are able to access the Nahum Gelber Law Library 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As agreed between the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU) and the Law Students Association (LSA), the Nahum Gelber Law Library will limit access to the three upper floors of the library to Law students only during the December 7 to 21 examination period.

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Classified as: Opening hours, exam period, user services
Published on: 28 Nov 2022

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Brittany Williams has been appointed to the roles of assistant dean (students) and dean’s lead, Black and Indigenous flourishing, as of 1 November 2022. 

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Published on: 14 Nov 2022

The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) invites McGill students, recent McGill graduates, and law students from other faculties to submit short abstracts of essays or works in progress for presentation at a student colloquium on March 24, 2023 from 16:30-18:30 ET.

Published on: 14 Nov 2022

McGill University’s Faculty of Law and the Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism are proud to announce that the Baxter Family Competition on Federalism will be returning for a fourth edition in early 2023. This prestigious bi-annual competition is made possible through the generous support of Rachel Baxter (BSc’84, BCL’88) and Colin Baxter (BCL’90, LLB’90).

Classified as: MacKell Chair
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Published on: 10 Nov 2022

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Rosalie Jukier is co-recipient of McGill University’s Morty Yalovsky Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Academic Leadership. She and Dr. Samuel Benaroya of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences were honoured at the University’s Fall Convocation ceremonies on 26 October.   

Published on: 1 Nov 2022

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce it has once again ranked among the world’s top universities at which to study law by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. For the second straight year, the ranking by subject placed McGill Law 17th worldwide.  

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Published on: 26 Oct 2022

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Adelle Blackett, FRSC, Ad E, has received an honorary doctorate of laws (LLD) from Queen’s University. She gave the commencement address at one of the University’s Fall Convocation ceremonies on 11 October.  

“A prolific, world-class scholar in labour law and its interface with trade, [Adelle Blackett] is a key thinker behind the emerging field of transnational labour law, foregrounding decolonial approaches,” Queen’s University highlighted upon sharing the news of the award.  

Classified as: labour law, LLDRL
Published on: 12 Oct 2022

The McGill Law Business Meter Blog is recruiting writers/editors for the 2022-2023 academic year. The Meter provides timely commentary on current developments in Canadian and transnational business law. Business law is understood widely and encompasses anything from corporate governance to securities regulation, tax, real estate, banking, property, contract, labor, trade law and beyond.

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Published on: 29 Sep 2022

Deadline: 17 January 2023, 17:00, EST. 

McGill’s Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) is currently accepting applications for: 

  • a 12-month clerkship at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA); 

  • a 10-month fellowship at the International Court of Justice (ICJ); 

  • a 9-month clerkship at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR)  

All clerkships start in September 2023. Partial funding is confirmed for all clerkships. 

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Published on: 28 Sep 2022

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