We are delighted to announce that Jonathan Chan will join the Faculty of Law as an assistant professor on 1 August 2024. An expert in law and finance, he will begin by teaching Securities Regulation and Introduction to Corporate Transactions in winter 2025.  

Published on: 11 Jun 2024

It is with great pride that the Faculty of Law has learned that the McGill Law cohort earned top place at the École du Barreau’s exams for 2022-2023. A remarkable 97.3% of McGill Law graduates without preparatory courses passed the assessments, as did 100% of the graduates who took preparatory courses. This outstanding result was achieved in a particularly strong year, in which all law schools saw increases to their pass rates.

Published on: 7 May 2024

With mixed feelings of pride and sadness, the Faculty of Law heartily congratulates Professor Geneviève Saumier on her appointment as dean of the Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal. She will begin a five-year term on 1 August 2024.

Published on: 1 May 2024

The Faculty of Law was once again ranked among the world’s top universities at which to study law by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The 2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject in Law and Legal Studies placed McGill Law 28th worldwide, up one spot from 2023.

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.

Published on: 10 Apr 2024

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As of Monday, April 8, 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 April 15 to 30 examination period.

Details are as follows:

Classified as: Opening hours, exam period
Published on: 25 Mar 2024

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that Dean Robert Leckey, Ad E, has received an honorary Scarlet Key from McGill’s century-old Scarlet Key Society. He was presented with the award at the Society’s annual key-pinning ceremony on 20 March.

Published on: 25 Mar 2024

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Jaye Ellis has been promoted to the rank of full professor, effective 1 February 2024.  

Published on: 18 Mar 2024

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce new and renewed support from the prestigious Canada Research Chair program for two professors.

Professor Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry has been named Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Health, Inclusion and Policy for a five-year term.

Professor Adelle Blackett, FRSC, Ad E, has been reappointed as Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Transnational Labour Law for a second seven-year term.

Classified as: LLDRL
Published on: 14 Mar 2024

McGill BLP SGI Transformative Business Law Summer Academy

26 – 31 May 2024, Montréal

McGill Faculty of Law | McGill Desautels Faculty of Management


Call for Applications

Published on: 28 Feb 2024

Thanks to the generosity of Sophie Nappert (BCL’86, LLB’86), the Nappert Prize in International Arbitration is celebrating 10 years since its inauguration in 2014. The prize will be awarded by McGill University for the sixth time in 2024.

Eligibility Requirements:

The competition is open to law students, junior scholars and junior practitioners from around the world. To be eligible for the prize, the authors must:

Published on: 31 Jan 2024

The Faculty of Law is pleased to share that Professor Lara Khoury, Ad E, has been appointed Associate Vice-President, Research. Her three-year term began on 1 January. She will share her time between this office and the Faculty of Law.

Published on: 16 Jan 2024

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that Professor Rosalie Jukier has received the 2023 McGill University Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Learning. She accepted her award during the Fall Convocation ceremony on 20 November.

Published on: 21 Nov 2023

Join the McGill Institute of Air and Space Law with our prestigious fellowships:

Erin & John Collins Arsenault Doctoral Fellowship: $9,500CAD for the DCL program (1 to be awarded).
Erin & John Collins Arsenault LLM Fellowship: Full LLM (Thesis) tuition covered (2 to be awarded).

Theme: Sustainable Space Governance
Explore environmental, political, and financial stability in space activities while promoting cooperation and democratization.

Classified as: IASL News
Published on: 10 Nov 2023

Deadline: January 15, 2024, 5:00 PM ET

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 clerkship at the International Court of Justice (ICJ);
  • a 4-month clerkship at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR).

The clerkships are due to start in September 2024.

Published on: 3 Nov 2023

The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHLPR) invites the submission of original or unpublished papers relating to the theme “Solidarity and Strength: Responses to New Challenges in LGBTI Activism and Advocacy” for the 2024 Martine Roy Student Colloquium.

Published on: 1 Nov 2023


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