Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that Professor Frédéric Mégret and Professor Nandini Ramanujam will begin a term as co-directors of the Faculty’s Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) on 1 February 2021. Their term will last until 30 June 2024.

Classified as: ROLED
Published on: 13 Jan 2021

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Published on: 13 Jan 2021

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that Professor Helge Dedek will be promoted to the rank of full professor, effective 1 January 2021.

Professor Dedek joined the Faculty of Law in 2006 as a Boulton Junior Fellow. Appointed as assistant professor in 2007, he became an associate professor in 2012. From 2012–2016, he served as the director of the Institute of Comparative Law. He has been the co-editor in chief of the American Journal of Comparative Law since 2014.

Published on: 15 Dec 2020

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.

Classified as: Fortier Chair, MacKell Chair
Published on: 11 Dec 2020

The Graduate Law Students Association (GLSA) of McGill University’s Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the 14th edition of the annual McGill Graduate Law Conference on the theme of Law and the City. The conference will take place on the 6-7 May 2021 at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Published on: 4 Dec 2020

The Faculty of Law is delighted to welcome Brittany Williams, BCL/LLB’19, to its administrative team. She joins us for a one-year appointment as Acting Assistant Dean (admissions and recruitment), effective 7 December 2020.

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Published on: 4 Dec 2020

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.

Published on: 26 Nov 2020

The Student Affairs Office is holding a series of 30-minute Exam Clinics for McGill Law students for a week. Staff will walk you through installing Examplify and doing a mock exam to check that the installation went correctly.

There are seven sessions for first-year students, three for upper-years, and four sessions for graduate students. Students are invited to drop in the sessions for their specific groups. Be sure to have your laptop or computer ready.

Published on: 16 Nov 2020

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Yaëll Emerich has been promoted to the rank of full professor, effective 1 October 2020.

Published on: 13 Nov 2020

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) of Canada released on November 12 a report authored by Professor Ignacio Cofone which will inform the OPC’s recommendations for privacy law reform in Canada.

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Published on: 13 Nov 2020

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that Professor Adelle Blackett will receive the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching (full professor category) during the Fall Convocation ceremony on 5 November 2020.

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Published on: 4 Nov 2020

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.

Classified as: Fortier Chair, MacKell Chair, Stikeman Chair, LLDRL
Published on: 28 Oct 2020

The Faculty of Law is pleased to share its Climate and Sustainability Action Plan, which outlines the Faculty’s specific needs, challenges and opportunities in meeting the objectives of McGill University’s Vision 2020 Sustainability Strategy.

The Plan is the result of a collaboration between the Faculty’s Sustainability Committee and McGill’s Office of Sustainability. It is based on community consultations held during the academic year 2018-2019. It defines and details seven key action points:

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Published on: 21 Oct 2020

The Student Affairs Office (SAO / SAÉ) is announcing the Law Peer Tutor Program, a pilot project for 2020-2021. This program is intended to provide academic support and mentorship to first-year students who are experiencing academic difficulties, or who wish to improve their academic performance.

Published on: 1 Oct 2020

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.

Classified as: Law Graduate Studies
Published on: 17 Sep 2020

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