Faculty of Law news
The Faculty of Law is proud to announce that Professor Adelle Blackett, Ad. E., has been awarded a research fellowship by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. This prestigious prize, which is valued at $225,000, recognizes public intellectuals in the humanities and social sciences who venture beyond the boundaries of their disciplines to find new solutions to complex issues of major importance to Canadians.
Today, the Royal Society of Canada released its list of 89 new Fellows, among which is our own Colleen Sheppard, who has joined the Academy of Social Sciences.
In June 2016, Professor Payam Akhavan was appointed as a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague. Established in 1899, the PCA is an intergovernmental organization that provides dispute resolution services to the international community, and its appointed members are potential arbitrators named by member states.
We are delighted to welcome new colleagues, visiting professors, and fellows to the Faculty of Law. First, Professors Mark D. Walters and Kun Fan have joined the Faculty, arriving respectively from Queen’s and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. We are also welcoming Li Ka Shing Professor of Practice Cliff Manjiao Chi, from Xiamen University Law School, and Li Ka Shing Junior Fellow Dr. Hongqin Mu, from Shantou University Law School, who are both spending the fall term at the Faculty.
The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 Nappert Prize in International Arbitration. A panel of seven distinguished judges selected the following four papers among over 70 entries.
Geneviève Saumier named as co-rapporteur of a Special Commission of the Hague Conference on Private International Law
In June 2016, the Hague Conference on Private International Law convened a Special Commission to prepare a draft Convention on the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters. The Hague Conference appointed Professor Geneviève Saumier as a Co-Rapporteur of this Special Commission. She is one of two people charged in preparing the Explanatory Report that will accompany the finalized Convention, and she will be present during Convention negotiation rounds.
We are pleased to announce that Professor Ram Jakhu, currently serving as Director of the Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL), has been reappointed, for a rare fourth consecutive term, to the Global Agenda Council on Space of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
We are delighted to announce that Professor Rosalie Jukier has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor at McGill University. Professor Jukier joined the Faculty of Law in 1985. For three decades, she has devoted her time to Faculty and University service, and inspired generations of students through her energetic, focused and brilliant teaching. Indeed, nearly half of Professor Jukier’s time at McGill has been spent in senior governance roles (three terms as Associate Dean, and one term as Dean of Students).
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Vrinda Narain has accepted the mandate of Associate Dean (Academic) in the Faculty of Law, for a three year term beginning September 1, 2016. Professor Narain’s research and teaching focus on constitutional law, social diversity and feminist legal theory. She was a Boulton Fellow in 2007, before joining the Faculty of Law as an Assistant Professor in 2008.
The Faculty is pleased to annonce that Professor Yaëll Emerich has been appointed Director of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law. Her mandate begins on July 1, 2016.
In recognition of his exceptional career as a jurist and academic, Professor Daniel Jutras, Ad. E., Wainwright Chair of Civil Law and Dean of the Faculty, will receive the Barreau du Québec 2016 Mérite award.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Robert Leckey as Dean of the Faculty of Law at McGill University, starting July 1, 2016. Professor Leckey joined the Faculty of Law in 2006, and is currently a full professor and a William Dawson Scholar. He does research and teaches in the areas of constitutional law and family law, using a bilingual and transsystemic approach. He has received the McGill Law Students’ Association’s John W. Durnford Teaching Excellence Award (2009) and the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2010).
We are thrilled to announce the appointments of three colleagues to named chairs in the Faculty of Law. Fabien Gélinas has been named Sir William C. Macdonald Professor of Law, for a seven-year term commencing May 1, 2016. Fabien Gélinas, who leads the Private Justice and the Rule of Law research team, specialises in international dispute resolution and arbitration.
After many years of extraordinary service and scholarly commitment to McGill University, our colleagues Paul S. Dempsey and Margaret A. Somerville will be retiring respectively on June 1, 2016, and August 31, 2016.