Faculty of Law news
The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that Professor Adelle Blackett, Ad. E., as been named the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Transnational Labour Law and Development. Blackett’s work, which addresses labour regulation in an era of neoliberal global governance, explores the intimate relationship between social and economic policy.
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Branch (CBA-Quebec), has awarded the Paul-André-Crépeau Medal to Professor Geneviève Saumier, who holds the Peter M. Laing Chair.
“Even as the International Criminal Court (ICC) suffered a blow from yet another country turning against it, Canada is continuing its fight to save it with a campaign of lobbying pressure and promised solutions.” (The Globe and Mail)
The tapping of journalists' phones by Montreal police and the SQ raises extremely troubling questions about the ability or even willingness of public officials to safeguard the integrity and the freedom of the press. We have convened a panel of experts to debate what officials should do, and how journalists can protect themselves, in an age of digital surveillance.
The Faculty is delighted to announce that Professor Hoi Kong was awarded the Principal’s Prize in Teaching Excellence during Law’s Fall Convocation ceremony on November 2.
Seminar on Canada - EU Disputes Friday, February 3, 2017, McGill University, Montreal, Canada Deadline: November 15, 2016, 23:59 EST. For the past seven years, the Canada Europe Transatlantic Dialogue (CETD) has been examining different aspects of the public dimensions of Canada – EU relations. This project, funded by the SSHRC, brings together Canadian scholars from seven universities with European scholars interested in this topic.
The vision and generosity of the Steinberg Foundation is at the heart of this new and exciting Fellowship opportunity. The Centre for Human Rights & Legal Pluralism of the Faculty of Law at McGill University is delighted to be able to offer two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year. Deadline: December 31, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST.
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).