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Announcing the winners of the 2016 Nappert Prize

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.

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Published on : 16 Aug 2016

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.

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Published on : 25 Jul 2016

Prof. Ram Jakhu reappointed to Space Council of World Economic Forum

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).

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Published on : 19 Jul 2016

Rosalie Jukier promoted to Full Professor

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).

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Published on : 21 Jun 2016

Vrinda Narain appointed Associate Dean (Academic)

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.  

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Published on : 20 Jun 2016

Yaëll Emerich to head Crépeau Centre

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.

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Published on : 13 Jun 2016

Kirsten Anker promoted to Associate Professor

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that Professor Kirsten Anker has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.

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Published on : 26 May 2016

Daniel Jutras to receive the Barreau’s 2016 Mérite award

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.

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Published on : 28 Apr 2016

Robert Leckey named Dean of the Faculty of Law

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).

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Published on : 22 Apr 2016

Professors Gélinas, Saumier and Leckey named to Faculty Chairs

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.

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Published on : 21 Apr 2016

Retirement of our colleagues Paul Dempsey and Margaret Somerville

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. 

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Published on : 21 Apr 2016

Nicolas Mateesco Matte (1913-2016)

It is with regret that the Faculty of Law and the Institute of Air and Space Law must announce the passing of Dr. Nicolas Mateesco Matte, OC, QC, FRSC, CR, SRC, on April 13, 2016, at the age of 102. Throughout his distinguished academic career, Nicolas Mateesco Matte contributed to the development and better knowledge of international air and space law.

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Published on : 19 Apr 2016

Baxter Family Competition on Federalism

McGill University’s Faculty of Law and the Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism are proud to announce the creation of the Baxter Family Competition on Federalism, which has been made possible through the generous support of Rachel Baxter, BSc’84, BCL’88 and Colin Baxter, BCL’90, LLB’90, who both practice law in Ottawa, as corporate and litigation counsel respectively.

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Published on : 23 Mar 2016

Arnold & Blema Steinberg Post-Doctoral Fellowships in International Migration Law & Policy

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 2016-2017 academic year. ​Deadline: 30 April 2016 at 11:59 pm EST.

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Published on : 22 Mar 2016

Call for applications: student research summer seminars at the Crépeau Centre

Each summer, the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law organizes a series of seminars to promote the legal research of students from McGill and elsewhere. Attendance is open to all. Progression of the series:

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Published on : 15 Mar 2016