Faculty of Law news
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Ram Jakhu has been appointed Director of the Research Center and the Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL), for a one-year term that will begin on June 1, 2016, when the outgoing director, Professor Paul S. Dempsey, will be stepping down.
Dean Daniel Jutras has been named a federal member of the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments by the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions. Dean of the Faculty of Law since 2009 and a graduate of Harvard Law School, and of Université de Montréal, Professor Jutras currently holds the Wainwright Chair in Civil Law at McGill University.
Thanks to the generosity of Sophie Nappert (BCL’86, LLB’86), the Nappert Prize in International Arbitration will be awarded for the second time in 2016 after an enormously sucessful inaugurual competition in 2014.
The Faculty of Law is delighted to report that Ms. Jennifer Stoddart, BCL’80, was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada in December 2015, “for her international leadership in privacy rights and for her exemplary public service as the privacy commissioner of Canada.”
As in the previous five years, the Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL) of the Faculty of Law at McGill University intends to appoint one or two Postdoctoral Research Fellow(s) during the 2016-2017 academic year. Deadline to apply: 31 January 2016.