Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Daniel Weinstock has been appointed associate dean (Research) for a three-year term starting 1 September 2021. He will replace Professor Allison Christians, H. Heward Stikeman Chair in the Law of Taxation, who is completing a four-year term.

Published on: 16 Apr 2021

The Faculty of Law is thrilled to announce that five incoming BCL/JD students from across Canada have been selected for McCall MacBain Scholarships.

Published on: 7 Apr 2021

The Faculty of Law of McGill University and the Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism are delighted to announce the winners of the 2020-2021 Baxter Family Competition on Federalism, organized by Professor Johanne Poirier.

For the first time, the Competition was open to authors from the disciplines of law or political science. This edition’s overall theme was Federalism, Identity and Public Policy in Challenging Times.

Classified as: MacKell Chair
Published on: 7 Apr 2021

The IHSP's Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry published the following book:

The Disabled Contract
Severe Intellectual Disability, Justice and Morality

by Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry
published by Cambridge University Press as part of their Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series
ISBN: 9781107152854
March 2021

Classified as: Institute for health and social policy, disability rights, Law and Disability, Social Determinants of Health, School of Population and Global Health
Published on: 24 Mar 2021

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that Professor Lionel Smith has been reappointed as Sir William C. Macdonald Chair, effective 1 May 2021 to 30 April 2028.

Established in 1895, the Macdonald Chairs are some of the oldest endowed positions at McGill.

Published on: 9 Mar 2021

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Everyday Transgressions: Domestic Workers’ Transnational Challenge to International Labor Law, by Professor Adelle Blackett, F.R.S.C., Ad. E., has received the Canadian Council on International Law’s (CCIL) Scholarly Book Award for 2020.

Classified as: LLDRL
Published on: 8 Mar 2021

McGill University’s Faculty of Law ranked as the 25th best law school worldwide in the 2021 World University Rankings by Subject, published by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

McGill Law has featured in the top 30 institutions of the QS rankings each year since 2015. The ranking is based on an institution’s academic reputation, employer reputation, H-index citations, and citations per paper.

Published on: 8 Mar 2021

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

Grants available for faculty at Canadian postsecondary institutions

:  Please contact the International Engagement Unit - international.provost [at] mcgill.ca - to obtain the application form, budget sheet and privacy statement.  

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.

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.

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


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