The Faculty of Law was once again ranked among the world’s top universities at which to study law by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject in Law and Legal Studies placed McGill Law 29th worldwide, up two spots from 2022.    

Since QS introduced the ranking in 2011, the Faculty of Law has consistently placed in the top 35 institutions globally. The QS ranking is based on academic reputation, employer reputation, H-index citations, and citations per paper. McGill Law’s academic reputation was scored the highest in Canada.   

Published on: 23 Mar 2023

Elizabeth Carmichael Monk made history by becoming one of the first women called to the Quebec Bar. Her accomplished career in corporate and real estate law spanned over five decades of great social transformation. By naming a new philanthropically funded chair in business law after her, the Faculty of Law intends to honour the legacy of this pioneering alumna.


Published on: 10 Mar 2023

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Shauna Van Praagh has been appointed by the Governor in Council as president of the Law Commission of Canada for a five-year term, effective 6 June 2023.  

Published on: 22 Feb 2023

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Adelle Blackett, FRSC, Ad E, has received a doctorate honoris causa from the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain). She was presented with the award at a ceremony held on 16 February. The day prior, she delivered the lecture associated with her award, entitled "De la métaphore à la mémoire: Restituer l’histoire de l’esclavage dans les débats sur les formes contemporaines d’esclavage." 

Classified as: LLDRL
Published on: 17 Feb 2023

The Faculty of Law is delighted to welcome Shadaye Cousins, BCL/JD’22, to its administrative team as acting assistant dean (admissions and recruitment). She joins us for a one-year appointment, effective 30 January 2023.   

Published on: 6 Feb 2023

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Rebel Courts: The Administration of Justice by Armed Insurgents (Oxford University Press, 2021), by Professor René Provost, FRSC, Ad E, has received the American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) Certificate of Merit for a Preeminent Contribution to Creative Scholarship.   

Published on: 30 Jan 2023

The 2022 United Nations Biodiversity Conference of the Parties (COP15) was held in Montreal on December 7-19, 2022. The conference’s outcome agreement, known as “30×30” means the protection of 30 per cent of land and oceans by 2030.

Classified as: Faculty of Science, Faculty of Law, Biology Department, biodiversity, Montreal
Published on: 13 Jan 2023

January 4 2022 | The Quebec government should establish a comprehensive “made in Quebec” legal framework to tackle intimate partner violence by creating a specific right to adequate housing under the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms and introduce comprehensive legislation that institutes a right to be free from domestic violence that includes legal recourses in civil matters, argues Pearl Eliadis, Associate Professor at the Max Bell School of Public Policy. 

Classified as: Faculty of Law, max bell school of public policy, opinion, news
Published on: 4 Jan 2023

Stephen Alexander Smith passed away on 29 November 2022, aged 64. 

Published on: 2 Dec 2022

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that, on 25 November, Professor Frédéric Mégret received an honorary doctorate from the University of Copenhagen at a ceremony followed by a reception with Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II as special guest. Professor Mégret had delivered his lecture associated with the award, entitled “Roaming Rights and Global Mobility,” at the Faculty of Law of the University of Copenhagen the day prior.  

Published on: 29 Nov 2022

As of Thursday, December 1, McGill students are able to access the Nahum Gelber Law Library 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As agreed between the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU) and the Law Students Association (LSA), the Nahum Gelber Law Library will limit access to the three upper floors of the library to Law students only during the December 7 to 21 examination period.

Details are as follows:

Classified as: Opening hours, exam period, user services
Published on: 28 Nov 2022

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Brittany Williams has been appointed to the roles of assistant dean (students) and dean’s lead, Black and Indigenous flourishing, as of 1 November 2022. 

Published on: 14 Nov 2022

The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) invites McGill students, recent McGill graduates, and law students from other faculties to submit short abstracts of essays or works in progress for presentation at a student colloquium on March 24, 2023 from 16:30-18:30 ET.

Published on: 14 Nov 2022

McGill University’s Faculty of Law and the Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism are proud to announce that the Baxter Family Competition on Federalism will be returning for a fourth edition in early 2023. This prestigious bi-annual competition is made possible through the generous support of Rachel Baxter (BSc’84, BCL’88) and Colin Baxter (BCL’90, LLB’90).

Classified as: MacKell Chair
Published on: 10 Nov 2022

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Rosalie Jukier is co-recipient of McGill University’s Morty Yalovsky Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Academic Leadership. She and Dr. Samuel Benaroya of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences were honoured at the University’s Fall Convocation ceremonies on 26 October.   

Published on: 1 Nov 2022


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