Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Yaëll Emerich has been promoted to the rank of full professor, effective 1 October 2020.

Published on: 13 Nov 2020

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) of Canada released (on November 12) a report authored by Professor Ignacio Cofone which will inform the OPC’s recommendations for privacy law reform in Canada.

Published on: 13 Nov 2020

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that Professor Adelle Blackett will receive the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching (full professor category) during the Fall Convocation ceremony on 5 November 2020.

Published on: 4 Nov 2020

The Faculty of Law is pleased to share that it has once again been ranked among the world’s top universities for studying law by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. The 2021 ranking by subject rated McGill the 16th-best school worldwide for studying law, up from 20th place last year. It marks the fourth consecutive year in the global Top 20 for McGill Law.

Classified as: Fortier Chair, MacKell Chair, Stikeman Chair, LLDRL
Published on: 28 Oct 2020

The Faculty of Law is pleased to share its Climate and Sustainability Action Plan, which outlines the Faculty’s specific needs, challenges and opportunities in meeting the objectives of McGill University’s Vision 2020 Sustainability Strategy.

The Plan is the result of a collaboration between the Faculty’s Sustainability Committee and McGill’s Office of Sustainability. It is based on community consultations held during the academic year 2018-2019. It defines and details seven key action points:

Published on: 21 Oct 2020

The Student Affairs Office (SAO / SAÉ) is announcing the Law Peer Tutor Program, a pilot project for 2020-2021. This program is intended to provide academic support and mentorship to first-year students who are experiencing academic difficulties, or who wish to improve their academic performance.

Published on: 1 Oct 2020

The O’Brien Graduate Fellowships were established in 2005 through a very generous gift from David O’Brien, BCL 1965, for newly admitted outstanding Masters or Doctoral students studying in the area of human rights and legal pluralism in the Faculty of Law, McGill University.

McGill’s graduate programs in law are the most extensive in Canada. Courses draw upon the civilian and common law traditions, but also include diverse legal traditions, legal theory, international law, environmental law, health law, human rights law, comparative private and public law, and air and space law.

Classified as: Law Graduate Studies
Published on: 17 Sep 2020

Inspired by the fabled meeting place in ancient Rome, the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) Forum is founded on the principles of inclusive citizenship and deliberative democracy. The Forum aspires to create a space for learning from the past, deliberating about the present, and building a common future together.

See below on how to join this new reading group.

Published on: 15 Sep 2020

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Adelle Blackett, Dean Robert Leckey, and Professor Stephen Smith have been honoured by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Professor Blackett and Professor Smith have been elected fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences and Dean Leckey has been elected a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Published on: 8 Sep 2020

The Faculty of Law at McGill University is delighted to announce the winners of the 2020 Nappert Prize in International Arbitration. A panel of nine distinguished judges selected the following three papers among over 60 entries.

Classified as: Fortier Chair
Published on: 4 Sep 2020

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur has granted approval for McGill to issue a replacement diploma bearing the designation Juris Doctor (JD) for graduates who received a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) prior to 1 January 2020. We had last fall announced that, from winter 2020, graduates of the Faculty of Law’s double-degree program would receive a BCL/JD.

Published on: 17 Aug 2020

McGill University’s Faculty of Law and the Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism are proud to announce that the prestigious Baxter Family Competition on Federalism will return for a third edition in early 2021.

For this edition, participants are invited to submit an original essay related to Federalism, Identity and Public Policy in Challenging Times, by 1 February 2021.

Classified as: MacKell Chair
Published on: 11 Aug 2020

The Faculty of Law congratulates Professor Adelle Blackett on her appointment to the USMCA Annex 31-B List of Rapid Response Labor Panelists. Members of the roster have committed to being generally available to serve as panelists for disputes arising under Annex 31-B of the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement.

Classified as: LLDRL
Published on: 6 Aug 2020

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce changes in the leadership of three research centres. Professor Richard Gold has been appointed director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy (CIPP), effective 1 September 2020. He will take over from Professor Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse, who served in the role since 2011.

Published on: 7 Jul 2020

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that two of its scholars have been named Canada Research Chairs. Professor Evan Fox-Decent has been named the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Cosmopolitan Law and Justice, and Professor Sébastien Jodoin has been named the Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Human Rights and the Environment.

Published on: 29 Jun 2020


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