Faculty of Law

On Thursday, June 1, during the Faculty of Law’s Spring 2017 Convocation Ceremony, Professor Stephen J. Toope, O.C., BCL’83, LLB’83, will be awarded a Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa, and will give the commencement address.

Published on: 25 Apr 2017

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the appointment of Cristina Toteda as Faculty Lecturer in Legal Ethics, starting May 1, 2017. Me Toteda will work closely with Faculty members and engaged alumni to revise the mandatory second-year course in Legal Ethics and Professionalism and the upper-year course in Advocacy. She will teach those courses and also work with the first-year Integration Workshop course

Published on: 20 Apr 2017

Professor Daniel Weinstock was awarded the Charles Taylor Prize for Excellence in Policy Research at the Broadbent Institute’s Progress Summit 2017, which took place in Ottawa April 5-7.

Published on: 19 Apr 2017

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Omar Farahat as Assistant Professor.

Dr. Farahat completed his Ph.D. at Columbia University in 2016, after which he worked as a Research Fellow at Yale Law School. Prior to that, he obtained a dual law degree from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Cairo University in 2004, an LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 2007, and an interdisciplinary M.A. in the humanities from New York University in 2010. He has practiced law in Cairo, New York, and Paris.

Published on: 11 Apr 2017

The Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL) is pleased to announce that Md. Tanveer Ahmad has been named Executive Director of the Centre for Research in Air and Space Law (CRASL).

Classified as: Research
Published on: 27 Mar 2017

The Faculty is proud to announce that Professor Angela Campbell has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor, effective April 1, 2017.

Classified as: Research
Published on: 10 Mar 2017

Are you writing a supervised term paper or research essay for class this winter? Or did you write one in the fall or summer terms just past?

Get experience presenting your work and enjoy sharing your ideas with colleagues and professors by participating in the BLG Student Research Conference, hosted by the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law in collaboration with Borden Ladner Gervais, on March 31, 2017 (2:30-5:00 PM), at McGill University’s Faculty of Law.

Published on: 24 Jan 2017

The Faculty of Law and the Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism are delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural Baxter Family Competition:

  1. First Prize: Asha Kaushal (Assistant Professor, University of British-Columbia)
    “Constitutional Jurisdictions” - $5,000
  2. Second Prize: Erika Arban (Lecturer, University of Antwerp)
    " Exploring the Principle of (Federal) Solidarity” - $3,000
  3. Third Prize: Eleonore Gauthier (Articling Student, Toronto)
Classified as: MacKell
Published on: 19 Jan 2017

The graduate students of McGill University’s Faculty of Law are pleased to announce their annual graduate law conference.

The conference will be held in Montreal, Canada, on May 13 and 14, 2017. We invite graduate students in law and related disciplines to submit papers on the theme of the conference,  and particularly on issues of global significance. Speakers will present their research in panels on various aspects of the theme, each moderated by a chair.

Published on: 18 Jan 2017

The Faculty of Law and the Institute of Air & Space Law (IASL) are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Brian F. Havel as Director of the IASL.

Brian Havel is a Distinguished Research Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, where he currently directs the International & Comparative Law Program and the International Aviation Law Institute.

Published on: 12 Dec 2016

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that Professor Adelle Blackett, Ad. E., as been named the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Transnational Labour Law and Development.

Blackett’s work, which addresses labour regulation in an era of neoliberal global governance, explores the intimate relationship between social and economic policy.

Classified as: Research
Published on: 2 Dec 2016

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Branch (CBA-Quebec), has awarded the Paul-André-Crépeau Medal to Professor Geneviève Saumier, who holds the Peter M. Laing Chair.

Classified as: Research
Published on: 25 Nov 2016

Update: Exam Period Access for Fall 2016

Published on: 21 Nov 2016

“Even as the International Criminal Court (ICC) suffered a blow from yet another country turning against it, Canada is continuing its fight to save it with a campaign of lobbying pressure and promised solutions.” (The Globe and Mail)

Classified as: Faculty of Law, Frédéric Mégret, international criminal court
Published on: 18 Nov 2016

The Faculty is delighted to announce that Professor Hoi Kong was awarded the Principal’s Prize in Teaching Excellence during Law’s Fall Convocation ceremony on November 2.

Published on: 3 Nov 2016