Faculty of Law news
This August, Professor François Crépeau took over the mandate of Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) from Professor Colleen Sheppard. François Crépeau is United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants. He holds the Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law at the Faculty of Law, where he teaches Migration Law, Immigration and Refugee Law, and Constitutional Law. He became a member of the Royal Society of Canada in 2012.
We are pleased to announce that Professor Richard Gold has accepted to serve the Faculty as Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) for a three-year term which started on September 1st, 2015. A James McGill Professor, Richard Gold was the founding Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy. He teaches in the area of intellectual property, international intellectual property, comparative intellectual property, innovation policy and intellectual property management. His research generally focuses on the life sciences.
The Faculty is proud to announce that Professors Shauna Van Praagh (on left) and David Lametti (on right) were each promoted to the rank of Full Professor on August 1, 2015.
The Barreau du Québec recently announced the names of the lawyers who have received the Advocatus Emeritus (Ad. E.) title this year. We are happy to report several of them are members of the McGill Law community.
Professor Angela Campbell was recently appointed Associate Provost (Policies, Procedures and Equity) (APPPE). She will step into the role on September 1. The APPPE is one of two Associate Provosts assisting Provost Christopher Manfredi in top-level academic governance at McGill.
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Vrinda Narain and Paul Miller have each been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. When he shared the news, Dean Daniel Jutras indicated how “this is wonderful news, which underscores the excellence of their work and the quality of their contributions to the intellectual life of the Faculty, the University and the various communities to which we belong. It is a privilege to have them as members of our McGill Law community.”
We are happy to announce that the latest book from the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law, Les apparences en droit civil, has been published by Éditions Yvon Blais. This collection of seven essays is the outcome of the civil law workshop series of the same name that the Centre ran in 2012-2014. From the book jacket
The Faculty is proud to announce that Professors René Provost (left, top) and Fabien Gélinas (left, bottom) were each promoted to the rank of Full Professor on April 30, 2015.
Distinctive curriculum and international career opportunities hallmarks of the McGill program. McGill University’s Faculty of Law has been ranked 26th among the world’s law schools by the QS World University Rankings – Law for 2015.
McGill University has announced the 16 recipients of honorary doctorates for the upcoming spring convocation. Among them is Professor Martti Koskenniemi, who will be awarded the LL.D. distinction during the Faculty of Law’s convocation ceremony on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 2 pm.
A group of McGill students and alums who worked on the Myko Social Score app have received the 2015 Catalyst Award for Excellence in Applied Student Research. The Award is sponsored by the McGill Office of Sustainability and is decided by a distinguished jury. DCL candidate Juan Pinto, undergrad law student Etienne Ravilet Guzman, as well as alumni Carolina Cruz-Vinaccia (LLM’11) and Guillaume Béal (LLM’14), were among the members of the multidisciplinary team that received the group award.
The Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) of the American Society of Comparative Law has selected Professor Kirsten Anker as the inaugural recipient of the Richard M. Buxbaum Prize for Teaching in Comparative Law. In their nomination, the YCC praised Professor Anker for her “rich and creative efforts in the teaching of indigenous law, including her successful field course”. They also recognized “the wide scope of [her] teaching interests”, her "rigorous approach to comparative law and legal pluralism" and the interdisciplinary approach of her courses.
Access to Nahum Gelber Law Library during exam period / Accès à la Bibliothèque de droit Nahum Gelber pendant la période des examens
Access to Nahum Gelber Law Library during exam period Tuesday, April 7 to Wednesday, April 29, 2015 From Tuesday, April 7 to Wednesday, April 29, 2015, the main floor and second floor of the Nahum Gelber Law Library will be open for study to all McGill students during opening hours. During this period, only McGill Law students will be able to access the third, fourth and fifth floors using their ID cards on the card readers installed in both elevators and in access points.
Professor Jaye Ellis has been appointed Acting Director of the McGill School of Environment (MSE) for a one-year term beginning in September 2015. Professor Ellis, who holds a joint appointment with the MSE, teaches and conducts research in the fields of international environmental law, public international law, international legal theory and international relations. Previously, she was Associate Dean (Academic) at the Faculty from 2011 to 2014.