Faculty of Law

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

Seminar on Canada - EU Disputes
Friday, February 3, 2017, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Deadline: November 15, 2016, 23:59 EST.

For the past seven years, the Canada Europe Transatlantic Dialogue (CETD) has been examining different aspects of the public dimensions of Canada – EU relations. This project, funded by the SSHRC, brings together Canadian scholars from seven universities with European scholars interested in this topic.

Published on: 3 Nov 2016

The vision and generosity of the Steinberg Foundation is at the heart of this new and exciting Fellowship opportunity. The Centre for Human Rights & Legal Pluralism of the Faculty of Law at McGill University is delighted to be able to offer two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year.

​Deadline: December 31, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST.

Classified as: Research
Published on: 12 Oct 2016

The Faculty of Law is proud to announce that Professor Adelle Blackett, Ad. E., has been awarded a research fellowship by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. This prestigious prize, which is valued at $225,000, recognizes public intellectuals in the humanities and social sciences who venture beyond the boundaries of their disciplines to find new solutions to complex issues of major importance to Canadians.  

Classified as: Research
Published on: 20 Sep 2016

Today, the Royal Society of Canada released its list of 89 new Fellows, among which is our own Colleen Sheppard, who has joined the Academy of Social Sciences.

Classified as: Research
Published on: 7 Sep 2016

In June 2016, Professor Payam Akhavan was appointed as a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague.  Established in 1899, the PCA is an intergovernmental organization that provides dispute resolution services to the international community, and its appointed members are potential arbitrators named by member states.

Published on: 6 Sep 2016

We are delighted to welcome new colleagues, visiting professors, and fellows to the Faculty of Law. First, Professors Mark D. Walters and Kun Fan have joined the Faculty, arriving respectively from Queen’s and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

We are also welcoming Li Ka Shing Professor of Practice Cliff Manjiao Chi, from Xiamen University Law School, and Li Ka Shing Junior Fellow Dr. Hongqin Mu, from Shantou University Law School, who are both spending the fall term at the Faculty.

Classified as: Research
Published on: 31 Aug 2016