Faculty of Law news
The Institute of Air and Space Law of McGill University wishes to invite submissions for its 4th Manfred Lachs International Conference on Conflicts in Space and the Rule of Law, which will take place on May 27-28, 2016. Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2016 Download our Call for Papers for the themes, procedure and complete list of deadlines [.docx].
To encourage innovation and stimulate interest in research among law students at faculties of Quebec civil law, the Paul-André Crépeau Center for Private and Comparative Law is launching a student poster contest. The contest is linked to the conference that will mark, on 12 February 2016, the Crépeau Centre’s 40th anniversary, during which poster submissions will be displayed and the winners announced.
The Faculty of Law is delighted and honoured to announce the appointment of noted legal scholar Mark Walters to the F.R. Scott Chair in Public and Constitutional Law.
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Jennifer Stoddart, BCL’80, former Privacy Commissioner of Canada, will receive a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa at the University’s fall convocation ceremonies on Tuesday, November 10, at Place des Arts.
The Faculty of Law of McGill University is pleased to announce that recent graduates Corina Manole (BCL/LLB'15) and Étienne Cossette-Lefebvre (BCL/LLB'14) finished first and second respectively among the École du Barreau du Québec’s 2014-2015 cohort. Having obtained the two highest scores among 1092 students, they were entered in the Quebec Bar’s Honour Roll of Excellence.
In an election that captured the country’s attention, McGill’s Faculty of Law made its voice heard. Over fifteen Law alumni ran in this election campaign and eight emerged victorious in their ridings last night, including Professor David Lametti, BCL’89, LLB’89 (LPC; LaSalle–Émard–Verdun, QC).
The Faculty of Law is proud to announce that Professor René Provost 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. René Provost is the fourth Trudeau Fellow from McGill’s Faculty of Law.
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.