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International Judicial Internships Program

The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at the McGill University Faculty of Law is now accepting applications for four international judicial internships. The selected interns will be placed at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands (2 positions), and at the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, France. All applications and supporting materials must be received on 14 December 2007 for one of the Permanent Court of Arbitration internships and on 4 January 2008 for the remaining positions. Visit the CHRLP website for more details and to find out how to apply.

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Published on : 05 Dec 2007

Andrew Brighten: Defending the rights of animals

Over the summer of 2008, BCL/LLB student Andrew Brighten will have the rare opportunity to learn more about animal law and litigation by participating in a 10-week clerkship at the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) in California.

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Published on : 05 Dec 2007

"La mondialisation et l'enseignement du droit"

Dean Nicholas Kasirer of the Faculty of Law appeared on the French national radio network France Culture as the special guest of a program devoted to law and public affairs, "Le bien commun." The topic of the hour-long program, hosted by Antoine Garapon, was "la mondialisation et l'enseignement du droit" and concerned among other things how McGill's transsystemic program of teaching common law and civil law might serve as a model for legal education in France and internationally. The broadcast is available as a podcast .

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Published on : 05 Dec 2007

Six McGill Law graduates named "Rising Stars"

The Faculty wishes to congratulate Jane Caskey (LLB'95), Sunny Handa (BCom'89, LLM'95, DCL'98), Desmond Lee (LLB'96), Christopher Naudie (BA'90, BCL/LLB'94), Martin Valasek (BCL/LLB'98) and Justin Vineberg (BCom'93, BCL/LLB'97), who have won this year's Lexpert Leading Lawyers Under 40 award.

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Published on : 03 Dec 2007

Proceedings of the Global Conference on the Prevention of Genocide

Video proceedings of the conference are now available for viewing. Please visit the Conference website (link below) to view them.

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Published on : 01 Dec 2007

Reporter Q&A: Akbar Ganji

Akbar Ganji, Iran’s most prominent political dissident, is a well-known journalist, author and former Revolutionary Guard turned activist. He spent six years in Tehran’s infamous Evin prison, where he undertook a hunger strike and produced a series of influential political manifestos and open letters calling for the secularization of Iran and the establishment of democracy through mass civil d

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Published on : 20 Nov 2007

Iran, Human Rights, and the Nuclear Question

McGill's Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is pleased to welcome Akbar Ganji, Iran's most prominent political dissident, for the Nov. 22 public lecture "Iran, Human Rights, and the Nuclear Question: What are the Connections?"

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Published on : 19 Nov 2007

Charles-Emmanuel Côté at the Salon du livre

The Faculty of Law was delighted to learn that the official launch of the doctoral dissertation of alumnus Charles-Emmanuel Côté (DCL 2006, Dean's Honour List) was held at the Salon du livre de Montréal, on November 16, 2007.

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Published on : 18 Nov 2007

Desmond Manderson shortlisted for Klibansky Book Prize

Law professor Desmond Manderson's book "Proximity, Levinas, and the Soul of Law" (MQUP, 2007) has been shortlisted by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences for the Raymond Klibansky Prize for best English-language book in the humanities. The winners will be announced at a reception on November 24, 2007, in Ottawa. His friends and colleagues wish him the best of luck!

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Published on : 13 Nov 2007

Focus on family law

In an opinion piece in "The Lawyers Weekly," McGill professor Robert Leckey believes lawmakers should create an intermediate parenting category.

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Published on : 09 Nov 2007

A. Jean de Grandpré to be named Chancellor Emeritus at McGill

Only second former chancellor to receive emeritus status in University's history

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Published on : 24 Oct 2007

Media Advisory: The Defense of Omar Khadr in Guantanamo

McGill's Faculty of Law is proud to welcome William "Bill" C. Kuebler, an American lawyer and a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps who has been assigned to the Office of Military Commissions, for a public address. He has acted as counsel for Canadian youth Omar Khadr, detained in Guantanamo.

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Published on : 18 Oct 2007

Ram Jakhu honoured with IISL Distinguished Service Award

On September 28, 2007, Associate Professor Ram Jakhu received the Distinguished Service Award from the International Institute of Space Law (IISL).

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Published on : 05 Oct 2007

Law professor Patrick Healy appointed to the Court of Quebec

The Faculty of Law is both pleased and saddened to report that Professor Patrick Healy was appointed this week to the Court of Quebec, Criminal and Penal Division, in Montreal.

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Published on : 05 Oct 2007