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Where there's a Will, there's a weigh: Law, English lit and the issue of religious accommodation

The 5th annual Shakespeare Moot Project will take place in the Moot Court of the Faculty of Law on Tuesday, March 20, 2007. This year, the moot problem involves an issue of enormous contemporary interest. A young woman is refused admission to a Montreal high school for wearing the niqab, an Islamic form of coverage for women. Unable to resolve the issue, the family and the high school bring their case to the Court of Shakespeare.

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Published on : 13 Mar 2007

A lawyer at long last

In 1914, McGill law alumna Annie MacDonald Langstaff became the first woman in Quebec to earn a degree in law, but it wasn't until this fall that she was finally granted posthumous admittance to the Quebec Bar.

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Published on : 02 Mar 2007

Amazing mooting for McGill in 2007

In the last month, McGill Law students have been standing out at the various mooting contests of the season.

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Published on : 02 Mar 2007

McGill women raising the bar

The Montreal Bar celebrates the 65th anniversary of women being admitted to the Bar in Quebec.

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Published on : 01 Mar 2007

The Faculty mourns the passing of the Honourable Michel Proulx

The Honourable Michel Proulx was a shrewd judge, a great lawyer and a learned professor of law, and he devoted his life to the improvement of the criminal justice system and to the advancement of human rights in Canada. It was with great sadness that the members of this Faculty learned of his passing on January 14, 2007.

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Published on : 15 Feb 2007

Book symposium in Canberra on Prof. Desmond Manderson's 'Proximity, Levinas and the Soul of the Law'

The Australian National University and the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy are sponsoring a book symposium on Desmond Manderson's book "Proximity, Levinas and the Soul of the Law" as part of the ASLP annual conference. The event will take place in Canberra from March 30 to April 1, 2007.

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Published on : 12 Feb 2007

Bitter pills

The decades-long war between brand-name and generic drug manufacturers shows no signs of abating. But with a rapidly aging population and the spectre of new diseases on the horizon, there's new pressure to find a solution soon that can both motivate innovative research and sustain affordable drug prices. McGill's Richard Gold, director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and a professor in IP and common-law property, is interviewed for this story in the Canadian Bar Association's National Magazine.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2007

Professor Adelle Blackett appointed William Dawson Scholar

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that our colleague Adelle Blackett has been appointed William Dawson Scholar by the University.

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Published on : 30 Jan 2007

P.O.V.: The lessons of Raoul Wallenberg

The M.P. for Mount Royal and McGill law professor celebrates the incredible bravery and humanitarianism of Raoul Wallenberg in saving thousands from the Nazi onslaught.

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Published on : 25 Jan 2007

Echenbergs launch human rights conference

The generosity of Penny and Gordon Echenberg enables the Faculty of Law to establish the Echenberg Family Conference on Human Rights.

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Published on : 25 Jan 2007

Justice Morris J. Fish reappointed adjunct professor

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that Justice Morris J. Fish, QC, BA'59, BCL'62, LLD'01, will once more be joining the ranks of its faculty members as adjunct professor.

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Published on : 23 Jan 2007

McGill establishes biennial conference on human rights

McGill University is pleased to announce the establishment of the Echenberg Family Conference on Human Rights, thanks to a generous commitment from Gordon Echenberg and his wife, Penny. Their investment will fund a series of five conferences, held every two years, that will be a forum for informed dialogue on issues of human rights.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2007

Prof. Ram Jakhu elected chairman of IAASS committee

The Faculty of Law and the IASL congratulate Professor Ram Jakhu, who was elected Chairman of the Legal and Regulatory Committee at the second meeting of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS).

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Published on : 15 Jan 2007

Jean-Philippe Dallaire at the heart of the Quebec National Assembly

Alumnus Jean-Philippe Dallaire (BCL/LLB'06 with great distinction) has won one of the five 2006-2007 10-month internships from the Fondation Jean-Charles-Bonenfant.

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Published on : 12 Jan 2007

Alumnus Fredric L. Carsley honoured

In May 2006, in Las Vegas, alumnus Fredric L. Carsley, BCL'74, LLB'75, a partner at De Grandpré Chait, was a recipient of the 2006 ICSC Trustees Distinguished Service Award, the highest award bestowed by the retail real estate industry, in honour of his dedication and hard work. For over 30 years, Mr. Carsley has practised commercial real estate law, with particular emphasis on major retail and office projects.

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Published on : 19 Dec 2006