Faculty of Law news
No less than six books from Faculty of Law members are hitting the shelves; they are from Assistant Professor Helge Dedek, Assistant Professor Robert Leckey, Professor Pierre-Gabriel Jobin, Assistant Professor Yaëll Emerich and Boulton Fellow Vrinda Narain.
Each semester, McGill Law students write articles on a variety of pressing legal subjects within the law, running the gamut from international tribunals to complex transactions to family law. However, these articles reach only a specialized audience. Here is an opportunity to benefit from the cross-pollination that might result from a discussion of and comparison among papers drafted for different courses that have common themes, or that draw on common ideas. This workshop allows any interested student to present his or her work to other faculty members and students. Papers may be drawn from any area of scholarship being pursued by students enrolled at the faculty. Students who are interested in presenting their paper will be placed on a panel with three or four other students. Each student on the panel will be invited to discuss his or her paper for not more than 10 minutes. Interested students are invited to send an email to Professor Kim Brooks by February 22. Include your name, contact information, a tit
Doctoral student Anna Conley has won the Quebec Society of Comparative Law's (QSCL) first prize in the Graduate category, while BCL/LLB student Julia Nicol won first prize in the Undergraduate category. The Faculty and their supervisors warmly congratulate them.
The Graduate Law Students Association (GLSA) at McGill University will host its first annual conference March 7-8, 2008, in Montreal. The objective of the conference is to provide a lively, engaging forum for students to share their continuing research on a wide variety of law-related subjects. The theme of the conference this year will consider law and its transformation, focusing on the substantive and methodological aspects of graduate legal research. Prof. R.A. Macdonald, F.R. Scott Chair of Constitutional Law, former dean of McGill's Faculty of Law and former president of the Law Commission of Canada, will present the keynote address. Abstracts deadline: FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008. See "More information" below to download the PDF information sheet.
Former Supreme Court Justice and former McGill professor of law Gerald Le Dain (BCL'49, LLD'85 honoris causa) died Tuesday, December 18, 2007, in Toronto, at the age of 83.
The Faculty of Law congratulates assistant professors Lara Khoury and Robert Leckey for winning in two of the three categories offered this year by the Concours juridique of the Fondation du Barreau du Québec.
The Faculty of Law's student-run Human Rights Working Group rolled up their collective sleeves during a recent letter-writing event aimed at raising awareness of a variety of human rights issues.
Prior to International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10, Frédéric Mégret, assistant professor of law and the Canada Research Chair on the Law of Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, comments on the Canadian taser controversy.
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.
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.
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 .
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.