Faculty of Law news
Congratulations to Laura Buckingham (Law IV), who is this year's winner of the 2007 Allan Falconer Memorial Student Essay Competition for her article "Striking Back: The Tort Action for Spousal Violence." The contest is run by the Canadian Journal of Family Law (CJFL), an interdisciplinary academic journal at UBC that publishes articles on a wide variety of family law issues in both English and French on topics in either common law or civil law. Along with presenting Laura with a monetary prize, the CJFL will publish her article in its upcoming July 2007 publication.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.