Faculty of Law news
Applications are now open for current BCL/LLB, LLM or DCL students graduating in June or November 2007, and recent graduates, to apply for a 9-month position as a Judicial Assistant at the International Court of Justice (The Hague), starting in September 2007. Deadline: Monday, January 15, 2007, 3 pm.
On December 7, 2006, family and friends of the Honourable Melvin L. Rothman (BA'51, BCL'54) held a reception celebrating the establishment of the Melvin L. Rothman Scholarship in Law. This entrance scholarship endowed in Mel Rothman's name commemorates his contribution to the legal profession as well his involvement within the community. It honours the support that Mel Rothman, one of the best jurists of his generation, has given to uncounted colleagues, notably his juniors, over a distinguished career of over 50 years.
The Faculty of Law is pleased to report that LLM student Emmanuel Henri Ravanas has won, ex-aequo, the Prix de la Chaire du Notariat (administered by the Chair, which is at Université de Montréal). His topic is "Les difficultés d'introduction de la fiducie québécoise dans les pays de tradition civiliste connaissant l'institution de la réserve héréditaire. L'exemple de la France." The Faculty extends its congratulations to Mr. Ravanas and his supervisor, Professor Madeleine Cantin Cumyn.
Professor William Tetley's book on the October Crisis was launched at an event held in the Atrium on November 30, 2006. Published by McGill-Queen's University Press, this 376-page work makes meticulous reference to now available documentation and passages from Tetley's own 1970 diary, and addresses important questions about the crisis, balancing historical interpretation and personal recollection.
The Honourable Frank Iacobucci, LLD'03, formerly a puisne justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, has been awarded the F.R. Scott Award for Distinguished Service by the McGill Faculty of Law.
The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at McGill University is very pleased to announce that the Faculty of Law's International Courts and Tribunal Program has received an Award for Excellence in Internationalization.
Alumnus Guillaume Rousseau will be launching his book, "La nation à l'épreuve de l'immigration," on Wednesday, November 8, at Salle Ludger-Duvernay, 82 Sherbrooke Street West, at 7 pm. Bernard Landry, who wrote the preface, will be in attendance.
Frédéric Desmarais (Law III) has won the 2006 Matthieu-Bernard legal essay contest organized by the Société québécoise de droit international. His paper, "Le consentement préalable, libre et éclairé des peuples autochtones en droit international à la lumière des modèles de l'intégrité culturelle et de l'autodétermination: l'émergence d'un principe prématuré," impressed the jury, who declared it an excellent paper, with its solid documentation and detailed analysis. His text will be published in the Revue québécoise de droit international in March 2007.