Faculty of Law news
The Faculty's Advisory Board has created the James Robb Award to honour volunteer work by graduates and friends in the Faculty of Law. This prize is named after James Robb, who, as a former McGill Governor and former president of the Alumni Association, is one of McGill's most famous volunteers.
Members of the public and of the McGill community are invited to sign up for the Faculty of Law's next Mini-Law, an eight-week lecture series for the public taught by McGill Law professors during fall 2007. Cost is $60 for students and seniors, and $100 for adults.
The McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is pleased to host the inaugural Echenberg family conference on human rights, October 11 to 13.
Students and staff members of McGill who have applied for Canadian citizenship may be eligible to receive their citizenship in a special ceremony at the Faculty of Law on 18 September 2007. Update, August 31, 2007: response has been overwhelming and we now have our maximum number of registrants. Thank you for your understanding.
Law grad Shelley Kath tells readers what it's like to be hand-picked and trained for environmental do-gooding by the guru of global warming himself, Al Gore.
Albert Chen (Law III), Paul Clark (LLM), Mante Molepo (Law IV) and Parul Shah (Law IV) represented McGill and Canada at the ELSA WTO Moot Competition, May 1-6, 2007, in Geneva, Switzerland, taking the prize for best complainant's submission in the international written round.
The Faculty is pleased to report that this year's Vis moot team, comprised of Albert Chen, Martin Doe, Annie Guérard-Langlois and Rachel St. John, took home the second-place award (ex aequo with Columbia) for claimant's factum.
Former Hutu militia commander Désiré Munyaneza is on trial in Montreal for murder, psychological terror, physical attacks and sexual violence against Tutsis during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He is the first person to be charged under Canada's Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act, passed in 2000. We suggest the following sources for your reports:
Prominent philanthropist Marcel Desautels, Montreal Gazette editorial cartoonist Terry Mosher and Bibliothèque et Archives nationales president Lise Bissonnette are among the 14 exceptional individuals who will be recognized with honorary degrees from McGill University during this year’s spring convocation ceremonies, May 25 to June 1.
The deaths of at least 14 cats and dogs from what appears to be tainted pet food have spurred more than a half-dozen class-action lawsuits. And along with money for vet bills, and the cost of the 60 million tins of recalled food, many are seeking added damages for owners' pain and suffering. Courts across North America already factor in the value of companionship in many different types of human relationships. Now the time might be ripe for similar calculations about animal friendship, says Wendy Adams, a McGill law professor. "There's a strong argument," she says. "You're not going to be laughed out of court."