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H. Patrick Glenn awarded the Prix Léon-Gérin

At an event held November 8 at the National Assembly in Quebec City, Professor H. Patrick Glenn was awarded the 2006 Prix Léon-Gérin.

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Published on : 10 Nov 2006

McGill researchers honoured with Prix du Québec

Professors Patrick Glenn, Lawrence A. Mysak and George Karpati do us proud after earning the Quebec government's highest honour.

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Published on : 09 Nov 2006

Unique library for a unique school

In a world of stuffy libraries, the Gelber Law Library is a breath of fresh air.

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Published on : 09 Nov 2006

Great Scott!

Legendary law prof Stephen Scott holds court.

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Published on : 09 Nov 2006

McGill's International Courts and Tribunal Program receives Award for Excellence

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.

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Published on : 07 Nov 2006

Alumnus Guillaume Rousseau publishes 'La nation à l'épreuve de l'immigration'

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.

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Published on : 06 Nov 2006

Student Frédéric Desmarais wins 2006 Matthieu-Bernard contest

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.

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Published on : 06 Nov 2006

Ask an expert: Copyrights and wrongs

Want to write a book where Tarzan and Zorro square off against each other? Richard Gold gives us the ins and outs of copyright laws.

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Published on : 26 Oct 2006

Professor Cantin Cumyn on legal powers

Madeleine Cantin Cumyn, Arnold Wainwright Professor of Civil Law, presented the Wainwright Lecture last night at the Faculty.

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Published on : 25 Oct 2006

Oppenheimer Chair launched on United Nations Day

On United Nations Day (Oct. 24), Provost Anthony Masi and VP (Development & Alumni Relations) Ann Dowsett Johnston joined Dean Nicholas Kasirer in the Gelber Law Library to announce the establishment of the Oppenheimer Chair.

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Published on : 24 Oct 2006

UN Day: Creation of the Oppenheimer Chair in International Law

McGill University is pleased to announce the creation of the Hans and Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, endowed by the generous support of Tamar Oppenheimer, OC, BA'46 (McGill), MA'53 (public international law, Columbia University), LLD'94 (McGill), who was the first Canadian woman to have been appointed as an Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations Secretariat.

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Published on : 19 Oct 2006

'Hitler's Courts: The Betrayal of the Rule of Law in Nazi Germany' - a documentary film

Emmy award-nominated filmmaker Joshua M. Greene delivered the 6th Annual Holocaust Memorial Lecture by presenting the North American premiere of his documentary "Hitler's Courts: The Betrayal of the Rule of Law in Nazi Germany."

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Published on : 16 Oct 2006

Rod Macdonald to lead expert panel on SLAPPs

Roderick A. Macdonald, F.R. Scott Professor of Constitutional and Public Law at McGill University, has been mandated by Justice Minister Yvon Marcoux to head an expert panel that will examine if any measures to prevent Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) should be adopted by the government.

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Published on : 13 Oct 2006

2006 Massey Lecture: The Ethical Imagination

Last night, Professor Margaret Somerville gave the first installment of her 2006 Massey Lecture, on the theme "The Ethical Imagination: Journeys of the Human Spirit," at the Mount Royal Centre. The next four lectures will be delivered across Canada: St. John's, Oct. 14; Vancouver, Oct. 17; Calgary, Oct. 19; Toronto, Oct. 27. The lectures will then be broadcast on CBC's radio program "Ideas," from November 6 to 10, 2006.

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Published on : 12 Oct 2006