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Comparative Law in Utrecht

Members of McGill's Faculty of Law participated prominently in the XVIIth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, held in Utrecht, July 16-22, 2006.

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Published on : 23 Jul 2006

National prize goes to McGill law student

Pierre-Olivier Savoie has won the pan-Canadian Dispute Resolution Award in Law Studies, sponsored by the Department of Justice of Canada.

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Published on : 20 Jul 2006

Nandini Ramanujam appointed director of Centre for Human Rights & Legal Pluralism

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Nandini Ramanujam has been appointed as executive director of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism.

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Published on : 07 Jul 2006

A welcome to our newest professors

The Faculty is delighted to extend a warm, summertime welcome to the four new colleagues who have joined us.

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Published on : 01 Jul 2006

Margaret Somerville receives honorary degree from Ryerson

On June 19, 2006, during Convocation, Ryerson University honoured Margaret Somerville for her contributions in the worldwide development of bioethics and in the study of the wider legal and ethical aspects of medicine and science.

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Published on : 20 Jun 2006

A fond 'au revoir' to Stephen Toope

Principal Heather Munroe-Blum and Dean Nicholas Kasirer hosted a send-off celebration for Professor Stephen Toope, who took up duties as President of the University of British Columbia this summer.

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Published on : 20 Jun 2006

Tribute to John Peters Humphrey, father of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The New Brunswick Human Rights Commission unveiled a plaque in honour of native son John Peters Humphrey during its 2006 Human Rights Award ceremony, held on June 16 at the New Brunswick legislative assembly in Fredericton.

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Published on : 16 Jun 2006

Two honorary degrees in Law for spring 2006

Seventeen people received honorary McGill University degrees during the spring 2006 convocation ceremonies. Among them were Louise Fréchette and Donovan Waters, who received Doctor of Law degrees for their lifetime contributions to law.

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Published on : 15 Jun 2006

2006 medals and fellowships for our graduating students

The Faculty offers its warmest congratulations to this year's gold medalists and fellowship winners: Aseet Dalvi (Elizabeth Torrance Gold Medal); Peter Repetto (Aimé Geoffrion Gold Medal); Christine Mainville (David L. Johnston Gold Medal); and Julia Carbone (Thomas Shearer Stewart Travelling Fellowship).

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Published on : 11 Jun 2006

Proximity, Levinas, and the Soul of Law, by Desmond Manderson

The Faculty is proud to announce the publication of Desmond Manderson's latest book from McGill-Queen's Press, "Proximity, Levinas, and the Soul of Law." Linking the controversial ethical philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas and the common law legal tradition that has recently invigorated the idea of "the duty of care," Desmond Manderson argues that ethicists and lawyers struggle with the same basic questions of why we should care for others and what responsibility really demands of us, using the same language of care, neighbourhood and proximity.

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Published on : 01 Jun 2006

Daniel Jutras receives 2006 Durnford Award

The John W. Durnford Teaching Excellence Award went to Daniel Jutras this year, in recognition of the quality of his teaching and the inspiration he brings to his students.

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Published on : 31 May 2006

The Law Faculty visits its Toronto alumni

The Faculty travelled to Toronto in mid-May to visit with alumni.

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Published on : 30 May 2006

Kasirer and Flanders honoured at McGill Alumni Association banquet

On May 23, at the St. James Club, the McGill Alumni Association held its annual Honours & Awards Banquet, which pays tribute to outstanding volunteers who help build McGill's reputation through their hard work and dedication. This year, among those who were recognized were two of our own: Kappy Flanders and Nicholas Kasirer.

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Published on : 24 May 2006

Another jailed Canadian in Iran

Payam Akhavan, associate professor of International Law at McGill, says in an op-ed about the arrest of former University of Toronto professor Ramin Jahanbegloo by Iranian authorities: "Jahanbegloo's crime is that he advocates democracy and social progress through non-violence and cultural dialogue."

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Published on : 21 May 2006

Eight McGill students chosen for prestigious clerkships

Not all clerical jobs are created equal. Some can lead to a lifetime of toiling in obscurity while others are stepping stones to bigger and better things. Supreme Court clerkships fall in the latter category, which is why eight McGill law students were clicking their heels after finding out they had been chosen for one.

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Published on : 18 May 2006