Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Daniel Boyer, Ad. E., Wainwright Librarian and Head of the Nahum Gelber Law Library, will receive the Advocatus Emeritus (Ad. E.) title from the Barreau du Québec in 2018.

Six alumni of the Faculty will also receive the distinction: Eric Dunberry, Ad. E., BCL’86; Christine Jutras, Ad. E., LLM’16; Claude Marseille, Ad. E., BCL’86, LLB’86; Frédérique Sabourin, Ad. E., LLM’89; Martin F. Sheehan, Ad. E., BCL’90, LLB’90; and Nathalie Vézina, Ad. E., BCL’88, LLB’88.

Published on: 12 Sep 2018

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 Nappert Prize in International Arbitration. A panel of eight distinguished judges selected the following three papers from among more than 80 entries.

Classified as: Fortier Chair
Published on: 11 Sep 2018

The Faculty of Law is pleased to congratulate Professor Ronald Niezen on his appointment as 2018-2019 William Lyon Mackenzie King Chair of Canadian Studies at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. During his one-year leave from McGill, Professor Niezen will continue his research on the popular communication of human rights claims, while teaching courses in the Department of Anthropology on The Anthropology of Law and on Indigeneity, Rights, and Identity.

Published on: 24 Jul 2018

The Faculty of Law has learned with deep sadness of the passing of Professor Emeritus G. Blaine Baker.

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Published on: 17 Jul 2018

The McGill Research Group on Health and Law (RGHL) at McGill University’s Faculty of Law is seeking a postdoctoral fellow for a one-year period, with a start date during the 2018–2019 Academic Year.

About the Research Group on Health and Law (www.mcgill.ca/healthlaw)

Classified as: Health Law
Published on: 16 Jul 2018

The Faculty is pleased to announce that Professor Vincent Forray has been appointed Director of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law for a two-year term. His mandate will begin on July 1, 2018.

Published on: 1 Jun 2018

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor François Crépeau, holder of the Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, has been reappointed as Director of the Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) for a two-year term, effective August 1, 2018.

Published on: 1 Jun 2018

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Mugambi Jouet will be joining the Faculty as Boulton Fellow, starting on August 1, 2018, before being appointed Assistant Professor on August 1, 2019.

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Published on: 29 May 2018

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Kerry Sloan will be joining the Faculty as an Assistant Professor, starting August 1, 2019.

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Published on: 29 May 2018

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Ignacio Cofone will be joining the Faculty as an Assistant Professor, starting August 1, 2018.

Ignacio Cofone's research explores how private law regulates information and what are the social consequences of these regulatory choices. Bringing together information privacy, contract law, and behavioral economics, his work has been published in law journals in Europe, South America, and the United States.

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Published on: 25 May 2018

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Fabien Gélinas, Ad.E., Sir William C. Macdonald Chair, was appointed Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Scholar in Arbitration and Commercial Law for a one-year term. Professor Gélinas was one of the inaugural recipients of this award in 2013. He joins his colleague Professor Kun Fan, who is entering the second year of a three-year appointment.

Classified as: Fortier Chair, Fortier
Published on: 24 May 2018

McGill University’s Faculty of Law and the Peter Mackell Chair in Federalism are proud to announce that the Baxter Family Competition on Federalism will be returning for a second edition in early 2019. This prestigious bi-annual competition is made possible through the generous support of Rachel Baxter (BSc’84, BCL’88) and Colin Baxter (BCL’90, LLB’90), who both practice law in Ottawa.

Classified as: MacKell, MacKell Chair
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Published on: 9 May 2018

The American Society of International Law International Economic Law Interest Group, the Canadian Council on International Law, and the Centre for International Governance Innovation, together with McGill University's Faculty of Law, are pleased to announce the Joint North American Conference on International Economic Law incorporating the 2018 ASIL IEcLIG Biennial, to be held at McGill University's Faculty of Law on Septembe

Classified as: Fortier, Trade and Commercial Law, Fortier Chair
Published on: 9 May 2018

The Faculty of Law and the McGill Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL) learned with deep sadness of the passing of IASL Director Emeritus Professor Dr. Michael Milde, at age 87. 

Prior to his academic career at McGill University, Professor Milde served in senior legal posts at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for 25 years (1966-1991). There he oversaw the negotiation of a number of international conventions and protocols on aviation safety and security, the significance of which resonates to this day.

Published on: 9 May 2018

On May 31, the Honourable Juanita Westmoreland-Traoré will receive a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, and give the commencement address at the Faculty of Law’s convocation ceremony.  

Westmoreland-Traoré is the first African Canadian appointed judge in the history of Quebec. She also holds the distinction of being the first African Canadian law dean after her 1996 appointment at the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor. In 2012, she retired from the Court of Québec and sat as a supernumerary judge until 2017.

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Published on: 8 May 2018

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