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Fred Headon (BCL’96, LLB’96) takes the helm at CBA

On August 20, 2013, Fred Headon (BCL’96, LLB’96) took over the helm as President of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) during the closing luncheon of the CBA's annual Legal Conference in Saskatoon. Headon currently leads Air Canada’s in-house labour and employment law team at the company’s headquarters in Montreal. From 1999 to 2006, he practised labour and employment law, human rights and privacy law, and administrative and constitutional law at McCarthy Tétrault in Montreal.

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Published on : 26 Aug 2013

Hat Trick For Daniel Boyer

The Faculty of Law was delighted to learn that our colleague Daniel Boyer (BA’79, MLIS’88), Head Librarian of the Nahum Gelber Law Library, was named Associate Dean of User Services of the McGill Library for a two-year mandate. As well, Me Boyer has also been named to the board of directors of the Société québécoise d'information juridique (SOQUIJ) for a period of five years, following the recommendation of the Deans of law faculties across Quebec.

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Published on : 23 Aug 2013

Daniel Weinstock to direct McGill’s Institute for Health and Social Policy

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Daniel Weinstock to the position of Director of the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy, an interdisciplinary institute housed within the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, starting August 1.

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Published on : 11 Jul 2013

McGill Law alumni to receive Advocatus Emeritus title in 2013

On June 27, 2013, the Quebec Bar announced the recipients of the Advocatus Emeritus title for 2013. The Faculty of Law wishes to congratulate alumni Robert-Jean Chénier (BCL’74); Eric M. Maldoff (BCL’74, LLB’75), a member of the McGill Board of Governors; the Hon. Joseph R. Nuss (BCL’58); Marilyn Ann Piccini-Roy (BCL’83, LLB’82), a Faculty lecturer; and James A. Woods (BCL’73, LLB’74) a Faculty lecturer and former president of the Faculty Advisory Board.

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Published on : 10 Jul 2013

BLG makes generous donation to Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private & Comparative Law

John G. Murphy, managing partner at Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG), is extremely proud of the efforts made by a team headed by H. John Godber (BCL'88, LLB'88) and Neil Hazan (BCL/LLB'02) to support McGill Faculty of Law’s Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law. The fundraising activity, which brought in $400,000 from BLG’s lawyers and partners across Canada, ended this month.

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Published on : 04 Jul 2013

Ronald Niezen inaugural incumbent of the Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy

The Faculties of Arts and Law are happy to announce that Professor Ronald Niezen, a former Chair of McGill’s Department of Anthropology who held the Canada Research Chair in the Comparative Study of Indigenous Rights and Identity, has been appointed as the first incumbent of the Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy.

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Published on : 20 Jun 2013

Shauna Van Praagh named President of Canadian Association of Law Teachers

Earlier this month, during the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT) in Victoria, B.C., Professor Shauna Van Praagh was elected President of the Association and a member of its executive.

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Published on : 14 Jun 2013

Call for conference proposals - The Legalization of Culture and the Enculturation of Law

Centaur Jurisprudence: The Legalization of Culture and the Enculturation of Law The Centaur Jurisprudence Project invites paper proposals for a conference that is organized by the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, and which will be held in Montreal, Quebec, on Friday, February 21, 2014. See our conference website for program and registration: www.mcgill.ca/culture-law

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Published on : 10 Jun 2013

Margaret Somerville awarded a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, by Royal Military College of Canada

McGill Professor Margaret Somerville was awarded a Doctorate of Laws, honoris causa, on May 16, 2013, by the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. During the College’s 94th Convocation ceremony, the College’s Chancellor, the Honourable Peter McKay, Minister of Defence, cited “her exceptional contributions to society through research, scholarly debate and personal involvement.”

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Published on : 07 Jun 2013

Andrea Bjorklund first incumbent of Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law

The Faculty is delighted to announce that Professor Andrea K. Bjorklund has been appointed as the first incumbent of the L. Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law at McGill University’s Faculty of Law.

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Published on : 05 Jun 2013

Creation of the Nicolas Mateesco Matte Graduate Fellowship in Air and Space Law

Professor Paul Dempsey and Dean Daniel Jutras are delighted to announce that a new Graduate Fellowship Fund has been created at the Faculty of Law of McGill University to celebrate Professor Nicolas Mateesco Matte, OC, OQ, QC, who directed McGill’s Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL) from 1975 to 1989.

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Published on : 04 Jun 2013

Sally Engle Merry awarded a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, at Convocation 2013

The Faculty of Law is delighted to present the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, to Sally Engle Merry, who will deliver the commencement address at the Spring Convocation on Friday, May 31, at 10 a.m. A professor of Anthropology in the Institute for Law and Society at New York University, Sally Engle Merry is among the most distinguished scholars of law and society in the world today, and the leading legal anthropologist in the United States.

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Published on : 30 May 2013

Publication of a new edition of “Les Obligations”

The Faculty is pleased to announce that Pierre-Gabriel Jobin, Ad. E., Wainwright Emeritus Professor of civil law at  McGill, and Nathalie Vézina, BCL’88, LLB’88, full Professor at Université de Sherbrooke, recently published a new edition of that great classic of Quebec private law: Les Obligations.

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Published on : 23 May 2013

Prof. Paul Dempsey: Why it’s important to keep ICAO here

By Paul Stephen Dempsey Special to the Gazette May 14, 2013 MONTREAL — Qatar’s proposal to move the International Civil Aviation Organization’s headquarters to the Persian Gulf would be a significant blow to Montreal. ICAO, which regulates safety, security and environmental issues in international aviation, has been a key part of Montreal since the organization began operations in 1947.

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Published on : 15 May 2013

McGill Law alum Jean Frédéric Ménard receives prestigious Trudeau Scholarship

McGill Law alumnus Jean Frédéric Ménard, BCL/LLB’05, (@jfredmenard), is among the 14 newly announced recipients of Trudeau Scholarships.

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Published on : 14 May 2013