Faculty of Law news
The Young Bar Association of Montreal (YBAM) unveiled the seven "YBAM Lawyers of 2014" at its 8th Annual Leaders of Tomorrow Gala, which was held last Friday. The Faculty of Law was delighted to learn that among them are Cristina Birks (BCL / LLB'07) of Borden Ladner Gervais, in the Civil and Commercial Litigation category, and Ma'n H. Zawati, a DCL candidate at McGill, in the Alternative Career category.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, acting as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Canada branch, announced a new leadership for its Arbitration Committee at a meeting held in Montreal on November 8, 2014.
Law professor Richard Gold is leading a group of internationally recognized experts on gene patenting and its impact on the delivery of medical care, in connection with legal action launched by the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Johanne Poirier has been named the inaugural holder of the Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism. Professor Poirier will join the Faculty of Law on August 1, 2015. Johanne Poirier is a noted scholar of public law and constitutional law, with a unique expertise in federalism, developed over years of work in Belgium where she used her personal experience of the Canadian federal context in her study of local and European circumstances.
The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) announced this fall that Professor Andrea Bjorklund has been named its first Scholar in Residence.
Above all, I remember his laughter and the mischievous twinkle in his eye. He would say something uniquely insightful, and immediately cover it up with a chuckle. Only later would one realize the depth of his learning, as layers upon layers of wisdom emerged from a casual conversation in the hallway.
On September 11, during the International Palliative Care conference in Montreal, Professor Margaret Somerville received the 2014 Jean Echlin Award for Ethics in Palliative Care, sponsored by the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research. The Institute wished to honour Professor Somerville’s career, stating that “she has been a bold beacon of reason in both her academic work and the public square against legalizing euthanasia, arguing for better access to high quality palliative care, especially pain management in caring for dying people.”
The Faculty of Law and the Stikeman Chair in Tax Law are pleased to announce the creation of the Spiegel Sohmer Tax Policy Colloquium, to be hosted annually at McGill University starting this Fall 2014 term. The Spiegel Sohmer Tax Policy Colloquium has been made possible by a generous grant from the law firm Spiegel Sohmer, for the purpose of fostering an academic community in which learning and scholarship may flourish.
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The Faculty is delighted to welcome three new members of the Law community this fall: Professor Sébastien Jodoin, Anne-Sophie Hulin and Justice Louise Provost. Sébastien Jodoin (first photo) joined the Faculty as Assistant Professor on August 1st. Professor Jodoin is currently completing a PhD in environmental studies (law and public policy) at Yale, where is also a Faculty Associate of the Governance, Environment & Markets Initiative.
We are pleased to announce that Professor Hoi Kong has accepted to serve the Faculty as Associate Dean (Academic) for a two-year term starting September 1st, 2014. As Dean Daniel Jutras indicated, “Hoi has agreed to take on this important task as we begin a most important stage in our undergraduate program review and overhaul. Hoi’s commitment to our students is undeniable (as attested by the John W. Durnford Award he received last year), and his creativity and rigor in thinking about pedagogy and curriculum will be precious over the course of the next two years.”
Professor Andrea Bjorkland, the L. Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law, was delighted to receive more than 80 submissions from scholars and junior practitioners affiliated with more than 50 institutions for the 2014 Nappert Prize in International Arbitration. Authors hailed from around the world, with every continent save Antarctica represented.
We are pleased to announce that Professor Robert Leckey has been appointed Director of the Paul-André Crépeau Center for Private and Comparative Law, for a three-year term beginning August 1, 2014.
It is with sadness that the Faculty announces the death of Professor William Tetley, C.M., Q.C., LL.L., who passed away, surrounded by his family, on July 1, 2014. A world-renowned expert in maritime law, Professor Tetley led an extremely full life.
Congratulations to four faculty members who were announced as recipients of the Advocatus Emeritus title for 2014: Professor Adelle Blackett (also recipient of the Mérite Christine-Tourigny for 2014) Professor François Crépeau Dean and Professor Daniel Jutras The honorable Marie Deschamps (adjunct professor) The Faculty extends its congratulations to the following alumni who were also awarded the distinction for 2014: