The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that Professor Ram Jakhu will be promoted to the rank of full professor, effective 1 November 2021.

Published on: 13 Oct 2021

Doctoral student and Vanier Scholar Ermanno Napolitano has been awarded a Harvard University Solar Geoengineering Research Program (SGRP) fellowship.

Supervised by Professor Richard Janda, BCL’85, LLB’85, Napolitano’s research seeks to deepen the legal understanding of geoengineering, intended as the deliberate, large-scale manipulation of the Earth’s atmosphere to reduce global warming.

At Harvard, Ermanno Napolitano is advised by Dr Lucas Stanczyk, BCL/LLB’05, who leads a project on “The Ethical and Political Dimensions of Solar Geoengineering”.

Published on: 1 Oct 2021

We invite prospective graduate students interested in human rights or legal pluralism to apply for an O'Brien Fellowship. This Fellowship Program is an entrance scholarship. Applicants for this scholarship must also simultaneously submit an application for admission to one of our graduate programs by the stipulated deadline. Students who are currently enrolled in the LLM or DCL program at McGill are not eligible.

Published on: 17 Sep 2021

Inspired by the fabled meeting place in ancient Rome, the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) Forum is founded on the principles of inclusive citizenship and deliberative democracy. The Forum aspires to create a space for learning from the past, deliberating about the present, and building a common future together.

The CHRLP Forum aims to bring rich and plural insights on the concept of solidarity through engagement with diverse theories of change and ideas of justice.

Published on: 8 Sep 2021

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Andrea Bjorklund, L. Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration & International Commercial Law, and Professor Fabien Gélinas, Ad. E., Sir William C. Macdonald Chair, have been named Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Scholars in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Classified as: Fortier Chair
Published on: 31 Aug 2021

We were deeply saddened to learn of the unexpected death of a beloved colleague and friend.

Professor Emeritus William F. Foster passed away on 10 August 2021.

Published on: 16 Aug 2021

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce six of its members are among the successful candidates in the recent elections of the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL). Professors Helge Dedek and Geneviève Saumier have been elected as titular members. Professors Allison Christians, Alicia Hinarejos and Marie Manikis, in addition to Me Daniel Boyer, Ad. E., have been elected as associate members.

Classified as: Stikeman Chair
Published on: 26 Jul 2021

On 14 July 2021, Professor Adelle Blackett, Ad. E., F.R.S.C., BCL'94, LLB'94, was appointed chair of Canada’s new Employment Equity Act Review Task Force by Minister of Labour Filomena Tassi.

Classified as: LLDRL
Published on: 14 Jul 2021

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that the Honourable Mahmud Jamal, BCL’93, LLB’93, has been nominated to the Supreme Court of Canada. Justice Jamal will replace Justice Rosalie Abella, LLD’99, on her retirement on 1 July 2021.

Published on: 17 Jun 2021

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Helge Dedek has received the 2021 John W. Durnford Award for Teaching Excellence during the online Law Convocation ceremony on June 11, 2021. Professor Angela Campbell, associate provost (equity & academic Policies), presented him with the award.

Published on: 11 Jun 2021

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Fabien Gélinas has received the 2021 David Thomson Award for Graduate Supervision and Teaching, which was presented to him by Professor Andrea Bjorklund, associate dean (graduate studies) during the Faculty of Law's Spring Convocation ceremonies on 11 June 2021.

Classified as: Fortier Chair
Published on: 11 Jun 2021

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that two alumni, Étienne Cossette-Lefebvre, BCL/LLB'14, and Raphaël Grenier-BenoÎt, BCL/LLB'19, are among the fifteen 2021 Leadership Awards Scholars of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. The finalists were selected for their demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and commitment, as well as their openness to multiple perspectives, boldness and resilience.

Published on: 8 Jun 2021

McGill University’s Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) has released a statement regarding the remains of 215 Indigenous children that were found at a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia.

In addition, the Council of Canadian Law Deans (CCLD), presided by Dean Robert Leckey, has also released a statement on the matter.

Published on: 3 Jun 2021

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Sébastien Jodoin and Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry are promoted to the rank of associate professor, with tenure, effective 1 June 2021.

Published on: 26 May 2021

The Faculty of Law is thrilled to welcome back Kimberly Lee-Louis, BCL/LLB’13, as the inaugural assistant dean (inclusion - Black and Indigenous flourishing).

Published on: 14 May 2021


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