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Ronald B. Sklar (1935-2013)

It is with great sadness that we must announce the death of Professor Ronald B. Sklar (1935-2013), who passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on March 29, 2013 after a short illness. Associate Professor Ron Sklar taught and researched in the fields of criminal law, evidence, law and psychiatry and ethical issues in psychiatry at the Faculty of Law of McGill University for over 35 years.

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Published on : 02 Apr 2013

Two McGill Law students receive Scarlet Key Award

The Faculty of Law was delighted to hear that two of its students were awarded Scarlet Key Awards during a pining ceremony held at McGill’s Faculty Club on March 22, 2013. Graham Splawski and Sandra Aigbinode both received their Scarlet Key pins from Principal Heather Munroe-Blum, in recognition of their efforts to help support McGill and the broader community.

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Published on : 26 Mar 2013

Democracy, Human Rights and the Fragility of Freedom

International human rights experts convene at Echenberg Family Global Conference to address democratic citizenship and the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms on a global scale How do we bridge the gap between the theory of human rights and the complex social, political and economic realities of a turbulent and interconnected world? The McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) and the McGill Faculty of Law will host the Echenberg Family Conference, “Democracy, Human Rights and the Fragility of Freedom”.

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Published on : 01 Mar 2013

Yaëll Emerich named acting director of the Crépeau Centre

Professor Daniel Jutras, Dean of the Faculty of Law, has announced that Professor Yaëll Emerich has been named by the Provost of McGill University as Acting Director of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law, from 1 January 2013 to 30 June 2013.

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Published on : 07 Feb 2013

Roderick Alexander Macdonald, O.C.

McGill University Law Professor Roderick A. Macdonald has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of Canada’s highest civilian honours. On December 30, Professor Macdonald, the F.R. Scott Professor of Constitutional and Public Law and former Dean of the Faculty of Law, was one of 33 Officers, two Companions and 56 new Members welcomed to the Order of Canada.

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Published on : 08 Jan 2013

Future Royal Society of Canada library to be named after Professor Rod Macdonald

On November 16, 2012 at an event at the Ottawa Convention Centre to mark the 130th anniversary of Royal Society of Canada (RSC), Governor General David Johnston announced the creation of a new library at Walter House, the RSC’s new headquarters in Ottawa. “I am equally delighted to announce that this new reading room, with the support and encouragement of his many friends, colleagues and loved ones, is to be named in honour of Rod Macdonald,” he added.

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Published on : 07 Dec 2012

H. Patrick Glenn Named President of the American Society of Comparative Law

Professor H. Patrick Glenn was elected President of the American Society of Comparative Law, during the ASCL’s annual conference October 4 to 6, 2012. The following day, when asked when he would begin his term, Glenn chuckled, “It’s started already! I spent the morning on practical business for the Association. We need to find an editor for the Journal, to start with.”

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Published on : 22 Oct 2012

Nicholas Kasirer receives honorary doctorate from Université de Sherbrooke

During its graduation ceremony held on September 22, 2012, the Université de Sherbrooke granted an honorary doctoral degree to the Hon. Nicholas Kasirer, BCL’85, LLB’85, former Professor (1989-2009) and Dean (2003-2009) of the Faculty of Law of McGill University and now a Justice of Quebec’s Court of Appeal.

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Published on : 01 Oct 2012

François Crépeau made Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced 71 new Fellows today, including eight McGill researchers and scholars from the faculties of Science, Engineering, Law and Arts. Among them is Professor François Crépeau, who holds the Hans and Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in International Law at the Faculty of Law.

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Published on : 06 Sep 2012

Vanier scholarships bring the world to McGill to help shape the future

Fourteen of the 156 new 2012 Vanier Scholars will be attending McGill University, coming from countries as diverse as Australia, Belgium, Peru and the United States, as well as from Canada.

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Published on : 03 Jul 2012

Alums Tina Hobday and Marc Barbeau receive James A. Robb Awards

On 18 June 2012 at Montreal’s University Club, it was with great pride that the Faculty of Law presented two James A. Robb Awards to Me. Tina Hobday and Me. Marc Barbeau, who have both distinguished themselves at the Faculty and within the broader university community by their outstanding volunteer work.

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Published on : 19 Jun 2012

McGill confers honorary Doctor of Laws degree on renowned sociologist

McGill University conferred degrees today upon close to 200 students from the Faculty of Law and awarded an honorary degree to Boaventura De Sousa Santos in recognition of his outstanding contributions to his field.

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Published on : 08 Jun 2012

Evan Fox-Decent’s book shortlisted for Macpherson Prize

The Faculty was delighted to learn that Professor Evan Fox-Decent’s book, Sovereignty’s Promise: The State as Fiduciary, is one of three books shortlisted for the 2012 C.B. Macpherson Prize.

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Published on : 06 Jun 2012

Call for applications: Arsenault postdoctoral fellowship(s) at the IASL

The Institute of Air and Space Law invites applications for one or two 1-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, which will start August 2011. Deadline to apply: 15 April 2011.

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Published on : 24 May 2012

Focus online - Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse speaks about creativity and intellectual property

In an interview with Focus online, Professor Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse explains how the Law of the of intellectual property influences areas that were formerly classified as strictly commercial and as having no artistic value, and how to artisanal skills could be leveraged to stimulate creativity and innovation.

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Published on : 20 Apr 2012