Faculty of Law news
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
McGill Law alumnus Jean Frédéric Ménard, BCL/LLB’05, (@jfredmenard), is among the 14 newly announced recipients of Trudeau Scholarships.
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that its Private Justice and the Rule of Law Research Team was awarded funding for an ambitious program of research entitled “Private Justice and its Laws: Harmonization, Conciliation and Legitimacy”. At $450,000, this is one of the largest peer-reviewed awards ever to have come to the Faculty.
We are thrilled to introduce the Law Inspiration NetworK (LINK) for students and alumni. Many of our alumni have asked how they can get involved in Student Life & Learning at the Faculty of Law. Similarly, our students are eager to reach out to accomplished alumni all over the world. In response, we have put together a full menu of exciting options to connect McGill Law alumni with McGill Law students.
At its annual banquet held April 20, 2013, the Association des professeures et professeurs de droit du Québec (APDQ) awarded Mr. Daniel Clarry its Excellence Prize for best master's theses in 2013 for his work entitled "The irreducible core of the trust" (see on eScholarship@McGill), prepared under the direction of Professor Lionel Smith, McGill University. The jury was composed of Professors Hervé Cassan (U.