Faculty of Law news
On March 14, 2012, the Faculty of Law held a ceremony to celebrate the official renaming of the Quebec Research Centre of Private and Comparative Law as the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law, and to celebrate the life and distinguished career of Paul-André Crépeau (1926-2011).
The year 2012 marks the 60th anniversary of the McGill Law Journal as well as the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Canadian Constitution. To reflect on these milestones, the Journal’s annual lecture in early March featured one of the final drafters of the Constitution Act, Mary Dawson, BCL’66.
McGill law students have a history of paying tribute to Lord Denning, one of the best-known and oft-quoted common law judges in recent memory. In the lead-up to the Faculty’s annual Skit Nite on March 20, Focus online looks at a few student encounters with the beloved British jurist.
This month, Focus online takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Course aux stages with new CDO director, Maryse Chouinard. We also examine the long-standing fascination with British judge Lord Denning and speak to Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson about her role in shaping Constitutional history.
The Dean Maxwell and Isle Cohen Doctoral Seminar in International Law offers approximately twelve doctoral and post-doctoral researchers with a keen interest in international law the opportunity to present and discuss their research ideas with fellow researchers and professors from the Faculty.
This event will aim to foster critical assessment the latest developments in legal thought and innovative approaches to law, in the light of globalization and the move away from a national paradigm for law. It will ask how to integrate the insights so gained into the teaching of law.
The Faculty of Law at McGill University is delighted to announce that Professor Allison Christians from the University of Wisconsin has been appointed to the H. Heward Stikeman Chair in Taxation Law. Professor Christians will be joining us in May 2012.
Professor Roderick Macdonald was awarded the Paul-André Crépeau Medal by the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Division, at a reception held on January 12, 2012.
Given the end of the labour disruption at McGill, the Faculty of Law is happy to once again be able to offer on-site video-streaming of our Continuing Legal Education series. Streaming services will allow us to accommodate additional participants in overflow classrooms in Chancellor Day Hall on the day of each lecture.
Next March, McGill’s Faculty of Law will be hosting the White & Case Canadian National Division Qualifying Tournament. Approximately 120 lawyers, legal academics and judges will be needed to act as competition judges.
On November 30, 2011, Montreal law firm Robinson Sheppard Shapiro LLP (RSS) donated more than $230,000 to the Law Faculties of McGill University and Université de Montreal as part of an endowment. The donations were made as part of the celebration of the firm’s 90th anniversary.
David O’Brien, BCL’65, makes another substantial gift to support the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism; Elizabeth Monk, BCL’23, the first woman to win the Faculty’s Gold Medal for academic excellence and the first Quebec woman to receive a Q.C. designation, is honoured by the University Women’s Club of Montreal.
Following his appointment as UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Migrants and in the run-up to International Migrants Day on December 18, Professor Crépeau speaks about public perceptions of immigrants and how migrants are treated by states and tribunals.
Focus online - The McGill/Hebrew U. Human Rights Summer Program: Tough questions, challenging answers
Ten McGill Law students and three Faculty members travelled to Hebrew University in Jerusalem for three weeks in August. Partnered with ten counterparts from Hebrew University, they discovered some challenging – and unexpected – points of view.
Roderick A. Macdonald, F.R. Scott Professor of Constitutional and Public Law, has been named to the Charbonneau Commission, which has been charged with examining allegations of corruption in the construction industry.