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McGill Law places 12th in the world in QS World University Rankings

McGill University’s Faculty of Law has been ranked 12th among the world’s law schools by the respected QS World University Rankings – Social Sciences for 2011. These rankings reflect a combination of academic reputation, employer reputation and citations by academics.

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Published on : 06 Jul 2011

McGill Law places 12th in the world in QS World University Rankings

McGill University’s Faculty of Law has been ranked 12th among the world’s law schools by the respected QS World University Rankings – Social Sciences for 2011. These rankings reflect a combination of academic reputation, employer reputation and citations by academics.

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Published on : 05 Jul 2011

Svante O. Johansson named Justice of the Supreme Court of Sweden

The Faculty of Law was delighted to learn that the Swedish government has appointed Professor Svante O. Johansson Justice to the Supreme Court of Sweden.

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Published on : 30 Jun 2011

Helge Dedek to join Käte Hamburger project in Bonn

McGill Law Professor Helge Dedek has been invited to join the Advanced Studies Centre at the University of Bonn, Germany, for the academic year 2011-2012.

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Published on : 02 Jun 2011

Law students Adela Maciejewski Scheer and Rachel Gotthilf awarded Justice Canada research contracts

Law students Adela Maciejewski Scheer and Rachel Gotthilf have each been awarded a research contract by the Department of Justice as part of its program on Canadian bijuralism.

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Published on : 02 Jun 2011

Toronto Sun - When cyberbullying crosses the line

In the online world, few are aware that there's a fine line between teasing and criminal harassment. Fewer still know that lies or demeaning images posted on social media can become cyber-libel.

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Published on : 23 May 2011

New website aims to help prevent cyber-bullying, promote digital citizenship

A McGill University research team led by Prof. Shaheen Shariff is launching a new website that will help define and discourage cyber-bullying, while encouraging socially responsible digital citizenship.

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Published on : 20 May 2011

Law student wins prestigious $180,000 
Trudeau Foundation Scholarship

Claris Harbon recognized for work on civil disobedience by women and minorities
 and its impact on legislation

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Published on : 18 May 2011

DCL candidate Claris Harbon receives prestigious Trudeau Scholarship

McGill doctoral law student Claris Harbon is one of 14 Canadian and foreign students recognized today by The Trudeau Foundation for their work in areas including environment, international affairs, responsible citizenship, and human rights and dignity.

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Published on : 17 May 2011

Julie Paquin, DCL'10, wins Prix Henri Capitant

Julie Paquin, LLM'97, DCL'10, has been awarded the prestigious Prix Henri Capitant 2011 for her doctoral thesis, entitled "Business Law Transplants and Economic Development: An Empirical Study of Contract Enforcement in Dakar, Senegal", which was supervised by Professor Adelle Blackett.

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Published on : 29 Apr 2011

Lionel Smith elected a Visiting Fellow at Oxford's All Souls

Professor Lionel Smith, Director of the QRCPCL, has been elected a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Professor Smith has been a professor at McGill since 2000, was awarded a James McGill Chair in 2004, and became the Director of the QRCPCL in 2007.

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Published on : 28 Apr 2011

Ivan A. Vlasic (1926-2011)

The Faculty of Law mourns Professor Emeritus Ivan A. Vlasic, LLM’55, who passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. He was 84. The McGill University Flag will be lowered, on April 27, in his memory.

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Published on : 21 Apr 2011

Mourning Gary Nachshen, BCL ’87, LLB’87

It was with regret that the Faculty of Law learned of the sudden passing of Gary Nachshen, BCL '87, LLB'87, at the age of 51. A commemorative fund has been set up by his family and his business partners at Stikeman Elliott.

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Published on : 20 Apr 2011

Focus online - A new roster of Supreme Court clerks

The Faculty of Law continues its record of sending students in large numbers to clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada: for 2012, six of the 27 clerks at the Court will be McGill Law graduates. They are Adela Gotz, Anja Kortenaar, Michael Bookman, Annamaria Enenajor, Corey Omer, and Mary Race.

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Published on : 15 Apr 2011

Focus online - Looking forward, giving back

Our main cover story is an interview with Marc Barbeau, BCL’84, LLB’85, a partner at Stikeman Elliott, a lecturer at the Faculty, and also the creator of the Ilana Lederer Fund for legal education. Our second story is about Jordan Waxman, LLB’91, BCL’92, senior VP with Merrill Lynch Private Banking in New York, marathon swimmer and creator of the Jordan Waxman Entrance Scholarship.

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Published on : 15 Apr 2011