Faculty of Law news
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.
We were delighted to learn that among the Quebec 53 lawyers who were designated Lawyer of the Year 2012 by the editors of Best Lawyers, 20 are alums of McGill’s Faculty of Law.
Left blind by a botched eye operation at the age of 16, Thomas Shearer Stewart nevertheless graduated from the Faculty in 1908, winning the Faculty’s gold medal award for academic excellence. His granddaughter, Lesley Stewart, tells his remarkable story.
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the creation of two new research: the Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism, made possible by a $3 million bequest from Law graduate and former member of the Faculty Advisory Board, Peter MacKell; and the Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy, made possible by a generous $3 million gift from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation.
Driven by student interest and new partnerships with institutions abroad, the Faculty unveils an exciting agenda for academic and professional opportunities in Asia. Read the rest in Focus online, October 2011.
The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) awarded Professor Ram Jakhu the 2011 Social Sciences Book Award for his book National Regulation of Space Activities (Springer, 2010) during a gala dinner in Cape Town, South Africa, on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011.
The Faculty of Law is mourning the loss of Alexandra Dodger, a student whose commitment to social justice and human rights distinguished her both in her studies and her work.