Law Faculty Alumni news
In Zürich, mathematician André Aisenstadtstudied under Schrödinger and befriended Einstein. Then in 1939 he moved to Montreal where he quickly became a community leader and patron. Following in his tradition, the Nussia & André Aisenstadt Foundation gave $125,000 to the Faculty of Law to support human rights research.
At the time of his death in 2004, Japanese aviation expert Masao Sekiguchi was regarded as one of the world’s most influential lawyers in the field – but he never forgot his time as a graduate student at McGill’s Institute of Air & Space Law. Now Sekiguchi’s widow has chosen to honour her husband’s dedication to his alma mater by creating a fellowship in his name.
The Institute of Air and Space Law is pleased to announce the creation of the Erin J.C. Arsenault Fellowships in Space Governance at McGill University.
Peter A. Howlett, BCL’66, was among the four personalities who were honoured this year at the 2008 Tribute to Great Montrealers reception held on October 29, 2008 by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. Mrs Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, was also among the four laureates.
The Faculty of Law had a lot to celebrate at this year’s Homecoming Breakfast – including 10 years of transsystemic education and 40 years of common law teaching.
On Sunday, September 21, 2008, the Faculty of Law and its Young Alumni Advisory Board presented Dominique Lapierre, BCL/LLB’98, with the first-ever Charles D. Gonthier Outstanding Young Alumni Award.
Caroline Ferland, BCL/LLB’95, elected president of the Board of the Centre d’accès à l’information juridique
Caroline Ferland, BCL/LLB’95, was recently elected president of the Board of the Centre d’accès à l’information juridique (CAIJ). She succeeds Martin F. Sheehan, BCL/LLB’90.
Today the Faculty of Law announces the creation of the Charles D. Gonthier Outstanding Young Alumni Award, which recognizes emerging leaders among recent alums of the Faculty.
The Faculty of Law is happy to announce the creation of the McCarthy Tétrault Mobility Fund, which will enable students facing financial restrictions to enrich their academic experience by studying abroad.
On July 1, 2008, the Governor General of Canada announced the appointment of the Honourable Donald J. Johnston, PC, OC, as Officer of the Order of Canada.