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The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Andrea Bjorklund, L. Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law, and Professor Kun Fan have been appointed Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Scholars in Arbitration and Commercial Law. Professor Bjorklund was appointed for one year; Professor Fan, for three years. The previous holders were Professor Fabien Gélinas, before he became the Sir William C.

Classified as: Fortier Chair, Research
Published on: 10 Oct 2017

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that it has been ranked among the world’s top universities to study law by the Times Higher Education (THE). A ranking by subject released on October 4, 2017, declared McGill the 13th best school to study law worldwide.

This year marks the first time Law has been included as a subject by the THE. Scores were calculated using the 13 performance indicators as their World University Rankings, which fall under five categories: teaching, research, citations, international outlook, and industry income.  

Published on: 4 Oct 2017

The Faculty of Law is pleased to welcome three new colleagues to its administrative team.

Published on: 4 Oct 2017

The Faculty of Law proudly congratulates Professor Stephen Smith, who recently returned from a five-week stay in New Zealand as the NZ Law Foundation Distinguished Fellow of 2017. This prestigious fellowship is granted to one eminent international legal scholar each year. Past fellows include the Chief Justice of Canada the Right Hon. Beverley McLachlin, and this year’s Distinguished Tomlinson Visiting Professor John Borrows, from the University of Victoria.

Classified as: Research
Published on: 3 Oct 2017

The McGill Law & Society Workshop Series invites scholars, graduate students and postdocs in law, the social sciences, and the humanities to present works-in-progress broadly falling within the field of law and society.

We seek papers that use qualitative, quantitative, or interpretivist methods to explore the complex relationship between legal phenomena and social, political, and economic interactions, institutions, and processes. Our interest in socio-legal research extends to state, non-state, formal, and informal norms, institutions, and processes.

Classified as: Research
Published on: 20 Sep 2017

The Faculty of Law and the Institute of Air & Space Law (IASL) are pleased to announce that, following his appointment in December 2016, Professor Brian F. Havel has joined the Faculty and officially taken over as the 13th Director of the IASL as of August 1st.

Published on: 13 Sep 2017

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Allison Christians has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor, effective September 1.

Professor Christians, who was recently renewed as H. Heward Stikeman Chair of Tax Law, coincidentally began her term as Associate Dean (Research) at the Faculty on the very same date for a three-year mandate.

Published on: 7 Sep 2017

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor François Crépeau has been appointed International Francqui Professor Chair in Social Sciences for the year 2017-2018. After the fall term has ended, Professor Crépeau will be travelling to Belgium for a six-month stay hosted by the Université catholique de Louvain, from where he will be contributing to the intellectual life in his field of specialty with all universities in Belgium.

Published on: 31 Aug 2017

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Alana Klein and Vincent Forray have been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, effective June 1.

Alana Klein teaches and researches in health law, criminal law, and human rights. She is a co-convenor of the McGill Research Group on Health and Law.

Vincent Forray conducts critical transsystemic research in contract law, torts law, civil law of obligations and consumer law. He is also interested in studying the activities of the scientific, pedagogical and professional jurist.

Classified as: Research
Published on: 5 Jun 2017

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the appointment of Aaron Mills (Waabishki Ma'iingan, Baatwetang) as Assistant Professor.

Classified as: Research
Published on: 1 Jun 2017

The Faculty is pleased to announce that Professor Evan Fox-Decent has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor, effective May 1, 2017.

In sharing the news, Dean Robert Leckey underscored how this promotion “recognizes [Evan’s] international stature as a scholar whose work crosses disciplinary lines and occupies a major place in current debates,” adding that “whether or not scholars agree with him, they must engage with his work.”

Published on: 4 May 2017

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Omar Farahat as Assistant Professor.

Dr. Farahat completed his Ph.D. at Columbia University in 2016, after which he worked as a Research Fellow at Yale Law School. Prior to that, he obtained a dual law degree from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Cairo University in 2004, an LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 2007, and an interdisciplinary M.A. in the humanities from New York University in 2010. He has practiced law in Cairo, New York, and Paris.

Published on: 11 Apr 2017

The Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL) is pleased to announce that Md. Tanveer Ahmad has been named Executive Director of the Centre for Research in Air and Space Law (CRASL).

Classified as: Research
Published on: 27 Mar 2017

Are you writing a supervised term paper or research essay for class this winter? Or did you write one in the fall or summer terms just past?

Get experience presenting your work and enjoy sharing your ideas with colleagues and professors by participating in the BLG Student Research Conference, hosted by the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law in collaboration with Borden Ladner Gervais, on March 31, 2017 (2:30-5:00 PM), at McGill University’s Faculty of Law.

Published on: 24 Jan 2017

The graduate students of McGill University’s Faculty of Law are pleased to announce their annual graduate law conference.

The conference will be held in Montreal, Canada, on May 13 and 14, 2017. We invite graduate students in law and related disciplines to submit papers on the theme of the conference,  and particularly on issues of global significance. Speakers will present their research in panels on various aspects of the theme, each moderated by a chair.

Published on: 18 Jan 2017

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