Law Grad Studies news
The Royal Society of Canada announced 78 new Fellows this week, including nine McGill researchers and scholars from the faculties of Medicine, Law and Arts. Among them is Professor Desmond Manderson, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Law and Discourse. Find out more in the McGill Reporter.
The Quebec Research Centre of Private and Comparative Law (QRCPCL) is delighted to welcome its first postdoctoral fellow, Caroline Cassagnabère, a doctor of private law from the Université de Rennes 1.
The Faculty of Law extends a warm welcome to the five new colleagues who will be joining us in September or later during this academic year: Vincent Forray, Jennifer Langlais, Mark Massoud, Ruth Sefton-Green and Andrea Bjorklund.
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that our colleague Robert Leckey has been appointed William Dawson Scholar by the University. William Dawson Chairs are intended to recognize the outstanding work of younger scholars at McGill.
On Friday, June 17, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council elected Professor François Crépeau, holder of the Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, to the position of United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, for a three year mandate, renewable once.
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.
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.
Remus Valsan, QRCPCL Researcher and doctoral student at McGill Law, has taken up his appointment as Lecturer in Corporate Law at the School of Law of the University of Edinburgh.
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.
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.
LLM student and anti-discrimination lawyer Tamara Thermitus receives a Prix Mérite from the Quebec Bar
The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is pleased to announce that the Quebec Bar has awarded a Prix Mérite 2011 to Tamara Thermitus for her distinguished career and involvement in the legal community.
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.
Professor René Provost, who is currently doing a sabbatical year in Argentina with Professor Shauna Van Praagh and their three boys, sends us a note about their antipodean discoveries...
Focus online - La Clinique de droit pénal international : sept ans au service des tribunaux du monde
The McGill International Justice Clinic recently received funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade that, confirming the importance of the Clinic's research contributions to criminal tribunals around the world. Meet the students currently working at the Clinic. (In French)
Assistant Professor Helge Dedek likes to examine the law from a comparative and historical perspective. He spoke to Focus online about some interesting ideas that arise when history, philosophy and law intersect.