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The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Brittany Williams, BCL/LLB’19, has taken up the role of manager, Student Affairs Office, effective 1 November 2021.
Williams has served as acting assistant dean (admissions & recruitment) since December 2020, and has worked to broaden the Faculty of Law’s outreach efforts by showing potential applicants the expansive possibilities that come with McGill Law degrees.
McGill’s Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) is currently accepting applications for a minimum 3-month clerkship at the Supreme Court of Israel in 2022-2023.
Clerks are assigned to assist one judge with tasks such as drafting legal and administrative documents, preparing case files, and researching legal issues.
Current McGill BCL/LLB, LLM or DCL students graduating in June 2022, and recent McGill graduates from Fall 2019 onward may apply for these positions.
Deadline: 26 January 2022, 17:00, Montreal time.
McGill’s Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) is currently accepting applications for:
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Helge Dedek has received the 2021 John W. Durnford Award for Teaching Excellence during the online Law Convocation ceremony on June 11, 2021. Professor Angela Campbell, associate provost (equity & academic Policies), presented him with the award.
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Fabien Gélinas has received the 2021 David Thomson Award for Graduate Supervision and Teaching, which was presented to him by Professor Andrea Bjorklund, associate dean (graduate studies) during the Faculty of Law's Spring Convocation ceremonies on 11 June 2021.
The Faculty of Law is thrilled to welcome back Kimberly Lee-Louis, BCL/LLB’13, as the inaugural assistant dean (inclusion - Black and Indigenous flourishing).
The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that Samuel Gale Professor Robert Leckey, BCL/LLB’02, has been reappointed as dean. Dean Leckey’s reappointment, approved by the Board of Governors at its meeting on 10 December 2020, is effective 1 July 2021 for a term of five years.
Dean Leckey joined the Faculty of Law in 2006, where he teaches and researches in constitutional law, family law, and comparative law. From 2014 to 2016, he served as director of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law.
The Student Affairs Office is holding a series of 30-minute Exam Clinics for McGill Law students for a week. Staff will walk you through installing Examplify and doing a mock exam to check that the installation went correctly.
There are seven sessions for first-year students, three for upper-years, and four sessions for graduate students. Students are invited to drop in the sessions for their specific groups. Be sure to have your laptop or computer ready.
The Student Affairs Office (SAO / SAÉ) is announcing the Law Peer Tutor Program, a pilot project for 2020-2021. This program is intended to provide academic support and mentorship to first-year students who are experiencing academic difficulties, or who wish to improve their academic performance.
McGill University has announced that many of its programs will be delivered remotely in the Fall 2020 term.
The Faculty of Law will continue to deliver one of the best legal educations in the world to its exceptional students. It will offer a wide selection of courses taught by leading scholars, in all its programs, in a remote environment.
The Faculty of Law is taking steps to facilitate the transition to remote teaching and learning. Among other things:
Quebec’s Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur has approved McGill’s request to change the name of the common law degree conferred on graduates of the Faculty of Law’s double-degree McGill program from a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) to a Juris Doctor (JD). The BCL/LLB program will thus become the BCL/JD program. Graduates will continue to receive two diplomas; starting at the spring 2020 convocation, those degrees will be a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) and a Juris Doctor (JD).
McGill Law’s Career Development Office (CDO) is pleased to announce a collaboration with Loue 1 Robe / Loue 1 Tux. Through this partnership, we are launching an innovative pilot project that will allow students to rent professional attire for interviews and networking activities at an affordable price. Quebec-based company Tristan will provide the clothing.
This initiative is in line with several of the CDO's objectives, which includes fostering the inclusion of students from all walks of life as well as assisting with their entry into the profession.
The Faculty of Law is pleased to welcome two new members to the Career Development Office’s (CDO) team: Staci Angelis, as career advisor, and Melissa Caruana, as administrative coordinator.
Staci Angelis recently completed her Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology at the University of Ottawa. Over the past year, she worked exclusively with university students to help them navigate various academic and career planning questions. She is excited to embark on this new challenge and to assist law students with their career goals.
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Johanne Poirier (BCL’91, LLB’91) received the 2019 John W. Durnford Teaching Excellence Award at the Law Convocation ceremony on May 30, 2019. Professor Colleen Sheppard presented her. This award – named in honour of the late emeritus professor and former dean John W. Durnford (BCL’52) – annually recognizes the exceptional pedagogy of a law professor selected by students via the Law Students’ Association.