Law student affairs news
Lawyers making fun of themselves to raise money for charity: it’s not a joke, but Skit Nite at the Faculty of Law does have a reputation for milking the experiences of students, professors and lawyers themselves for punch lines that hit close to home.
For her record of volunteerism and community service, Nam has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 McGill Alumni Association’s (MAA) James G. Wright award, which will be presented at the MAA Awards Banquet on May 26.
Drawing on his education and experiences at McGill, John Haffner, BCL/LLB ’06, currently a renewable energy executive based in Asia, argues that American law schools could benefit from “more expansive and globally enriched curricula.” (Originally published February 8, 2011, in The Huffington Post.)
Enough with the ubiquitous purple and pink hearts of Valentine’s Day! Mélanie Mader is here to talk about the real thing. The newest member of the Faculty’s Research Group in Health and Law wants to have a frank discussion about organ donation and she has an unusual suggestion for doing so.
Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse joined the Faculty of Law in 2006 as an intellectual property specialist, and quickly gained a reputation for his sense of humour in the classroom. Focus online asked him a few questions on the repercussions of intellectual property law on our social and cultural values. (In French)
Chiara Fish, a third-year student at the Faculty, shares her experiences working as a human rights intern in Iqaluit, from helping with legal research to representing clients during bail hearings.
Funds from Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt go towards state-of-the-art classrooms and the Fasken Martineau Excellence Fund supports three priorities: student research into corporate social responsibility; academic excellence; and the operating costs of the McGill Journal of Law and Health.
January 2011 saw a visit from the Honourable Speaker of the House Peter Milliken (left); a Research Group in Health and Law lecture on euthanasia and assisted suicide with Jocelyn Downie; and two Faculty events on religion and law.
Last week, the team of Katrina Peddle and Anja Kortenaar (pictured here during practice) won the Guy-Guérin Cup, Quebec's regional round for the Sopinka Cup. In addition, Katrina Peddle won for best opening statement and Anja Kortenaar for best closing statement.
First-year law student and Black Business and Professional Association scholarship recipient Simone Samuels speaks from personal experience about the importance of access to education and to the legal system.
At the 2010 Fall Convocation ceremony, Principal Heather Munroe-Blum awarded our colleague Manon Berthiaume the Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff, in the Clerical category.
A criminal law shadowing program provide opportunities for Law students to catch a glimpse of the humanity and the reality of the legal process. Students follow prosecutors or legal aid lawyers throughout the day, and get a feel for the work, from procedures to salary, work hours and more. Article by Victoria Leenders-Cheng.
With its Suggestion Box initiative, the Faculty of Law's Educational Equity Committee hopes to provide an additional avenue for law students to participate in a constructive dialogue about these issues. All respectful comments are highly valued and encouraged.
The Faculty of Law is pleased and grateful to announce that, for a second consecutive year, the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation is supporting its High School Outreach Program, an innovative program where law students help high school students succeed.