Law student affairs news
On August 30, Dean Daniel Jutras welcomed First Year students, offering them words of advice that covered everything from the cultural consequences of studying law to the feasibility of using the study of law in a pickup line... and later one, he refereed a soccer game pitting First Years against Upper Years. Read further inside inFocus online.
Two students from the Faculty of Law spending the summer abroad working in international development were named recipients of internships prizes from the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC).
Samuel Walker, BCL/LLB’10, has been awarded a Gates Scholarship to attend the University of Cambridge (UK), where he will be pursuing a master’s degree in international law.
The McGill Vis moot team, composed of students Alex Dobrota, Maha Hussain, Sarah Walker and Mathieu Kissin, recently returned from Vienna, where they competed in the 17th annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. This year's competition, held from March 26 to April 1, 2010, saw teams from 255 schools representing 62 countries.
Bryana Jensen, Mary Race, Alexandra Dodger and Kabir Jamal formed the only Canadian team to win an award in the final rounds, with a remarkable 4th place global recognition for its written submissions among the 105 finalists from 76 countries.
Law students Alexandre Shee and Seo Yun Yang were one of 14 McGill students to receive a Scarlet Key on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, in a pinning ceremony presided over by Principal Heather Munroe-Blum.
Law students Mary Race, Kabir Jamal, Bryana Jensen and Alexandra Dodger took silver at the Canadian National Division Qualifying Tournament of the 2010 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition last weekend.
Maclean's magazine has just announced that McGill Law’s Kim Brooks has become one of 10 professors across the country to be selected for Canada’s most prestigious university teaching awards, the 3M National Teaching Fellows.
The Faculty is pleased to announce that Mtre Ali Martin-Mayer, BSc’98, BCL/LLB’02, has been appointed Assistant Dean, Admissions & Recruitment.
Joanna Baron, Law II, has been awarded a research contract worth $5,000 by the Department of Justice as part of its program on Canadian bijuralism. Her research proposal aims to examine the "Interaction Between the Assisted Human Reproduction Act and Provincial Laws on Filiation or Parentage.”
Last Friday at the Montreal Courthouse, the team of Nicholas Melling and Jeannine Plamondon competed in and won the Guy-Guérin Cup, which is the Quebec regional round for the Sopinka Cup. In addition, Melling won the individual prize for the “Best examination-in-chief.”
Students Olivier Archambault-Lafond, Yacine Hadjoudj, Geneviève Laurin and Éric L'Italien defended McGill’s colours at the Pierre-Basile Mignault Moot last weekend. The Laurin / Archambault-Lafond tandem came in second and received the Yvon Blais Cup.