Law student affairs news
This year’s McGill Vis Moot Team returned from Vienna with a number of awards. Students Anja Grabundzija, Élise Béland, Eric van Eyken and Paula Viola won the Award for 2nd Place Claimant's memo, and received an Honourable Mention for their Respondent's Memo. After making it to the elimination rounds, Anja and Paula each received Honorable mentions as best "individual oralists".
After doing a human rights internship in 2008 at the State Institute of Islamic Studies (IAIN) Ar-Raniry in Aceh, Philip Duguay wrote an article on the question of women's rights in Aceh, Indonesia. His paper will be published in the forthcoming issue of the Singapore Law Review.
At the Sopinka Cup held in Ottawa in mid-March, the team of Alexandre Bien-Aimé and Andrew Carvajal represented the prosecution in the trial of a charge of dangerous driving while racing, causing death.
Last weekend, McGill's Jessup Moot Team, composed of Angus MacLean Rennie, Lee Rovinescu, Sandrina Antohi and Arezou Farivar, took third place at the national qualifying tournament of the 2009 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. They will advance to the International Rounds, to be held at the end of March.
McGill Law’s team, composed of students Keith Serry, Stéphanie Bachand, Owen Ripley and Palma Paciocco, placed second overall at the 2009 Laskin Moot, out of 19 universities who participated this year.
Marguerite Tinawi, Seo Yun Yang, Lauren Chang MacLean and Guy-Philippe Bouchard took two of the top four spots at the Harold J. Fox Moot, which was held in February at the Federal Court in Toronto.
Following a generous gift from the Nussia & André Aisenstadt Foundation, the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) is now opening this call for applications for a Nussia & André Aisenstadt Student Research Fellow. Applications must be received by 6 March 2009 at 5pm.
Rose Grogan, Samatha Jones and Andrea Sanche, three LL.M. students of the Institute of Comparative Law, attended the "Global Generations Conference: Human Rights and Health Law at a Crossroad" conference at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law on February 13, 2009. Each student delivered a paper at the conference.
This weekend, the team of Andrew Carvajal and Alexandre Bien-Aimé took First Prize at the Quebec Round of the Sopinka competition, also known as the Guy-Guérin Cup.
The McGill team took three prizes this year. Bravo to our students Narimane Nabahi, Alexandre Forest, Olivier Cournoyer Boutin and Benedicte Martin!
Two McGill Law graduate students have been awarded the first Marc Lalonde Prize for Excellence in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration. DCL student Jean-François Hébert and LLM student Robin F. Hansen were honoured at a ceremony held earlier this week at Ogilvy Renault in Montreal.
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As part of the ongoing consultation on homelessness in Quebec, the McGill student group Equity Access submitted a memorandum to the Commission on November 4, 2008. The memorandum focuses on the growing litigiousness surrounding the homeless people and contains 15 concrete recommendations. The memorandum can be consulted online.
Borden Ladner Gervais extends and expands its BLG Fellowship program with a new five-year commitment
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) has announced the extension of the BLG Fellowship program to promote legal research, with a new, expanded five-year commitment of $1.2-million in funding for research projects.