Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law news
In 2009-2010, the Quebec Research Centre of Private and Comparative Law hosted a series of Civil Law Workshops on the theme "The Civil Law and its Codes: A Journey Across the Americas". The collected texts have now been published by Les Éditions Thémis under the title Le droit civil et ses codes: parcours à travers les Amériques.
Next March, McGill’s Faculty of Law will be hosting the White & Case Canadian National Division Qualifying Tournament. Approximately 120 lawyers, legal academics and judges will be needed to act as competition judges.
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.
A declaration was read on August 22 & 23 at Montreal’s municipal council to commemorate the exceptional contributions of Professor Paul-André Crépeau to the civil law of Quebec, to the education of thousands of students, and to the dissemination of legal knowledge in Canada and beyond, and to offer condolences to his family.
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.
Daniel Jutras, Dean of the Faculty of Law, has announced that Professor Robert Leckey has been named by the Provost of McGill University as Acting Director of the Quebec Research Centre of Private and Comparative Law, during the period 1 July-31 December 2011.
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.
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.
The Quebec Research Centre of Private and Comparative Law (QRCPCL) invites qualified candidates to apply for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship position, with effect from August 2011.
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.
The Quebec Research Centre of Private and Comparative Law is breaking new ground with international research programs into legal education that integrates civil and common law, and the global expansion of trust law.
Giorgio Resta, professor of comparative law and visiting professor at the Faculty of Law, sits down with inFocus reporter Victoria Leenders-Cheng to talk about cultural nuance, harmonizing legal systems and the tension between mass media and judicial process.