Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law news
John G. Murphy, managing partner at Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG), is extremely proud of the efforts made by a team headed by H. John Godber (BCL'88, LLB'88) and Neil Hazan (BCL/LLB'02) to support McGill Faculty of Law’s Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law. The fundraising activity, which brought in $400,000 from BLG’s lawyers and partners across Canada, ended this month.
McGill Law alumnus Jean Frédéric Ménard, BCL/LLB’05, (@jfredmenard), is among the 14 newly announced recipients of Trudeau Scholarships.
At its annual banquet held April 20, 2013, the Association des professeures et professeurs de droit du Québec (APDQ) awarded Mr. Daniel Clarry its Excellence Prize for best master's theses in 2013 for his work entitled "The irreducible core of the trust" (see on eScholarship@McGill), prepared under the direction of Professor Lionel Smith, McGill University. The jury was composed of Professors Hervé Cassan (U.
On April 3, 2013, the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law launched three new books and a new resource website. During a well-attended reception held in the Common Room, Professor Yaëll Emerich, interim director of the Centre, presented the books and a new database, and took the opportunity to warmly thank the many writers, editors, supporters and colleagues who participated in their preparation.
Professor Daniel Jutras, Dean of the Faculty of Law, has announced that Professor Yaëll Emerich has been named by the Provost of McGill University as Acting Director of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law, from 1 January 2013 to 30 June 2013.
During its graduation ceremony held on September 22, 2012, the Université de Sherbrooke granted an honorary doctoral degree to the Hon. Nicholas Kasirer, BCL’85, LLB’85, former Professor (1989-2009) and Dean (2003-2009) of the Faculty of Law of McGill University and now a Justice of Quebec’s Court of Appeal.
On March 14, 2012, the Faculty of Law held a ceremony to celebrate the official renaming of the Quebec Research Centre of Private and Comparative Law as the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law, and to celebrate the life and distinguished career of Paul-André Crépeau (1926-2011).
The Dean Maxwell and Isle Cohen Doctoral Seminar in International Law offers approximately twelve doctoral and post-doctoral researchers with a keen interest in international law the opportunity to present and discuss their research ideas with fellow researchers and professors from the Faculty.
This event will aim to foster critical assessment the latest developments in legal thought and innovative approaches to law, in the light of globalization and the move away from a national paradigm for law. It will ask how to integrate the insights so gained into the teaching of law.
Professor Roderick Macdonald was awarded the Paul-André Crépeau Medal by the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Division, at a reception held on January 12, 2012.
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.