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Stressed out during exams? Take some time out by participating in these relaxation activities


Trop de stress durant les examens? Différentes activités de détente et de relaxation s'offriront à vous du 14 au 29 avril dans le Pavillon Brown et dans le Pavillon SSMU. Consultez l'horaire.


Évaluez vos cours … C’est important!

Between March 24 and April 11, be sure to complete your course evaluations (>5-10 minutes per course!): let your voice be heard and give the Faculty valuable feedback on course offerings.

Connectez-vous sur Minerva et suivez les instructions dans le pop-up.


Winter Term Exam Room Schedule

View the Winter Term Exam Room Schedule [.pdf].


Release of Winter 2014 grades

À partir du 25 avril 2014, il y aura un blocage administratif des relevés de notes de tous les étudiants. Il sera impossible de consulter les relevés de notes non officiels ou de présenter une demande de relevés de notes officiels/imprimés.

Below is the message that will be displayed when accessing the unofficial transcript on Minerva:

  • You are not permitted to view your record until the Faculty of Law has released the grades for this term.
  • Vous n'êtes pas autorisé à avoir accès à votre dossier tant et aussi longtemps que la Faculté de droit n'a pas divulgué les notes pour cette session.

This hold is necessary in order to block the viewing of Winter term grades until they have been approved by Faculty Council (closed meeting) on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
 
Les étudiants qui souhaitent obtenir un relevé de notes officiel sans les notes de la session d’hiver doivent présenter une demande avant le 25 avril, à partir de Minerva.  
 
Final grades for all students will be viewable on Minerva as of May 15, 2014.


Course registration for 2014-2015 

For the 2014-2015 academic year, registration on Minerva will begin on May 27, 2014 with priority registration. L’inscription prioritaire vise à faciliter l’accès aux cours contingentés et à assurer l’équité parmi les étudiants. Priorities are as follows:

 1. Students entering fourth year start to register on Minerva on Tuesday, May 27 at 8:00 am (maximum of 9 credits per term).

 2. Students entering third year start to register on Minerva on Thursday, May 29 at 8:00 am (maximum of 9 credits per term).

 3. Students entering second year start to register on Minerva on Tuesday, June 3 at 8:00 am (maximum of 9 credits per term).

 4. Starting Thursday, June 5 at 8:00 am, all students can register for additional courses (maximum 16 credits per term).

 5. Starting Friday, August 29 at 8:00 am, all students can register for the remainder of their courses (maximum 18 credits per term).


Nominations for prizes, scholarships and medals are open

Discretionary Prizes

Each year, the Faculty of Law awards a number of discretionary prizes and scholarships for continuing and graduating students. Students are encouraged to nominate a fellow student to a maximum of three discretionary prizes and scholarships.

Principal David L. Johnston Medal for Contribution

Each year, the Faculty of Law of McGill awards the Johnston Medal to the student who completes the BCL/LLB program with highly distinguished standing, while having contributed in an outstanding manner to the Faculty in the areas of academic, social and community life. Students can self-nominate for this medal.

Post-graduate & travelling scholarships

The Faculty also offers several scholarships to graduating students who wish to pursue graduate studies. Students can self-nominate for these scholarships.


Competitive moots for 2014-2015

Les étudiants de 2e et 3e année sont invités à essayer de se qualifier pour une place sur l'une des équipes qui participeront aux concours de plaidoirie l'an prochain.

This year, the run-offs will take place on April 3 and April 4 in the study room (room 2020) on the Library's second floor.

To find out more, download the problem and facta, and register, see the Competitive Mooting Run-offs page.


Call for Applications - Tutorial Leader for 2014-2015: Intro to Legal Research, and Legal Ethics and Advocacy

Students who will have completed the first and second year of the BCL/LLB program by the end of the Winter Term 2014 are invited to apply for a position as Tutorial Leader for 2014-2015.  There are 14 first-year positions and 8 second-year positions.

The application, consisting of a cover letter stating why you would like to be a Tutorial Leader and outlining any relevant qualifications, as well as a current CV and unofficial transcript should be submitted to Me Helena Lamed by Tuesday April 1, 2014. Interviews will be held in the days following.

Les postes s’inscrivent dans le cadre d’un cours de 4 crédits (ex. WRIT 016 et WRIT 017). Consulter la liste des cours offerts pour plus d'informations.

Il s’agit, entre autres de réfléchir sur la pédagogie juridique, animer les rencontres avec votre groupe, préparer les travaux de recherches et de rédaction en équipe, commenter les travaux de vos étudiants, participer aux plaidoiries de 1re et 2e à titre de juge, et d’agir comme mentor auprès des étudiants de votre groupe.


2014 Summer Course Offerings and Calendar 

L’inscription pour l’été 2014 a commencé sur Minerva le 4 mars 2014 pour les étudiants en premier cycle et le 13 mars pour ceux en cycles supérieurs. 

 The Summer 2014 Calendar of Dates is available on the SAO Courses & Registration page and the course schedule is posted on Minerva. The total summer credit limit is 14 credits.

Les cours suivants seront offerts à la Faculté de droit au cours de l'été 2014.

  • PUB2 111 Criminal Law (3) (Prof. A. Klein) 
  • PUB2 401 Judicial Review of Administrative Action (3) (Prof. E. Fox-Decent)
  • PUB2 105 Droit international public (3) (Prof. F. Mégret)
  • PUB2 400 The Administrative Process (3) (Prof. R. Janda)
  • CMPL 508 Research Seminar - Mediation (2) (L’hon. L. Otis) 
  • LAWG 534 Specialized Topics - Disabilities: Issues of Ethics and Justice (2) (Jonas Beaudry)

Term Essays

In addition to the law courses above, students may elect to complete a 10,000-15,000 research essay during the summer term. It is the responsibility of applicants to arrange with a full-time member of the Faculty to act as a supervisor for their essays. Supervisory resources are limited, so it is best to approach potential supervisors as early as possible. A list of supervisors and areas of interest appears in the Course Offerings 2013-2014 document available on the Current courses & registration information page. Further information on term essays can be found on the Student Affairs Office's Written course work and essays page.

The Term Essay Authorization Form is available on the SAO web site. A proposed table of contents, a clear statement of the essay thesis, and a preliminary bibliography of sources must be appended to the application form and approved by the supervisor. Applications are to be submitted online no later than May 8, 2014 by 15:00 for the Summer Term 2014. Students must register in the appropriate term essay course on Minerva before the end of add/drop, please see Calendar of Dates.

Summer essays are due via SAOAssignments [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca on August 18, 2014 at 15:00.

Les étudiants ne peuvent s’inscrire à plus que deux Term Essays dans une session. Chaque Term Essay doit avoir son propre superviseur.

McGill/Shantou Summer Law Program

This McGill/Shantou Summer Law Program will be take place this year in China, May 19-30, 2014 inclusive. This summer law program is an exciting opportunity for McGill and Shantou law students to learn about contemporary issues in Chinese and Canadian law.

Find out more by visiting our McGill/Shantou Summer program page.


Exchanges

Students who wish to apply for an exchange or study away may now do so on Minerva. See our page on Exchange programs. Students must also upload a CV to myFuture under the job heading "Exchanges 2014-2015". Assurez-vous aussi que vos passeports sont à jour.


Posting events to the calendar and on the screen

To have an event posted on the web calendar and the screen in the atrium hallway, email the information (bilingual title, description, and contact info) to the Faculty's lysanne [dot] larose [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Web Communications Editor).

To qualify for posting, events must be of academic interest or involve a Faculty member (as speaker, moderator, etc.). With some exceptions, social events such as Coffee House, etc. are not usually promoted by the Faculty, but instead are posted on the Law Students' Association site.