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Law, Rights, and Public Spaces

Tue, 2013-11-12 13:00 - 16:00
Chancellor Day Hall : Stephen Scott Seminar Room (OCDH 16), 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9

Program

1:00 PM: Nicholas Blomley, Professor and Chair, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University | "Law and Geography: Origins and Destinations"

2:00 PM: Marie-Eve Sylvestre, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, and Celine Bellot, Professor, École de service social, Université de Montréal | "Toward Court Geographies: Spatial Restriction Orders and Marginalized People's Rights in Canada"

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Survey for our alumni: Should Focus Law magazine go paperless?

Thu, 2013-10-31 11:12
Should we go paperless?

Each year, the Faculty mails out its annual printed magazine to its 7,400 alumni.

Prompted by several requests from alumni, we are examining the possibility of going paperless/digital in the near future, both to reduce our environmental footprint and to deliver news using your preferred medium.

What do our alumni think? Tell us by filling out our short survey: www.mcgill.ca/law/survey

Participants will be entered in a draw for a McGill Law hoodie.

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Focus online: "There’s a place for us"

Wed, 2013-10-30 10:28
Listening during a panel discussion

The October 2013 edition of Focus online takes a look at the Faculty of Law’s 5th annual DCL retreat that took place this September, to discuss ‘Finding Our Place in Academic Life.’

The event, which was coorganized by doctoral candidates Jodi Lazare and Geoffrey Conrad, drew over 30 students for a full day of rewarding and insightful discussion.

Read the story in the October 2013 edition of Focus online: publications.mcgill.ca/droit/2013/10/16/theres-a-place-for-us/

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Six projects at the Faculty of Law receive SSHRC funding

Tue, 2013-10-29 12:01

The Faculty’s Office of Research is happy to announce that six exciting projects have been awarded funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

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Graham Fraser - Access to Justice in Both Official Languages: Improving the Bilingual Capacity of the Superior Court Judiciary

Tue, 2013-11-19 16:00 - 17:30
Arts Building : Room ARTS-145, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G5

Linguistic Rights McGill welcomes Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada, Mr. Graham Fraser, for a talk titled  “Access to Justice in Both Official Languages: Improving the Bilingual Capacity of the Superior Court Judiciary.”

Open to the public. RSVP – https://www.facebook.com/groups/droitslinguistiques/

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Kenya and the International Criminal Court: Unpacking the ICC case of 2007-2008 post-election violence in Kenya

Mon, 2013-11-04 13:00 - 14:30
Thomson House : 2nd floor, 3650 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1Y2

Join Kenyan Human Rights Activist Flora Terah; Senior Deputy Director of the Montreal Institute for Genocide Studies Kyle Matthews; and Law Professor Frédéric Mégret for an interactive panel entitled "Kenya and the International Criminal Court: Unpacking the ICC case of 2007-2008 post-election violence in Kenya and its implications on reconciliation and accountability," hosted by Avocats sans frontières McGill.

All students and community members are invited to participate in this interactive panel.

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Patricia Allen Memorial Lecture: "Are Women Bad for Multiculturalism?"

Wed, 2013-11-20 12:30 - 14:00
Chancellor Day Hall : NCDH 202, 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9

The Annie MacDonald Langstaff Workshop Series welcome Professor Carissima Mathen, Ottawa University Faculty of Law  (Common Law section), former Director of Litigation, Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), for the annual Patricia Allen Memorial Lecture.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Vrinda Narain (vrinda [dot] narain [at] mcgill [dot] ca)

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The Politics of Precedent in International Law: A Social Network Application

Wed, 2013-11-06 12:30 - 14:00
Chancellor Day Hall : NCDH 202, 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9

The Legal Theory Workshops and the L. Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law are pleased to host Krzysztof J. Pelc, Department of Political Science, McGill University.

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World Bank Lecture on Anti-Corruption Law

Fri, 2013-11-01 12:30 - 14:00
Chancellor Day Hall : NCDH 312, 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9

The McGill International Law Society student club is hosting Michelle Ratpan and Robert Delonis, litigation specialists from the World Bank. Both speakers have extensive international experience in litigation and negotiation, and will talk about the World Bank's legal framework for fighting corruption and fraud in development projects.

Spots are limited: RSVP to mcgill [dot] ils [at] gmail [dot] com.

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Money Talks: paying, paid and unpaid student workers

Wed, 2013-10-30 12:30 - 14:30
Chancellor Day Hall : Maxwell Cohen Moot Court (NCDH 100), 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9

The Legal Clinic Course is proud to host a Town Hall Discussion regarding the dynamics and implications of paid, paying & unpaid student work.

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