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DCL Thesis Defence: Anna Purkey

Chancellor Day Hall NCDH 609, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

Doctoral candidate Anna Lise Purkey will be presenting her thesis entitled “Legal Empowerment for Dignified life: Fiduciary duty and human rights-based capabilities in protracted refugee situations”, which was supervised by Prof.

DCL Thesis Defence: Paul Fitzgerald

Chancellor Day Hall NCDH 316, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

Doctoral candidate Paul Fitzgerald will be presenting his thesis entitled “A Level Playing Field for “Open Skies”: the Need for Consistent and Harmonized Regulation of aviation”, which was prepared under the supervision of Prof.

Kirsten Anker awarded inaugural Buxbaum Prize

The Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) of the American Society of Comparative Law has selected Professor Kirsten Anker as the inaugural recipient of the Richard M. Buxbaum Prize for Teaching in Comparative Law.

 In their nomination, the YCC praised Professor Anker for her “rich and creative efforts in the teaching of indigenous law, including her successful field course”. They also recognized “the wide scope of [her] teaching interests”, her "rigorous approach to comparative law and legal pluralism" and the interdisciplinary approach of her courses.

Published: 31Mar2015

Easter. No classes or exams. Administrative offices closed.


EASTER. Statutory holiday. No classes or exams. Administrative offices closed.

Dispute Settlement in the WTO: A Critical Appraisal by an Experienced Panelist

Chancellor Day Hall NCDH 316, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

The Private Justice and the Rule of Law research group welcomes Professor Arie Reich, Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, for a McGill Dispute Resolution Lecture.

Australia and Asylum Seekers

Chancellor Day Hall NCDH 312, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

The Asia Pacific Law Association of McGill together with the Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International law invite you to a panel discussion on Australia’s Response to Asylum Seekers, with a particular focus on its offshore solutio

Jaye Ellis Appointed Acting Director of School of Environment

Professor Jaye Ellis has been appointed Acting Director of the McGill School of Environment (MSE) for a one-year term beginning in September 2015.

Professor Ellis, who holds a joint appointment with the MSE, teaches and conducts research in the fields of international environmental law, public international law, international legal theory and international relations. Previously, she was Associate Dean (Academic) at the Faculty from 2011 to 2014.

Published: 24Mar2015

Frédéric Mégret Named William Dawson Scholar

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Frédéric Mégret has been named a William Dawson Scholar at McGill University.

McGill’s William Dawson Scholar program recognizes scholars poised to become leaders in their fields and are awarded for a five-year term.

As Dean Daniel Jutras said when he shared the news, “this honour underscores the depth and the quality of Frédéric Mégret’s exceptional scientific work.”

Published: 24Mar2015

The McGill Law Journal's Annual Lecture - Featuring Mélanie Joly

Chancellor Day Hall Maxwell Cohen Moot Court (NCDH 100), 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

Former Montreal mayoral candidate, Me Mélanie Joly will present her vision of a policy that conforms to the challenges of the 21st century including climate change, increased income inequality and technological changes.

International Standards and the Lex Mercatoria of Finance

Chancellor Day Hall NCDH 202, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

The Faculty of Law welcomes Associate Professor Cally Jordan, Melbourne Law School (Australia).