The Faculties of Arts and Law are happy to announce that Professor Ronald Niezen, a former Chair of McGill’s Department of Anthropology who held the Canada Research Chair in the Comparative Study of Indigenous Rights and Identity, has been appointed as the first incumbent of the Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy.
Earlier this month, during the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT) in Victoria, B.C., Professor Shauna Van Praagh was elected President of the Association and a member of its executive.
Labour Day. Classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed. Libraries closed.
CANADA DAY. Statutory Holiday. Classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed. Libraries closed.
LA FÊTE NATIONALE DU QUÉBEC. Classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed. Libraries closed.
Graciela Jasa Silveira, DCL candidate, will defend her thesis, "Beyond conjugal borders: the impact of jurisdictional boundaries on women’s family law rights in Mexico and Québec," which was written under the supervision of Professor H. Patrick Glenn at the Faculty of Law.
Centaur Jurisprudence: The Legalization of Culture and the Enculturation of Law
The Centaur Jurisprudence Project invites paper proposals for a conference that is organized by the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, and which will be held in Montreal, Quebec, on Friday, February 21, 2014.
See our conference website for program and registration: www.mcgill.ca/culture-law
McGill Professor Margaret Somerville was awarded a Doctorate of Laws, honoris causa, on May 16, 2013, by the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. During the College’s 94th Convocation ceremony, the College’s Chancellor, the Honourable Peter McKay, Minister of Defence, cited “her exceptional contributions to society through research, scholarly debate and personal involvement.”
Andrea Bjorklund first incumbent of Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law
The Faculty is delighted to announce that Professor Andrea K. Bjorklund has been appointed as the first incumbent of the L. Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law at McGill University’s Faculty of Law.
Professor Paul Dempsey and Dean Daniel Jutras are delighted to announce that a new Graduate Fellowship Fund has been created at the Faculty of Law of McGill University to celebrate Professor Nicolas Mateesco Matte, OC, OQ, QC, who directed McGill’s Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL) from 1975 to 1989.