The Annual John and Eileen Marrett Memorial Lecture and the Research Group on Constitutional Studies Lecture Series Present "Oil, Dictators & Civil Wars: Our Contributions, Our Solutions" with Dr. Leif Weinar, professor and Chair of Ethics, King's College, London.
Date & Time: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: Ferrier Building, Room 456, McGill University
For additional information, please contact Professor Jacob T. Levy (jtlevy [at] gmail [dot] com).
Frédéric Mégret is an Associate Professor of Law and Canada Research Chair in the Law of Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at McGill University. Outside of the academy, Prof. Mégret has worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Rome Conference on the Creation of an International Criminal Court. He has also served as a sharpshooter for UNPROFOR in Sarajevo in 1995.
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.
For its inaugural lecture, the Research Group on Constitutional Studies presents "Constitutionalism - A Skeptical View" with guest speaker Jeremy Waldron, Chichele Professor of Political and Social Theory at All Soul's College, Oxford, and Professor of Law at New York University.
For additional information, contact Jacob T. Levy, Tomlinson Professor of Political Theory (jtlevy [at] gmail [dot] com).
A CIPP Seminar with Professor Michael J. Madison, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Kindly RSVP to Mr. Francis Lord (francis [dot] lord [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca). A request has been made to the Quebec Bar for accreditation as a Continuing Legal Education activity.
Política sobre los Recursos Naturales en Argentina: debates y dudas en torno al desarrollo sostenible
Leonardo F. Pastorino, Profesor titular ordinario de Derecho Agrario, Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, will give a talk on natural resource policy in Argentina and their debates and doubts that surround sustainable development there.
Sponsored by McGill's Faculty of Law and its Grupo Hispano, along with ISID, and the McGill School of Environment, this Spanish-language talk is free, but kindly RSVP to Professor victor [dot] muniz [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Víctor Muñiz-Fraticelli).
Wrestling with Free Speech, Religious Freedom, and Democracy in Turkey: The Political Trials and Times of Fethullah Gülen
Dr. James Harrington will talk about how the political trial of Fethullah Gülen, a moderate Turkish religious leader, helped to expand civil liberties and strengthen democracy in Turkey. The trial began in 2000 in an Ankara State security court and ended in 2008 in an appeals court in Gülen's favor. His book explores Gülen's trial, examines the evolving process of Turkey's efforts to enter the European Union, and discusses ways that the EU's insistence on expanding civil liberties in Turkey and reforming the judicial system affected the outcome of the trial (and vice versa).
The Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law is inaugurating its new series of Civil Law Workshops, under the theme « Les apparences en droit civil », with a talk by Eric Descheemaeker (bio) (University of Edinburgh).
"The Niqab in the courtroom: N.S. v. R." will be presented by Professor Vrinda Narain and others.
About our Continuing Legal Education series
The Faculty of Law presents its newest edition of its "Une pensée d’avance – Think Ahead" continuing legal education series, offering five three-hour lectures on themes rooted at the very heart of contemporary legal issues. This year’s series features five stimulating lectures focused on recent developments in Canadian courts and covering a wide range of topics.
CLE: "New Developments in Copyright at the Supreme Court level" will be presented by Professors David Lametti and Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse, and by doctoral candidate Francis Lord.