On October 29, 2013, the Faculty of Law held a reception in the Common Room to honour the memory of Alex Konigsberg QC, BCL’63, and to also mark the launch of the Alex Konigsberg Management & Law Bursary.
The Faculty of Law was privileged to welcome Mr. Konigsberg’s widow, Vivian Konigsberg, and many members of his family. Several of his friends, colleagues and former McGill Law classmates also attended.
Legal Theory Workshop with Scott Shapiro, Yale University.
About the speaker
Scott Shapiro is the Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at Yale Law School. He joined the Yale Law faculty in July 2008 as a professor of law and philosophy.
Equality is a critical element of Canada’s representative democracy, yet it is one that our electoral system faces critical challenges in delivering.
The Faculty of Law is pleased to be part of a new interdisciplinary research initiative, the first of its kind to be devoted to the study of Montreal.
The Centaur Jurisprudence Project Conference: The Legalization of Culture and the Enculturation of Law
This one-day conference will explore the potential of legal pluralism to account for the varied and dynamic roles of culture within legal discourse. Can legal pluralism create a richer model of legal knowledge, one that reflects plural cultural narratives, while still offering a normative foundation for formal legal processes? Or does it entail abandoning a distinctively legal discourse in favour of an assemblage of anthropological and legal knowledge or “centaur discipline”? In short, can legal pluralism bring culture within the domain of law?
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights & the Faculty of Law of McGill University present a Special Forum on Race, Discrimination and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in North America.
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"
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.
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/
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).