On June 4, Prime Minister Stephen Harper named Mr. Justice Clément Gascon (BCL’81) to the nation’s highest court, replacing Mr. Justice Morris Fish (BCL’62), who retired last August after a decade on the Supreme Court.
The Faculty of Law offers Justice Gascon its warmest congratulations.
Read the article in the McGill Reporter.
On May 28, Roderick Macdonald was awarded in absentia the McGill University Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement, one of the University’s highest honours. Macdonald received the McGill Medal as part of the Convocation ceremony for the Faculty of Law, where he taught thousands of students over the course of a distinguished career that spanned more than three decades. Professor Daniel Jutras, Dean of the Faculty of Law, accepted the Medal in Professor Macdonald’s name.
The BCL/LLB graduating class is setting out to change the face of the Faculty, with a crowdfunded class gift aimed at expanding the Faculty’s photo collection.
“Students today are pursuing a hugely diverse range of careers after exiting the McGill gates,” the project page explains. “We believe they present a wonderful opportunity to broaden this collection and to allow the enormously varied careers of our alums to shine.”
McGill University will bestow its highest honour on 14 outstanding individuals by awarding them an honorary doctorate at its 2014 Spring Convocation ceremonies. Among them is jurist Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond.
The Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law is pleased to announce the eighth edition of the Summer Institute of Jurilinguistics, organized in collaboration with the other members of the Network of Jurilinguistic Centres.
Laval University’s Faculty of Law has awarded a Justitia Prize to Professor Pierre-Gabriel Jobin, Ad.E. He received the Prize during the annual Quebec graduates’ cocktail, which was organized by the Dean of that Faculty, Professor Eugénie Brouillet, on May 15, 2014.
Thanks to a generous donation from the Li Ka Shing Foundation (Canada) to McGill University, ten students from McGill’s Faculty of Law and ten students in Shantou University’s Law School (Guangdong Province, China), will be doing a summer law program together from May 19 to 30. The program, which alternates between Montreal and Shantou, will take place in China this year.
Second-year law student Andrea Buitrago Carranza has been selected to participate in the 2014 Universitas 21 Undergraduate Research Conference (URC), which will be hosted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, July 7 to 11. This year, the conference theme is Food Safety: From Farm to Table.
Congratulations to our graduating DCL, LLM, and BCL/LLB students!
This year's convocation address will be given by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, who will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws.
Professor Allison Christians, who holds the Stikeman Chair in Tax Law will receive the Law Students' Association Durnford Teaching Excellence Prize.
Michèle Lamarre-Leroux is this year's Valedictorian.
Join us for a discussion of key challenges confronting international criminal justice today, with five of the field’s leading scholars. The discussion will be chaired by Frédéric Mégret, McGill University.
- Kevin Jon Heller, University of London
- Sarah Nouwen, Cambridge University
- Jens David Ohlin, Cornell University
- Darryl Robinson, Queen’s University
- Payam Akhavan, McGill University