The question of reasonable accomodations in Quebec, which in the past was largely a legal issue, has become a driving force in the public discourse.
Coexistence among diverse cultures has also taken on a life of its own in the media with the so-called "Reasonable Accomodation Crisis" and attendant ideological disputes, cystallizing identity politics and feeding various academic and public polemics.
At its annual banquet held April 20, 2013, the Association des professeures et professeurs de droit du Québec (APDQ) awarded Mr. Daniel Clarry its Excellence Prize for best master's theses in 2013 for his work entitled "The irreducible core of the trust" (see on eScholarship@McGill), prepared under the direction of Professor Lionel Smith, McGill University. The jury was composed of Professors Hervé Cassan (U.
More than a dozen members of the McGill Faculty of Law community have received Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals this year.
The award, which was created in 2012 to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the Throne, recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to Canadian society. In total, 60,000 Canadian medals were awarded in ceremonies occurring throughout the year.
On April 3, 2013, the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law launched three new books and a new resource website.
During a well-attended reception held in the Common Room, Professor Yaëll Emerich, interim director of the Centre, presented the books and a new database, and took the opportunity to warmly thank the many writers, editors, supporters and colleagues who participated in their preparation.
Join us for the Graduate Law Students Association's annual conference, whose title this year will be Government and Governance: Law's Evolving Role. The main themes will revolve around Law and transnational regimes; Coordinating governance regimes; Law through comparative approaches; and Marginalisation and access to justice.
Prof. David Dyzenhaus (U. Toronto) will give the keynote speech.
The Tax Justice Research Symposium aims to bring together academic researchers and graduate students, investigative journalists and campaigners to exchange information on tax justice research being done, identify research needs and gaps and develop strategies to facilitate research and collaboration between researchers and campaigners.
Opening talk: "Global Research Agenda on Tax Justice" with John Christensen (Tax Justice Network, UK)
Topics will include:
Professor Allison Christians, holder of the H. Heward Stikeman Chair in Tax Law at McGill University, invites you to a panel discussion on tax justice.
John Christensen, Tax Justice Network (UK)
Diana Gibson, Canadians for Tax Fairness
James Henry, Chair, Global Alliance for Tax Justice and former Chief Economist, McKinsey & Co.
Letter from Pr. Paul Dempsey, Director of the IASL, Regarding the Institute's Research Programs and Its Graduates
Dear IASL Alumni and Friends,
Recently, the McGill Daily published an article describing an effort by a student organization – Demilitarize McGill – to protest activities at several McGill University institutions, including the Institute of Air & Space Law [IASL], a graduate program of the Faculty of Law. The article erroneously states, "The IASL . . . conducts research for the U.S. Air Force." This is false. The IASL conducts no research for or on behalf of the USAF or any other military institution.
The Faculty was happy to learn that Marvin H. Coleby, VP external of the Black Law Students Association of McGill (BLSAM), has been elected President of the Black Law Students Association of Canada (BLSAC) for the 2013-2014 Term.
Marvin Coleby campaigned on a platform of youth empowerment, the refocusing of cultural and racial rights, closer Canada-US ties, and the implications of common and civil jurisdiction mixing for Black jurists.
Fabien Gélinas and Frédéric Bachand named first Norton Rose Faculty Scholars in Arbitration & Commercial Law
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professors Frédéric Bachand and Fabien Gélinas have been appointed Norton Rose Faculty Scholars in Arbitration and Commercial Law, for a two year term.
As holders of these Faculty Scholarships, Gélinas and Bachand, who are both active members of McGill's Private Justice and the Rule of Law research team, will be able to support a rich program of activities in international arbitration and commercial law.