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Call for conference proposals - The Legalization of Culture and the Enculturation of Law

Mon, 2013-06-10 16:14

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

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Margaret Somerville awarded a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, by Royal Military College of Canada

Fri, 2013-06-07 13:45

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.”

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Andrea Bjorklund first incumbent of Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law

Wed, 2013-06-05 10:39
Professor Andrea K. Bjorklund (credit: Lysanne Larose)

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.

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Creation of the Nicolas Mateesco Matte Graduate Fellowship in Air and Space Law

Tue, 2013-06-04 10:00
Nicolas Mateesco Matte - November 2012. Photo by Ari Munisami.

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.

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Sally Engle Merry awarded a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, at Convocation 2013

Thu, 2013-05-30 11:10
Sally Engle Merry

The Faculty of Law is delighted to present the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, to Sally Engle Merry, who will deliver the commencement address at the Spring Convocation on Friday, May 31, at 10 a.m.

A professor of Anthropology in the Institute for Law and Society at New York University, Sally Engle Merry is among the most distinguished scholars of law and society in the world today, and the leading legal anthropologist in the United States.

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Publication of a new edition of “Les Obligations”

Thu, 2013-05-23 11:15
Pierre-Gabriel Jobin, Nathalie Vézina
Les Obligations

The Faculty is pleased to announce that Pierre-Gabriel Jobin, Ad. E., Wainwright Emeritus Professor of civil law at  McGill, and Nathalie Vézina, BCL’88, LLB’88, full Professor at Université de Sherbrooke, recently published a new edition of that great classic of Quebec private law: Les Obligations.

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Prof. Paul Dempsey: Why it’s important to keep ICAO here

Wed, 2013-05-15 09:54
Paul Stephen Dempsey

By Paul Stephen Dempsey
Special to the Gazette
May 14, 2013

MONTREAL — Qatar’s proposal to move the International Civil Aviation Organization’s headquarters to the Persian Gulf would be a significant blow to Montreal. ICAO, which regulates safety, security and environmental issues in international aviation, has been a key part of Montreal since the organization began operations in 1947.

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McGill Law alum Jean Frédéric Ménard receives prestigious Trudeau Scholarship

Tue, 2013-05-14 09:52
Jean Frédéric Ménard

McGill Law alumnus Jean Frédéric Ménard, BCL/LLB’05, (@jfredmenard), is among the 14 newly announced recipients of Trudeau Scholarships.

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Postdoctoral Fellow Brice Adanhounme shortlisted for Polanyi-Levitt Prize

Mon, 2013-05-13 14:25

Armel Brice Adanhounme, a Banting postdoctoral fellow at McGill University’s Faculty of Law and associate researcher at the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT), was recently  shortlisted for this year's Kari Polanyi-Levitt Prize for his paper, “Assessing Chinese Investments in sub-Saharan African Countries: An Institutional Perspective.”

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McGill Law research team to receive large award for research in arbitration and transnational law

Wed, 2013-05-08 10:30
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The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that its Private Justice and the Rule of Law Research Team was awarded funding for an ambitious program of research entitled “Private Justice and its Laws: Harmonization, Conciliation and Legitimacy”. At $450,000, this is one of the largest peer-reviewed awards ever to have come to the Faculty.

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