The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Andrea Bjorklund, L. Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration & International Commercial Law, and Professor Fabien Gélinas, Ad. E., Sir William C. Macdonald Chair, have been named Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Scholars in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Professor Bjorklund is a full professor and serves as associate dean (graduate studies). She is an expert in international arbitration and litigation, international trade, and international investment. Professor Bjorklund is a vice-president of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law and a member of the Advisory Board of the Investment Treaty Forum of the British Institute for International and Comparative Law.
Professor Gélinas is a full professor and teaches and conducts research in international dispute resolution, common law and civil law contracts, commercial law, and legal theory. Formerly general counsel of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Arbitration Committee of ICC Canada and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, he is a member of the Quebec Bar and acts as arbitrator, expert, and consultant on dispute resolution and legal reform.
As Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Scholars, Professors Bjorklund and Gélinas will support a rich program of research activities in international arbitration and commercial law. These awards were made possible thanks to a generous gift from Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, to which nearly 85% of McGill graduates at the firm contributed.
“Professor Bjorklund and Professor Gélinas are leading scholars internationally in an area that integrates legal sources in a way similar to McGill’s distinctive approach to teaching and research,” said Dean Robert Leckey. “We are grateful that Norton Rose Fulbright’s gift during our previous capital campaign makes possible this support of their important work.”