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Good news: Three faculty members elected to the International Academy of Comparative Law

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Published: 18 July 2019

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that three of its faculty members are among the successful candidates in the recent elections of the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL). Professor Lara Khoury has been elected a titular member, while Professor Adelle Blackett and Professor Vincent Forray have been elected as associate members.

Associate Professor Khoury is an expert in the fields of comparative medical, public health and environmental law, with a particular focus on liability issues. She joined the Faculty of Law as a Boulton Fellow in 2000 before becoming an assistant professor in 2002. Professor Khoury is an associate member of the Institute for Health & Social Policy and a convener of McGill’s Research Group on Health and Law. She served as associate dean (research) from 2015 to 2017. She is also a member of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law. Professor Khoury is the sole titular member elected by the IACL from Canada this year.

Professor Blackett, Ad. E., BCL’94, LLB’94, holds the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Transnational Labour Law and Development. She teaches and researches in the areas of labour and employment law, trade regulation, law and development, critical race theory, and slavery and the law. Recently, she published a monograph titled Everyday Transgressions: Domestic Workers’ Transnational Challenge to International Labour Law (Cornell University Press, 2019). A member of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law, Professor Blackett is the director and network convener for the Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory.

Associate Professor Forray joined the Faculty of Law in 2011. Promoted to associate professor in 2017, he conducts critical transsystemic research in contract law, torts, civil law of obligations and consumer law, and he teaches legal theory, contractual obligations, and foundational civil law courses. Professor Forray has been director of the Paul-André Crépeau Center for Private and Comparative Law since 2018. In 2017, he co-authored the monograph Décrire le droit… et le transformer and he is the co-founder of Jurisprudence—Revue critique.

“I was thrilled to hear this excellent news from the IACL regarding our colleagues,” said Dean Robert Leckey. “I am proud to see that our faculty continues to be at the forefront of comparative law in this country and internationally.”

About the International Academy of Comparative Law

The IACL, founded in 1924 at The Hague, is a body of scholars focusing on the comparative study of legal systems and the stimulation of research in comparative law throughout the world. The IACL has more than 700 members worldwide.

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