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Law Peer Tutor Program (2020-2021 Pilot Project)

The Student Affairs Office (SAO / SAÉ) is announcing the Law Peer Tutor Program, a pilot project for 2020-2021. This program is intended to provide academic support and mentorship to first-year students who are experiencing academic difficulties, or who wish to improve their academic performance.

Published: 1 Oct 2020

2021 O’Brien Graduate Fellowships - Call for applications

The O’Brien Graduate Fellowships were established in 2005 through a very generous gift from David O’Brien, BCL 1965, for newly admitted outstanding Masters or Doctoral students studying in the area of human rights and legal pluralism in the Faculty of Law, McGill University.

Published: 17 Sep 2020

Invitation to join the CHRLP Forum – A reading group on Power, Mobilization & Change

Inspired by the fabled meeting place in ancient Rome, the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) Forum is founded on the principles of inclusive citizenship and deliberative democracy. The Forum aspires to create a space for learning from the past, deliberating about the present, and building a common future together.

See below on how to join this new reading group.

Email address:
Published: 15 Sep 2020

Three professors recognized by the Royal Society of Canada

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Adelle Blackett, Dean Robert Leckey, and Professor Stephen Smith have been honoured by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Professor Blackett and Professor Smith have been elected fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences and Dean Leckey has been elected a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Published: 8 Sep 2020

Announcing the winners of the 2020 Nappert Essay Prize in International Arbitration

The Faculty of Law at McGill University is delighted to announce the winners of the 2020 Nappert Prize in International Arbitration. A panel of nine distinguished judges selected the following three papers among over 60 entries.

Published: 4 Sep 2020

McGill LLB Holders May Request Replacement JD Diploma

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur has granted approval for McGill to issue a replacement diploma bearing the designation Juris Doctor (JD) for graduates who received a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) prior to 1 January 2020. We had last fall announced that, from winter 2020, graduates of the Faculty of Law’s double-degree program would receive a BCL/JD.

Published: 17 Aug 2020

Call for papers - Federalism, Identity and Public Policy in Challenging Times: The Baxter Family Competition on Federalism 2020-2021

McGill University’s Faculty of Law and the Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism are proud to announce that the prestigious Baxter Family Competition on Federalism will return for a third edition in early 2021.

For this edition, participants are invited to submit an original essay related to Federalism, Identity and Public Policy in Challenging Times, by 1 February 2021.

Published: 11 Aug 2020

Professor Adelle Blackett appointed to USMCA Roster

The Faculty of Law congratulates Professor Adelle Blackett on her appointment to the USMCA Annex 31-B List of Rapid Response Labor Panelists. Members of the roster have committed to being generally available to serve as panelists for disputes arising under Annex 31-B of the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement.

Published: 6 Aug 2020

Changes at the Helms of Three Research Centres

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce changes in the leadership of three research centres. Professor Richard Gold has been appointed director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy (CIPP), effective 1 September 2020. He will take over from Professor Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse, who served in the role since 2011.

Published: 7 Jul 2020

Evan Fox-Decent and Sébastien Jodoin named Canada Research Chairs

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that two of its scholars have been named Canada Research Chairs. Professor Evan Fox-Decent has been named the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Cosmopolitan Law and Justice, and Professor Sébastien Jodoin has been named the Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Human Rights and the Environment.

Published: 29 Jun 2020

Two Doctoral Candidates Awarded Prestigious Vanier Scholarships at the Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law is proud to announce that the Government of Canada has named DCL candidates Maria Adelaida Ceballos-Bedoya and Ermanno Napolitano as 2020 Vanier Scholars.

Published: 23 Jun 2020

Academic Renewal at the Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce the appointment of three professors and a visiting scholar for the year 2020–2021. Professor Peer Zumbansen will join the Faculty as a full professor and the inaugural incumbent of the Faculty of Law’s Professorship in Business Law, starting 1 January 2021. Dr. Alicia Hinarejos and Professor Darren Rosenblum will join as full professors, effective 1 January 2021 and 1 August 2021 respectively.

Published: 22 Jun 2020

Nandini Ramanujam promoted to Full Professor

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Nandini Ramanujam has been promoted to the rank of full professor (professional) at McGill University.

Published: 5 Jun 2020

Daniel Weinstock named Pearson Chair in Civil Society & Public Policy

The Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Law are delighted to announce that Professor Daniel Weinstock has been appointed to the Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy, effective 1 June 2020.

Published: 1 Jun 2020

McGill announces Fall 2020 term will be delivered remotely

McGill University has announced that many of its programs will be delivered remotely in the Fall 2020 term.

The Faculty of Law will continue to deliver one of the best legal educations in the world to its exceptional students. It will offer a wide selection of courses taught by leading scholars, in all its programs, in a remote environment.

Published: 11 May 2020

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