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Colleen Sheppard named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Today, the Royal Society of Canada released its list of 89 new Fellows, among which is our own Colleen Sheppard, who has joined the Academy of Social Sciences.

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Published: 7 Sep 2016

Payam Akhavan named Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration

In June 2016, Professor Payam Akhavan was appointed as a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague.  Established in 1899, the PCA is an intergovernmental organization that provides dispute resolution services to the international community, and its appointed members are potential arbitrators named by member states.

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Published: 6 Sep 2016

New Faces at the Faculty

We are delighted to welcome new colleagues, visiting professors, and fellows to the Faculty of Law. First, Professors Mark D. Walters and Kun Fan have joined the Faculty, arriving respectively from Queen’s and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Published: 31 Aug 2016

Announcing the winners of the 2016 Nappert Prize

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 Nappert Prize in International Arbitration. A panel of seven distinguished judges selected the following four papers among over 70 entries.

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Published: 16 Aug 2016

Geneviève Saumier named as co-rapporteur of a Special Commission of the Hague Conference on Private International Law

In June 2016, the Hague Conference on Private International Law convened a Special Commission to prepare a draft Convention on the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters.

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Published: 25 Jul 2016

Prof. Ram Jakhu reappointed to Space Council of World Economic Forum

We are pleased to announce that Professor Ram Jakhu, currently serving as Director of the Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL), has been reappointed, for a rare fourth consecutive term, to the Global Agenda Council on Space of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

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Published: 19 Jul 2016

Rosalie Jukier promoted to Full Professor

We are delighted to announce that Professor Rosalie Jukier has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor at McGill University.

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Published: 21 Jun 2016

Vrinda Narain appointed Associate Dean (Academic)

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Vrinda Narain has accepted the mandate of Associate Dean (Academic) in the Faculty of Law, for a three year term beginning September 1, 2016.

Professor Narain’s research and teaching focus on constitutional law, social diversity and feminist legal theory. She was a Boulton Fellow in 2007, before joining the Faculty of Law as an Assistant Professor in 2008.  

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Published: 20 Jun 2016

Yaëll Emerich to head Crépeau Centre

The Faculty is pleased to annonce that Professor Yaëll Emerich has been appointed Director of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law. Her mandate begins on July 1, 2016.

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Published: 13 Jun 2016

Kirsten Anker promoted to Associate Professor

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that Professor Kirsten Anker has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.

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Published: 26 May 2016

Daniel Jutras to receive the Barreau’s 2016 Mérite award

In recognition of his exceptional career as a jurist and academic, Professor Daniel Jutras, Ad. E., Wainwright Chair of Civil Law and Dean of the Faculty, will receive the Barreau du Québec 2016 Mérite award.

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Published: 28 Apr 2016

Robert Leckey named Dean of the Faculty of Law

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Robert Leckey as Dean of the Faculty of Law at McGill University, starting July 1, 2016.  

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Published: 22 Apr 2016

Professors Gélinas, Saumier and Leckey named to Faculty Chairs

We are thrilled to announce the appointments of three colleagues to named chairs in the Faculty of Law. Fabien Gélinas has been named Sir William C. Macdonald Professor of Law, for a seven-year term commencing May 1, 2016....
Published: 21 Apr 2016

Retirement of our colleagues Paul Dempsey and Margaret Somerville

After many years of extraordinary service and scholarly commitment to McGill University, our colleagues Paul S. Dempsey and Margaret A. Somerville will be retiring respectively on June 1, 2016, and August 31, 2016. 

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Published: 21 Apr 2016

Nicolas Mateesco Matte (1913-2016)

It is with regret that the Faculty of Law and the Institute of Air and Space Law must announce the passing of Dr. Nicolas Mateesco Matte, OC, QC, FRSC, CR, SRC, on April 13, 2016, at the age of 102. Throughout his distinguished academic career, Nicolas Mateesco Matte contributed to the development and better knowledge of international air and space law.

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Published: 19 Apr 2016

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