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For enquiries or assistance, kindly email the CLE Coordinator directly at fc [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca! PLEASE DO NOT PHONE units inside the Faculty, as they cannot answer your questions.

2014-2015 calendar

Each conference takes place 6 – 9 p.m. in the Maxwell Cohen Moot Court. Price per conference: 30$.

Registration is closed. Thank you and see you at the 2015-2016 conference cycle!

For other CLE activities at the Faculty, see our calendar of continuing legal education events.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015: Canada’s Evolving Criminal Justice System -  REGISTRATION OVER

Speakers: Prof. Marie Manikis, Prof. Hugues Parent (U. de Montréal) and Prof. Simon Roy (U. de Sherbrooke)

How are law-and-order politics and the victims’ rights movement changing Canada’s criminal justice system? Three leading scholars will take stock of the main forces shaping the evolution of Canada’s approach to criminal justice. (Barreau du Québec activity #10099603)

Previous conferences

Wednesday, 29 October 2014: Tax and Fiscal Policy - REGISTRATION OVER

Speakers: Prof. Allison Christians, Prof. Daniel Weinstock and another speaker

Tax laws and fiscal policy are at the heart of many contemporary debates touching on issues such as public pension reform, the offshoring of corporate profits or the effectiveness of sector-specific tax credits. Our panel of experts will provide multifaceted insights on key public policy challenges currently facing our governments. NOTA BENE: exceptionally, this talk takes place on a WEDNESDAY. (Barreau du Québec activity #10094296)

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 : Canada’s Evolving Constitutional Democracy - REGISTRATION OVER

Speakers: Prof. Robert Leckey, with Prof. Jean Leclair (U. de Montréal) and Prof. Carissima Mathen  (U. of Ottawa, Common Law Section)

The Senate Reference, the Nadon case, Bedford: these are only some of the recent cases in which the Supreme Court has had to address fundamental issues relating to Canadian federalism and the reach of key provisions of the Charter. Three of Canada’s leading scholars will share their views on the Supreme Court’s evolving constitutional law jurisprudence. (Barreau du Québec activity #10094288)

Tuesday, 20 January 2015: Science and The Law At A Crossroad - REGISTRATION OVER

Speakers: Profs. Lara Khoury and David Lametti, with Dr. Daniel J. Levitin (Dept. of Psychology, McGill University, and author of This Is Your Brain on Music and The Organized Mind)

Recent developments in cognitive psychology have significantly changed our understanding of how we make decisions—from the most mundane to the most critical. What are the implications for lawyers, judges and other jurists? And how will these developments impact how future generations of lawyers are trained? (Barreau du Québec activity #10098674)

Tuesday, 24 February 2015: Good Faith in Contractual Relations - REGISTRATION OVER

Speakers: Professor Rosalie Jukier (McGill) and Professor Michelle Cumyn (U. Laval); Commentator: Professor Fabien Gélinas.

Courts across Canada have had opportunities to revisit the classic, but all-important theme of good faith in contractual relations. Is a Canadian-specific conception of the duty of good faith, one that crosses the traditional divide between the common law and the civil law, starting to emerge? And what are the impacts of the principle of good faith on long-term contracts, such as the one entered into between Hydro-Quebec and Newfoundland in connection with the Churchill Falls project? (Barreau du Québec activity #10099611)

Presentation - Prof. Michelle Cumyn

Presentation - Prof. Rosalie Jukier

Registration and fee

Registration is closed. Thank you and see you for the next conference cycle!

Please note that a registrant can sign up one or more more different lectures, but one cannot register more than one person per lecture a single purchase. If you need to register more than one person, you will need to make a separate purchase for each.

Participants must pay a non-refundable registration of 30$ fee per conference.

Registration and payment are done online, via our secured transactional site. Please have your credit card on hand once you decide to register. We accept Master Card, Visa and American Express.

We are unable to accept registrations by email, fax or voicemail.


The conferences are given in the Maxwell Cohen Moot Court (room 100), with live-streaming available in room 101.

New Chancellor Day Hall
Faculty of Law, McGill University
3644 Peel Street
Montreal, Québec  H3A 1W9

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Sign-in starts around 5 pm. Doors to the classroom will open at 5:30 pm. There is no assigned seating.

Parking around Chancellor Day Hall

We are located on Peel Street, between Doctor Penfield and Pine Avenues. There is some metered parking available on Peel street, and you might be able to find free parking spots on the upper part of McTavish and on Penfield, west of Peel.

Parking space is always available in the underground McIntyre parking garage nearby (entrance is higher up on Peel). Cost is $10 after 5 pm. Access to Chancellor Day Hall is via the 5th basement level.

If you have other questions, please fc [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email us). Please do not email us to register. Thank you.