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McGill Law Journal

The McGill Law Journal is an academic legal journal established in 1952 by the students of the McGill University Faculty of Law. Fifty years later, and still entirely student-run, we remain committed to the advancement of legal scholarship in both the common and civil law. Amongst university law journals, McGill’s is especially unique as a result of its bilingual, bijuridical character, and its success as the most frequently quoted university law journal by the Supreme Court of Canada. Its Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation is now the standard reference guide for numerous Canadian courts, law schools, and law journals.

McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law & Policy

The McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law & Policy is a student-run, peer-reviewed academic journal. The goal of the Journal is to provide a forum for critical analysis and innovative commentary on the intersection of the three pillars of sustainable development law and policy: economics, society and human rights, and the environment.

McGill Journal of Law & Health

The McGill Journal of Law and Health (MJLH) is a student-run, on-line endeavour. It is an interdisciplinary project consisting of a peer-reviewed anthology featuring scholarly contributions by renowned academics and practitioners alongside an organic on-line database—a resource of recent developments in the field of health law. Both components aim to inform the vital public debate surrounding health, public policy and ethics and to critically explore the nexus of health and law in a transsystemic framework. The MJLH is an open-access journal that is available on our website free of charge.

Graduate Student Theses

All theses are available for consultation at the Nahum Gelber Law Library. Some of the more recent theses can be consulted directly online through McGill eScholarship.

Transsystemic Approach

The Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private & Comparative Law (formely called the Quebec Research Centre of Private & Comparative Law) offers a wide array of selected publications, course materials, multimedia files and more on its site regarding the transsystemic approach to law. See its Transsystemic legal education section to learn more.

Recent grants of note

Prof. René Provost: SSHRC- SRG (with D. Howes & E. Reiter (Concordia), and Kirsten Anker) Beyond Centaur Jurisprudence: Bringing Culture in the Domain of Law, $119, 773 (2010-2013): This project assesses the potential of legal pluralism to account for the varied and dynamic roles of culture within legal discourse, to see whether legal pluralism can create a richer model of legal knowledge, one that reflects plural cultural narratives, while still offering a normative foundation for formal legal processes.

Prof. Fabien Gélinas: MDEIE Infrastructure Laboratoire de Cyberjustice (McGill Portion) $1, 079,520 (2009-2011): The Cyberjustice Laboratory is the result of ongoing research cooperation between McGill University and Université de Montréal.  In this project the Law Faculty at McGill is host to a high-tech portable hearing room which allows the development and testing of ICT methods and processes for dispute resolution.

Prof. Jaye Ellis: SSHRC-SRG Sustainable Development and Precaution: Integrating Law, Policy and Science, $66,863 (2011-2013): This research programme examines the role of sustainable development and precaution in fostering interactions and collaborations among the social systems most central to environmental protection, notably law, politics, science, economics and ethics.

Prof. François Crépeau: SSHRC-SRG La coopération internationale sur le contrôle des migrations internationales, entre souveraineté et protection des droits et libertés, $86,805 (2011-2013): This project seeks to illustrate the limits of the current paradigm of international cooperation on migration in promoting the protection of individual rights and liberties. This research seeks to determine whether a formal project of international cooperation on migration can assure better protection for the rights of migrants, or whether such a project could lead to further securitization of migration policies at the political level.