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The Faculty of Law places 23rd worldwide, up two from 2017 in QS World University Rankings

In the 2018 World University Rankings by Subject published by Quacquarelli Symonds, McGill University’s Faculty of Law placed 23rd best place to study law worldwide, slightly up from the 25th rank in 2017. Since the ranking was introduced by QS in 2011, the Faculty of Law has consistently secured a spot in the global top 35. The QS ranking is based on academic reputation, employer reputation, H-index citations, and citations per paper.

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Published: 13 Apr 2018

New Alumni Relations and Career Development Office staff members

The Faculty of Law is pleased to welcome four new staff members in its administrative team. Three new people have joined our University Advancement team, in charge of promoting engagement within our alumni community and fundraising for Faculty priorities. As Advancement Director, Isabelle Limoges took the helm of the team, while Davina Loporcaro and Julie Timmins have joined the ranks as Advancement Officers....

Published: 9 Apr 2018

Exam Period Access to Nahum Gelber Law Library for Winter 2018 semester

Starting April 3, McGill students are able to access the Nahum Gelber Law Library 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As agreed between the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU) and the Law Students Association (LSA), the Nahum Gelber Law Library will limit access to the three upper floors of the library to Law students only during the April 17 - 30 examination period.  Details are as follows:

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Published: 4 Apr 2018

2018-2019 Stipend for Intensive Courses on Federalism

The Peter MacKell Chair on Federalism is pleased to introduce a new stipend, aimed at financially supporting a McGill Faculty of Law student wishing to participate in one of the following programs:

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Published: 21 Mar 2018

Professors Armand de Mestral and Fabien Gélinas Appointed to NAFTA Roster

The Faculty of Law is pleased to congratulate Professor Emeritus Armand de Mestral (left on photo) and Professor Fabien Gélinas on having been appointed to the new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Roster for Canada, announced by the Government of Canada on 21 February....

Published: 15 Mar 2018

Call for student contributions - Seminar on "Reconciling Product Safety and Civil Liability: Governance in the Age of Risk and Uncertainty"

Professors Marie-Eve Arbour (Laval) and Lara Khoury (McGill) invite Law students in the BCL/LLB, LLM or DCL programs to submit a proposal for a scientific contribution to the above seminar, which will take place June 6-8, 2018, in Sacacomie, Quebec.

The selected students will have the opportunity to present their work as part of this seminar and to benefit from the mentorship of participating researchers from six countries.

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Published: 13 Mar 2018

Eight McGill Law Students and Recent Alumni to Clerk at Supreme Court of Canada

Eight BCL/LLB students, LLM candidates and recent graduates of McGill’s Faculty of Law were tapped selected to serve as law clerks to justices of the Supreme Court of Canada in 2019-2020. They are:

Patrick Baud : Justice Karakatsanis Laura Cardenas : Justice Martin Sajeda Hedaraly : Justice Gascon Etienne Lacombe : Chief Justice Wagner...
Published: 12 Mar 2018

Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry appointed Assistant Professor

The Faculty of Law and McGill University’s Institute for Health and Social Policy (IHSP) are pleased to announce the joint appointment of Professor Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry, BCL/LLB’04, as Assistant Professor. Professor Beaudry will be joining McGill University in September 2018.  

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Published: 19 Feb 2018

Call for papers: BLG student research mini-conference

Are you writing a supervised term paper or research essay for class this winter? Or did you write one in the fall or summer terms just past?

Get experience presenting your work and enjoy sharing your ideas with colleagues and professors by participating in the BLG Student Research Mini-Conference, hosted by the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law on April 6, 2018, at McGill University’s Faculty of Law.

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Published: 16 Jan 2018

François Crépeau appointed to the Order of Canada

The Faculty of Law is pleased to share the news that Professor François Crépeau was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada by Governor General Julie Payette on December 29, 2017....

Published: 9 Jan 2018

Nandini Ramanujam to co-chair Principal’s Task Force on Respect and Inclusion in Campus Life

Professor Nandini Ramanujam, Executive Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, was recently appointed co-chair of the Principal’s Task Force on Respect and Inclusion in Campus Life, alongside with the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Bruce Lennox....

Published: 14 Dec 2017

Emeritus Professor John W. Durnford (1929–2017)

Montreal, 1 December 2017 – The Faculty of Law has learned with deep sadness of the passing of Professor Emeritus John W. Durnford on Thursday, 30 November 2017, at the age of 88. His death is a grievous loss to the McGill Law community.

Do you have thoughts and memories to share about John Durnford? Please write in our guest book.

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Published: 1 Dec 2017

Exam Period Access to Nahum Gelber Law Library for Fall 2017

From November 27 to December 21, McGill students will be able to access the Nahum Gelber Law Library 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As agreed between the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU) and the Law Students Association (LSA), the Nahum Gelber Law Library will limit access to the three upper floors of the library to Law students only during the December 8 to December 21 examination period.  Details are as follows:

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Published: 28 Nov 2017

2018 Nappert Prize in International Arbitration

Thanks to the generosity of Sophie Nappert (BCL’86, LLB’86), the Nappert Prize in International Arbitration will again be awarded by McGill University in 2018.

The Nappert Prize Competition is open to all students, junior scholars and junior practitioners from around the world. To be eligible for the prize, authors must:

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Published: 20 Nov 2017

Armand de Mestral awarded the John E. Read Medal

The Faculty of Law congratulates Professor emeritus Armand de Mestral on being the 2017 recipient of the Canadian Council on International Law’s John E. Read Medal.

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Published: 8 Nov 2017

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