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Emilie Conway to clerk at the International Court of Justice

We are happy to announce that Emilie Conway, BCL/LLB’13, has been selected by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to participate in the Court’s 2014-2015 Judicial Assistants Programme.

Judicial Assistants are chosen to work directly with one judge, helping him or her in the preparation for hearings and the drafting of judgments.

Ms Conway was selected to work directly with the President of the Court, Judge Peter Tomka. She will begin work in September 2014.

Published: 22 Apr 2014

Law Student Éloïse Gagné receives Scarlet Key Award

The Faculty of Law was delighted to learn that one of its students received a Scarlet Key Award during a pining ceremony held at McGill’s Faculty Club on March 26, 2014.

Éloïse Gagné, who served as the LSA’s president in 2013-2014 and was a member of the 2013 editorial board of the McGill Law Journal, received her Scarlet Key pin from Principal Suzanne Fortier, in recognition of her efforts to help support McGill and the broader community.

Published: 15 Apr 2014

Adelle Blackett receives Christine Tourigny Award of Merit from the Barreau du Québec

On April 8, the Barreau du Québec announced that it would award the 2014 Christine Tourigny Award of Merit to Adelle Blackett, a labour law professor at the Faculty of Law of McGill University.

Published: 9 Apr 2014

Michelle Lahey will head to Ottawa as a Jaimie Anderson intern this summer

Michelle Lahey (1L) is one of three Canadian students selected for a Jaimie Anderson internship in Ottawa this summer. Starting in May, Michelle will be working in the office of MP John Williamson (New Brunswick Southwest).

As Michelle tells it, “My passion is the Canadian political process, and I hope to work on the Hill in some capacity later in my career – I am absolutely delighted to be given this once in a lifetime opportunity!”

Published: 9 Apr 2014

New Appointments for Helena Lamed and Nandini Ramanujam

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Me Helena Lamed, Director of the Legal Methodology Program and Faculty Supervisor of the Legal Clinic Course, and Dr. Nandini Ramanujam, Executive Director and Director of Programs of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, have been appointed to the rank of Associate Professor (Professional) in the Faculty of Law, effective April 1, 2014.

Published: 8 Apr 2014

Seven Clerks for Seven Judges

The Faculty warmly congratulates the seven Law students who have just been given the nod to clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada in 2015-2016. They are:

Published: 4 Apr 2014

Call for papers: Tax Justice and Human Rights Research Collaboration Symposium

We invite paper proposals for a Tax Justice and Human Rights Research Collaboration Symposium, to be held at the McGill Faculty of Law, Montreal, Quebec, from Wednesday to Friday, 18-20 June, 2014.

The symposium will explore the fundamental connections between taxation and human rights by providing a forum for collaboration among emerging scholars, established academics, civil society organiza...

Published: 1 Apr 2014

Joseph Arvay receives 2014 Litvack Award

On March 18, 2014, the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism of McGill University was pleased to award Joseph Arvay, QC, the Robert S. Litvack Award for his exceptional public interest work and outstanding lifetime achievement.

Published: 24 Mar 2014

Professor Lionel Smith Awarded 2014 Killam Fellowship

On March 18, 2014, the Arts Council of Canada announced the recipients of the 2014 Killam Fellowships....
Published: 20 Mar 2014

Mediation at McGill Bolstered by Generous Donation

Mediation at McGill (, a community mediation initiative run by law students, recently received a generous donation of $2,500 to support its activities. The gift was made by Me Eric Cadl, Me Douglas Mitchell (BCL’88, LLB’88), Me Odette Jobin-Laberge, the Hon....

Published: 4 Mar 2014

Good news from the Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory

The Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory (LLDRL) is delighted to share two pieces of good news with the community.

Published: 27 Feb 2014

Robert Leckey joins Global Young Academy

The Faculty of Law is proud to announce that Professor Robert Leckey, a William Dawson Scholar in the Faculty of Law and a member of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law, has been elected to the Global Young Academy.

Based in Berlin, the prestigious Academy consists of more than 155 young, independent researchers from around the world, who come together to address topics of global importance during a four-year term.

Published: 21 Feb 2014

Jeffrey Edwards appointed to the Civil Division of the Court of Quebec

The Faculty of Law was delighted to learn that on January 29, 2014, adjunct professor Jeffrey Edwards (BCL’86, LLB’86) was appointed to the Civil Division of the Court of Quebec in Montreal.

Justice Edwards, who was admitted to the Bar in 1987, has mostly practiced civil and commercial litigation. He is also an accredited arbitrator and mediator, and as such, he specializes in the resolution of construction and product quality claims.

Published: 12 Feb 2014

Stuart “Kip” Cobbett receives James A. Robb Award

On February 4, 2014, during an evening reception held in the Common Room, the Faculty of Law presented Stuart H. “Kip” Cobbett, BCL’72, with the James A. Robb Award to honour his exceptional work as a volunteer at the Faculty of Law and, more broadly, at McGill University.

Published: 6 Feb 2014

Éloïse Gagné, CEO of Hydro-Québec for a Day

LSA President Selected from a Pool of 500 Applicants

This year’s President of the McGill Law Student Association, Éloïse Gagné, is one of 11 Canadian university students who will spend a day shadowing some of the country’s top senior executives.

Published: 31 Jan 2014