Research impact

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Prizes and Awards

Professors at the Faculty of Law regularly see their research accomplishments recognized by their peers through numerous national and international prizes and awards. Examples of some of the Prizes and Awards held by our researchers are listed below (Chair holders are listed here):

Advocatus Emeritus (Barreau du Québec)

  • Frédéric Bachand (2015)
  • Adelle Blackett (2014)
  • François Crépeau (2014)
  • Fabien Gélinas (2017)
  • Daniel Jutras (2014)
  • Pierre-Gabriel Jobin (2010)
  • René Provost (2017)

Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science (UNESCO)

  • Margaret Somerville (2003)

Christine Tourigny Award of Merit, Barreau du Québec

  • Adelle Blackett (2014)

Global Young Academy

  • Robert Leckey (2014-2018)

Golden Key International Honour Society

  • Payam Akhavan

International Academy of Comparative Law

Titular Members

  • Pierre-Gabriel Jobin
  • Lionel Smith

Elected Associate Members

  • Madeleine Cantin-Cumyn
  • Helge Dedek
  • Daniel Jutras
  • Lara Khoury
  • Robert Leckey
  • Geneviève Saumier
  • Lionel D. Smith

Canada Research Chairs

  • Frédéric Mégret (2006)
  • Adelle Blackett (2016)

Canada Prize

  • Robert Leckey (2010)
  • H. Patrick Glenn (2002)

Jean Echlin Award for Ethics in Palliative Care

  • Margaret Somerville (2014)

Killam Research Fellowships

  • Lionel Smith (2014-2016)
  • Stephen A. Smith (2008-2010)
  • H. Patrick Glenn (2002-2004)

Killam Prize

  • Roderick Macdonald (2007)

Médaille du Barreau du Québec

  • Paul-André Crépeau (1990)

Médaille Paul-André Crépeau (CBA, Quebec section)

  • H. Patrick Glenn (2014)
  • Roderick Macdonald (2011)
  • Armand de Mestral (2006)
  • Geneviève Saumier (2016)

Mérite du Barreau du Québec

  • Daniel Jutras (2016)
  • Pierre-Gabriel Jobin (2010)

Order of Australia

  • Margaret Somerville (1990)

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

  • Daniel Jutras (2013)
  • Margaret Somerville (2013)
  • Adelle Blackett (2012)

Richard M. Buxbaum Prize for Teaching in Comparative Law

  • Kirsten Anker (Inaugural recipient, 2015)

Royal Society of Canada, Fellows

  • François Crépeau (2012)
  • Roderick Macdonald (1996)
  • Colleen Sheppard (2016)
  • Margaret Somerville (1991)

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Research Prize

  • René Provost (2015)
  • Adelle Blackett (2016)


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 Journal of Sustainable Development Law

The McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law & Policy (MJSDL) 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.