Headway Magazine: Law Fusion


Published: 22Oct2010

The Quebec Research Centre of Private and Comparative Law is breaking new ground with international research programs into legal education that integrates civil and common law, and the global expansion of trust law.

by Jeff Roberts

In the McGill Faculty of Law's undergraduate program, every student is trained in civil and common law, an unusual education that produces lawyers able to work in either of the Western world's two major legal traditions... But McGill's integrated philosophy isn't about maintaining twin solitudes, and it isn't restricted to the classroom. Rather, the University's legal scholars use their understanding of both traditions to find innovative ways of approaching and understanding juridical challenges, both old and new.

At the heart of this ambitious intertwining is the Quebec Research Centre of Private and Comparative Law...