Faculty of Law

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.

Published on: 13 Apr 2018

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. The Career Development Office also welcomed Claudine Borderave as a new Career Development Associate.

Published on: 9 Apr 2018

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:

- Floors 3, 4 and 5 will be limited to Law students from 9 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday during the two-week period.

Classified as: Opening hours, exam period
Published on: 4 Apr 2018

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:

Published on: 21 Mar 2018

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. They were named to the Chapter 19 (Trade Remedies) Roster for a ten-year Governor-in-Council appointment.

Classified as: Fortier Chair
Published on: 15 Mar 2018

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.

Deadline: 15 April 2018.

Classified as: Health Law, Law Graduate Studies, SAO
Published on: 13 Mar 2018

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:

Published on: 12 Mar 2018

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.  

Published on: 19 Feb 2018

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.

Published on: 16 Jan 2018

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. Professor Crépeau, who was honoured for “his research and contributions to international law and for his efforts to promote civil rights, particularly with respect to refugees,” joins the prestigious roster of McGill Law community members appointed to the Order of Canada.

Published on: 9 Jan 2018

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 on: 14 Dec 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.

Published on: 1 Dec 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:

Classified as: Opening hours, exam period
Published on: 28 Nov 2017

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:

Classified as: Fortier, Research
Published on: 20 Nov 2017

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.

Published on: 8 Nov 2017