Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Frédéric Mégret has been named a William Dawson Scholar at McGill University.

McGill’s William Dawson Scholar program recognizes scholars poised to become leaders in their fields and are awarded for a five-year term.

As Dean Daniel Jutras said when he shared the news, “this honour underscores the depth and the quality of Frédéric Mégret’s exceptional scientific work.”

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Published on: 24 Mar 2015

The Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL) of the Faculty of Law at McGill University intends to appoint one or two Postdoctoral Research Fellow(s) during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Updated deadline to apply: 16 March 2015.

Published on: 9 Feb 2015

The Faculty was delighted to learn that Professor Margaret Somerville has been invited as a thought leader at the inaugural BEINGS Biotech and the Ethical Imagination Global Summit, which will take place May 17-19, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia. Other luminaries such as Margaret Atwood, Arthur Caplan, Steven A. Pinker and Michael J. Sandel are among the distinguished invited speakers at the summit.

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Published on: 2 Feb 2015

“Inside and Out: Probing the Boundaries of Law” - May 29-30, 2015 - Montreal, Canada

The graduate students of McGill’s Faculty of Law are pleased to announce their annual graduate law conference. We invite fellow graduate students to submit abstracts for presentation at the conference and to join us in the exchange and development of new ideas, concepts and approaches to law.

Published on: 21 Jan 2015

On December 10, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), located in Waterloo, Ontario, announced the appointment of Professor Emeritus Armand de Mestral as Senior Fellow with the think-tank’s International Law Research Program, effective immediately.

Published on: 19 Dec 2014

It’s the season for giving!

We often celebrate the holidays by giving back to the people and organizations that matter to us. Please help us celebrate 48 Hours of Giving at McGill’s Faculty of Law by supporting the Faculty’s Development Fund—the only flexible funding available to the Dean in order to meet the greatest needs of the Faculty.

This year, for the first time, you can support the Fund, generally, or choose to support one of the following themes (within the Fund):

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Published on: 18 Dec 2014

3rd Manfred Lachs International Conference on NewSpace Commercialization and the Law

Organized by the Institute of Air and Space Law, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Venue:  Headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization

When: 16 and 17 March 2015

Call for papers

Published on: 11 Dec 2014

It is with great pleasure that the Faculty of Law announces that Geneviève Saumier was promoted to the rank of Full Professor on December 1st. When he shared the good news, Dean Daniel Jutras underscored how, "for nearly twenty years, Geneviève Saumier has outstandingly contributed to the intellectual and collegial life of both the Faculty and the University.

Published on: 5 Dec 2014

The Young Bar Association of Montreal (YBAM) unveiled the seven "YBAM Lawyers of 2014" at its 8th Annual Leaders of Tomorrow Gala, which was held last Friday.

The Faculty of Law was delighted to learn that among them are Cristina Birks (BCL / LLB'07) of Borden Ladner Gervais, in the Civil and Commercial Litigation category, and Ma'n H. Zawati, a DCL candidate at McGill, in the Alternative Career category.

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Published on: 3 Dec 2014

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, acting as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Canada branch, announced a new leadership for its Arbitration Committee at a meeting held in Montreal on November 8, 2014.  

Published on: 26 Nov 2014

Law professor Richard Gold is leading a group of internationally recognized experts on gene patenting and its impact on the delivery of medical care, in connection with legal action launched by the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).

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Published on: 4 Nov 2014

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Johanne Poirier has been named the inaugural holder of the Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism. Professor Poirier will join the Faculty of Law on August 1, 2015.

Johanne Poirier is a noted scholar of public law and constitutional law, with a unique expertise in federalism, developed over years of work in Belgium where she used her personal experience of the Canadian federal context in her study of local and European circumstances.

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Published on: 29 Oct 2014

The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) announced this fall that Professor Andrea Bjorklund has been named its first Scholar in Residence.

Published on: 14 Oct 2014

Above all, I remember his laughter and the mischievous twinkle in his eye. He would say something uniquely insightful, and immediately cover it up with a chuckle. Only later would one realize the depth of his learning, as layers upon layers of wisdom emerged from a casual conversation in the hallway.

Published on: 3 Oct 2014

On September 11, during the International Palliative Care conference in Montreal, Professor Margaret Somerville received the 2014 Jean Echlin Award for Ethics in Palliative Care, sponsored by the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research.

The Institute wished to honour Professor Somerville’s career, stating that “she has been a bold beacon of reason in both her academic work and the public square against legalizing euthanasia, arguing for better access to high quality palliative care, especially pain management in caring for dying people.”

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Published on: 18 Sep 2014

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