Law student affairs

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 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

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

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 announce that Professor Sébastien Jodoin has just published “Forest Preservation in a Changing Climate: REDD+ and Indigenous and Community Rights in Indonesia and Tanzania” with Cambridge University Press.

Published on: 26 Oct 2017

McGill’s Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) is currently accepting applications for:

  • a twelve-month clerkship at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA);
  • a ten-month clerkship at the International Court of Justice (ICJ);
  • a nine-month clerkship at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR)

All three clerkships are due to start in September 2018.

Deadline: January 15, 2018 5:00 PM EST

Published on: 25 Oct 2017

The Disability and Human Rights Series explores compelling issues on disability with a focus on law and policy. Both law and non-law students from all levels and academic backgrounds are welcome to submit.

The ‘Disability and Human Rights’ series welcomes articles, commentaries, podcasts, artwork, photography and other forms of writings and media that deal with the subject of disability.

Published on: 16 Oct 2017

Are you writing a supervised term paper or research essay for class this fall or coming winter? Or did you write one in the summer term just past?

Get experience presenting your work and enjoy sharing your ideas with colleagues and professors by participating in the BLG Student Research Conference, hosted at the Faculty of Law next spring, by the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law.

Published on: 16 Oct 2017

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that it has been ranked among the world’s top universities to study law by the Times Higher Education (THE). A ranking by subject released on October 4, 2017, declared McGill the 13th best school to study law worldwide.

This year marks the first time Law has been included as a subject by the THE. Scores were calculated using the 13 performance indicators as their World University Rankings, which fall under five categories: teaching, research, citations, international outlook, and industry income.  

Published on: 4 Oct 2017

The Faculty of Law is pleased to welcome three new colleagues to its administrative team.

Published on: 4 Oct 2017

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 Conference, hosted by the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law in collaboration with Borden Ladner Gervais, on March 31, 2017 (2:30-5:00 PM), at McGill University’s Faculty of Law.

Published on: 24 Jan 2017

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Vrinda Narain has accepted the mandate of Associate Dean (Academic) in the Faculty of Law, for a three year term beginning September 1, 2016.

Professor Narain’s research and teaching focus on constitutional law, social diversity and feminist legal theory. She was a Boulton Fellow in 2007, before joining the Faculty of Law as an Assistant Professor in 2008.  

Published on: 20 Jun 2016

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Robert Leckey as Dean of the Faculty of Law at McGill University, starting July 1, 2016.  

Professor Leckey joined the Faculty of Law in 2006, and is currently a full professor and a William Dawson Scholar. He does research and teaches in the areas of constitutional law and family law, using a bilingual and transsystemic approach. He has received the McGill Law Students’ Association’s John W. Durnford Teaching Excellence Award (2009) and the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2010).

Published on: 22 Apr 2016

McGill University’s Faculty of Law and the Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism are proud to announce the creation of the Baxter Family Competition on Federalism, which has been made possible through the generous support of Rachel Baxter, BSc’84, BCL’88 and Colin Baxter, BCL’90, LLB’90, who both practice law in Ottawa, as corporate and litigation counsel respectively.

Classified as: Research
Published on: 23 Mar 2016

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