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Nandini Ramanujam to co-chair Principal’s Task Force on Respect and Inclusion in Campus Life

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: 14 Dec 2017

Emeritus Professor John W. Durnford (1929–2017)

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: 1 Dec 2017

Exam Period Access to Nahum Gelber Law Library for Fall 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:

Published: 28 Nov 2017

2018 Nappert Prize in International Arbitration

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:

Published: 20 Nov 2017

Armand de Mestral awarded the John E. Read Medal

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: 8 Nov 2017

Open-Access Publication of “Forest Preservation in a Changing Climate”

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: 26 Oct 2017

Call for applications: 2018 International Clerkships Program

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.

Published: 25 Oct 2017

Arnold & Blema Steinberg Post-Doctoral Fellowships in International Migration Law & Policy

The vision and generosity of the Steinberg Foundation is at the heart of this new and exciting Fellowship opportunity. The Centre for Human Rights & Legal Pluralism of the Faculty of Law at McGill University is delighted to be able to offer two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year.

​Deadline: February 1, 2018 at 11:59 EST.

Published: 16 Oct 2017

Call for Submissions: Disability and Human Rights Series

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: 16 Oct 2017

BLG student research conference

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: 16 Oct 2017

Professors Andrea Bjorklund and Kun Fan named Norton Rose Faculty Scholars in Arbitration & Commercial Law

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Andrea Bjorklund, L. Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law, and Professor Kun Fan have been appointed Norton Rose Faculty Scholars in Arbitration and Commercial Law, for a three-year term....

Published: 10 Oct 2017

McGill Law ranked 13th worldwide

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.

Published: 4 Oct 2017

Our Newest Staff Members

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

Published: 4 Oct 2017

Stephen Smith Named New Zealand Law Foundation Distinguished Fellow of 2017

The Faculty of Law proudly congratulates Professor Stephen Smith, who recently returned from a five-week stay in New Zealand as the NZ Law Foundation Distinguished Fellow of 2017. This prestigious fellowship is granted to one eminent international legal scholar each year....

Published: 3 Oct 2017

Call for contributions: Law & Society Workshop Series, Winter 2018

The McGill Law & Society Workshop Series invites scholars, graduate students and postdocs in law, the social sciences, and the humanities to present works-in-progress broadly falling within the field of law and society.

Published: 20 Sep 2017