Our Top Ten Stories for 2012

December 2012

Alors que l’année 2012 s’achève, nous avons jeté un petit coup d’oeil sur nos statistiques et dressé le palmarès des articles publiés cette année qui ont le plus capturé l’intérêt de nos lecteurs. Voici donc un décompte des reportages, entrevues et articles sur nos anciens, nos étudiants et nos professeurs que vous avez préférés…

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La médiation en action

Des étudiants de la Faculté de droit de McGill ont lancé un projet de médiation communautaire bénévole, le premier de ce genre au Québec, et viennent en aide à des jeunes adultes marginalisés qui veulent réintégrer le système scolaire.

9.

Students Thank Donors

On March 29, the Common Room was abuzz with students, professors and friends of the Faculty, as eighteen student award-winners noshed on canapés, clinked a glass with their benefactors, and personally thanked them for their generous support.

Class reunions are cool 8.

Homecoming 2012 Photo Album

The photo album we published just this last month proved very popular with our readers, who enjoyed taking a peek at the first-ever Law Homecoming Coffeehouse, the Dean’s Breakfast, the Leacock Lunch and the class reunions that took place this October.

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Dear Lord Denning

McGill law students have a history of paying tribute to Lord Denning, one of the best-known and oft-quoted common law judges in recent memory. In the lead-up to 2012’s Skit Nite, Focus online looked at a few student encounters with the beloved British jurist.

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Pioneer of the Notion of Good Faith in Quebec Civil Law

The verdict of the 1981 case of Banque Nationale v. Soucisse became a pillar of jurisprudence on the notion of good faith in Quebec civil law. Donald Seal, QC, BCL’54, who represented his client all the way to the Supreme Court, shared his thoughts on the landmark case.

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Mes premiers pas à la défense des droits de la personne

Un de nos jeunes diplômés, Christopher Campbell-Duruflé, BCL/LLB’09, nous a raconté deux expériences qui l’ont mené en Amérique latine pour pratiquer le droit international des droits de la personne.

4.

Plays Well with Others—Confronting Cyberbullying

McGill students and professors confront cyberbullying with a pioneering project aiming to help kids, parents and teachers “Define the Line” at which online pranks become criminal and have legal consequences.

3.

A Q&A with Ten of our First BCL/LLB Grads, at the 10th Anniversary of the Program

As we kicked off celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of the combined BCL/LLB program, we caught up with ten of the first graduates of the McGill Program and asked how their career path was inspired by their bilingual training in two legal traditions, in a legal education program that remains unique among law schools.

2.

Soixante ans d’excellence : La Revue de droit de McGill s’éclate!

Il y a 60 ans, Jacques-Yvan Morin (BCL’52), étudiant en droit à McGill, constatait qu’il n’y avait au pays aucune publication scientifique où faire paraître des travaux de recherche juridique. C’est ainsi que la Revue de droit de McGill a vu le jour et, aujourd’hui, à son 60e, est l’un des plus vieux périodiques juridiques canadiens gérés par des étudiants.

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Clerks

What does it take to clerk at Canada’s top court? Just ask Malcolm Lavoie, Ilana Ludwin, Laura Scheim, Katie Webber (BCL/LLB candidates) and Guillaume Laganière (LLM candidate), five McGill law students who secured Supreme Court clerkships for 2013. Note: Malcolm Lavoie and Ilana Ludwin have since finished their program.

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– Lysanne Larose

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