Student spotlight

February 2016

Leslie C. Green Veterans Scholarship

dobrosielski-200x200Law student Jan Dobrosielski is the 2015 recipient of the Leslie C. Green Veterans Scholarship, destined for Canadian Armed Forces veterans entering or pursuing first year legal studies. Directed towards candidates whose past activities and/ or future career plans suggest an intent and ability to make an active contribution to the development of international humanitarian law, the $2,000 annual scholarship was established in 2013 by the Canadian Council on International Law in honour of the late Leslie C. Green, a renowned expert in international humanitarian law. The Selection Committee was impressed by Jan’s accomplishments, and previous awards, which include the General Campaign Star – South-West Asia, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the 34th Canadian Brigade Group Commander’s Commendation for his service achievements.


Groping in the dark

OpEd co-written by Law student Mark Dance, National Post, February 4, 2016

These past weeks have seen headlines that read like a bitter lament for journalism departed, with tales of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaking sternly to Leonardo DiCaprio in Davos and the Sun’s parliamentary bureau chief enlightening us all with his provocatively titled “Trudeau versus Nenshi, Obhrai versus O’Leary and other headbutts on the Hill this week.” But government is a strange and powerful machine, with a logic all its own; its operations can scarcely be understood as a series of headbutts. The federal government, for instance, is the biggest single player in the country, with webs of hierarchy and regulation, jungles of interdepartmental and cultural complexity and a mind-bending $289 billion in annual expenditures. As pollster and historian Allan Gregg has noted, “government has the capacity for infinite good and infinite evil, in equal measure,” but we’re now telling its story as though it were reducible to a battle of personalities, to the conflicting narratives of a gang of political celebrities who in reality make up only a fraction of its mass. Keep reading


The Instagram Takeover Continues!

Students, alumni, professors and members of staff are invited to take over the Faculty’s Instagram account for a week at a time. Below, highlights from the three students who have taken the reins of the account so far.

Email Victoria Leenders-Cheng in the Communications Office if you would like to participate.

Farnell

Actus Reus, the law students’ amateur theatre A photo posted by McGill Faculty of Law (@lawmcgill) on Jan 28, 2016 at 4:45pm PST

Maria

 

Look who I found in the basement sneaking a game of foosball… #latenights at faculty #workhardplayhard A photo posted by McGill Faculty of Law (@lawmcgill) on Dec 12, 2015 at 4:46pm PST

 

Reporting in from the Nahum Gelber Law Library to share some snaps of life at #McGillLaw #finalsweek (Maria Bun, 2L)

A photo posted by McGill Faculty of Law (@lawmcgill) on Dec 11, 2015 at 2:55pm PST

 

Izabella

One of the reasons I chose McGill; it’s in Montreal❤❤❤ #montreal #notredamebasilica

A photo posted by McGill Faculty of Law (@lawmcgill) on Dec 6, 2015 at 11:26am PST

 

 


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