Nouvelles de la Faculté

March 2018

Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry nommé professeur adjoint ; retour sur le programme stimulant d’événements organisés par le Laboratoire de recherche sur le droit du travail et le développement pour célébrer le Mois de l’Histoire des Noirs ; lancement d’une vidéo sur le renouveau du programme à la Faculté ; et McGill News souligne les initiatives de la Faculté pour répondre au rapport de la Commission de vérité et réconciliation du Canada.

 

Research news

Prof. Allison Christians co-published Taxing Income Where Value Is Created in the Florida Tax Review

Prof. Daniel Weinstock published Dissidents and Innocents: Hard Cases for a Political Philosophy of Boycotts in the Journal of Applied Philosophy

Prof. Stephen Smith published Rights-Threats, Wrongs and Injustices: The Common Law’s Causes of Action in the New Zealand Law Review

Dean Robert Leckey published Judging in Marriage’s Shadow in Feminist Legal Studies

Le professeur François Crépeau a donné sa leçon inaugurale à titre de International Francqui Professor, intitulée Mobilité et diversité migratoire : nouveaux horizons des droits de l’homme

Prof. Allison Christians intervened at the United Nations’ First Global Conference of the Platform for Collaboration on Tax – Taxation and the Sustainable Development Goals (Intervention starts at 2:14:54)

Sarah E. Ali-Khan, Antoine Jean, Emily MacDonald, and Prof. Richard Gold, from the Center for Intellectual Property Policy, released a report on Defining Success in Open Science

Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry nommé professeur adjoint

Sébastien BeaudryLa Faculté de droit et l’Institut de recherche sur les politiques sociales et de santé de McGill de l’Université McGill ont eu le plaisir d’annoncer la nomination conjointe de Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry, BCL/LLB’04. Actuellement professeur adjoint à la Peter A. Allard School of Law, Jonas Beaudry est spécialisé en droits de la personne, en théorie juridique, en bioéthique et en étude de la condition des personnes handicapées. Le professeur Beaudry entrera en poste à McGill en septembre 2018. Poursuivre la lecture >

Découvrez le programme renouvelé de la Faculté

Video cursusLe renouveau du programme BCL/LLB vient répondre aux exigences du monde juridique en pleine transformation. En plus d’offrir davantage de cours intégrant différents systèmes juridiques, notamment les traditions juridiques autochtones, le programme renouvelé fait une plus grande place à la résolution de problème, à l’apprentissage par la pratique et à l’acquisition de compétences. Visionner la vidéo >

The road to reconciliation

Patrick McDonagh, McGill News

The 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report included among its calls for action that law schools “require all law students to take a course in Aboriginal people and the law … This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.” To address this, the Faculty of Law launched its own task force running in parallel with the provost’s task force. Keep reading >

 


Black History Month at the Faculty

McGill Renaissance? Black Profs Speak

The McGill Renaissance? Black Profs Speak roundtable featured Dr. Jae-Marie Ferdinand, and Professors
Momar Ndao, Patricia Hewlin, Mbaye Diouf, Emeritus Glyne Piggott, Philip Howard, Adelle Blackett, and Lawrence Goodridge.

In February, McGill’s Social Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE) organized a university-wide celebration of Black History Month under the theme “Resistance.” Over at the Faculty, the Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory (LLDRL) fostered positive synergies with this initiative, by leading four impactful events. “My goal was quite resolutely to bring a professorial touch to the important initiatives undertaken by SEDE,” said Professor Adelle Blackett, director of the LLDRL and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Transnational Labour Law and Development, which sponsored the events.

This included hosting “McGill Renaissance? Black Profs Speak,” the first contemporary public panel of Black professors at McGill. An occasion to celebrate the work, dedication, and mentorship of the professors, this roundtable was also the opportunity to remember the first Black professor at McGill, Dr. Ernest Melville Duporte, and honour emeritus Professor Glyne Piggott.

Professor Rebecca Zietlow was up next, with a lecture entitled “The egalitarian free labour promise of the 13th amendment to the US Constitution,” part of the continued efforts to discuss Slavery and the Law at the Faculty. She shared her important research on the anti-slavery, pro-labour vision of the US constitution in a joint session of the first year Constitutional law course.

Black History Month was also an opportunity to engage in serious conversations about the state of equity in Canadian universities. Professor Malinda Smith led an urgently important discussion of the pivotal work that emerges from The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity in Canadian Universities. She was welcomed by the University’s Provost, Christopher Manfredi, whose office co-sponsored the reception with the Faculty of Law (Henderson Fund) The next day, Professor Sirma Bilge, from the University of Montreal, helped to extend that conversation to Quebec (co-sponsored by the Office of the Associate Dean (Academic) of the Faculty of Law.

“Each event was extremely well attended. One student referred to them as ‘soul-nurturing .’ A take away is that these kinds of events are all too infrequent and critically important at McGill, year long,” Professor Blackett concluded.


 

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