Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation renews funding for High School Outreach Program

[13 Dec] For a third consecutive year, the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation has generously provided its support to an innovative outreach initiative at the Faculty of Law.

News round-up for December 2011

Sidney Thompson [13 Dec] In our news round-up for December: two recent grads receive 2011 John Peters Humphrey fellowships; McGill Arbitration Society presents a workshop on negotiation; students attend a special lecture with Supreme Court with Justice Louis LeBel; and doctoral student Julie McCann to present in Jean-Louis Baudoin Chair conference cycle.

In the community classroom

[13 Dec] Roger Carter scholarship recipient and third-year law student Jessica Labranche-Hamelin has an impressive resume that points to the importance both of academic achievement and community involvement.

Media Mentions

[13 Dec] Media mentions go out to 4L Joey Flowers, who takes on a holiday stereotype, while Montreal firm Robinson Sheppard Shapiro makes a gift to support student moots. The Toronto Star and Canadian Lawyer 4Students were there to put it in ink.

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L’accès aux antirétroviraux

[13 déc] Le 1er décembre marquait la Journée mondiale du SIDA. Nous présentons donc ici un extrait d’un article de Martin Hétu sur l’accès aux antirétroviraux qui se voit restreint par des accords internationaux sur le droit de la propriété intellectuelle.

Notes from Abroad: Lionel Smith, All Souls College, Oxford

[13 Dec] Lionel Smith, a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, sends us an overview of the college and of his research there.

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A visit to the Faculty from senior Russian jurists to discuss the rule of law prompts tough questions about just how much of a positive example Canada can provide.

Clarion call for clarity

Max Reed [13 Dec] Max Reed, BCL/LLB’11, is spearheading a campaign to restore transparency to campaign finance laws and has Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, along with a number of other city councilors, in his sights.

Victory at the European Court of Human Rights

[13 Dec] Professor Payam Akhavan teamed up with Turkish historian Taner Akçam and then McGill Law student Sheila Paylan to take on the Turkish government in the European Court of Human Rights on freedom of speech – and won in a landmark victory when the Court ruled in their favour on October 25, 2011.

Profil vidéo: François Crépeau, Rapporteur spécial aux Nations Unies sur les droits de l’homme des migrants

[15 nov] Le professeur François Crépeau parle des perceptions que nous avons de l’immigration et comment les migrants sont traités par les États et les tribunaux.

Du neuf: Crépeau begins UN Special Rapporteur term, McGill Reporter, December 1, 2011.

Law and love, the story of a gold medal and a gold ring

Norman May won the Elizabeth Torrance Gold Medal in 1961 [15 Nov] Law grads returned to McGill for Homecoming 2011, with many participating in the Faculty of Law Dean’s Breakfast on October 14. Norman May, BCL’61, and his wife Gloria, BA’61 had a special story to share…

A lifetime commitment to legal education

Roderick A. Macdonald [15 Nov] Professor Rod Macdonald’s deeply personal approach to legal education has earned him the University’s highest recognition for excellence in teaching, to be presented to him during the Fall 2011 Convocation ceremonies. Focus online takes a look at the lifetime contributions Macdonald has made to the Faculty of Law and beyond.

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