Nouvelles étudiantes

June 2019

Dans cette édition, nos étudiantes et étudiants discutent manipulations génétiques et avortement, se demandent à qui appartiennent les données des cités intelligentes, participent à des consultations sur le racisme systémique, s’interrogent sur l’état de l’éducation juridique et reçoivent des bourses prestigieuses.

Catherine Mathieu reçoit la prestigieuse Bourse d’études supérieures Vanier

Nouvelles de la Faculté de droit, 28 mai 2019

Le gouvernement du Canada a nommé la doctorante Catherine Mathieu boursière Vanier 2019. Lancée en 2008, la Bourse d’études supérieures du Canada Vanier est l’un des prix les plus prestigieux au Canada pour les doctorants et les chercheurs postdoctoraux. Lire la suite…

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Crisis of Legal Education

Adrien Habermacher, DCL candidate, 18 May 2019

Legal education is in crisis. We are facing unprecedented challenges and we urgently need to reform law schools to face these contemporary needs. Or at least, this is the prevalent discourse today. It was also the prevalent discourse a generation ago, and a generation prior too, and since the beginning of university legal education in Canada. Read the full paper.

Montreal begins public consultations on systemic racism

Radio-Canada, 16 May 2019

The first-ever public consultations on systemic racism and discrimination in Montreal began Wednesday. systemic discrimination is back in the news, getting a bit of attention. That’s due in no small part to a human dynamo named Balarama Holness, who leads a group called Montreal in Action. Holness is currently a third-year BCL/LLB law student at McGill University. Read more…

It is possible to seek justice for the death of fetuses without new abortion laws

CBC News, 9 May 2019

LLM candidate Florence Ashley co-authored an op-ed that argues it is possible under Canadian law to criminalize fetal harm without establishing fetal personhood. “Personhood is not necessary for there to be a crime. Killing, harming, torturing, and neglecting animals are all crimes, despite animals not being persons. Recreational drug use is victimless but is nevertheless criminalized — though it arguably shouldn’t be. This leaves ample room for standalone criminalization.” Read more…

PODCAST: Smart Cities: Who Owns the Data?

McGill Law Journal, 8 May 2019

The MLJ released a new podcast where they discuss Toronto’s creation of a smart city—a neighbourhood that incorporates the collection of big data into its urban design. Listen to the full episode…

Bébés à la carte : jusqu’où devrions-nous aller ?

Joséane Chrétien, candidate au DCL, Options Politiques, 24 avril 2019

Longtemps inexpliqué, le miracle de la vie s’éclaircit au fur et à mesure que nos connaissances en matière de procréation et de génétique évoluent. De l’embryon présentant les meilleures chances de survie ou les qualités génétiques recherchées à la manipulation génétique, l’idée que les parents puissent décider de certaines qualités chez leur enfant à naître fait son chemin. Lire la suite…


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