Top 5 Stories of 2019

December 2019

Chaque année, Focus online fait un petit recensement des cinq articles qui ont eu la cote auprès de nos lecteurs et lectrices: venez découvrir (ou redécouvrir) vos entrevues et nouvelles préférées.

1. Cinq McGillois pour la Cour suprême du Canada (April 2019)

Année après année, les diplômé.e.s de la Faculté de droit s’illustrent dans la course pour les prestigieux postes d’auxiliaire juridique à la Cour suprême du Canada. Cette année ne fait pas exception ; cinq ressortissant.e.s de la Faculté prendront la direction du plus haut tribunal au pays en 2020-2021. Faites leur connaissance !

Four of the five mcgillians selected to clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada in 2020.

2. Orion Legal Group (October 2019)

Matthew Castel, BCL/LLB’13, and Peter Mantas, BCL/LLB’12, are doing law differently. Their Toronto-based Orion Legal Group is shaking up the traditional billable model of legal services and demonstrating how lawyers can be “growth leaders” to the businesses they serve. Read the interview.

Matthew Castel and Peter Mantas

3. The Big Shortt: Videogames, AI, and the Law (March 2019)

Michael Shortt, BCL/LLB’13, was still dreaming of becoming G.I. Joe when his parents predicted that he would follow the footsteps of his grandfather and become a lawyer. “I was a very argumentative child,” he confessed. It took him somewhat longer to reach the same conclusion. But one day, when Professor Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse drew two penguins on a blackboard, Shortt knew he had found his calling. Read the interview.

Michael Shortt, BCL/LLB'13

4. Rosalie Jukier: Living in the world of ideas (April 2019)

From inviting lawyers and judges to class to singing and dancing, Professor Rosalie Jukier spares no strategy when it comes to bringing the law to life for her students. With a career spanning over thirty years, she has become synonymous with teaching excellence for generations of McGillians. Focus online chats with her about the career virages that have fueled her passion for law, and about the new challenge she will take up this fall.

Rosalie Jukier

5. Collation des grades 2019 (June 2019)

Cette année, l’Université McGill a remis un doctorat honoris causa à l’honorable Irwin Cotler, P.C., O.C., O.Q., BCL’64, lors de la collation des grades du printemps de la Faculté de droit qui s’est déroulée le 30 mai, lors d’un bel après-midi, où larges sourires et grandes émotions étaient au rendez-vous. Voyez nos albums photos ou revivez la cérémonie sur Youtube.

Law Convocation Spring 2019

 


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