Nouvelles de la faculté

December 2021

Tour d’horizon des contributions, publications et autres des membres de notre corps professoral et de notre corps étudiant cet automne.

On 26 January 2022, the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism will host an Annie Macdonald Langstaff workshop entitled ‘Changing the Rules’ with Esmerelda Thornhill. This year’s theme is Mothers-in-Law: Intergenerational Dialogues on Women and Human Rights. Please join us for the event on Zoom!

The McGill Business Meter, a platform convened by Professor Peer Zumbansen, inaugural Professor of Business Law, launched in November. It features articles on business law from our student body. It was recently featured by Canadian Lawyer.

The Faculty’s Prizes and Scholarships Committee is grateful to be able to award the Stikeman Elliott Diversity Scholarship, supporting the legal education of students facing systemic barriers.

On 16 November, DCL candidate Ermano Napolitano presented “Geoengineering and The Exception” at the sixth Tel Aviv University Workshop for Junior Scholars. He spoke at the Tel Aviv University Buchmann Faculty of Law.

Le 9 novembre, l’équipe mcgilloise composée des étudiantes au BCL/JD Dalia Tarchila, Jane Chen, Xin Hao Yang et Jacqueline Sirois a remporté la première place du Concours de cas de la section étudiante de l’Association du Barreau Canadien – division Québec. Le prix est accompagné d’une bourse de la Financière des avocates et avocats.

BCL/JD student Mark Kersten won a participatory justice award for getting the best grade in the Faculty of Law’s Negotiation and Mediation course.

Mention du gingko devant le Pavillon Chancellor-Day, qui a maintenant près de 130 ans et qui fait l’orgueil de notre pelouse, dans le Journal de Montréal.

On 2 November, Professor Sébastien Jodoin spoke to BBC Ouch about the effects of climate change on disabled people and how to adopt a more inclusive approach to the climate crisis.

Brittany Williams, BCL/LLB’19, a été nommé la nouvelle directrice du Secrétariat aux affaires étudiant.e.s en date du 1er novembre.

Boulton Fellow Sarah Riley Case will serve as a preliminary judge for the Julius Alexander Isaac Moot.

The Law Students’ Association hosted recently appointed Supreme Court Justice Mahmud Jamal for a panel discussion moderated by Dean Robert Leckey on 22 October 2021.

Professor Adelle Blackett gave a keynote address, “Reckoning with the Past in the International Law on Contemporary Slavery” at the Canadian Council on International Law’s 50th annual council on 20 October.

Dean Robert Leckey, Samuel Gale Professor, received the Advocatus Emeritus (Ad. E.) distinction from the Barreau du Québec.  Dean Leckey joins Faculty members Adelle Blackett, François Crépeau, Fabien Gélinas, Pierre-Gabriel Jobin, Lara Khoury, and René Provost, as well as Wainwright Librarian Daniel Boyer, in holding this distinction, which is awarded to members of the Quebec Bar who have distinguished themselves through a remarkable career, outstanding contributions to the profession, or constructive community work.

Professor Aaron Mills discusses growing movement around the world to extend constitutional rights to Nature prompts fundamental questions about the nature enforcement and evolution of rights on the Entitled podcast episode “The River Knows Where to Go.”

Professor Ram Jakhu was promoted to Full Professor. As a valued scholar, collaborator, supervisor, and administrator, Jakhu has helped the Institute for Air and Space Law maintain its place as the world’s leading centre for air and space law.

The Faculty of Law placed 17th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

L’organisation Black Girls Gather menée par l’étudiante au BCL/JD Amélia Souffrant, co-présidente de BLSAM (Black Law Students’ Association of McGill), est lauréate du trophée Avenir dans la catégorie Arts, lettres et culture aux Forces Avenir. L’organisation autonomise les jeunes femmes noires à travers la littérature noire.

Le doyen Robert Leckey a modéré une table ronde bilingue organisée par l’Institut McGill pour l’étude du Canada, qui a abordé des questions constitutionnelles, juridiques et politiques soulevées par le projet de loi 96 le 7 octobre.

Publications

18 November, The Conversation. “Russia’s attack on its satellites is reckless and endangers us all.”  Professor Ram Jakhu, Kuan-Wei Chen and Arsenault Fellow Bayar Goswami of the Institute for Air and Space Law remind us that, “Outer Space is a shared global commons [to be] used in a responsible, safe and sustainable manner.”

13 novembre. Le doyen Robert Leckey dans Le Devoir: « Opinion : Le projet de loi 2 négligerait certaines situations parentales ».

6 November. Dean Robert Leckey with Professor emeritus Pierre-Gabriel Jobin in CTV Montreal: “What hope for the defense of dignity?” in the litigation involving Mike Ward and Jérémy Gabriel.

28 October. Professor René Provost releases monograph “Rebel Courts: the administration of Justice by Armed Insurgents”.

27 October. Professor Johanne Poirier, Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism, and BCL/JD student Jessica Michelin published a chapter titled “Facing the Coronavirus Pandemic in the Canadian Federation: Reinforced Dualism & Muted Cooperation?” in Comparative Federalism and COVID-19, a collection edited by Nico Steytler.

27 October. Student Emily Knox, co-founder of the Cabot Square legal information clinic, writes in CBC Montreal about the alarmingly high rates at which unhoused Montrealers are ticketed, and what municipal leaders should do about it.

13 October. Professors Evan Fox-Decent and Evan J. Criddle tackle the urgent issue of non-refoulement under international law in the midst of a pandemic in their paper, “The Authority of International Refugee Law” in the William and Mary Law Review.

4 October. In “Intermediate Solidarities: The Case of the Afghan Interpreters,” Professor Frédéric Mégret contrasts a sense of patriotic ‘noblesse oblige’ to former allies with a more critical international evaluation of the status of interpreters in Verfassungsblog.

En août, Sandrine Ampleman-Tremblay, candidate au doctorat, et Camille Nadeau, candidate à la maîtrise, ont rédigé ensemble “Justice Côté in 2019: Great Dissenter, Voice of the Court, or Both?” [.pdf] dans le Manitoba Law Journal.

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