Vis Moot 2011

2011 Vis moot team A report on the 2011 Vis Moot in Vienna, in which the McGill team of Michael Bookman, Nora Ahmed, Andreea Vasiliu and Corey Omer participated April 16-21.

A new roster of Supreme Court clerks

(14 Apr) The Faculty continues its record of sending students in large numbers to clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada: for 2011-2012, six of the 21 clerks at the Court will be McGill Law graduates.

Raising the bar: a non-competitive moot emphasizes negotiation and teamwork

Writing down the awards at the end of the Bar Prize Moot. (14 April) A look at moots that took place this March, such as the Kawaskhimon Moot, the Bar Prize Moot, the Jessup Moot and the Leiden Air Law Moot.

Events in March

Dean Daniel Jutras speaking at one of our events from March 2011. (14 Apr) An array of events in March marked the apex of and bookend to a busy winter term and as students head into exams and look towards Convocation, Focus online provides a glimpse at how the vibrant intellectual life of the Faculty wrapped up the school year.

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Faculty voices

(20 April) A recurring column presenting select excerpts from Faculty members’ comments on events in the news. In this edition, Stephen A. Scott, Professor Emeritus of Law on the natural connection between law and politics and François Crépeau, Professor in Public International Law, on pressing criminal charges for violent behaviour in sports.

Notes from Abroad: René Provost

(14 avr) Le professeur René Provost, qui effectue une année sabbatique en Argentine avec la professeure Shauna Van Praagh et leur trois garçons, nous envoie une note sur leurs découvertes in el fin del mundo.

Stefan Hoffman, président sortant de l’AED

(14 avr) Avant de devenir président de l’AED, Stefan Hoffman s’est impliqué en politique pendant près d’une décennie. l’a interviewé en mars 2011. Nous reproduisons ici cet entretien.

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Gifts to the Faculty

Looking forward, giving back: Marc Barbeau holding a portrait of Ilana Lederer.

La Clinique de droit pénal international

Two members of the Clinic talking together. La Clinique de droit pénal international de McGill a reçu récemment une subvention du ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Commerce international, confirmant l’importance du groupe pour les tribunaux pénaux à travers le monde. Nous rencontrons les étudiants qui travaillent cette année à la Clinique­.

Scarlet Key Society welcomes record number of Law students

(30 Mar) Four Law students were inducted into McGill’s venerable Scarlet Key Society in March, in recognition of their efforts and contributions to McGill and the community.

Research Profile: Helge Dedek

Interview with Assistant Professor Helge Dedek. (14 Apr) Assistant Professor Helge Dedek likes to examine the law from a comparative and historical perspective. He spoke to Focus online about some interesting ideas that arise when history, philosophy and law intersect.

Research profile: Vrinda Narain

Vrinda Narain (7 Mar) From the debate about Bill 94 (“The Niqab Bill”) in Quebec to current events in the Middle East, discussions about religious freedom, gender equality and group rights are increasingly topical. Assistant Professor Vrinda Narain has authored two books on Muslim women and the law and she emphasizes the importance of including the voices of these women in the debate.

Court jesters

Students who are serious about comedy... (7 Mar) Lawyers making fun of themselves to raise money for charity: it’s not a joke, but Skit Nite at the Faculty of Law does have a reputation for milking the experiences of students, professors and lawyers themselves for punch lines that hit close to home.

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