Student Awards Reception 2012

[12 Apr] On March 29, the Common Room was abuzz with students, faculty members and friends of the Faculty, as eighteen student award-winners noshed on canapés, clinked a glass with their benefactors, and personally thanked them for their generous support.

Real-Life Heroes

[12 Apr]
ACLU President Susan N. Herman delivered an inspirational Wallenberg lecture last month, titled “Taking Liberties: The War on Terror, Civil Liberties and the American Courts.”

Faculty News Round-up

[12 Apr] Our Faculty news round-up for the month of April talks about new books from faculty members, visits by distinguished members of the judiciary, and the heart-warming event that marked the launch of newly-named Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law

Student-organized events

[13 Apr] March-April Recap: Student delegation wins Honorable Mention at Model United Nations in NYC; Human rights discussion organized around the “Kony 2012” video; Panel discussion held on the mental health crisis in the criminal justice system; More than 100 students donned hooded sweatshirts to raise awareness about racial profiling; McGill Arbitration Society hosted a debate on Jura Novit Curia and Arbitral Justice; Great fun was had by all at the annual Skit Nite.

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Northern Lights—Developing energy in the NWT with recent grad Phil Duguay

[12 Apr] Phil Duguay, BCL/LLB’11, describes how McGill helped prepare him for a career in energy policy and planning in the Northwest Territories.

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Cohen Doctoral Seminar tackles international law and politics

[12 Apr] This June, a dozen doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows from around the world will converge on McGill to participate in the second Dean Maxwell and Isle Cohen Doctoral Seminar in International Law, whose theme this year explore the tensions between law and politics.

Profil vidéo: Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse

[12 avril] Dans notre dernière entrevue vidéo de la saison, le professeur adjoint Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse explique comment le droit de la propriété intellectuelle influence des domaines qui autrefois avaient été classés comme étant strictement commerciaux et sans valeur artistique

Pioneer of the notion of good faith in Quebec civil law

[12 Apr] The verdict of the 1981 Supreme Court Case of Banque Nationale v. Soucisse is known as a pillar of jurisprudence on the notion of good faith in Quebec civil law. Me Donald Seal, QC, BCL’54, who represented Florence Soucisse all the way to the Supreme Court, offers his thoughts about this landmark case.

Dear Lord Denning…

[15 Mar] McGill law students have a history of paying tribute to Lord Denning, one of the best-known and oft-quoted common law judges in recent memory. In the lead-up to the Faculty’s annual Skit Nite on March 20, Focus online looks at a few student encounters with the beloved British jurist.

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