Peser les risques: Ignacio Cofone tackles data privacy & virus containment

Man walking on the street, wearing a mask and checking his cellphone. Image by Kate Trifo via Unsplash.For the first time in history, contact tracing applications and immunity passports are being used as pandemic containment measures. But what does this mean in terms of privacy? What risks should policymakers balance when deciding which apps to use, or whether to use them at all? Professor Ignacio Cofone explains.

A River as a Legal Person: McGill Law students lend a hand in Magpie River case

Section of rapids on the Magpie RiverIn late February 2021, Magpie River became the first ecosystem in Canada to be granted legal personhood and rights. BCL/JD students Larissa Parker and Gabriel D’Astous describe their work providing legal research on this case, and why it’s meaningful to the future of environmental and Indigenous law.

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News from our alumni community

Tanya de Mello Tanya de Mello, BCL/LLB’11, receives Princeton’s Bullard Distinguished Alum Award. Éloge Butera, BCL/LLB’12, joins federal Minister Anita Anand’s office as a senior policy advisor. DALA profiles Jagtaran Singh, BCL/LLB’13, and Brittany Williams, BCL/LLB’19. La Société du Palais des congrès de Montréal accueille Josée Noiseux, BCL’89, à la tête de son conseil d’administration.Read all about it.

Nouvelles de la Faculté de droit

Les professeurs Daniel Weinstock et Rosalie Jukier Daniel Weinstock nommé vice-doyen à la recherche et Rosalie Jukier reconduite une autre année en tant que vice-doyenne aux études. Aussi: échos de nos professeur.e.s et étudiant.e.s, nouvelles, lettres d’opinions, articles savants, prix et bien plus.

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Two generations of McGill Law leading the way at Tyr LLP

Carlos Sayao and James DorisWhen James Doris, BCL’90, LLB’90, founded Toronto litigation firm Tyr LLP in 2019, he saw it as a chance to practice law in a new and dynamic way. Not long after, Carlos Sayao, BCL/LLB’14, joined the firm as a partner. The two McGill Law alumni told Focus online about the law school lessons they have carried with them along the way.

In conversation with Law Deans Camille Nelson and Gillian Lester

Law Deans Prof. Gillian Lester and Prof. Camille NelsonIn March, we welcomed Professor Camille Nelson, Dean of the Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii and Professor Gillian Lester, Dean of Columbia’s Faculty of Law, who spoke to the discussed the challenges and rewards of bringing diverse perspectives to legal education and leadership in this year’s Margot E. Halpenny Memorial Lecture.

Sheila Watt-Cloutier – Les traditions juridiques inuites comme source d’inspiration

Mme Sheila Watt-Cloutier

L’étudiant au BCL/JD Simon Filiatrault souligne l’importance d’intégrer les savoirs traditionnels inuits en abordant les enjeux contemporains suite à une discussion avec la militante Sheila Watt-Cloutier, organisée par ILADA.

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