Regards neufs sur la Constitution

2016-jan-regards-neufs-constitution-150x150Johanne Poirier, première titulaire de la Chaire Peter MacKell sur le fédéralisme, nous explique pourquoi l’histoire de la Constitution canadienne, le fédéralisme et les débats constitutionnels ne sont pas dépassés, mais soulèvent plutôt une foule de questions cruciales pour l’avenir.

Alumna profile: Ngozi Okidegbe

2016-jan-ngozie-profile-150x150-4449 Ngozi Okidegbe first arrived in Montreal eight years ago because she had fallen in love with the city during a visit from her native Washington D.C. She has made a practice of reaching for the long shots, and it has paid off.

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De la doctrine aux pages des journeaux

2016-jan-doctrine-journaux-150x150Les juristes qui choisissent de mener des recherches engagées, et qui prennent la parole publiquement pour en faire la promotion, font œuvre utile. Cela permet de briser l’image que l’on se fait souvent des universitaires dans leur tour d’ivoire.

Rayonnement de la recherche

newspaperreader-150x150 Several faculty members gave interviews and wrote op-eds, despite the busy exam grading & holiday seasons. A round-up of recent contributions.

Media pitch ‘Dragon’s Den’-style

2016-jan-dragon-den-BradleyPor-150x150 Helping grad students fine tune how they talk about their research for different audiences, by making it a (collegial) competition à la Dragon’s Den / elevator pitch session.

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Bonne année!

The January edition of Focus Law presents highlights from the alumni magazine, which can also be viewed in PDF format. Bonne lecture!


Artistic conviction

2016-jan-artistic-conviction-150x150 When Old Chancellor Day Hall closed for renovations, the Law Students’ Association-funded Art Committee initiated a project to decorate the walls with art.

Getting to the gist of the jest

We ask: is the law funny? Law grads turned stand-up comics Jess Salomon, BCL/LLB’04 and David Heti, BCL/LLB’09 opine on whether the law has a sense of humour.

Collecting dust jackets

2016-jan-rare books-152412-150x150The Peter M. Laing Rare Books and Special Collections Room at the Nahum Gelber Law Library houses a number of special volumes, many of which are virtual works of art. The collection’s physical presence provides fascinating insight into how technology has shaped, and is continuing to shape, the legal profession.

VIDEO: From Hult Prize to Forbes list

2016-jan-shobhita-soor-150x150 Shobhita Soor, BCL/LLB, MBA’15, was part of the McGill Aspire team that won Bill Clinton’s Hult Prize in 2013 for their idea to address hunger in urban slums by farming insects. In this video, she explains the vision and logic of this idea.

VIDEO: Rare book eye candy

2016--jan-rare-books-video-150x120 Three-node spines, vellum bindings, gilded florets, embossed covers — the rare books room in the McGill Gelber Law Library houses an array of beautiful artifacts. Take a video tour of some of the most eye-catching elements in the room.

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