Simone Samuels wins a Forces AVENIR award; Students host criminal law speed-meet

Simone Samuels[15 Nov] Simone Samuels, 2L, received a Forces AVENIR award on October 26, in recognition of her commitment to community projects while the student group Criminal Law McGill hosted a speed-meet with well-known judges, prosecutors and criminal lawyers. Keep reading….

Alumni in the news: David O’Brien, BCL’65 and Elizabeth Monk, BCL’23

Elizabeth Monk, BCL 1923 [15 Nov] David O’Brien, BCL’65, makes another substantial gift to support the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism; Elizabeth Monk, BCL’23, the first woman to win the Faculty’s Gold Medal for academic excellence and the first Quebec woman to receive a Q.C. designation, is honoured by the University Women’s Club of Montreal. Keep reading…

In memoriam: Alexandra Dodger (1983-2011)

Memorial service for finishing student Alexandra Dodger, who was tragically killed in a pedestrian accident in October

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Notes from Abroad: Echenberg Fellows in Kigali

Photo of Kigali by Dave Proffer (Creative Commons, Flickr) [15 Nov] Between October 9 and 11, Penny and Gordon Echenberg, and six McGill Echenberg Human Rights Fellows working or living in Africa gathered in Kigali, Rwanda, for a two-day meeting on human rights and governance issues.

Notes from Outer Space: News from the Institute of Air and Space Law

The Need for an Integrated Regulatory Regime for Aviation and Space - ICAO for Space? [15 Nov] Members of the Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL) travel to Cape town for the International Astronautical Conference and host a congress on space debris remediation in Montreal; Professor Ram Jakhu receives the 2011 Social Sciences Book Award from the International Academy of Astronautics, and he and Professor Paul Dempsey publish a new book on international civil space regulation. Read further…

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Profil vidéo: François Crépeau, Rapporteur spécial aux Nations Unies sur les droits de l’homme des migrants

[15 nov] Le professeur François Crépeau parle des perceptions que nous avons de l’immigration et comment les migrants sont traités par les États et les tribunaux.

Du neuf: Crépeau begins UN Special Rapporteur term, McGill Reporter, December 1, 2011.

Law and love, the story of a gold medal and a gold ring

Norman May won the Elizabeth Torrance Gold Medal in 1961 [15 Nov] Law grads returned to McGill for Homecoming 2011, with many participating in the Faculty of Law Dean’s Breakfast on October 14. Norman May, BCL’61, and his wife Gloria, BA’61 had a special story to share…

A lifetime commitment to legal education

Roderick A. Macdonald [15 Nov] Professor Rod Macdonald’s deeply personal approach to legal education has earned him the University’s highest recognition for excellence in teaching, to be presented to him during the Fall 2011 Convocation ceremonies. Focus online takes a look at the lifetime contributions Macdonald has made to the Faculty of Law and beyond.

Research insight: Post-doctoral students at the Faculty

[12 Oct] Spearheading discussions about South Park and The Simpsons and about the protected status of champagne and caviar, the Faculty’s nine post-doctoral fellows bring fresh ideas to research and teaching.

Turning tragedy into triumph: Thomas Shearer Stewart, BCL 1908

[12 Oct] Blinded at age 16, Thomas Shearer Stewart nevertheless graduated from the Faculty in 1908, winning the gold medal award for academic excellence. His granddaughter, Lesley Stewart, tells his remarkable story, and how the Thomas Shearer Stewart Travelling Fellowship came about.

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