Professor Roderick Macdonald named to public commission

Roderick Macdonald [10 Nov] Roderick A. Macdonald, F.R. Scott Professor of Constitutional and Public Law, has been named to the Charbonneau Commission, which has been charged with examining allegations of corruption in the construction industry.

Semaine de la proprieté intellectuelle

[15 oct] La semaine de PI à la Faculté de droit a donné aux étudiants, professeurs et praticiens une occasion unique de sonder d’un peu plus près les méandres de la propriété intellectuelle.

News highlights

[12 Oct] News highlights: The Faculty rides for justice, doctoral students find guidance and humour at the annual DCL retreat, and Me Benoit Girardin, who lectures on sports law at the Faculty, writes about the International Association of Sport Law Conference that was held in Moscow in September.

Two new research and teaching Chairs at the Faculty of Law

[12 Oct] Two endowed research chairs pave the way for innovative research and teaching opportunities at the Faculty of Law: the Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism and the Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy.

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Voix de la Faculté: Commission d’enquête – Des enquêtes ou des inquisitions?

Roderick A. Macdonald, titulaire de la Chaire F. R. Scott en droit constitutionnel et en droit public de l’Université McGill, signe une lettre d’opinion dans le Le Devoir du 7 octobre 2011 à propos des commissions d’enquêtes.

Allen Mendelsohn: Open book on Facebook

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[12 Oct] Internet law specialist and blogger Allen Mendelsohn, BCL/LLB’01, LLM’10, shares his concerns about Facebook privacy practices and how it handles your personal information.

Il faut se réjouir des succès du Québec

Détail de Roddick Gates [15 sep] Les “QS University World Rankings” classaient récemment McGill parmis les meilleures au monde. Lisez l’intégrale de la lettre que Daniel Jutras a envoyé à La Presse en réponse à l’éditorial «J’cours les concours» de François Cardinal.

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A retrospective at 30,000 feet: the Boeing Initiative in Air and Space Law

[12 oct] As the Boeing Initiative in Air and Space Law prepares to wrap up its five-year program in 2012, Focus online looks back at the outreach and accomplishments that were made possible by this gift.

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.

In Practice: Ruling the airwaves with “L’Arbitre”

Anne-France Goldwater [15 Sep] Anne-France Goldwater, BCL’80, brings her no-holds-barred attitude with her as she rules on small claims arbitration cases on her new television show, L’Arbitre. Focus online caught up with the fiery lawyer for a conversation about arbitration, law and life.

Carte postale: arbitrage à Singapour

Carte postale de Singapour signée Frédéric Bachand [15 sep] Frédéric Bachand, professeur agrégé à la Faculté de droit de McGill et spécialiste de l’arbitrage, effectue présentement un séjour sabbatique à la National University of Singapore. Il nous envoie une carte postale de Singapour.

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