June 2020

Dany Meloul. Photo: Photographers Arcouette & Co.

When seasoned corporate lawyer Dany Meloul, BCL’88, LLB’88, took the helm of Radio-Canada Télévision last October, no one could have predicted the unprecedented challenges she would have to face in her first year on the job. But the show(s) must go on!

April 2020

Dean Robert Leckey.

In a letter to McGill Law alumni, Dean Robert Leckey reflects on the collective efforts of faculty members, staff, and students to come together during these extraordinary times.

February 2020

Toute jeune, Véronique Faucher, BCL/LLB’02, rêvait d’être journaliste internationale. Bien qu’elle ne soit pas devenue journaliste, elle a quand même mené une carrière très internationale: après un saut vers Moscou, cette spécialiste de la gestion d’investissements est à présent à Londres et dirige une équipe paneuropéenne.

December 2019

Cover story: Reuven Ashtar

Whether he’s advising a tech company on a venture capital partnership or brushing shoulders with celebrities on an awards show red carpet, it’s all in a day’s work for Reuven Ashtar, BCL/LLB’08. Ashtar, a start-up, media, and technology lawyer, also manages YouTube content creators through his company, Never Napping, in Toronto.

November 2019

Patricia Kosseim

Patricia Kosseim, BCL’92, LLB’92, has a palpable passion for her work. As Counsel for Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP’s Privacy & Data Management Group and National Co-leader of Osler’s AccessPrivacy knowledge platform, she engages in cutting-edge legal issues on a daily basis. She shares her career highlights with Focus online.

October 2019

Matthew Castel and Peter Mantas

Matthew Castel, BCL/LLB’13, and Peter Mantas, BCL/LLB’12, are doing law differently. Their Toronto-based Orion Legal Group is shaking up the traditional billable model of legal services and demonstrating how lawyers can be “growth leaders” to the businesses they serve.

June 2019

Law Convocation Spring 2019

Le soleil était au rendez-vous pour la collation des grades du printemps 2019, au cours de laquelle le professeur émérite Irwin Cotler a reçu un doctorat honorifique. Voyez des photos et des extraits vidéo de la cérémonie. Lire la suite…

April 2019

Four of the five mcgillians selected to clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada in 2020. Année après année, nos diplômé.e.s s’illustrent dans la course pour les prestigieux postes d’auxiliaire juridique à la Cour suprême du Canada. Cette année ne fait pas exception ; cinq ressortissant.e.s de la Faculté prendront la direction du plus haut tribunal au pays en 2020-2021. Faites leur connaissance !

March 2019

Michael Shortt, BCL/LLB'13

Michael Shortt, BCL/LLB’13, was still dreaming of becoming G.I. Joe when his parents predicted that he would follow the footsteps of his grandfather and become a lawyer. “I was a very argumentative child,” he confessed. It took him somewhat longer to reach the same conclusion. But one day, when Professor Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse drew two penguins on a blackboard, Shortt knew he had found his calling. Read the interview.

December 2018

Five of our newest Supreme Court Clerks with Professor Johanne Poirier Over the last 10 years, one in five Supreme Court clerks has been a recent graduate of the Faculty. In keeping with tradition, there will be a strong McGill Law representation within the next cohort of Supreme Court clerks: last spring, eight of our graduating students or recent grads were tapped to clerk at the country’s highest tribunal in 2019-2020.