June 2021

Chile Eboe-Osuj, LLM’92 After several years as President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, LLM’92, is returning to Canada for a term at Ryerson’s Faculty of Law as Distinguished International Jurist. Before moving to The Hague, Nigerian-born Eboe-Osuji was an master’s student at McGill Law, where he learned to “cherish diversity” and “strive for excellence at all times.” He shares some recollections with Focus online.


June 2021

Étudiant arborant le mortier mcgillois, la houppe au vent Le 11 juin, les communautés de l’Université McGill et de la Faculté de droit se sont réunies virtuellement pour célébrer la collation des grades, et cette année en particulier pour fêter la « promotion du bicentenaire » des finissant.e.s des programmes BCL/JD, LLM et DCL avec leurs familles et leurs proches et des invités très spéciaux. Un retour sur les cérémonies.


April 2021

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.


April 2021

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.


March 2021

A student wearing a mask stands in front of a blackboard. En réponse au besoin des étudiants d’avoir accès à un espace de travail hors domicile, la Faculté a ouvert ses portes à un nombre limité d’étudiant.e.s en 2021. Initialement composé de salles de classe pour le travail individuel, le programme des espaces flexibles comprend maintenant des salles supplémentaires pour le travail en petits groupes.


March 2021

Speakers of at the ILADA panel on working in Indigenous Law L’étudiant Simon Filiatrault, l’actuel président du club Indigenous Law Association/Association du Droit Autochtone (ILADA) décrit une table ronde récemment organisée avec quatre avocat.e.s autochtones qui ont offert de brefs aperçus de leurs pratiques.


January 2021

Blue surgical masks with a cellphone on top, showing a COVID tracing app. Composition of two photos by Markus Winkler, via Unsplash. The pandemic has changed almost every aspect of human life: from workplace culture to social interaction to simple acts such as taking a stroll near our home. But how does it change our expectations when it comes our privacy? A recent panel addressed this very question.


December 2020

James Hughes, BCL 1991 In tough times, many Montrealers have turned to organizations like Centraide, Chez Doris, Moisson Montréal and the Old Brewery Mission for invaluable support. Meet James Hughes, BCL’91, a McGill Law grad who leads one of the city’s most important charitable organizations.


December 2020

Atagun Kejanlioglu Legal scholars are primed to create spaces for a dialogue on children’s rights, writes DCL candidate Atagün Mert Kejanlıoğlu, a member of a legal research team led by Professors Shauna Van Praagh and Angela Campbell that focuses on access to justice for youth. Considering children’s current needs — and not only their futures — will lead to enriched perspectives.


October 2020

3L student and 2020-2021 SSMU president Jemark Earle Last spring, seasoned student leader Jemark Earle was elected President of the Student Society of McGill University (SSMU), the union that represents McGill’s 25,000 undergraduate students. Focus online interviewed the 3L student, whose passion for student advocacy, mediation and arbitration led him to study law.