McGill Annual Graduate Law Conference 2018

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Room 312 and 316, 3rd Floor, New Chancellor Day Hall, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

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The Graduate Law Students Association (GLSA) of McGill University’s Faculty of Law is excited to announce that the registration for the 11th Annual Graduate Law Conference is now open.

The theme of the conference is ‘Hard Cases: The Limits of Law’ and it seeks to confront difficult legal questions in the fields of International and Transnational Law, Social Justice, Environmental Law, Space Law and Legal Theory. These questions touch on diverse topics ranging from the regulation of speech and healthcare to the prosecution of police sexual assaults to the management of space debris.

The event will welcome students, academics and legal practioners from Canada and abroad, who will engage in panel discussions as well as one-on-one dialogues. It will also host a scientific poster competition.


The conference will be held in collaboration with the Dean Maxwell and Isle Cohen Doctoral Seminar Series in International Law. This seminar is held in honour of the late Maxwell Cohen and his wife Isle. As Dean of McGill University’'s Faculty of Law (from 1964 to 1969), Maxwell Cohen was pivotal in establishing McGill as an institution at the forefront of legal education in Canada. He remains renowned for his international law scholarship.


The McGill Annual Graduate Law Conference 2018 is pleased to announce that it will be hosting keynote lectures from two distinguished professors.

Joanne St. Lewis

Professor St. Lewis is a Law Professor in the Common Law Section of uOttawa. Her areas of current research include digital defamation, sexual violence, online harassment, racial profiling and terrorism policy. She was appointed to a number of committees and governing bodies, including the Law Society of Upper Canada, where she was the first Black woman to be elected as a Bencher. Professor St-Lewis was the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the legal field, including the United Nations Association of Canada 2009 Honoured Champion Award.

Víctor Muñiz-Fraticelli

Professor Muñiz-Fraticelli is an Associate Professor of Law and Political Science at McGill University. His research range across philosophy, politics, and law, touching on topics such as associational autonomy, contemporary liberal theory, intergenerational justice and the relationship of private law to sovereignty and constitutionalism. He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 2008, and his JD from the University of Puerto Rico in 1999, where he also served in law review. In 2000 and 2001, he clerked at the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. Professor Muñiz-Fraticelli was also a member of a number of chairs and committees, and is currently the Associate Director of the Centre for Research on Religion of McGill University.

Please note that registration is compulsory as attendance is limited.

No fees. Program to follow.

For additional information: The website will be updated regularly.

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