Faculty of Law

Illustration of a DNA string being manipulation by both human and robot hands Health

New non-profit targets under-researched diseases

McGillians are playing key roles in Conscience, a new non-profit initiative that hopes to use artificial intelligence and a “team sport” approach to encourage research into the rare diseases and potential threats that Big Pharma tends to ignore.

Illustration of a town at night with windows filled with parents holding babies. Culture

A lullaby for the world

Jacques J.M.Shore, LLB’80, is a celebrated lawyer (he helped Amazon enter the Canadian marketplace), but his true passion is writing books for children. His latest work has found a new audience – in Ukraine.

Illustration of people balanced on the scales of justice Society

A different way of looking at justice

Alberta judge Anna Loparco, BCL/LLB‘02, MBA’03, and New York attorney Erika Sasson, BCL/LLB’06, are each leading initiatives that reimagine the way courts deal with criminal cases – by incorporating the principles of restorative justice.

Adelle Blackett smiling Discovery

A more inclusive vision of law

Over the course of her career, McGill law professor Adelle Blackett has never been shy about questioning the status quo. Her work has altered the landscape for domestic workers in dozens of countries and for Black academics in Canada.

Privacy Commissioner of Canada Philippe Dufresne and Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario Patricia Kosseim Society

Protecting your privacy

The landscape for privacy rights has never been more complex. Two of the country’s most prominent advocates for privacy protection are McGill alums: Philippe Dufresne, the privacy commissioner of Canada, and Patricia Kosseim, Ontario’s information and privacy commissioner.

Magda Grace in front of Prime Video logos People

A principal player for Prime Video

As the head of Amazon’s Prime Video for Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Magda Grace, BCL/JD’11, knows full well that Canadians have other streaming options. “We have to earn our customers’ trust, earn their eyeballs, and put out good content constantly.”

Laverne Jacobs People

Disability rights expert joins international UN committee

Laverne Jacobs, BA’94, BCL’99, LLB’99, is one of Canada’s top authorities on the rights of persons with disabilities. She is taking her expertise to the international stage as the first Canadian to ever serve on the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Amélie Dionne-Charest and Caroline Bérubé People

From McGill law to Canadian business leaders in Asia

Caroline Bérubé set out to find her niche in the legal profession and became a serial entrepreneur along the way. Amélie Dionne-Charest became an entrepreneur “by accident”.

Maryse Bertrand People

New Board chair motivated to make a difference

Maryse Bertrand, BCL’80, the new chair of McGill’s Board of Governors, brings a varied legal and corporate background to the role. She will climb a mountain for a good cause (and we mean that literally).

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