Faculty of Law
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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”.