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Under volume 57, the McGill Law Journal became the first Canadian legal journal to launch a significant podcast series. The goal was to increase the Journal’s online presence by providing a forum in which to discuss important legal questions, while connecting with our audience in a deeper way. Please email journal.law@mcgill.ca if you have any questions or suggestions regarding our Podcast series.
 


Tsilhqot'in and Aboriginal Title: A Path to Reconciliation?
Posted on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:23:55 +0000


Tsilhqot’in Nation constitutes the very first time Aboriginal title has been upheld in Canada. The Supreme Court’s decision has been hailed as the path toward reconciliation between First Nations and Canada, while at the same time it has been vilified for shifting power toward indigenous peoples in matters of economic development. This episode explores the potential impact of the decision on three distinct groups of actors: first peoples, government and commercial actors. We interview Professor Kirsten Anker of the McGill Faculty of Law, Aaron Mills, a Trudeau and Vanier Canada Scholar at the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law, and Me Caroline Briand, practicing Aboriginal law with Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells.


Supreme Court Fall 2014 Preview, featuring Prof. Emmett Macfarlane
Posted on Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:22:35 +0000


The Supreme Court started its fall session October 6th. The judges will grapple with issues including the gun registry data, assisted suicide, and mandatory minimum sentences. It's also the first session for the newly appointed Justice Gascon. To get a better sense of the cases and issues coming before the Court, we spoke with Professor Emmett Macfarlane of the University of Waterloo.


Destination: Silicon Valley North
Posted on Tue, 07 Oct 2014 04:58:34 +0000


Last year startups in California alone raised $15 billion in funding - Canada? Less than $2 billion. In this episode we compare Canada and Silicon Valley as destinations for tech startups. How can Canada become a hub for innovation? We speak with James Smith, partner at LaBarge Weinstein LLP; Joe Frasca, general counsel at Shopify; Professor Allison Christians, Stikeman Chair in tax law at McGill's Faculty of Law; and Gareth MacLeod, CEO at Tinker.

Bringing the State to Court: Kazemi v Iran at the SCC
Posted on Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:34:54 +0000


Stephan Hashemi has asked the Supreme Court for permission to sue Iran for his mother's death. David Groves sat down with Mathieu Bouchard, Payam Akhavan, and René Provost to talk about the case, human rights, and the evolution of state immunity.


Seeking Jane Doe: The Voltage Decision
Posted on Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:26:24 +0000


Voltage, a US film producer and distributor, is using a controversial legal procedure to go after illegal downloading. We talk to Allen Mendelsohn, internet law expert, David Fewer, Director of CIPPIC, and Voltage's lawyer, John Philpott, about how this will impact Canadian Internet users.


Les dessous de l'arbitrage avec le prof Charles Jarrosson et Me Alexis Mourre
Posted on Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:24:35 +0000


Dans cet épisode, Eloïse Gagné rencontre le professeur Charles Jarrosson, de l’Université Paris II, et Me Alexis Mourre, Vice-président de la Cour internationale d’arbitrage de la Chambre de commerce internationale, afin de discuter de l’arbitrage et ses impacts.


Le rôle des juristes dans les débats publics avec l'Hon. Stéphane Dion
Posted on Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:09:02 +0000


Dans cet épisode, Eloïse Gagné fait un retour sur la Conférence francophone annuelle de la RDM du 24 février dernier avec l’Hon. Stéphane Dion, parlementaire et politicologue. Celui-ci nous parle du rôle et de l’influence des juristes sur la politique législative en reliant son discours à différents sujets de l’actualité.


Legal Education by the Numbers, with Professors Harry Arthurs and Jason Maclean
Posted on Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:31:34 +0000


In this episode, we ask whether three new law schools could be the solution to Canada’s access to justice crisis. Professors Harry Arthurs of Osgoode Hall Law School and Jason Maclean of Lakehead University’s Law Faculty weigh in on the future of legal education.


FATCA Incoming (featuring Professor Allison Christians)
Posted on Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:50:16 +0000


This summer, major portions of the controversial US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act come into effect. What will it mean for Canada? We met with Professor Allison Christians of McGill University to talk international tax, individual privacy, and national sovereignty.


Les réformes du CPC et l’accès à la justice avec la Juge Marie Deschamps et le Professeur Frédéric Bachand
Posted on Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:52:00 +0000


Dans cet épisode, Eloïse Gagné rencontre l’ancienne juge de la Cour Suprême, Marie Deschamps, et le Professeur Frédéric Bachand de l’Université de McGill, afin de discuter des réformes du Code de procédure civile du Québec et de ses impacts sur l’accessibilité à la justice.


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