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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 if you have any questions or suggestions regarding our Podcast series.

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.

Defining the Ethics of the Government Lawyer with Professor Adam Dodek and Michael Morris
Posted on Sun, 26 Jan 2014 22:10:00 +0000

Despite a significant place in the legal profession, little attention has been given to the unique ethical challenges of the government lawyer. We spoke with Professor Adam Dodek (University of Ottawa) and Michael Morris (Department of Justice) on their efforts to change that.

Supreme Court Winter 2014 Preview, featuring Eugene Meehan, QC
Posted on Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:00:00 +0000

The Supreme Court started its winter term January 13th. To get a sense of what cases and issues are coming up, we spoke with our expert court-watcher Eugene Meehan, a litigator at Supreme Advocacy LLP and McGill grad.

The Senate Reference, Part V, and the Future of Constitutional Reform
Posted on Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:02:00 +0000

In November, the Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of reforming, or even abolishing, the Senate. We sat down with Professor Carissima Mathen of the University of Ottawa and Dean Daniel Jutras of McGill to make sense of this vital yet complex case.

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