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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.

Supreme Court 2013 Preview, featuring Eugene Meehan, QC
Posted on Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:57:23 +0000

The Supreme Court is back in session October 7th, and this fall is going to be a big one. We sat down with SCC expert Eugene Meehan, QC, of Supreme Advocacy LLP, to discuss some upcoming cases and their legal significance.

Racial Profiling in the Canadian Context, featuring Fo Niemi and Tamara Thermitus
Posted on Tue, 06 Aug 2013 18:26:27 +0000

The Trayvon Martin shooting has ignited a debate in the US about racial profiling. We met with Fo Niemi, executive director of CRARR, and Tamara Thermitus, Ad.E., who has written on race and the law, to discuss these issues in the Canadian context.

‘Unsteady Allegiances’: Freedom of Religion in Quebec, featuring Professor Muñiz-Fraticelli
Posted on Mon, 15 Jul 2013 17:42:00 +0000

In recent months, Quebec has witnessed a number of high-profile clashes over religious freedom. We met with Professor Victor Muñiz-Fraticelli of McGill University to talk about three – concerning schooling, public prayer, and religious headwear – and what they say about Quebecois culture in 2013.

A Necessary Act? The Defence of Necessity and Global Warming, featuring Dr. Hugo Tremblay
Posted on Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:09:59 +0000

We sat down with Dr. Hugo Tremblay of Montréal’s Centre for International Sustainable Development Law to discuss his fascinating article in the latest issue of the MLJ, “Eco-Terrorists facing Armageddon: The Defence of Necessity and Legal Normativity in the Context of Environmental Crisis”.

Tax Avoidance, Tax Evasion, and Tax Justice with Professor Allison Christians
Posted on Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:37:58 +0000

Apple, Google, Starbucks: Some of the biggest corporations on the planet are paying virtually no tax on the profits they make. We sat down with Professor Allison Christians, H. Heward Stikeman Chair in Tax Law, to discuss fairness and justice in taxes.

Myriad Genetics and Patenting Human Genes, featuring Professor Richard Gold and Serge Shahinian
Posted on Tue, 04 Jun 2013 15:09:49 +0000

The US Supreme Court will soon rule on the controversial question of whether human genes are patentable. Professor Richard Gold, who submitted an amicus brief to the Court on the case, and Serge Shahinian, a patent agent at Goudreau Gage Dubuc, discuss.

Eric v Lola, featuring Professor Robert Leckey and Maître Johanne O’Hanlon
Posted on Thu, 16 May 2013 16:32:11 +0000

Are Quebec’s marriage laws unconstitutional? This was the question in the recent Supreme Court case of Eric v Lola. Maître Johanne O’Hanlon, who intervened in the case on behalf of LEAF, and Professor Robert Leckey, an expert on family law, discuss.

Qui ne risque rien n’a rien – Souleymane Guengueng et sa lutte pour la justice
Posted on Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:28:50 +0000

Le procès d’Hissène Habré, ancien dictateur du Tchad, marquera les annales d’histoire. Souleymane Guengueng, victime du régime devenu porte-parole, Reed Brody, de Human Rights Watch, et Prof. René Provost, spécialiste de droit humanitaire, nous parlent des nombreux enjeux de l’affaire.

Trente ans après le rapatriement : quel avenir pour la constitution?
Posted on Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:45:40 +0000

Le 2 février 2012, la Revue de droit de McGill a organisé un débat sur le thème de la constitution et le 30e anniversaire de son rapatriement. Les participants étaient les professeurs Benoît Pelletier, Daniel Turp et Serge Rousselle.

The Syrian conflict and the International Criminal Court: Interview with Human Rights Watch’s Richard Dicker.
Posted on Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:44:47 +0000

In this interview, Richard Dicker, director of Human Rights Watch’s international justice program, discusses the International Criminal Court and what role it could play in the ongoing conflict in Syria.

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