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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.

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.

The Good Samaritan Law: Interview with Professor Pierre-Gabriel Jobin
Posted on Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:24:20 +0000

It is commonly accepted that the law must punish those who act badly towards others. But can it require us to be good? This interview with Professor Emeritus Pierre-Gabriel Jobin examines the traditional and emerging civil and common law positions on so-called Good Samaritan laws, as well as the theoretical assumptions that may have contributed [...]

2012 Annual Lecture: Q & A with Mary Dawson
Posted on Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:54:23 +0000

Mary Dawson, C.M., Q.C., takes questions from the audience, after delivering the 2012 McGill Law Journal Annual Lecture.

2012 Annual Lecture: “From the Back Room to the Front Lines: Making Constitutional History” delivered by Mary Dawson
Posted on Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:51:49 +0000

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the patriation of the Constitution of Canada, the Law Journal invites Mary Dawson, C.M., Q.C., to deliver the 2012 Annual Lecture and share her experiences as one of the final drafters of the Constitution Act, 1982 and as the principal legal advisor for the Meech Lake and Charlottetown [...]

Corporate Accountability: Interview with the Honourable Justice Ian Binnie
Posted on Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:42:08 +0000

Victims of corporate complicity in violations of international law continue to face some very serious legal hurdles in adjudicating their claims. In this interview, the Honourable Justice Ian Binnie (most recently with the Supreme Court of Canada) examines some of these legal hurdles and explains why existing domestic and international legal fora have not yet succeeded in the pursuit of corporate accountability.

Law and Technology: Interview with Professor Roderick Macdonald
Posted on Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:39:29 +0000

In this interview, Professor Roderick Macdonald explores the impact of information technology on law, legal scholarship, litigation, and access to justice in the twenty-first century.

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