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Call for Papers: Good Faith in Contract

Call for Papers Conference: Good Faith in Common Law May 11, 2018 The Common Law Group at the Université de Montréal will hold a conference dedicated to exploring the concept of “good faith” in contract law. Using the Supreme Court of Canada’s in Bhasin v. Hrynew, the conference seeks to bring together scholars from around […] Read more

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Colloquium: “The Supreme Court’s Dirty Little Secret: Originalism in Canadian Jurisprudence”

Dr. Leonid Sirota of the Aukland University of Technology (NZ) will visit Université de Montréal to discuss the role of originalism in the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence. Amongst the fundamental assumptions underlying the practice of Canadian constitutional interpretation is the belief that originalism – whether directed at the original intentions, expected applications, meaning or understanding – […] Read more

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Common Law Colloquium: Constitutional Principles

November 9 Constitutional Principles Professor Han-Ru Zhou Université de Montréal Principles cut across modern legal traditions; they are one of the most fundamental notions in law; they base our legal reasoning; they pervade our legal discourse. However, with a few notable exceptions, most dating back several decades, there have been surprisingly few legal studies in […] Read more

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When Rights Collide: Trinity Western v. The Law Societies

October 12 When Rights Collide: Trinity Western v. The Law Societies PROFESSOR MATTHEW P HARRINGTON UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL The first 35 years of Charter jurisprudence has largely been devoted to defining the limits of Charter freedoms in relation to government action.  That is to say, most cases have concerned claims that the government has infringed […] Read more

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Colloquium: Regulating the Platform Economy

September 28 Regulating the Platform Economy Professor Derek McKee Université de Sherbrooke Professor McKee will examine the legal and policy debates surrounding online peer-to-peer platforms for rentals and services, focusing on Airbnb and Uber. Although such platforms have contravened the law in many jurisdictions, they remain extremely popular and have called into question a great […] Read more

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Justice Antonin Scalia : sa vie, sa mort, son legs

Le décès soudain du juge américain Antonin Scalia suscite déjà de nombreuses réactions. Éminent juriste, qui s’est notamment démarqué par ses philosophies de « textualism » et de « originalism », son départ soulève une incertitude relative à l’état du droit dans plusieurs domaines, dont l’avortement, le contrôle des armes à feu, le financement politique et syndical, la discrimination positive et […] Read more