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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.

Direct download: P130627MLJGold.mp3
Category:Patent Law -- posted at: 11:09am EDT

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.

Direct download: P130625MLJEricVLola.mp3
Category:Family Law -- posted at: 12:32pm EDT

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.

Direct download: P130607MLJHabre.mp3
Category:Legal Theory -- posted at: 1:28pm EDT

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.

Direct download: P130580MLJFrenchdebate.mp3
Category:Constitutional Law -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT

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.

Direct download: P130579MLJDicker.mp3
Category:International Law -- posted at: 3:44pm EDT

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 [...]

Direct download: P120515MLJJobin.mp3
Category:Private Law -- posted at: 4:24pm EDT

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

Direct download: P120514MLJDawsonQA.mp3
Category:Legal Ethics -- posted at: 2:54pm EDT

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 [...]

Direct download: P120513MLJDawsonLecture.mp3
Category:Constitutional Law -- posted at: 2:51pm EDT

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.

Direct download: P120512MLJBinnie.mp3
Category:Corporate Law -- posted at: 2:42pm EDT

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.

Direct download: P120511MLJMacdonald.mp3
Category:Technology Law -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT