The Law, Governance & Society Lab pursues and facilitates projects that advance novel legal and policy solutions to complex environmental and social problems as well as promote innovation in the fields of legal research and education.

McGilL Law & Society Workshop SEries

With the support of the McGill University Faculty of Law and in collaboration with the Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy, the Law, Governance & Society Lab convenes the McGill Law & Society Workshop Series. The series features scholars and graduate students in law, the social sciences, and the humanities presenting works-in-progress that use qualitative, quantitative, or interpretivist methods to explore the complex relationship between legal phenomena and social, political, and economic institutions and processes. Each workshop begins with a brief 5-minute introduction by the author(s) of a work-in-progress that is circulated in advance. This is followed by a 10-minute discussion of the work-in-progress by a discussant. Finally, the workshop then proceeds to a general exchange involving the author and the participants.

The line-up and abstracts for the winter 2018 edition of the workshop series and the RVSP link can be found here.


Rethinking Business Associations

A Curricular Reform Workshop, January 2018

With the support of the McGill University Faculty of Law and the Scott Henderson Fund, the Law, Governance & Society Lab is organizing a workshop bringing together a small group of scholars, students, and practitioners to rethink the structure and content of Business Associations in the light of changing economic, social, and legal practices in Canada. The workshop will most notably focus on whether and how Business Associations should be broadened to include legal vehicles that are relevant to the emergence of the social economy and the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to integrate Indigenous legal practices into Canadian legal education. The workshop aims to generate recommendations on potential curricular reforms that could be adopted in the field of corporate law at McGill as well as develop curricular resources that could be used by legal scholars and lawyers across Canada.