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Unformatted text preview: Faculty of Law Together, we make it happen Master of Laws (LL.M.) Business Law in a Global Context A Member of the Association of Transnational Law Schools (ATLAS*) Table of Contents I. Message from the Dean II. Message from the Program Director II. General Overview of the Program IV. Program Contents V. Admission Requirements VI. Course Content VII. Université de Montréal Faculty of Law VIII. Noteworthy Faculty Alumni IX. Student Testimonials X. Université de Montréal Overview XI. International Student Services XII. City of Montreal XIII. Contact Information 3 3 4 4 5 6 10 11 12 13 14 14 Back cover *ATLAS The Association of Transnational Law Schools is dedicated to research on transnational law and governance. This consortium is composed of Université de Montréal (Canada), Osgoode Hall Law School (Canada), New York University (USA), London School of Economics and Political Science (UK), Universidad de Deusto (Spain), University of Cape Town (South Africa) and University of Melbourne (Australia). I Message from the Dean Thank you for your interest in our Faculty of Law and the Master of Laws (LL.M.) Business Law in a Global Context program specifically designed for foreign students. The Université de Montréal Faculty of Law was founded in 1878. Today, there are more graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in the UdeM Faculty of Law than at any other law faculty in Canada. There are more than 60 full-time professors and 100 part-time lecturers on staff, and the Faculty is ranked first in Canada for the intensity of its scientific research activities. The Faculty offers combined expertise in civil and common law traditions, as the Province of Quebec’s private law system is based on the civil law tradition and its public law system on common law. Law professors in Quebec often address the cross-cultural aspects of their society and regularly conduct comparative law studies in their field of expertise. The Faculty also stands out as the only law school on the continent that offers a Master of Laws in North American Common Law, covering both Canadian and American common law systems. Another of our strong points is business law, a field that is growing to keep pace with globalization, address the rapid advances of electronic commerce, and provide recourse to alternative dispute resolution processes. Business law contributes to economic growth and the prosperity of nations. To further its reputation as a stimulating environment for business law, in 1997 the Faculty created the Centre for the Law of Business and International Trade (CDACI). The research it promotes continues to benefit private business and the calibre of teaching at Université de Montréal. The Faculty of Law is much more than a campus where you will enjoy the opportunity to pursue your legal studies at the graduate level. It is a place of exchange where you will be able to share your knowledge with colleagues from different backgrounds and meet internationally respected legal scholars, as you experience the very field that you are studying in a global context. This brochure presents our Faculty and our program. In addition to finding the information that you seek, we hope that you will discover our dynamism and share our enthusiasm for this exciting initiative. I look forward to welcoming you to this prestigious Master’s program. Gilles Trudeau Dean II Message from the Program Director The exclusive Master of Laws (LL.M.) Business Law in a Global Context program at the Université de Montréal answers two major needs. The first need arises from the fact that legal systems are complex systems. Comparison of legal systems provides a basis for reasoning and understanding. In the current economic context, many legal situations involve external elements. To understand and resolve these situations often requires knowledge of a wide range of foreign regulations. In the context of globalization, this makes the study of comparative law a necessity. Only then can we integrate current and emerging international legislation and practices into our understanding of the law. The second need relates to professional requirements. With the virtual abolition of borders, many professionals such as lawyers are facing important changes. Now that the practice of law has become more diversified and international, lawyers must adapt to the emerging needs of their clients or the companies that employ them. Lawyers no longer provide only legal services; they are becoming business advisors. As companies develop more and more international commercial relations, training centered on various legal systems and on international commercial law has become an undeniable asset. A distinctive feature of this LL.M. program is that all subjects are taught entirely through small group of students. Courses will provide an opportunity for students to explore issues in depth and to discuss their own ideas. The program is based on the fact that professors take a personal interest in the progress of each student and are always happy to offer advice to individual students, and to talk about their particular queries. Professors are committed to providing the highest quality legal education. Teaching excellence is built on a vigorous research and professional cultures. LL.M. courses are taught by scholar working at the cutting edge of their disciplines. The program will also offer a wide variety of social and extracurricular activities. Our Faculty of Law remains a top choice for students looking to become leaders in legal profession. I really appreciate your interest in coming to Canada for this Master’s program, which combines training in the field of law with a unique cultural experience. The theme of this brochure is “Together, we make it happen” – and it is the future. Welcome! Guy Lefebvre Associate Dean for Development, Graduate Studies and Research and Program Director, Master of Laws (LL.M.) Business Law in a Global Context LL.M. Business Law in a Global Context 3 III General Overview of the Program The Master of Laws (LL.M.) Business Law in a Global Context program at Université de Montréal is the first LL.M. program in Canada designed exclusively for foreign graduate students. Students who successfully complete this program will have gained significant analytical and research skills in the field of comparative law and in international and North American business law. This will substantially increase their prospects of gaining top-quality employment. Organization of the academic year The Master of Laws (LL.M.) Business Law in a Global Context program follows an academic calendar starting at the beginning of September and running through the end of August each year. Program objectives The program’s primary objective is to provide graduate students interested in continuing their study of the law an opportunity to undertake a professional education program that will lead to a more profound study of specific legal issues in international business law and further develop their analytical skills. The program also seeks to: • Provide a complete and comprehensive legal education program to deepen students’ knowledge of comparative law and international business law, giving them the ability to work more effectively in a globalization context; • Offer training that will help students develop a critical approach to the principal judicial traditions and international business law; • Make students aware of the importance of problematics relating to questions of governance so that they will factor it into their approach to the law; • Train and develop students’ ability to resolve problems in different judicial categories from various legal systems or from international business law, allowing them to find creative solutions to complex legal problems; • Enable students to demonstrate their conceptual capacities in the elaboration of a research topic; to choose appropriate methodological tools in their approach to the subject; to collect, analyze and interpret data with the appropriate methods; and to communicate their problematics, the methods used to address them and the results of their research challenge. Language All program courses will be given in English. Consequently, a thorough knowledge of English is essential to successfully complete the LL.M. Business Law in a Global Context program. Resource persons Students registered in this program will be in contact with resource persons who speak fluent French and English, and who are well able to provide assistance. Other activities This program also provides opportunities for informal discussions with Canadian professors, lawyers and officials. Program participants will be able to visit local law firms, Courts of Justice and business enterprises. IV Program Contents The Master of Laws (LL.M.) Business Law in a Global Context program is full-time for a period of 12 months starting at the beginning of September. The program requires the successful completion of 45 credits, allocated as follows: • 36 course credits • 9 credits for a supervised research paper The program comprises 15 compulsory courses: Unit A – Courses (36 credits) LAW 6450 – Western Legal Systems (3 cr.) LAW 6451 – Commercial Aspects of Common Law (2 cr.) LAW 6452 – Business Organization and Governance (3 cr.) LAW 6453 – Secured Transactions and Bankruptcy (3 cr.) LAW 6454 – Intellectual and Industrial Property (3 cr.) LAW 6455 – Electronic Commerce Law (2 cr.) LAW 6456 – Securities Regulation (2 cr.) LAW 6457 – International Economic Relations (2 cr.) LAW 6458 – International Contract Law (3 cr.) LAW 6459 – International Commercial Disputes (2 cr.) LAW 6460 – Legal Aspects of International Finance (2 cr.) LAW 6461 – International Tax Law for Business Lawyers (2 cr.) LAW 6462 – Globalization and Emerging Economies (3 cr.) LAW 6463 – International Economic Crimes (2 cr.) LAW 6464 – Integration Workshop (2 cr.) Unit B – Supervised Research Paper (9 credits) LAW 6465 – Research Paper (9 cr.) 4 LL.M. Business Law in a Global Context V Admission Requirements To be eligible to apply to the Master of Laws (LL.M.) Business Law in a Global Context program, applicants must: • Possess a law degree or an equivalent degree with high academic standing from an accredited university; • Have a thorough knowledge of the English language. Students whose primary language is not English or who have not completed an undergraduate degree at a recognized institution where English is the language of instruction are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing Sytem (IELTS), or an equivalent test, and should achieve a score judged satisfactory by the Dean of the Faculty of Law; • Take part in a personal interview if it is judged necessary (the interview can replace the English language test); • Meet the other admission requirements specified in the academic regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. More information on the admission process can be found at the end of this brochure. 36 course credits 9 credits for a supervised research paper 45 LL.M. Business Law in a Global Context 5 VI Course Content LAW 6450 – Western Legal Systems (3 cr.) This course explores several Western legal systems (British, Canadian, French and US): history, sources of law, legal methods, etc. It examines the problems and issues that arise where legal practice involves foreign law and foreign lawyers. It focuses on the differences between legal systems and strategies for responding to those differences. LAW 6451 – Commercial Aspects of Common Law (2 cr.) This course focuses on commercial aspects of common law in British, Canadian and American law. Issues will include contract law and civil liability, safety defects of goods, manufacturer’s liability, economic torts, trusts, movable and immovable property, insurance and commercial leases. LAW 6452 – Business Organization and Governance (3 cr.) This course examines the fundamental principles as well as the rules governing business organizations. It also provides a thorough study and practice of corporate governance in an international setting but with particular reference to the United States and Canada. Principal topics include: the concept of corporate governance; the role, duties and powers of directors, managers and shareholders; and the duties of good faith, care and diligence. LAW 6453 – Secured Transactions and Bankruptcy (3 cr.) This subject covers the concepts of secured transactions and will focus principally on Anglo-American law and international conventions. It will examine the legal incidents of the mortgage, charge, pledge and lien and the legal consequences of this conceptual classification of transactions. It will also consider related topics such as set-off, flawed asset arrangements, retention of title clauses, security over intangible property, various forms of guarantees and letters of comfort, floating charges and fixed charges, priority disputes, etc. This course will also consider the bankruptcy procedure in Anglo-American law and in the international context. LAW 6454 – Intellectual and Industrial Property (3 cr.) This course deals with the global issues in intellectual and industrial property that are current and being debated in international fora such as the TRIPS Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The issues that are covered include copyright, the protection of famous trademarks, patents, intellectual property and competition law, the violation of trade secrets and protection of domain names. LAW 6455 – Electronic Commerce Law (2 cr.) The main objective of this course is to explore legal issues raised by information technology, computing and networked environments. Topics include the legal sources of electronic commerce, electronic contracts, electronic publicity, privacy law, consumer law, intellectual property and dispute settlement. Students registered in this program will be in contact with resource persons who speak fluent French and English, and who are well able to provide assistance. 6 LL.M. Business Law in a Global Context Student without borders I want teamwork Business law in a setting like Montreal – I, Hind, am really keen on this idea. LL.M. Business Law in a Global Context 7 LAW 6456 – Securities Regulation (2 cr.) This course examines in depth the regulatory system for securities. The following topics will normally be studied: the definition of securities and prescribed interests; offerings of securities including prospectuses and liability for misstatements and omissions; market manipulation and insider trading; the regulation of stock exchanges; the licensing of security dealers and investment advisers; and the legal relationship between brokers and their clients, etc. The course will also deal with derivative products and regulatory issues. LAW 6457 – International Economic Relations (2 cr.) This course explores the principal rules that govern international trade as embodied in the World Trade Organization agreements. It examines the foundation principles of free trade and the evolving jurisprudence as a result of cases brought under the new WTO dispute settlement process. This course also examines several economic integration treaties and their impact on international commercial transactions (the European Union and the North American Free Trade Agreement). LAW 6458 – International Contract Law (3 cr.) This course considers the basic structure of an export transaction: the contract for the international sale of goods; the contract for the international carriage of goods; payment; financing mechanisms; and insurance. It will also deal with the problems of drafting contracts (franchising, distributorships, joint-venture, engineering, etc.) covering topics such as standardization of terms, penalty clauses, changed circumstances and hardship clauses, currency and maintenance of value clauses, etc. LAW 6459 – International Commercial Disputes (2 cr.) This course explores the principles of commercial dispute resolution in the international context. It examines litigation (issues of jurisdiction, choice of applicable law, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, etc.) arbitration (arbitration proceedings, homologation of the arbitration award, annulment of the arbitration award, recognition and execution of arbitration awards, etc.). This course will also consider the other alternative means of dispute resolution (mediation, conciliation and mini-trial). LAW 6460 – Legal Aspects of International Finance (2 cr.) The topics to be covered include the law and practice of Euromarket financing, project finance, credit markets (bank loans, private placements, Eurobonds, registered bonds and venture capital) and privatization programs. LAW 6461 – International Tax Law for Business Lawyers (2 cr.) This course is designed to give business lawyers an overview of the importance of tax principles in international transactions. It examines strategies in formation, acquisition, financing, operation and disposition of international business activities. The UdeM Faculty of Law is very active at the international level. For example, the Faculty of Law has enjoyed many successful partnerships with China, particularly its supervision of the training of Chinese Supreme Court judges between 1998 and 2001. 8 LL.M. Business Law in a Global Context Broadening horizons Business law in a setting like Montreal – I, Yansu, am ready to take on the international challenge. LL.M. Business Law in a Global Context 9 LAW 6462 – Globalization and Emerging Economies (3 cr.) This course examines the role of international institutions in a context of globalization and emerging economies. Their impact on legal and economic reforms, privatizations of state-owned enterprises, debt problems and private investment will be observed. Issues relating to labour and environmental law will also be examined. LAW 6463 – International Economic Crimes (2 cr.) This course will focus on issues relating to international economic crimes. It covers the following topics: the international procedural regime for enforcing national criminal law such as the extradition process and Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties, money laundering and proceeds of crime, corruption, tax evasion (customs, tariffs, excise taxes, tax), competition law, fraud and the Internet, etc. DRT 6464 – Integration Workshop (2 cr.) In this course, students will integrate the information they learned during the program. They will be asked to develop an intervention strategy, to carry out critical reflections, and to write a few documents relating to a complex commercial transaction such as a takeover. LAW 6465 – Research Paper (9 cr.) Individual research and writing on a topic covered by a coursework subject offered in the program. Students successfully completing this subject will have: demonstrated the capacity to undertake independent legal research; displayed advanced analytical competence; and further developed skills in the presentation of legal writing. VII Université de Montréal Faculty of Law In terms of the number of professors, the number of students and the number of programs, our Faculty of Law ranks as the largest not only in Quebec but in all of Canada. The Faculty has some 60 career professors who, along with various legal practitioners, teach about 1,500 students enrolled at the three program levels. Nearly one-third of them are graduate students registered in our broad range of programs. Most are full-time students. The Faculty offers a complete and comprehensive legal education that prepares students to practice law and enter other careers in which knowledge of the law is a distinct advantage. The Faculty has provided a fertile environment for teaching and research for more than a century. In that time, it has made a significant contribution to the evolution of the law and to the recognition of law as an academic discipline. Occupying a separate building complete with a fully stocked library and computer lab, the Faculty focuses on the challenges that face the jurists of the future. Many foreign professors visit the Faculty each year to pursue research and give classes or lectures. Our programs The undergraduate program provides a basic grounding in the law and prepares students for graduate studies, specialized courses and professional practice in various spheres. The Faculty also offers many LL.M. and LL.D. programs that are open to students who hold an undergraduate law degree from a university in Quebec (LL.B.) or from another province or country, as well as certain other undergraduate degrees. A number of courses in these programs are given in English. Our Faculty is the only one that offers a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in North American Common Law, providing students the opportunity to acquire knowledge relating to both Canadian and American common law systems. International initiatives In addition to offering programs and research activities that provide international perspectives, the Faculty runs many student exchange programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and organizes summer programs with law faculties in other countries. Our Faculty is a member of ATLAS (Association of Transnational Law Schools), a new consortium dedicated to research on transnational law and governance composed of Université de Montréal (Canada), Osgoode Hall Law School (Canada), New York University (USA), London School of Economics and Political Science (UK), Universidad de Deusto (Spain), University of Cape Town (South Africa) and University of Melbourne (Australia). The Faculty has been particularly active when it comes to partnerships with China. Between 1998 and 2001, the Faculty supervised the training of Chinese Supreme Court judges. Shortly after, in 2002, the Faculty organized its first summer school in China at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) for future Université de Montréal graduates and other Canadian law schools. In 2006, CUPL and the Faculty jointly headed their first summer program in Montreal for Chinese students. Over the years, the collaboration between CUPL and UdeM has exceeded all expectations. 10 LL.M. Business Law in a Global Context The Université de Montréal Faculty of Law is the only law faculty in Canada that has seen two of its alumnae appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada: the Honourable Madam Justice Louise Arbour (LL.L. 1970), from 1999 to 2004, before becoming UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the Honourable Madam Justice Marie Deschamps (LL.L. 1974), Puisne Justice since 2002. Photo: © Cour suprême du Canada, Philippe Landreville Research at the Faculty Professors in the Faculty of Law are exceptionally productive when it comes to research, in terms of both publications and funding received. Our professors have written many books in the areas of public law, private law and international law. They continue to expand the boundaries of knowledge in advanced areas, notably legal theory, new technologies (information technologies and biotechnologies), business law and international trade. The Faculty has set up research centres, groups, and chairs in which professors, professionals and student research assistants or graduate students work together. The Faculty is home to the Public Law Research Centre (CRDP), which was the first legal research centre in Canada and is now the largest. Our Faculty is also home to the Centre for the Law of Business and International Trade and to LexUM, a justice system technologies laboratory which is a leader on Canadian and international fronts alike. The Faculty holds eight chairs: Canada Research Chair in Law and Medicine, Canada Research Chair on International Migration Law, Canada Research Chair in North American and Comparative Legal and Cultural Identities, Notary Chair of Université de Montréal, Jean-Louis Baudouin Chair in Civil Law, L.R. Wilson Chair in Information Technology and E-Commerce Law, Chair in Business Law and International Trade, and Chair in Business Law and Electronic Security. Many lectures and presentations are also organized at the Faculty, which provides an extraordinarily stimulating environment for researchers. Professors from our Faculty are much sought-after for their expertise, spreading the international reputation of our university near and far. VIII Noteworthy Faculty Alumni Former students of the Université de Montréal Faculty of Law can be found in every sphere of activity in Canadian society, and many are renowned not only in Canada but around the world. Those listed below are just a few of our more prominent success stories. All students who pursue a program at the Université de Montréal Faculty of Law are success stories in their own right. Judges • Antonio Lamer (LL.L. 1956), Chief Justice of Canada from 1990 to 2000. • Gérald Fauteux (LL.L. 1925), Chief Justice of Canada from 1970 to 1973. Leaders in international law • Louise Arbour (LL.L. 1970), High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United Nations (2004-2008), Chief Prosecutor for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda (1996 to 1999), and Supreme Court of Canada Justice (1999-2004). • Philippe Kirsch (LL.L. 1969, LL.M. 1972), current President of the International Criminal Court. • Jules Deschênes (LL.L. 1946), Judge of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia from 1993 to 1997. • Élise Groulx Diggs (LL.L. 1973), founder of the International Criminal Defence Attorneys Association and of the International Criminal Bar. Politicians • Pierre-Elliott Trudeau (LL.L. 1943), former professor at the Université de Montréal Faculty of Law, Prime Minister of Canada from 1968 to 1984. His government adopted the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. • Jean Drapeau (LL.B. 1941), Mayor of Montreal (1954 to 1957 and 1960 to 1986). He was Mayor of Montreal during the Expo 67 and the 1976 Summer Olympics. • Jules Léger (LL.L. 1936), Governor General of Canada from 1974 to 1979. • Georges P. Vanier (LL.B. 1911), Governor General of Canada from 1959 to 1967. Business leaders • Robert Gratton (LL.L. 1966), Chairman of the Board, Power Financial Corporation, a diversified international management and holding company with interests in companies that are active in North American financial services. Power Financial also has a significant interest in the Pargesa Group, a Europe-based holding company with interests in five large European companies operating in such strategic industries as media and entertainment, energy, water, waste services, and specialty minerals. LL.M. Business Law in a Global Context 11 • Pierre-Karl Péladeau (LL.B. 1987), President and Chief Executive Officer, Quebecor Inc., a communications company with operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and India. It has two operating subsidiaries, Quebecor World Inc., one of the largest commercial print media services companies in the world, and Quebecor Media Inc., one of Canada’s largest media companies. • Jacques Bougie (LL.L. 1973), Chief Executive Officer from 1993 to 2001 of Alcan, the world’s second largest producer of primary aluminum, a technology leader in this sector and a predominant global producer of value-added engineered products and composites, supplying key market sectors such as aerospace, transportation, construction and packaging. • Alain Doré (LL.B. 1988), Principal Director for Legal Affairs, Bombardier Inc., a large multinational enterprise manufacturing business jets, regional aircraft and rail transportation equipment. It also provides financial services and asset management all over the world. • Sean Finn (LL.L. 1981, D.D.N. 1988, D.E.S. 1990), Senior Vice-President Public Affairs, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Canadian National Railway Company (CNR), the largest freight railroad in Canada. It provides transportation and intermodal service throughout North America, linking customers to all three NAFTA nations. • Louis Carbonneau (LL.B. 1987), General Manager International Intellectual Property & Licensing Group, Microsoft Corporation, USA. Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. IX Student Testimonials “I have been Director of Legal Affairs for The Jean Coutu Group, a leader in the retail drugstore industry, for more than seven years. That was not the only position I held when I signed up for a Master’s in business law at Université de Montréal. I was also the company secretary. Back then, I had three years of experience as a lawyer and I was looking for advanced courses on legal affairs, because I wasn’t advancing my knowledge enough through the conferences offered by various professional organizations. The LL.M. in Business Law program allowed me to acquire a solid base, which met my needs perfectly since the courses corresponded to my practice in the company. The concepts taught in the courses can easily be transposed to actual business situations, which added important value to my experience. The program is, in my opinion, a real asset for any lawyer working in the field of business law.” Caroline Guay, lawyer (LL.B. 1994; LL.M. 2004) The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. “During my internship in a large Canadian law firm, I realized how valuable it would be for me to round out my legal knowledge with training in how the business world works. At first, I considered an MBA to perfect my knowledge in administration, but I ended up choosing the Master’s in Business Law program at UdeM to get the best of both worlds – law and business. I made the right choice, as you can tell from my current position. As Legal Advisor on Capital Markets in the Legal Affairs Department of the National Bank of Canada, I regularly draw on the skills and knowledge I acquired during my Master’s studies. Not to mention all the colleagues and professors I met at Université de Montréal who became part of my network of contacts and who have become an invaluable resource.” Marie Brault, lawyer (LL.M. 2001) National Bank of Canada “The Faculty of Law provides a unique multicultural milieu where students from different parts of the world are able to enrich themselves culturally and intellectually. One thing all the professors have in common is their terrific level of interest, passion and expertise in their areas of specialization. The Faculty not only provides students with appropriate legal training, but stimulates and encourages students to pursue ongoing professional and academic development. I’m sure that for other students like me, the UdeM Faculty of Law would be a home away from home that would never be forgotten.” James Chester (Singapore), LL.B. 2006 (UdeM) “Students coming from different parts of the world will love the city of Montreal and especially the multicultural mosaic at the Faculty of Law. The Faculty has a great history of producing eminent national and international legal experts. The law courses are well structured, well taught and systematic. Professors are always available to assist students in their academic pursuits. The law library has a remarkably huge and up-to-date collection of legal literature. The Faculty of Law would definitely provide an unforgettable experience that would live in the heart and soul of every student.” Josephine Chester (Singapore), LL.B. 2006 (UdeM) 12 LL.M. Business Law in a Global Context X Université de Montréal Overview A renowned university Founded in 1878, the Université de Montréal, with its two affiliated schools, the École Polytechnique and the HEC Montreal, is now the largest university in Quebec and the second largest in Canada. With over 55,000 students from around the world and some 10,000 employees, the Université de Montréal awards close to 10,000 diplomas at every university level. Deeply rooted in Montreal and dedicated to its international mission, the Université de Montréal is one of the top universities in the French-speaking world. An ideal location Situated on the northern slope of Mount Royal, the Université de Montréal enjoys an exceptional natural setting. With over 30 buildings, some of which are connected by an underground network, the campus is dominated by the majestic Art-Deco tower of the Roger Gaudry Building, a distinctive feature of Montreal’s beautiful skyline. Côte des Neiges, one of the city’s most cosmopolitan and vibrant districts, offers the university community a wide range of shops and services, including a cultural centre, bookstores, boutiques, restaurants and cafés. A variety of innovative programs With its 13 faculties and 80 departments and schools, the Université de Montréal offers programs in almost all academic fields. The Faculty of Arts and Science is one of the largest in Canada, and UdeM is the only Quebec university that teaches the full range of disciplines in health sciences and that has a Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. A leader in research The Université de Montréal is one of Canada’s major research centres. Between its two affiliated schools and its network of affiliated hospitals, it brings together 2,300 professors and researchers from all the fundamental disciplines, some 300 research units, and one of Canada’s largest student bodies at the master’s and doctoral levels. The University earmarks close to $400 million for basic and applied research each year, making it Canada’s second most active university in the field. At UdeM, students launch into a unique scientific adventure, working alongside internationally renowned specialists and participating in exciting new breakthroughs. Indispensable libraries Some two and a half million books, two million audiovisual documents, 45,000 periodicals and 450 computer stations make up the Université de Montréal’s library resources available to users throughout the campus. UdeM’s 18 libraries, which are all specialized as well as complementary to one another, are linked by Atrium, a computerized catalogue that helps students quickly locate documents and avoid needless running around. Sophisticated technological infrastructure The Université de Montréal has a large technological infrastructure to support its teaching and research missions. In addition to its high-tech multimedia rooms, UdeM’s computer resources include over 1,200 work stations specially reserved for educational activities. The University also offers state-of-the-art multimedia rooms. Physical education The Université de Montréal boasts one of Quebec’s largest sports complexes. Open to the university community and the general public, CEPSUM offers users of all ages an impressive sports facility: indoor pool and rink, training room, racquetball courts, gyms, indoor track, stadium and outdoor field. Each season offers members and non-members a full range of activities for adults and children alike: swimming, gymnastics, aerobics, team sports and more. CEPSUM is also proud of its outstanding sports teams, the Carabins. It’s pretty much everything you need to get into shape for exam period! An international community With over 5,000 foreign students enrolled last year, UdeM is considered one of Canada’s most cosmopolitan universities. Its Foreign Student Office provides guidance and information to foreign students, while English-speaking students from other Canadian provinces receive help and advice from the coordinator of the Anglophone Student Support Program. UdeM students who wish to complete their education abroad can obtain information at the International House on our many exchange programs with universities around the world. LL.M. Business Law in a Global Context 13 XI International Student Services In addition to the support provided by resource persons specifically assigned to the supervision of foreign students registered in the Master of Laws (LL.M.) Business Law in a Global Context program, students will have access to the services offered by the Foreign Student Office. The mandate of the Foreign Student Office is to help foreign students integrate into the Université de Montréal and Quebec society. Its services are useful during students’ initial arrival, and also throughout their stay at the University. The Foreign Student Office is the only place on campus where the staff’s attention is exclusively focused on the needs and requests of foreign students. The Foreign Student Office is also mandated to manage the files of foreign students under the applicable Quebec Ministry of Education regulations, which require it to keep copies of students’ residency permits and visas, along with proof of valid health insurance. For further information, please contact: Foreign Student Office, J.-A.-De Sève Building 2332 Édouard-Montpetit Blvd., Office C-351 Mailing address: PO Box. 6128, STN Centre-ville Montreal, QC H3C 3J7 Canada Tel: 001 514 343-6935 Fax: 001 514 343-2058 Email: [email protected] Website: www.bei.umontreal.ca/english/bei_coordonnees.htm Photo: © Tourisme Montréal, Stéphan Poulin XII City of Montreal Montreal is Quebec’s largest city. Its charms are undeniable, offering a combination of North American modernity and European charm. City of multiplicity, Montreal is both multicultural and multilingual, blending its French and English Canadians with over 80 other ethnic communities. It is a city of business and culture, an urban centre and a city of parks. Montreal is full of action yet it is safe and family friendly. Active by day, unbound by night, Montreal has everything a big metropolis can offer. Montreal has the world’s highest number of students per capita with its four renowned universities. These four universities are linked by Montreal’s subway system, the Metro, facilitating the formation of joint research institutes and the shared use of libraries. Montreal is also innovative and stimulating, with more and more business enterprises involved in Research & Development, often in partnership with scholars. Montreal’s cultural life is exceptional. The city boasts more than 30 museums, among them the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Montreal is home to the famous Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Opéra de Montréal and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. With its numerous festivals, such as the Montreal International Jazz Festival, Just for Laughs, Montreal World Film Festival and the International Fireworks Competition, along with its Grand Prix racing and exciting professional sports teams, Montreal fulfills everybody’s taste. Montreal is also a great travel hub. It is located about 3 hours by car from Quebec City, 2 hours from Ottawa and 5 hours from Toronto. Within a matter of hours, you can also reach some of the province’s most beautiful tourist sites, such as the Laurentian Mountains and the Eastern Townships. Situated just 60 minutes from the US border, Montreal is close to upper New York state and New England. For further information on Montreal, please consult the following website: www.bonjourquebec.com 14 LL.M. Business Law in a Global Context XIII Contact Information For further information on the program, you are welcome to contact: Professor Guy Lefebvre Associate Dean for Development, Graduate Studies and Research Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal Pavillon Maximilien-Caron 3101, Chemin de la Tour Montreal, QC H3T 1J7 Canada Email: [email protected] Tel: 001 514 343-7202 Fax: 001 514 343-2030 Printed in Canada ...
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